Lior Herchkovitz, born 1972, Tel - Aviv Israel
2006 - current - Lives and works in Tel – Aviv Israel
2003 - 2006 Lives in Poznan, Warsaw Poland
1996 - 2003 Lives and works in The Hague, Amsterdam The Netherlands
Lior Herchkovitz is often influenced by historical materials and artists of the past. It informs the way he currently conceive his projects, but the photograph is formed in the process of work. The history of interaction between man and nature is an unresolved series, which has become embedded within our culture; Herchkovitz is looking at how we are, what our common conditions are and how we define our existence in this world. Much of Lior's work reminiscent of film stills and conditioned by the simultaneous emphasis on narrative structure, photographic sequences and on themes, while in other works is tackling the relationship of photography to painting. Herchkovitz is less concerned with beauty as commonly perceived, but rather fascinated by a perceptible discrepancy between the visible surface and the psychological content, presented subtly that no information gets lost, and thus lends some of these works an ambivalent atmosphere followed with tension and unease.
1996 – 2000 The Royal Academy of Art The Hague, The Netherlands, B.F.A Degree, photography dep.
2017 'Verleihung der narrenkappe. Being and Expressing: Reflecting on Degeneration in Contemporary Art. Lyricism and Brutality for an Uncelebrated Anniversary'.
Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri and MACT/CACT Museo & Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona Switzerland. Curated by Mario Casanova, Mattia Desogus and Carole Haensler Huguet (Group, Catalogue).
2016 'Come Closer: Experimenting with a Wunderkammer of Vanities', MACT/CACT Museo & Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona Switzerland, curator: Mario Casanova (Group, Catalogue).
2016 'Universum', International Photo Festival Jaffa, Israel, curator: Sharon Toval (Group, Catalogue).
2014 'Secret Art 7', Leumi Bank Tel Aviv Israel, curators: Esti Drori, Doron Polak (Event).
2013 'Past / Present Progressive', Lern - und Gedenkort Jawne Commission, LVR - Landeshaus,Cologne Germany (Solo, Catalogue)
(A part of the exhibition "Children will leave at 5:13. Remembering the Expulsion of Polish Jews and the'Kindertransport' 1938/39").
2013 'Intervals', Minshar for Art, Minshar Gallery (Group).
2009 'Tel Aviv Time', Tel Aviv Museum of Art, curator: Nili Goren (Group, Catalogue).
2009 Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv Israel, curator: Yifat Gurion Ofer (Art Fair, Catalogue).
2008 Biennale Bogota 08', curator: Max Steven Grossman (Catalogue).
2008 'Extra' Moseo de Arte Bogota Colombia, curator: Santiago Rueda Fajardo.
2007 'Photoby' / BBDO Gallery, Czech Republic (Solo, Catalogue).
2003 'Disguise' Edison Gallery, The Hague The Netherlands, curator: Tom de Brey (Solo).
2003 International Photo Festival Naarden The Netherlands (Solo).
2001 'Real Images in an Illusory World', Edison Gallery The Hague, The Netherlands, curator: Tom de Brey (Solo).
Awards and Grants
2011 - 2012 Artist Teacher Award, Ministry of Culture, Israel
2010 - 2011 Artist in Community Award, Ministry of Culture, Israel
2005 - Grant for an outstanding artist, Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, Israel
2003 - PANL #12 Annual Awards 2003, Winner Category Autonomous Member Choice, The Netherlands
2000 - Den Haag Burgemeester stipendium voor Kunst, The Netherlands
1999 - Grant for non-EU/EER national Fine Art student, The Netherlands
Books and Catalogues
Time Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, exhibition catalogues, p. 70 - 71
Fresh Paint 2, Art Fair, p. 29
Biennale Bogota 08', p. 50
Kunst in Den Haag by I.B. van Creveld, "De Nieuwe Haagsche Publisher 2001", p. 214 - 216, ISBN 978-90727-66823 (Dutch)
PANL Photography Annual of the Netherlands, PANL #12 Annual Awards 2003, category - Member Choice, 2003, p.131, ISBN 90-806287-3-5
Ha'aretz Photoblog, February 2016 (Web, Israeli)
Serge.se, #0911, 2009 (Web, Swedish)
Picnic Magazine / volume #3, September 2008
Picnic Magazine / volume #2, p. 380, November 2007
Fluid #44 / W tym szczegolnym momencie (At this Particular Moment) / Cover, selection of images, p. 56 – 63, ISSN 1641-1978, ISSUE 44, 08/09 2004 (Polish)
Reviews and Articles
LandEscape Art Review | The Anniversary Edition, January 2017 (English)
Pozytyw / DAZAC Do PERFEKCJI (Striving for Perfection) / Interview by Krzystof Miekus, selection of images, p. 86 - 93, ISSN 1507-4137, issue 8, August 2004 (Polish)
NIW Agenda / Real images in an Illusory World, p. 16, March 2001 (Review, Dutch)
NIW Fotonummer / Herchkovitz laat zien wat jij niet ziet (Herchkovitz shows what you do not see). An interview by Birgitta Tillman, p. 13 -15, December 2000 (Dutch)
Private Collections - Israel and Europe