AVNER

SINGER

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Born: 1956, Jerusalem

Education:
1972 International school, Geneva, Switzerland; 1981 Graduate of Visual Art Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 1982 Independent studies in various workshops, Copenhagen, Denmark

Solo Exhibitions:
2003 "Twilight Zone," Art gallery, Givat-Haviva, Israel; 2006 "Tguva Ishit" ("Personal reaction"), Kay College, Beer Sheva, Israel

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2006 "Progressions", AIDA, SOFA-Chicago, Chicago, USA; 1990 "Art works in Beer-Sheva," Turkish Gallery, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 1990 "Art and Industry," Ceramic exhibition, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 1991 Teachers exhibition, Visual Art Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 1992 "Tiergefaesse," Visual Art Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 1993 "Ceramics in the world of art and design," general exhibition as part of the ceramics biennale, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 1996 Teachers exhibition, Visual Art Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 1999 Teachers exhibition, Visual Art Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel; 2001 "Touching with Silence," Art Gallery, Givat-Haviva, Israel; 2002 The second Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2002 "Artist Against Occupation," Art Gallery, Givat-Haviva, Israel; 2003 "Elpachura," Art Gallery, Um-el-Fachem, Israel; 2004 The third Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2005 Group exhibition, Beit Kahana, Ramat-Gan, Israel; 2005 Traditional Palestinian Pottery in Hebron, Homage Exhibition, Ein Harod Museum of Art, Israel; 2006 "Taluy Bachomer," Weil Cultural Center, Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel; 2006 "Gavia," The Gallery, Shoeva, Israel

Awards:
1981 Young Artist Award, Sharet Fund
The inspiration for Avner's vessels comes from traditional Middle Eastern pots that were made for storing and transporting water. His work strives to pay homage to the potters who once made these vessels. He creates a traditional form and then quarters the vessel, thus producing a surface for decoration on which he uses modern technology to print images of traditional local art and patterns that depict Arab and Jewish cultures as well as items and objects that symbolize everyday life in the region.