ABOUT

Ariel Lavian - Short biography

Ariel Lavian, born in 1983, Israel. Graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in 2012 (B.F.A, Fashion and Jewelry Department), followed by a Master's Degree in conceptual design, 2016, at Bezalel. Since 2017, Lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Lavian has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. His designs have been acquired internationally, both by private collectors as well as selected museums, including the SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, United States, and the Design Museum, Holon, Israel. Since 2018, Lavian has been appointed Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) Ambassador for Israel. In 2019, Lavian received the Design Award from the Ministry of Culture, Israel. In 2020 Lavian won second place in Venice's Design Week in the jewelry selection and the galleries award and was nominated for both the prestigious Friedrich-Becker Award and KOGEI award.

 

My design is influenced by the raw materials surrounding me. I refer to the material and not to the object, study it, understand its properties, and use it to create small but complete scenes of staged nature, ex-wild. I believe that through design - as a tool - I can make a change, make a difference, affect people.

Education

2014 - 2016 - Master's Degree in Industrial Design at Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design.

2008 - 2012 - B.F.A at Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Department of Fashion and Jewelry.

 

Professional Positions

2019 -          Co-Creator of the "Handshake Project" group in Israel

2018 -          AJF Ambassador, Art Jewelry Forum ambassador, Israel

2017 -          Lecturer, Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2012 -          Studio Head, Ariel Lavian, Israel

2014 - 2017 Teaching assistant, Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2013 - 2014 Fashion designer, ARTWEAR, Holon, Israel

 

Grants and awards

2021 – The Milano jewelry week award

2021 - Nominations for the International KOGEI Award

2020 – VDW Jewelry Selection, second prize

2020 – VDW Jewelry Selection, galleries award

2020 - Nominations for the Friedrich Becker Prize

2019 - Winner of the Ministry of Culture Design Award, Israel

2018 – PortoJoia Award, Collectiva Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2012 - Excellence Scholarship in memory of Shneidinger, Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design

 

Solo exhibition

2021 -    "Depths of Heaven", Periscope Design & Neo Craft Gallery, TLV, Israel

2018/9 - "Material World", Geological Museum, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

2018 -    "Gathering", Mydaybyday Gallery, Rome, Italy

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 - "Intimate Relationships, Contemporary Art Jewelry Exhibition", Beijing, China

2021 - " Romanian Jewelry Week", Bucharest, Romania

2021 - " Local boundaries", Geological Museum, Ramat Hasharon, Israel (curator (

2021 -  International KOGEI Award in Toyama 2020, Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Toyama, Japan

2021 - " Noisemakers", Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

2021 - " Far but close", Florence Contemporary Gallery, Florence, Italy

2020 - " Era UNTACT Craft & design International Design Exhibition", Kookmin, Korea

2020 - " Venice Design Week", Venice, Italy

2020 - " Romanian Jewelry Week", Bucharest, Romania

2020 - " In My Opinion…Jewelry with a Message, Regional Museum, Konin, Poland

2020 - " The observation tower and the case of artificial selection", Eretz Israel Museum, TLV, Israel

2020 - " The first Craft & Design biennial ", Eretz Israel Museum, TLV, Israel

2020 - " Japan Jewellery Competition", Tokyo, Japan

2020 - " International Paper Triennial", Musée Charmey, Charmey, Switzerland

2020 - " Friedrich Becker Prize ", Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany

2020 - " Friedrich Becker Prize ", Düsseldorf City Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany

2020 - "Disrupt", CCBC Gallery, Vancouver, Canda

2020 - "Rash Rash Rash", the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center, Jerusalem, Israel

2020 - "Materialness", Parsol Projects Gallery, New York, United States (curator (

2019 - "In My Opinion…Jewellery with a Message, Museum of Contemporary Jewelry, Warsaw, Poland

2019 - "Jewelry and anatomy", Tincal Lab, Porto, Portugal

2019 - "In My Opinion…Jewellery with a Message, City Museum in Zabrze, Poland

2019 - "LIE-E-S”, Institut français, Barcelona, Spain

2019 - “In My Opinion…Jewellery with a Message ", Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

