Sculptor, print and video artist.
Born in Kibbutz Yagur in 1972, Hilla Ben Ari currently lives and works in Tel Aviv.
In 1999, she graduated with a B.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and by 2006, she also completed the M.A. program in Poetics and Comparative Literature at Tel Aviv University.
In her works Ben Ari examines the relationship between the body and space, and places the body in general, and the female body in particular, as an intersection point of cultural, social and political contexts.
Ben Ari has exhibited in a variety of venues in Israel and abroad, including Ein Harod Museum of Art, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Museum in Jerusalem, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Bonn Museum of Art in Germany, Orange County Museum of Art in California, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and many others. In addition, she presented video works at international festivals in Madrid, Barcelona, Varna and Tokyo.
2012-present – Art Institute, Oranim Academic College
2008-present – Ceramic Design Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
2003-2013 – Avni Institute of Art and Design
2016 – Phoneme, Feinberg Projects Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2015 – Naamah: A Tribute to Nahum Benari, Ein Harod Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel.
2013 – Lucretia, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy.
2012 – Lacuna, Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.2009 – Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung City, Taiwan.
2009 – Natural History Museum, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel.
2005 – Togetherness: The ‘Group’ and the Kibbutz in Collective Israeli Consciousness, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2016 – Jacob Pins Award for Israeli Printmaking Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
2016 – Grant for a video installation at the Herzliya Museum, the Artis Grant Program.
2016 – Premio Combat Prize, video category, Italy.
2016 – Award on behalf of the Ostrovsky Family Fund, the Israeli Video Art and Experimental Cinema, Jerusalem Film Festival.
2014 – Kolb Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
2014 – Hadassah–Brandeis Institute Research Award for the Naamah project.
2012 – Creativity Encouragement Award, Ministry of Culture and Sports.
2008 – Optica International Festival of Video Art Award, Madrid, Spain.