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Zadok Ben-David is a London based, award winning Artist. He was born in Bayhan, Yemen in 1949 and immigrated to Israel in the same year. He graduated in advanced sculpture from St. Martin’s School of Art in London and taught at the same institution from 1977-1982.

In 1988, Ben-David represented Israel in the Venice Biennale. Ben-David’s largest solo show to date was at the Guangdong Art Museum in Guangzhou, China in spring 2007.

He is the recipient of numerous awards. Recent awards include Grande Biennial Prémio at the XIV Biennale Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal 2007 and the Tel Aviv Museum prize for sculpture 2005. In 2008, he was commissioned to make a sculpture for the Beijing Olympics.

In 2010, Ben-David’s solo show “Human Nature” at the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, created history as it had achieved record-breaking attendance in the history of the museum when it ended in February 2010.

Ben-David has in the last few years showed in Italy, China and at the Busan Biennale in South Korea. Ben-David’s work can currently be seen at his major solo exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens organised by Sotheby’s. His works feature in the collections of important public and private institutions in Europe, East Asia, United States, Israel and Australia.








2016   People I saw but never met, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

2015   The Other Side of Midnight, The Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

2014   The Other Side of Midnight, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana

2013   The Other Side of Midnight, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

           The Other Side of Midnight, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

2012   Zadok Ben-David at Singapore Botanic Gardens, presented by Sotheby’s, Singapore

           Simple Line, Mysteski Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine

           The Story I am About to Tell You…, Magic Box, Cerveira, Portugal

2011   Blackfield, Artclub 1563, Seoul, Korea

2010   Blackfield, Verso Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

           1918 Art Space, Shanghai, China

           Blackfield, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany

2009   Blackfield, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

           Human nature, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel.

2008   Blackfield, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

           Four Seasons, Sotheby’s, Hanover Square, London UK.

2007   Invinsible Reality, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

           Oroom Foundation Seoul, Korea

           Blackfield, Hales Gallery, London

           Blackfield, Janet Oh Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006   1918 Artspace, Shanghai, China

2004   Magica Realta, Innerscapes, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

           Innerscapes, Cass Foundation Gallery, London, UK

2003   Magica Realta, Galleria Civica d’arte Moderna e Conteporanea, Saint Vincent, Aosta, Italy

           Innerscapes, Esplanade Culture Centre, Singapore

           Evolution and Theory, The Forum, Villa Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

2001   Magica Realta, Place Arte Conteporanea, Cavagnolo, Torino, Italy

2000   Evolution and Theory, Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany

           Leuchter & Peltzer, Dusseldorf, Germany

           Magic Reality, Refusalon, San Francisco, USA

1999   Evolution and Theory, Mercedez Benz Forum, Stuttgart, Germany

           Evolution and Theory, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

1998   Evolution and Theory, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

           Evolution and Theory, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

           Evolution and Theory, Beelden aan Zee, Schveningen, Holland

1997   Evolution and Theory, Herzliya Museum, Israel

           Cheluche Gallery (with David Mach), Tel Aviv, Israel

           Im Heppacher Gallery, Esslingen, Germany

           Evolution and Theory, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1995   Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London, England

1994   Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, England

1993   Im Heppacher Gallery, Esslingen, Germany

           Ecke Galerie, Augsburg, Germany

1992   Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London

1990-1991 Collins Gallery, Glasgow, touring to Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery, York City Art   Gallery, The Gallery Downstairs, Mid-Pennine Art Association, Burnley

           Annadale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

           Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany

1989   The Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

           Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany

           Luba Bilu Gallery Melbourne, Australia

1988   Venice Biennale, represented Israel

           Newcastle Polytechnic Gallery, England

1987   Albert Totah Gallery, New York

           Creatures of a Private Fable, Bradford City Museum

           Benjamin’s Rhodes Gallery, London, England

1986   Art & Project, Amsterdam Holland

1985   Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London

1984   121 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

1982   LYC Museum, Cambria, UK

1980   Air Gallery, London




2012   Do Not Destroy, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA

2011   Roundabout: Face to Face, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel.

           Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.

2010   Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

           Present and experience of the Past, International Sculpture in Racconigi,   Turin, Italy.

           Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea.

Ten Monumental British Sculptures, Berardo Collection. Shown at Cerro da Vila Museum and Archaeological Site in Vilamoura, Portugal

           Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.

