Artist Profiles

Shai Kremer

Shai Kremer was born in Kibbutz Gaash in 1974 and raised in Israel. He currently lives between Tel Aviv and New York, where he received his MFA in Photography and Related Media from the prestigious NY School of Visual Arts. His photographic work explores cultural and societal issues in various countries, through the use of their landscape as a platform for discussion.

His work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in major museum collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, SF MoMA in San Francisco , Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art..

Selected group and solo exhibitions include Tate Modern in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, SF MoMA in San Francisco, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem, and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as the Guangzhou Photo Biennale in China, Photo Espana in Madrid and other venues in Japan, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, and Lithuania.

His photographs appeared in several books and publications such as EARTH (teNeues 2009 Prix Pictet), the NY Jewish Museum Spring Catalog (New York, 2007), the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Le Monde. In 2008 he published his first monograph titled Infected Landscape - Israel, Broken Promised Land (Dewi Lewis Publishing).

In 2007, he was the recipient of the Israeli Pais Grant for Art and Culture, as well as a nominee for the HSBC Fondation pour la Photographie Prize. In 2008 he received an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the final price of the Rencontres Photographiques D’Arles PhotoFolio Review and was a runner-up for the Aperture Portfolio Prize. In 2009 he was the runner-up for the HCB Award.

Shai Kremer is currently represented by the following galleries: Julie Saul Gallery - New York and Robert Koch Gallery - San Francisco, USA; James Hyman Gallery - London, United Kingdom ; Julie M. Gallery - Tel Aviv, Israel and Toronto, Canada as well as Filles du Calvaire – Paris.
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