Nir Hod

b. 1970 Tel Aviv, Israel    

Lives and works in Manhattan, NY


1993     B.F.A., Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1991     Student Exchange Program, Cooper Union School of Art, New York


2015     Life and Death of a Star, Michael Fuchs Gallery, Berlin , Germany

2014     Once Every Thing Was Much Better Even the Future, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2012     Mother, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2011     Genius, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York

2008     Nova 7, Alon Segev Gallery, Israel

2007     Faded Heartache, Davide Gallo Gallery , Berlin

2006     You Are Not Alone, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

2005     Forever, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
            Luna a Las Vegas, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv

2001     Destiny’s Days, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv

2000     Heroes’ Tears, The Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y, Philadelphia
            Controversial Innocence, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
            Nir Hod, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York

1999     Forever, Lime Light Club, New York

1998     Forever, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York
            Forever Young, Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Galleries, Miami

1997     DOHRIN: The Last Painting, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
            A Souvenir from November, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1996     The Brush of the Heart, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv


2017     Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures), Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

            Opulent Landscapes, De Buck Gallery, New York
            AnonimX: The End of the Privacy Era, Haifa Museum of Art

2016     Greek Gotham, Dio Horia gallery, Mykonos, Greek
            SOMETHING, Berry Campbell Gallery, New York

2015     Prima Facie: Works From Igal Ahouvi Art Collection The Babel Trilogy, Part 4, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
            Superwoman, Petach Tikva Museum, Israel
            Winter in America, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

2014     Look At Me: Portraiture From Manet To The Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2013     A l’etage au found Upstairs in the back, Galerie Aveline Antiquaire, Paris
            FLAG’s 5th Anniversary, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
            The Concept of Baroque in Contemporary Art, Henrik Springmann Gallery, Berlin
            Calligraffiti 1984 – 2013, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
            Amor Fati, Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn New York
            LADIES & GENTS, Salomon Contemporary, New York

2012     BAD FOR YOU, Curated by Beth Dewoody Rudin, Shirazu Gallery, London

2011     Permanent Collection at the New Building, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel

2010     Art Basel Miami Beach, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
            Plank Road, Salomon Contemporary, New York“
            Natural Renditions, Marlborogh Gallery, New York
            Think Pink, curated by Beth Dewoody Rudin, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach
            Monuments in time, Michael Schultz Gallery, Beijing

2009     Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo New York

2008     As is, Contemporary art in Israel, Complesso del Vittoriano Museum, Rome
            Israeli art now, Naomi Arin Gallery , Las Vegas
            Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison The FLAG Art Foundation, New York“
            Art of State, Contemporary Photography and Video Art from Israel, The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
            Access to Israel part 1 and part 2, The Jewish Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
            Eventually We’ll Die, Herzliya Museum, Israel
            We go in circles in the dark and are consumed by fire,’ Spaceother Gallery, Boston
            The luxury of love, Vanina Holasek Gallery, New York

2007     Irrational Exuberance, Maddox Arts Gallery , London
            Arte e Omosessualità, PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE, Milan
            Sex and Sensuality, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, East Hampton, New York

2006     East Meets Pop, Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, New York
            Poiesis, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

2005     The New Hebrews – A Century of Art in Israel, Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin

2004     Rose c’est la vie: On Flowers in Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
            Stop & Stor, LUXE Gallery, New York
            Pets, Time for Art (Zman Le’Omanut), Israeli Art Center, Tel Aviv
            Love is in the Air: Images of Romantic Love in Contemporary Israeli Art, Time for Art (Zman Le’Omanut),” Israeli Art Center,
            Tel Aviv

2003     Wonderyears: New reflections on the Shoa and Nazism in Israel, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin
            Künstraum Kreuzberg / Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2002     9-11: One Year Later, The New York Historical Society, New York

2001     Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Artists and Clothing, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
            Between Earth and Heaven: New Classical Movements in the Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Ostend, Belgium

1998     Manly, Art in General, New York
            Gallery Artists, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York
            Cutting Edge: Style, Psychosis and the Ethics of Self, Robert Sandelson Gallery, London
            1998 Uniform, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
            After Rabin: New Art from Israel, The Jewish Museum, New York
            Bamot: The Building, Destruction and Restoration of High Places – Israel 1948-1998, The Vienna Jewish Museum, Vienna
            The Lesser Light, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1997     Fantasy, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

1996     Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images, traveling exhibition, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida;
            Grey Art Gallery & Study      
Center of New York University, New York Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta; Yerba Buena Center for the Art,
            San Francisco

1995     In Construction, The Haifa Museum of Art,” Haifa, Israel“Windows,” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1994     MetaSex 94: Identity, Body and Sexuality, Ein Harod Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel; Bat Yam Museum of Art, Bat Yam, Israel
            Transit, Alternative Space at the Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv

1993     Antipathos: Black Humor, Irony and Cynicism in Contemporary Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem



2017      Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming June VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27.