2009   OK Bienale Cuvee 2009, Linz, Austria

           Vivid Fantasy, KISS (Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen), Untergröningen, Germany

           Animals Contemporary Vision, Nave Gallery, Parco Culturale Le Serre, Turin, Italy

2008   Of The Outer World, Duckyong Kim & Zadok Ben-David, I-Myu Projects, London

           Dreams, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

           Gathering Dreams, Beijing Olympic Games 2008, Beijing, China.

           Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK

           Animal and Nature, Chateau des Bousval, Belgium

           Wonder, Singapore Biennale 2008, Singapore

2007   Sequences & Repetition, Brunel Arts Centre, Brunel University, London, UK

           Rummage: Sculptors’ Drawings, The Winchester Gallery, University of Southampton

           Animal, Kunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, Germany

           Sculptuur Biennale, Den Haag, Netherlands

           Sequences & Repetition, Jerwood Space, London

           Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.

XIV International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cerveira, Vila nova de Cerveira, Portugal

2006   1918 Artspace, Shanghai, China

           Fatamorgana, Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

2005   Telltale, Ewha Art Centre, Seoul, Korea

2003   Landscape, Pump Gallery, Battersea, London

           Science Fiction, Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore

2002   Blue Place arte Conteporanea, Cavagnolo, Torino, Italy

           The Train Ride, Video Installation, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

           Sculptura Internazionale a La mandria, Torino, Italy

           Salto Naturale, Kunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, Germany

           Paper art Bienale, Leopold-hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany

Thinking big, Concept for twenty-first century British sculpture, Peggy Guggenheim collection, Venice, Italy

           About Face, Croydon clock tower, London

2001   Tempo Kunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, Germany

           Carnval des Animaux, Den Haag Sculpture 2001, The Hague, Holland

           Galerie en Lijstenmakerij, Den Haag, Holland

           The Train Ride, Video Installation, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel

           L’Homme qui Marche, Palais Royal, Paris, France

           Narcisse Blesse – Passage de Retz – Paris, France

           The Walking Man, Den Haag Sculpture, Den Haag, Holland

2000   BRONZE – Contemporary British Sculpture, Holland Park, London, UK

           Looking ahead-vision of Israel, ICA, San Jose, California, USA

1999   The Shape of the Century (100 years of sculpture in Britain)

           Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury and Canary Wharf, London, UK

           ANIMAL – Musee Bourdelle Paris, France

           Artists books – Refusalon San Francisco, California, USA

1998   Israeli Sculpture 1948-1998, Tefen Museum, Israel

           Museum of Modern Art, Drubovnik, Croatia

           British Figurative Art, Part 2 – Sculpture, Flower East Gallery, London

1997   Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

           Fantasia, Herzliya Museum, Israel

1996   100 Park Lane, London

1995   5 Years to 2000, Herzliya Museum, Israel

           Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

           VIII International Bienal, Portugal

1993   A collaboration of music and art with Peter Gabriel, Land Mark Tower, Yokahama, Japan

           Antipathos, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

           Locus, Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles

1992   Places and Mainstream, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

           The new metaphysics, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1991   Kunsteuropa, Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

           Places and Mainstream, Museum Hara, Tokyo, Japan

1990   Jewish Art of the 20th Century, Barbican, London

1989   Sculptures Drawing with Joel Fisher and Franz Bernhard, Galerie Albrecht, Munich

           Recent Acquisitions, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel

1987   5 British Artists, Ekymose Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

           Metal & Motion, Touring from Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

           Palaces of Culture, Stoke City Museum & Art Gallery

           Israeli Artists, Brooklyn Museum, New York. Continued to Europe, Japan and Korea

           Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan, Israel

           Fresh Paint, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

           Tefen Museum, Israel

           Edward Totah Gallery, London

1986   From two worlds, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London & The Fruitmarket Gallery,   Edinburgh

Joint Sculpture & Dance Choreography with Celia Hulten & The London Contemporary Dance Company, The Place, London.

           IV International Bienal, Portugal

           Sculpture From St. Martins School of Art, Playhouse Gallery, Harlow, England

1985   Art & Project, Amsterdam, Holland

           Who is afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue? Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

1984   Attitudes 84, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK.

           80 Years of Sculpture, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

           Liverpool Garden Festival, England

1983   Tel Hai, International Art Meeting, Israel

           Pegan Echo, Riverside Studios, London

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