2019 - "Hamsa, hamsa, hamsa", Ein Dor Museum, Israel

2019 - "In My Opinion…Jewellery with a Message, Regional Museum in Sandomierz, Poland

2019 - "Reimagining Otherness”, Pratt Institute, Design Gallery, New York, United States

2019 - "RENEWAL”, Dock Street Studios, Dundee, Scotland

2019 - "In My Opinion…Jewelry with a Message, JUBINALE Fair, Kraków, Poland

2019 - "LIE-E-S”, Galerie Art'Course, Strasbourg, France

2019 - "Gioielli in Fermento, Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo, Livorno, Italy

2019 - "Jewelry Making: Past & Present, the Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, Israel

2019 - "Gioielli in Fermento, Villa Braghieri, Castel San Giovanni, Italy

2019 - "Metamorphosis Paramorphsis", Koniaren, Slovakia

2019 - "In My Opinion…Jewellery with a Message ", Galerie YES, Poznan, Poland

2019 - "Metamorphosis Paramorphsis", Galeria Caraffova vaznica, Presov , Slovakia

2019 - "Hammer My Jewel ", Galerie beyond, Antwerp, Belgium

2018 - "Rencontres bijoux France - Israel", Institut national des Metiers d’Art, Paris, France

2018 - " Sibush", Vitrina Gallery, Holon, Israel

2018 - "The second biennale for contemporary jewelry", Galería de Arte Portable, Bogotá, Colombia

2018 - "Jewelry and Technology ", Tincal Lab, Porto, Portugal

2018 - "Triple parade, Biennale for contemporary Jewelry", How art museum, Shanghai, China

2018 - "Joya Barcelona", Barcelona, Spain

2018 - "PLASTIC", Rome, Italy

2018 - "BCN Joya", Barcelona, Spain

2018 - "MadridJoya", Madrid, Spain

2018 - "Collectiva Meeting", Collectiva Gallery, Porto, Portugal

2018 - "The second biennale for contemporary jewelry", MAJA museum, Jericó, Antioquia, Colombia

2018 - "The second biennale for contemporary jewelry", Juan del Corral museum, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia

2018 - "Rencontres bijoux France - Israel", Institute & bijouterie, Saumur, France

2018 - "Hamsa, hamsa, hamsa", The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, Israel

2018 - "Dandelion fluff’s flight through the universe", Putti Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2018 -  Legnica Jewelry Festival (SILVER), Legnica, Poland

2018 - "Gestures of Locality", Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018 - "Short Stories", Putti Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2017 - "Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial", Beijing, China

2017 - "Illustrator and designer walk into a bar", Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

2017 - "The Jerusalem Biennale", Jerusalem, Israel

2017 - "The autarky Studio", Design Week, Jerusalem, Israel

2017 - "Secrets", Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

2017 -  Legnica Jewelry Festival (SILVER), Legnica, Poland

2017 - " Platforma", Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

2016 - " over view", Design Museum, Holon, Israel

2016 - " Elements” Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

2016 - " Judaica Now! Goblets and Kiddush Cups", Rishon Le-Zion Museum, Israel

2016 - " About  the place- Israeli improvisation", Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016 - " Creativity roughness - Contemporary Israeli Design ", Taipei, Taiwan

2016 - "Not contagious", Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

2016 - "State of DESIGN", Design Week, Berlin, Germany

2016 - Legnica Jewelry Festival (SILVER), Legnica, Poland

2016 - "Chairs Game", WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education, Israel

2015 - "De-Tech - in praise of Slowness", Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

2015 - "Street View", city Hall, Acco, Israel

2015 -  Legnica Jewelry Festival (SILVER), Legnica, Poland

2015 - "Layers", contemporary Jewelry exhibition - Old Jaffa Museum, Jaffa, Israel

2014 -  Legnica Jewelry Festival (SILVER), Legnica, Poland

2013 - "Footnotes - Notes on Shoes" - Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2013 - "Light and Matter" Jewelry Exhibition, Alon Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

2012 - "Eco-fashion" - an exhibition of ecologist flowerpots, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012 - Final Exhibition - Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

 

Residences

2018 - Erasmus+ KA107 project, teaching mobility, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia

2020 - The observation tower and the artificial selection case, Eretz Israel Museum, TLV, Israel