              Binlot, Ann, “Spinning a Yarn: Angela Missoni Turns Her Hand to Performance Art and Craft,” Wallpaper Magazine, March
              Aschenbrand, Periel, “The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Artist Nir Hod,” Tablet Magazine, February

2016      “Gwyneth Paltrow’s Art Advisor Maria Brito Collaborates On Handbag Collection with Artist Nir Hod,” Forbes Donna Magazine,                             September

              Dafoe, Taylor, “Aspen Art Museum’s ArtCrush,” ArtInfo, August

              Herimman, Kat, “Aspen ArtCrush: It Has Grown From a Fundraiser into a Seasonal Phenomenon,” ArtNet, August

Spirou Kiriakos, “Greek Gotham: Cosmopolitanism and Desire from New York to Mykonos,” Yatzer, August

Northcross, Wayne, “Mykonos Art Gallery Hosts New York Works, Observer, July

Koloff, Peter, “How New York Artists Interpret Greek Words,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, July

Seligso, Hannah, “The Greek Island that’s Becoming an Unexpected Art Destination”, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, July

Slenske, Michael, “Donald Trump, the Muse: How 6 Artists Are Capturing the GOP Candidate,” New York Magazine, July

Sutherline, Margaret, “John Varvatos Turns To Vintage Rock ‘N’ Roll & A Faraway Beach For Spring ’17 Inspiration,” Footwearnews, July

Herriman, Kat, “Instant Essay: Nir Hod Q & A,” Cultured Magazine, June

CULTURED Magazine, CREATIVE KISMET By Michael SlenskeAprilMayIssue2016

Niv, Tal, “Tel Aviv Art Show Puts Faces Through Their Paces,” Haaretz, April

Boutboul, Charlotte, “Maria Brito Taps Nir Hod for Handbag Collection,” Whitewall Magazine, March

Kenefick, Courtney, “Smoke Signal,” Surface Magazine, January

2015     “Art Wares,” Interview Magazine, December

Jansen, Charlotte, “Michael Fuchs creates a fictional, art-filled apartment for H.D. Buttercup,” Wallpaper Magazine, December

Haramisdec, Nicholas, “Five Artist-Designed Objects — That Cost (Much) Less Than Canvases,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, December

TABLET Magazine, Nir Hod Making It: Mother Volume 1 – Issue 1  By David Samuels, December 2015

“In the Air: Drug Mirrors, Trippy Skateboards At Paul Kasmin’s Miami Shop,“ ArtInfo, December

Cohn, Alison S., “Art Basel Miami Beach Shopping Events,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, December

“Miami Madness: What to do during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015,” Forbes, November

Goldberg, Roxanne, “Nir Hod Paints Scornful Children,” Hi Fructose Magazine, September

Rami, Trupti, “5 Discerning New Yorkers on Their Favorite Finds for the Home,” New York Magazine, September

Herriman, Kat, and Gay Gassmann, “Can You Match These Artists With Their Childhood Works?,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, August

Hugill, Alison, “Interview//Nir Hod: The Life and Death of a Star,” Berlin Art Link, May

Jaffe, Tali, “Q&A: 15 Minutes with Nir Hod,” Cultured Magazine, March

2014      Herriman, Kat, “The Art and Fashion Issue: Secondary Market,” W Magazine, November

Lopiccolo, Emory, “Nir Hod: Flames, Flowers, and Snow Globes,” Whitewall Magazine, October

Piepenbring, Dan, “Once Everything Was Much Better, Even the  Future,” The Paris Review, October

Slenske, Michael, “Where Have All The Rock Stars Gone?  A  Conversation with  Nir  Hod,“ Modern Painters, September

