Karen Dolev
B. 1994, Jerusalem; lives and works in Tel Aviv


2021-2023     MFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv
2018-2019     Interdisciplinary Arts studies, Tel Aviv University 
2017               Student Exchange, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Fine Arts Department, Amsterdam 
2013-2017     BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem 

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

2023                “Chameleon”, MFA graduate exhibition, curators: Dor Guez and Hadas Maor.
                         Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv 
2022                “GHOST”, solo exhibition, curator: Ido Gordon.
                         Halal Bastudio, Tel Aviv
2019                “Limbo”, duo exhibition with Yishay Hogesta.
                         Beit Romano, Jaffa Road 9, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023                “Dream Gurlz”, curator: Sivan Lavie. 
                         Binyamin Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
2022                “Lights Out”, curator: Irad Lavi.
                         Fine Arts department gallery, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2022                “Traces VIII: 8th Biennale for Drawing in Israel – More than One”, curator: Irith Hadar.
                         Jerusalem Artists’ House
2022                “Organza”, collaborative work with Uri Weinstein, curators: Tali  Ben Nun and Ofra Harnam.
                         As part of the exhibition “Eliyahu” in the “Loving Art Making Art” annual festival, Tel Aviv
2021                “The Middle Ages”, curator: Emily Sommerfield.
                         Beit Romano, Tel Aviv
2021                “Exhibition no. 1”, Halal Bastudio, Tel Aviv
2019                The Annual Exhibition of Artspace Tel Aviv, curator: Nir Harmat.
2017                “Silver Knight”, BFA garduate exhibition, curators: Yael Frank and Gilad Ratman. 
                         Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2015                “Last Days”, curator: Alona Feridberg. Hansen House, Jerusalem
2014                “Bazak”, Koresh 14 gallery, Jerusalem


2022                “More Than One”, The 8th Biennale for Drawing catalogue, Jerusalem Artists’ House
2020                “Little Trees”, Harama Magazine, issue 30
2020                Rietveld Journal, issue 3, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2020                “Coloring Quarantine”, online drawing collection, EXILE gallery, Vienna, Austria


June 2023       Avi Pitchon, “First Grouping”.
                         Haaretz newspaper (Hebrew)
June 2023       Smadar Sheffi “MFA Graduates 2023”.
                         The Window blog (Hebrew)
Jan 2023         Bary Davis, “Israel's 8th Biennale for Drawing showcases visual art in Jerusalem”.
                         The Jerusalem Post newspaper (English)
Nov 2022        Reut Barnea, “The Jerusalem Drawing Biennale: A Multiplicity that Exceeds the Sum of its Parts”.
                         Portfolio magazine (Hebrew)
Oct 2022         Avi Pitchon, “A City with No Future”.
                         Haaretz newspaper (Hebrew)
Sep 2022         Yuval Sa’ar, “What’s Up: Karen Dolev”.
                         Portfolio magazine (Hebrew)
Sep 2022         Joy Bernard, “From the Margins of Israeli Art: Either You Take Action or You Become Bitter”.
                         Haaretz newspaper (English)
Sep 2022         Hagay HaCohen, “Invisible tanks, reformed zombies and arias”.
                         The Jerusalem Post newspaper (English)
Sep 2022         Avi Pitchon, “Youth On Fire”.
                         Haaretz newspaper (Hebrew)
May 2020       “SPECIAL FEATURE: Coloring Quarantine”.
                         Art Viewer magazine (English)
Oct 2019         Gili Siton, “Limbo, A new duo exhibition by Karen Dolev and Yishay Hogesta”.
                          ARToday blog (Hebrew)
July 2017        Avi Pitchon, “How Stupid is Humanity, and How Pristine is Art”, Final exhibition review.
                         Haaretz newspaper (Hebrew)


2023                 Alma-Matanel Fellows Program grant, Alma House of Hebrew Culture, Tel Aviv
2022                 Fine Arts grant, The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv

Special Projects

2021-2023       “Halal Bastudio”, Tel Aviv:
                           Founder and curator of an independent artist-run space
                           featuring exhibitions by emerging artists