NAAMA ARAD
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EDUCATION: 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Arts, Chicago, US, 2014
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jerusalem, IL, 2010   
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Student, Exchange Program, Vienna, AT, 2009   

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
Death Becomes Her (with Tchelet Ram, forthcoming), Artport, Tel Aviv, IL, 2020

Love Handles, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, 2018      
Love Handles, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, DE, 2017      
Full Frontal, ACUD Gallery, Berlin, DE, 2017      
Head Over Heels, Artport, Tel Aviv, IL, 2016
Falling Water, Four A.M., New York, US, 2016
Table Mountain, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2015   
Two-Person Show (with Oren Pinhassi), 83 Pitt Street, New York, US, 2015   
A/B (with Kendall Babl), Julius Caesar, Chicago, US, 2015   
Africa Israel, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, 2013   
EL AL‭,‬ The Midrasha Gallery of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2012     
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Bodyscapes (forthcoming), Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL, 2020
7 Minutes in Heaven, Ventilator, Tel Aviv, IL, 2019
Do I Dare to Eat a Peach?, Fiebach, Minninger, Cologne, DE, 2019   
20, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, 2019   
Drop Dead Funny, The Brno House of Arts, Brno, CZ, 2019
Back to Artport, Artport, Tel Aviv, IL, 2019   
Table, Givon gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, 2019   
<pre><history> Romanian* Art Now, Suprainfinit gallery, Bucharest, RO, 2018   
The Gathering, Panthera.today, Brussels, BE, 2018   
You Remind Me of Someone, 49 Nord 6 Est–FRAC Lorraine, Metz, FR, 2018   
On my island none of this would be true, Arbyte, London, UK, 2018   
Dry, Beit Ariella Library, Tel Aviv, IL, 2017
Wie werden wir uns wiedererkennen, Kuenstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, DE, 2017 
A Freak Like me, Sommer Contemporary Art, Zurich, CH, 2017
Cum-Ex, Ausstellungsraum der IG Metall, Berlin, DE, 2017
Paroxysm of Union, Spirou Trikoupi 39, Athens, GR, 2017
Very Into You, 29 Percy st, London, UK, 2017
Cherries, Hayarkon 19, Tel Aviv, IL, 2017
Questions for my father, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, 2016
Reshamim VI, Artist House, Jerusalem, IL, 2016
A Rule By Nobody, Sector 2337, Chicago, US, 2016
Peninsula, Hadar Parking Lot, Tel Aviv, IL, 2016
No Sweat, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2016
Father Figures are Hard to Find, nGbK, Berlin, DE, 2016
Caught in the Act, Kriya3000, New York, US, 2015
Ah! Sun-flower (three antecedents): Jack Smith, Francis Picabia; “The Bar at the End
of the Night” (II), David Lewis Gallery, New York, US, 2015

In Conversation, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2014
Measure For Measure, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, IL, 2014
Reshamim V, Artist House, Jerusalem, IL, 2013
Roads Scholar, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, US, 2013
Near Dwellers, Hallway Projects, Detroit, US, 2012
Lobby, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, 2011
Monkeys Nine People 2, Allenby Passage, Tel Aviv, IL, 2011   

CURATED EXHIBITIONS:
7 Minutes in Heaven (with Ishai Shapira Kalter), Ventilator, Tel Aviv, IL, 2019
Tiny Hands, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL, 2019

HONORS:
Mifal HaPayis, Project Grant, IL, 2019
Rabinovich Foundation, Project Grant, IL, 2019
Ministry of Culture and Sport, Young Artist Award, IL, 2017
Mifal HaPayis, Project Grant, IL, 2017
Artport TLV, 12 months residency, IL, 2016
Wolf Foundation, Anselm Kiefer Scholarship, IL, 2015
Vermont Studio Center, VSC fellowship, US, 2014
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Scholar and Fellow Program, US, 2013-2014
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Eileen Cooper Prize, IL, 2010

PUBLICATIONS:
Schroer, Linda. 2018, Naama Arad Love Handels, Dortmunder Kunstverein, DE
Hadar, Irith. 2015, Naama Arad Table Moutain, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, IL
Moshenson, Edna. 2012, About Paper - Israeli Contemporary Art Postmedia, IT