Mogilevskaya, Regina, “Slideshow:  Nir Hod  at Paul Kasmin Gallery,“ Blouin  ArtInfo, September

“Top Exhibitions Opening Up This Week in New York,” Whitewall Magazine, September

Binlot, Ann, “10 NYFW Events That Combine Art and Fashion,“, September

Haveles, Kate, “Light in Darkness,“Artlog, September

Laster, Paul, “10  Things to Do in New York’s  Art World Before September 18,“ Observer,  September

“Featured: Nir Hod:  Once Everything Was Much Better Even the Future,” Artsy, September

Munro, Cait, “Nir Hod discusses the art of creative destruction with Yigal  Azrouël,“ ArtNews, September

Stamler, Hannah, “Nir  Hod’s  Monumental  Snow  Globe  Sculpture  Melds  Beauty  and  Machinery,“  Creators Vice, September

“Critic’s Picks: Nir  Hod’s ‘Once  Everything Was Much Better Even the Future’,” Time Out New York, September  2014

Herriman, Kat, “Behind  the  Mirror,“ W Magazine, September

“Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present,” Wall Street International, May

Love, Lucia, “Studio Visit//Nir Hod,” Berlin Art Link, April

Lasky, Julie, “The Ring Cycle: Coasters’ Star Turn,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, March

Lopiccolo, Emory, “Nir Hod: Flames, Flowers, and Snow Globes,” Whitewall Magazine, Spring

Shiffman, Allyson, “Nir Hod and the Importance of Narcissism,” Interview Magazine, July

Gillerman, Dana, “Successful Israeli Artists Market Abroard,” Economist, January

2013      Rabinovitch, Simona, “Nir Hod, Eyes Wide Open,” Nuovo Magazine, Winter, 15th

              Anniversary, Issue

              Globs, By Hagit Peleg Rothem, December 19 2013

              Adam, Georgina,“The Art Market: Strong Sales at Art Basel Miami Beach,”

              Financial Times, December

              Roth, Jennifer, “Israeli Artists in the Spotlight at Art Basel Miami,” Sotheby’s Blog,


              Creahan, Daniel, “AO Recap and Photoset: Art Basel Miami Beach, December 3rd-8th, 2013,” AO, December

              The Opsis,Art Basel Miami 2013, Dec 10 2013

Gold, Adi, “Nir Hod Work Sells for $1M at US Art Show,” Y Net, December

Edmondson, Joyce, “Art Basel Miami: Overwhelming, but worth it,” Florida Trend, December

Rogers, Pat, “Art Basel Miami Beach Opens: Part 1,” Hamptons Art Hub, December

             Tschida, Anne, Douglas Hanks, Hannah Sampson, Andres Viglucci, Jordan Levin,

             and Jane Wooldridge, “13 Things You Better Not Miss at Basel,” Miami Herald,


“Slideshow: Art Basel Miami Beach Week in Pictures,” Blouin Art Info, December

Silver, Leigh, “50 Must-See Art Pieces at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013,” Complex, December

Halperin, Julia, “Just How Fresh Can You Get?,” The Art Newspaper, December

Crow, Kelly, “Art Art Basel Miami Beach, High Confidence,“ Wall Street Journal, December

Wooldridge, Jane, “Art Lovers Make a Rush for Opening of VIP Basel,” Miami Herald, December

              FitzSimons, Amanda, “Make Like Meriwether and Add Some Humor to Your

              Home,” Elle Décor, October

              Herriman, Kat, “’Genius Nicolai’ by Nir Hod,” Cool Hunting, August

Shiffman, Allyson, “Nir Hod and the Important of Narcissism,” Interview Magazine, July

Rabinovich, Simona, “Limited Edition Nir Hod Sculptures,” Gotham, July

Zara, Janelle, “Nir Hod’s Melancholic ’Genius’ Now Available for the China Cabinet,” ArtInfo, January

Anderson, Michael, “Frieze NY Art Fair in Photos,” Whitehot Magazine, May

Wagner, Lilit, “Lecture at the Tel Aviv Museum,” Yediot Hachronot, April

Cohen, Maya, “This Child is Me,” Israel Today, April

Cembalest, Robin, “Painting Auschwitz Blue,“ ArtNews, January

2012       Phelan, Amy, “Never Seen Geniuses: Interview with Amy Phelan,” Document

               Magazine, Issue No. 27, September

 Anderson, Nicole Gates, “Where Bronze Transforms Into Fine Art,” The New York Times, September

