Zadok Ben-David

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1949 –

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Who is Zadok Ben-David?

Zadok Ben-David is an Israeli artist working in London. He was born in Beihan, Yemen; his family immigrated to Israel when he was an infant. He studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design from 1971 to 1973. He continued his studies at University of Reading and Saint Martin's School of Art, where he studied sculpture and later taught, 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 has received many awards, including the Grande Biennial Prémio at the XIV Biennale Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira in Portugal in 2007, and the Tel Aviv Museum prize for sculpture 2005. In 2008, he was commissioned to make a sculpture for the Beijing Olympics.

Ben-David’s show “Human Nature” at the Tel Aviv Museum had had the highest attendance in the thirty-year history of the museum when it ended in February 2010.

Since 1980, Ben-David has had more than forty solo exhibitions. His works are held in the collections of public and private institutions in Europe, East Asia, the United States, Israel and Australia.

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Born
1949
Beihan
Education
  • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
  • Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
  • University of Reading

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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