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Michal Rovner

Born 1957 in Tel Aviv

Michal Rovner lives and works in Israel and NewYork City, where she has had a studio since 1988.

The artist’s prolific work in video andfilm, as well as on paper and canvas, has been the subject of over forty soloexhibitions. This fall, Rovner will be the subject of her first museum show in France. Fieldswill be on view at the Jeu de Paume, Parisfrom October 3 to December 31, 2005. At the same time the 2005 Festivald'Automne, the annual citywide arts celebration, will feature Fields of Fire,a new collaboration, specifically commissioned for the event, between Michal Rovner and German composer Heiner Goebbels.
Rovner’s other majorsolo exhibitions include MichalRovner: In Stone in 2004 at PaceWildenstein, NewYork; AgainstOrder? Against Disorder? an acclaimed exhibition featured at theIsraeli Pavilion at the 50th International Art Exhibition at the VeniceBiennale, 2003; and Michal Rovner: TheSpace Between, a 2002 mid-career retrospective at the WhitneyMuseum of American Art, New York.

Some of Michal Rovner's site specific video installations include Living Landscape (2005), a permanent twelve meterhigh video wall at Yad Vashem; The Holocaust Martyr's and Heroes' RemembranceAuthority, Jerusalem; Overhang(2000), a site-specific installation at the Chase Manhattan Bank on Park Avenuein New York City; Overhanging(1999) at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Further video installations include UntitledParis 2003 (2004) LVMH Headquarters, Paris; Mutual Interest (1997) at the Tate Gallery, London; theStedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and P.S.1, New York (1999).

Rovner’s films have been screenedinternationally at several museums. Notes(2001), collaboration with composer Philip Glass, was screened at the LincolnCenter Festival 2001, New York, and theBarbican Theater, London.Rovner's film Border (1997)premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and received over a dozensubsequent screenings at major international venues including the Los AngelesCounty Museum of Art; the Tate Gallery, London; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem;the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and the Corcoran Galleryof Art, Washington, D.C.

Michal Rovner's work is in several permanentcollections worldwide including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum ofContemporary Art, Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San FranciscoMuseum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Corcoran Gallery ofArt, Washington, DC; Fine Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM; The Jewish Museum, NewYork; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana; The Brooklyn Museum; ParisAudiovisuel (Collection de la Ville de Paris); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris;Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma (Al Mattatoio), Rome; Musee de l'Elysee,Lausanne, Switzerland; International Museum of Photography at the GeorgeEastman House, Rochester, NY; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Tel AvivMuseum; Polaroid Collection, Boston, MA; Bohen Foundation, New York; Reader'sDigest Collection, New York; Agfa Collection; Lambert Art Collection, Geneva;Duma Lutie, Brussels; Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais, France; and the Phoenix ArtMuseum among others.
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