“APT with LSD: Kyle DeWoody”, June
Hicklin, Aaron, “New York,” Edinburg Arts Journal, May

Fire, Roy, and Tal Peer, “Nir Hod,” Lady Globs Magazine, May

Binlot, Ann, “The Taste Maker: ’Genius’ Artist Nir Hod Shares His Penchant for Pizza and Israeli Sandals,” ArtInfo, April

Amand, Lisa, “Nir Hod Focuses on Mother’s Anguish,” The Forward, April

Kirschbaum, Susan, “Susan Kirschbaum Gets Her Friends Naked,” The Standard Culture, April

Gold, Adi, “In The Shadow,” Musaf Yediot Hahronot, March

Fabricant, Annie, “Nir Hod, the Artist Behind the Genius Children, Unveils Mother,” Huffington Post, March

Cembalest, Robin, “Holocaust Imagery as Art,” Tablet, March

Becker, Noah, “Mother: Interview with Nir Hod,” Whitehot Magazine, March

Herschthal, Eric, “Where Beauty and Death Collide,” The Jewish Week, March

Herschthal, Eric, “Nir Hod,” Love Magazine, Spring / Summer Issue

Miller, Gregory E., “Imagining Victim’s ‘Mother’,“ New York Post, March

“Critic’s Picks: The Five Best Events this Week,” Time Out New York

Helle, Howard, “Nir Hod Spring’s Top 20 Art Exhibitions,” Time Out New York, February

2011       Gamerman, Ellen, “The Changing Face of Portraits,” Wall Street Journal, August

Conner, Jill, “Nir Hod: Genius,” Whitehot Magazine, July

Hicklin, Aaron “Nir Hod: A Rising Israeli Artist Engages in Some Baby Talk,” Out Magazine, June
Murg, Stephanie, “AO On Site – New York: Nir Hod ’Genius’ opening at Paul Kasmin Gallery; with an interview with the artist,” Art Observed, June

Murg, Stephanie, “Portraits of the CEO as a Young Man: Nir Hod’s Budding Geniuses,” Unbeige, June

Gold, Adi, “Hod and More,” Musaf Yediot Hahronot, June

Schlank, Joey, “Artist Profile: Nir Hod,” Gotham Magazine, June

Dobies, Danielle, “Nir Hod’s ’Genius’,” Whitewall Magazine, June

Slenske, Michael “The Kids Are Alright? The Paintings of Nir Hod,” Art In America, May

Kim, Sebastian “Child’s Play,” Interview Magazine, May

“Cigarette-Wielding Baby Geniuses,” ArtLog, April

2010      Morris, Jane, The Art Newspaper, Issue 223, April

Legal Aliens, Programa Magazine, Spring Issue

2009      “Nothing is More Narcotic From the Past,” Black Book Magazine, May

Dabkowski, Colin, “Wall Rockets’ at Albright-Knox celebrates artist Ed Ruscha,” Buffalo News, August

Smith, Claire, Elle Décor Russia, June

Hameiri, Yham, “Portrait of the Artist,” Haharetz, March

2008      Bookatz, Karen, “Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha at the   

              FLAG”, Dossier Magazine, October

2007       Bryan, Meredith, “Culture Party,” Observer, August

2005      “Nir Hod: Forever,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art (exhibition catalogue)

Gorgen, Vera, “Gelobtes Kriegsland,“ Financial Times Deutschland, June

Von Becker, Peter, “Maschinenpistolen im Kronleuchter,“ Der Tagesspiegel, June

1999       Turner, Grady, “Nir Hod,” Flash Art, October

 Sirmans, Franklin, “Nir Hod at Liebman Magnan,” Art In America, January

 Katz-Freiman, Tami, “Forever Young,” Wolfson Galleries, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL (exhibition catalogue)

1998       Turner, Elisa, “Exhibit Celebrates Unusual Portraits,” The Herald, November

1997       Glueck, Grace, “Israelis Who Put Acid in the Milk-and-Honey Formula,”
               The New York Times, November

1996       “Short List,“ The Village Voice