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roni_benari_bio_pic_resize “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
Robert Frank

Roni Ben-Ari photographer, who focuses on presenting social themes. Her photographs effectively penetrate the
viewers mind and remain in their memory, just as she successfully did in reporting journalistic social issues, for which
she was awarded Ziv Journalism Award
The photographs presented here are classic examples of her dealing with social issues documenting those who are at
the society’s margin, those who we do not see, those who are faded, transparent or muted and occasionally looked at
as social mirage
Her documentary work obtains an artistic dimension due to her ability to pronounce details and neutralize others to
abstraction, thus changes the objects’ identity
Roni’s work is challenging the collaboration between the photographer and the photographed. Her camera caresses
the photographed and cares for them softly. The picture talking is at arm’s reach so much so that the term “object”
becomes offending in relating to her work
… “In viewing her photographs, it is unclear who the object is and what is the background. Is the photographed the one
who asked to be photographed or is it the photographer who asked them to be photographed? Who exposes himself to
whom, and who serve who
Authority relationship is fundamental and the ABC of photography, especially, when dealing with what is permitted and
not permitted. From which distance is it acceptable to take a picture. What does the distance suggest in regard to the
action itself? Photograph narrates “taking” as the verb suggest “taking a picture”. In Roni Ben-Ari’s photography, there
is no “taking” it is an act of giving
It dominate to the point that she hears the voices of her objects, feels their needs and touches their textures and so
brings them closer to the viewer”. Miki Kratsman, Curator


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Solo exhibition, “From the Inner Margin” In the city hall of Sibiu, Romanian

Solo exhibition, The “Mohicans”, the Palmach Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (February 2020)

Solo exhibition, Outdoor exhibition – Extinct culture, the community-Domari (September 2020)



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Born in Ramat Gan, Israel
Enamelwork and silver jewelry, cloisonné and champlevé
Radio and TV research and production
TV director and reporter
Photographer and multimedia artist


Master classes with the top photographers in Israel
Geographic Photography College, Tel Aviv
TV Journalism College, Tel Aviv
College of Art, Herzliya
College of Arts and Crafts, Givatayim



Finalist portrait slideshow, the 10th Head-On international photo festival.

Finalist to Kipa award about “Justice”, Tel-Aviv /New-York


B&W magazine: 2018 single image contest

Magnum Photography Awards 2017

HARIBAN AWARD 2017, Kyoto, Japan

UNESCO Art & Society award, Honorable Mention 

The 5th Edition of the Jacob Riis for documentary Award

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards: First Prize, Culture and People category
CIDPAE Museum Award, Lishui, China
The 2nd Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Portrait and Figures category
“Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) Exhibition” (organized by UNESCO and CFPA), Guangzhou, China
Ziv Award for TV Journalism


Association for women’s art and gender

Professional Visual Artists Association

The Union of Journalists in Israel

Professional Women Photographers



2015 – “Quest” – Benyamini Center, Tel-Aviv

2016 – “Quest” -Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai


 Mofet institute, Tel Aviv, Israel (2019)

IS: RAEL the 7th international photography festival, Israel (2019)

The festival of documentary film, Lodz, Poland (2019)

Head On the 10th international photography festival, Sydney, Australia (2019)

“Oh-Man Oh-Machine,” Art & Science” TLV University and New Academy Center of Art &Culture (2014)

Memory of Future gallery, Paris (2014)

Haifa University, Department of Sociology (2012)

Photography workshops, Rehovot (2010)


The National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

The Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art

The Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland

The Artists House, Munich, Germany

Private collections, among others are: Yehudit Yovel Recanati, Ami Federmann


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  • The Room Contemporary Art Space & Misericordia Archives contemporary art fair , Venice
  • London, international art fair
  • Soul Noir:Festival of the Dark Arts, Dublin 


  • The International Romanian Festival of The Roman Poeisa And Dance 2019. Sibiu, Romania
  • Solo exhibition “Ladies in waiting” in MLB space, Rencontres d’Arles 2019, France
  • Solo exhibition, Head-On Photo Festival. Sydney, Australia
  • Solo exhibition, A 360-degree panorama, permanent virtual interactive at the Polish Textile Museum


