Born in Rishon LeZion, Hadas Hassid is an artist and painter who lives and works in Herzliya.
In 1994, she graduated with a B.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, followed by another degree from HaMidrasha Faculty of the Arts at Beit Berl College in 2000. By 2006, she also completed the M.F.A program at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
"Hassid's works continue, in a coherent, consistent and serious manner, although with a tone of criticism and irony, the fascinating attempts of artists from the 1950s to tackle and challenge conventions related to the essential characteristics of the platform and the medium of the creation. Indeed, her works, described as neo-post minimalism, are created based on a conceptual platform of trends prevalent in art of the 1970s in Israel and abroad.
Hassid examines the relationship between the platform and the material, as a subject and as an image. She avoids clinging to the dictates of a specific medium, and, at the same time, creates intermediate states. The images in her works are created from actions or anti-actions of light and time, and, according to the artist, these actions seek to be passive.
Her works succeed in unifying the tension between the characteristics of minimalism and conceptual abstraction and the discussion of "return to painting," which began in the 1980s, and thus present a unique and contemporary artistic position.” (From the judges' reasons for awarding the Minister of Culture Prize for Visual Arts.)
Selected solo exhibitions:
2014 – Hadas Hassid, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2012 – Lines, with Avital Cnaani and Anna Ticho, Ticho House, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
2011 – Sunny Side Up, Tel Aviv Artists' Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2010 – Spitting and Wiping, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2008 – Oil on Canvas, The Heder Contemporary Art Gallery, Israel.
Selected group exhibitions:
2016 – Threshold, The Artists Residence, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Ran Kasmy Ilan.
2015 – Inward Gaze II, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Aya Luria.
2013 – 100 years of Ready-Made, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Curator: Ruti Direktor.
2013 – Yona Fischer – Beginnings of a Collection, Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, Israel. Curators: Yuval Biton and Roni Cohen-Binyamini.
2011 – A Line Made By Walking, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Curator: Ruti Direktor.
2010 – Exhibition of the winners of the Ministry of Culture and Sport Prizes for Art and Design, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Dalia Levin.
2009 – Factory, Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, Israel. Curators: Milena Gitzin-Adiram and Leah Abir.
2007 – Flat – Israeli Post + Neo Minimalism in Two Dimensions, Bezalel gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Gilad Melzer.
Awards and grants:
2015 – Artist catalog grant from the Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture.
2011 – Eugen Kolb Prize for Israeli Graphic Art, Tel Aviv Museum.
2009 – The Minister of Culture Prize for Plastic Arts.
2006 – Excellence Grant from the Rich Foundation.
1999 – Excellence Grant from the Gordon Gallery and HaMidrasha Faculty of the Arts.