Khen Shish (born 1970, Israel) works in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, collage, mural painting and installation art. She has held solo exhibitions in museums and art venues worldwide, including Beit-Hagefen Gallery, Haifa (1997); Jerusalem Artists’ House (1998); Hagar Gallery, Jaffa (2003); OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2003); Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv (2005, 2008); Kodra Visual Arts Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (2006); Habers Gallery, Vienna (2008); Hagalleria, Paris (2009); Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod (2010); Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv (2013); Circle1 Gallery, Berlin (2014, 2015); Galleria Anna Marra, Rome (2017); Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa (2017); IK Projects Gallery, Lima, Peru (2018); Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv (2019, 2021); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2019); Schechter Gallery, Tel Aviv (2021).
Shish has also participated in group exhibitions in major museums and galleries, including the Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod (2002); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2022); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2008, 2011); The Open Museum, Tefen (2008, 2016); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya (2010); Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (2012); Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod (2013, 2016); Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva (2013, 2019); Galerie Le Minotaure, Paris (2013, 2014); ZDSLU Gallery, Ljubljana (2016); NordArt, Kunstwerk, Büdelsdorf, Germany (2016); The Negev Museum, Be'er Sheva (2016); Jewish Museum of Hohenems, Austria (2017); Ralli Museum, Caesarea (2018); Circle1 Gallery, Berlin (2018); 4th Mediterranean Biennale, Haifa (2021); Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa (2022).
Shish has received an MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and is a graduate of the New Seminar for Visual Culture, Critique, and Theory at Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Eugen Kolb Foundation Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2003); Young Artist Award, Ministry of Culture and Sport (2004); Legacy Heritage Fund Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2007); Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport Award (2009); and The Landau Foundation Prize for Painting (2013).
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