  • Solo exhibition, The International Photography Festival of PHOTO IS: RAEL
  • The 5th edition of the of Fine Art & documentary, Biennale- photography, Barcelona, Spain
  • PhotoBook Show, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
  • Memory of the Future gallery, “can I call you madam?”, Paris, France
  • Cuckoo’s Nest gallery, “Beyond the mind”, Jaffa, Israel


  • Solo exhibition, Gallery Ryugaheon, Seoul, Korea (catalog: Ladies in Waiting)
  • UNESCO –Art & Society, Solo exhibition at the World Humanities Conference, Bruges, Belgium
  • Bosom Bodies, SIA Gallery, NYC
  • Solo virtual exhibition, The Association of Women’s Art and Gender website
  • CPA official website of China photography Association (three projects)
  • Visura Book Signing and Cocktail event, Foley gallery, New York
  • Photography Museum, DIPF, 2017 DongGang International Photo Festival, Korea


  • Solo exhibition, Art House, Munich, Germany
  • “My I”, The gallery of cultural and Community Center, 92nd Street Y, NY
  • Solo exhibition, Textile Museum, the 15th international Triennial of Textiles Lodz, Poland
  • Schema Projects gallery, “Tower of Babel”, Brooklyn NY
  • Memory of the Future “Sharing Inventory” Jerusalem, Israel


  • Biennial No. 2 “soil” sculpture and photography, Moshe Castel Museum, Maale Adumim, Jerusalem
  • Solo exhibition- “In search of the “Tiganca”, Museum Ramat-Gan
  • “Earth”, Ahmdbad, Brauda, Mombai, (National Gallery), India
  • “Homage to Leonardo”, Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem
  • 50th anniversary of German-Israeli relations, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany


Solo exhibition – “Home is where the Hurt is”, Memory of Future gallery, Paris

“Oh-Man Oh-Machine,” Tel Aviv University and new Academy Center of Art and Culture
“Between the Lines,” Kunstpavillon im Alten Botanischen Garten, Munich, Germany
 “Woven Consciousness,” Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
 “Secret Art,” Bank-Leumi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


“The Roof – Art Space,” in conjunction with Duisburg Museum, Duisburg, Germany
 solo exhibition, “Montzi,” National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
“The Colors of the Rainbow in the Ocean Garbage,” Gask Museum, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
 “Sky and Earth,” Urban Culture Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel


exhibition,“Loom | Father | Requiem,” Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

“Traces of Dance,” Tina B Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

solo video screening“Ocean of Garbage,”  Leumi Mani Building, Tel Aviv, Israel
 “I’ve been There,” Water Tower Art Festival,” Sofia, Bulgaria
 “Transmission body,” DOCUMENTA 2012, Kassel, Germany


“EcoPhobiaArt,” Drap-Art Festival MACBA – CCCB Museum, Barcelona, Spain
 “Wabi Sabi,” Loving Art – Making Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Mapping,” part of “Markers 8,” collateral event of the 54th Venice Biennale, Art Life for the World Gallery,    Venice
“Black,” Fusion Arts Museum, New York,  NY, USA
 “Cycle of Life,” Galerie Mémoire de l’Avenir, Paris, France


“Painting on Photography / Photography on Painting,” Galerie Mémoire de l’Avenir, Paris
 “Balance/Imbalance,” Shoham Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
 “Ma’agalot,” Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


“The Israeli Artists Book,” exhibition and book launch, Galerie Le Cheval de Sable, Paris, France
“Culture Kiosk / Souvenir Art,” part of “Markers 7,” collateral event of the 53rd Venice Biennale, ScalaMata Exhibition Space, Venice, Italy
 “Inside Israel,” traveling exhibition celebrating Israel’s 60th anniversary, Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China
 “City of Refuge,” part of Art TLV, Tel Aviv Biennale, Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Israel


Ethiopia Here: Story of a Congregation,” permanent outdoor display, Petach-Tikva, Israel
“Light,” Fusion Art Museum, New York, NY, USA 

“Traces of borders”, In between Two Cities”, The Museum of Arachnology, Jaffa, Israel


solo exhibition“Till Their Voices Stop,” The Gallery of the Geographic Photography College, Tel Aviv, Israel


 “The Winner Love,” The Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


“City Project,” The Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


“Lag B’Omer Ceremony on Mount Meron,” Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel




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