Zadok Ben-David is an award-winning, London based artist, widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks. Ben-David explores themes linked to human nature and evolution. His work is often referred to as poetic and magical, always oscillating between delicate miniature-work and monumental installations. Metalworking has become Ben-David’s preferred language in contrast to the subtle optical illusions that he creates thanks to a sometimes-rough medium.

Ben-David represented his country Israel at the Venice Biennale in 1988 and participated to numerous biennales worldwide. His works are exhibited in illustrious national museums and art galleries across Europe, Australia, America, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Born in Bayhan, Yemen in 1949, Ben-David immigrated to Israel the same year and graduated in Advanced Sculpture from St. Martin’s School of Art, in London, where he taught from 1977-1982.
 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

People I Saw But Never Met, 13 Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Siberia, Russia

People I Saw But Never Met, Centro de Arte Contemporânea 
Graça Morais, Brangança, Portugal

 

Blackfield, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France

Human Nature, Perth Festival 2018, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth, Australia

 

People I saw but never met, Collaboration with SUUM project, Seoul, South Korea

People I saw but never met, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

People I saw but never met, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

 

The Other Side of Midnight, The Art Gallery of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

 

The Other Side of Midnight, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana

 

The Other Side of Midnight, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

The Other Side of Midnight, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

 

Zadok Ben-David at Singapore Botanic Gardens, presented by Sotheby’s,Singapore

Simple Line, Mysteski Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine

The Story I am About to Tell You…, Magic Box, Cerveira, Portugal

 

Blackfield, Artclub 1563, Seoul, Korea

 

Blackfield, Verso Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

1918 Art Space, Shanghai, China

Blackfield, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany

 

Blackfield, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Human nature, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel.

 

Blackfield, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

Four Seasons, Sotheby’s, Hanover Square, London UK.

 

Invinsible Reality, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

Oroom Foundation Seoul, Korea

Blackfield, Hales Gallery, London

Blackfield, Janet Oh Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

1918 Artspace, Shanghai, China

 

Magica Realta, Innerscapes, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

Innerscapes, Cass Foundation Gallery, London, UK

 

Magica Realta, Galleria Civica d’arte Moderna e Conteporanea, Saint Vincent, Aosta, Italy

Innerscapes, Esplanade Culture Centre, Singapore

Evolution and Theory, The Forum, Villa Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

 

Magica Realta, Place Arte Conteporanea, Cavagnolo, Torino, Italy

 

Evolution and Theory, Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann, Germany

Leuchter & Peltzer, Dusseldorf, Germany

Magical Reality, Refusalon, San Francisco, USA

 

Evolution and Theory, Mercedez Benz Forum, Stuttgart, Germany

Evolution and Theory, Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore

 

Evolution and Theory, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

Evolution and Theory, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

Evolution and Theory, Beelden aan Zee, Schveningen, Holland

 

Evolution and Theory, Herzliya Museum, Israel

Cheluche Gallery (with David Mach), Tel Aviv, Israel

Im Heppacher Gallery, Esslingen, Germany

Evolution and Theory, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

 

Jason & Rhodes Gallery, London, England

 

Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, England

 

Im Heppacher Gallery, Esslingen, Germany

Ecke Galerie, Augsburg, Germany

 

Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London

 

Collins Gallery, Glasgow, touring to Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery, York City Art Gallery, The Gallery Downstairs, Mid-Pennine Art Association, Burnley

Annadale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany

 

The Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

 Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany

 Luba Bilu Gallery Melbourne, Australia

 

Venice Biennale, represented Israel

Newcastle Polytechnic Gallery, England

 

Albert Totah Gallery, New York

Creatures of a Private Fable, Bradford City Museum

Benjamin’s Rhodes Gallery, London, England

 

Art & Project, Amsterdam Holland

 

Benjamin Rhodes Gallery, London

 

121 Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

 

LYC Museum, Cambria, UK

 

Air Gallery, London

 

 

 

Awarded the Grande Premio at the XIV Biennial Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal

 

Awarded the Tel Aviv Museum Prize for Sculpture

  

 

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XXI Cerveira International Art Biennial, Cerveira, Portugal

Continuous Regeneration, Columbia Circle, Shanghai, China

 

Continuous Refle(a)ction, Riverside Art Museum, Beijing, China

 

Through The Looking Glass, Cob Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Sunny Moon, Sculpture by the sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Australia

 

Sunny Moon, Sculpture by the sea, Bondi beach, Sydney, Australia

Big Boy, Sculpture by the sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Australia

 

Blackfield, Kenpoku Art Festival, Iberaki, Japan

 

Newland, Kunstverein Viernheim, Heidenheim, Germany

 

Masterpiece, South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, UK

Newland, Kontur. Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

 

Do Not Destroy, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA

 

Roundabout: Face to Face, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel.

Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.

 

Roundabout, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

Present and experience of the Past, International Sculpture in Racconigi, Turin, Italy.

Living in Evolution, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea.

Ten Monumental British Sculptures, Berardo Collection. Shown at Cerro da Vila Museum and Archaeological Site in Vilamoura, Portugal

Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.

 

OK Bienale Cuvee 2009, Linz, Austria

Vivid Fantasy, KISS (Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen), Untergröningen, Germany

Animals Contemporary Vision, Nave Gallery, Parco Culturale Le Serre, Turin, Italy

 

Of The Outer World, Duckyong Kim & Zadok Ben-David, I-Myu Projects, London

Dreams, Passage de Retz, Paris, France

Gathering Dreams, Beijing Olympic Games 2008, Beijing, China.

Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK

Animal and Nature, Chateau des Bousval, Belgium

Wonder, Singapore Biennale 2008, Singapore

 

Sequences & Repetition, Brunel Arts Centre, London, UK

Rummage: Sculptors’ Drawings, The Winchester Gallery, University of Southampton

Animal, Kunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, Germany

Sculptuur Biennale, Den Haag, Netherlands

Sequences & Repetition, Jerwood Space, London

Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.

XIV International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cerveira, Vila nova de Cerveira, Portugal

 

1918 Artspace, Shanghai, China

Fatamorgana, Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

 

Telltale, Ewha Art Centre, Seoul, Korea

 

Landscape, Pump Gallery, Battersea, London

Science Fiction, Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore

 

Blue Place arte Conteporanea, Cavagnolo, Torino, Italy

The Train Ride, Video Installation, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

Sculptura Internazionale a La mandria, Torino, Italy

Salto Naturale, Kunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, Germany

Paper art Bienale, Leopold-hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany

Thinking big, Concept for twenty-first century British sculpture, Peggy Guggenheim collection, Venice, Italy

About Face, Croydon clock tower, London

 

Tempo Kunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, Germany

Carnival des Animaux, Den Haag Sculpture 2001, The Hague, Holland

Galerie en Lijstenmakerij, Den Haag, Holland

The Train Ride, Video Installation, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel

L’Homme qui Marche, Palais Royal, Paris, France

Narcisse Blesse – Passage de Retz – Paris, France

The Walking Man, Den Haag Sculpture, Den Haag, Holland

 

BRONZE – Contemporary British Sculpture, Holland Park, London, UK

Looking ahead-vision of Israel, ICA, San Jose, California, USA

 

The Shape of the Century (100 years of sculpture in Britain)

Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury and Canary Wharf, London, UK

ANIMAL – Musee Bourdelle Paris, France

Artists books – Refusalon San Francisco, California, USA

 

Israeli Sculpture 1948-1998, Tefen Museum, Israel

Museum of Modern Art, Drubovnik, Croatia

British Figurative Art, Part 2 – Sculpture, Flower East Gallery, London

 

Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

Fantasia, Herzliya Museum, Israel

 

100 Park Lane, London

 

5 Years to 2000, Herzliya Museum, Israel

Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, USA

VIII International Bienal, Portugal

 

A collaboration of music and art with Peter Gabriel, Land Mark Tower, Yokahama, Japan

Antipathos, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Locus, Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Places and Mainstream, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

The new metaphysics, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

 

Kunsteuropa, Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany

Places and Mainstream, Museum Hara, Tokyo, Japan

 

Jewish Art of the 20th Century, Barbican, London

 

Sculptures Drawing with Joel Fisher and Franz Bernhard, Galerie Albrecht, Munich

Recent Acquisitions, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel

 

5 British Artists, Ekymose Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

Metal & Motion, Touring from Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Palaces of Culture, Stoke City Museum & Art Gallery

Israeli Artists, Brooklyn Museum, New York.  Continued to Europe, Japan and Korea

Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Fresh Paint, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Tefen Museum, Israel

Edward Totah Gallery, London

 

From two worlds, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London & The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Joint Sculpture & Dance Choreography with Celia Hulten & The London Contemporary Dance Company, The Place, London.

IV International Bienal, Portugal

Sculpture From St. Martins School of Art, Playhouse Gallery, Harlow, England

 

Art & Project, Amsterdam, Holland

Who is afraid of Red, Yellow & Blue? Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

 

Attitudes 84, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK.

80 Years of Sculpture, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Liverpool Garden Festival, England

 

Tel Hai, International Art Meeting, Israel

Pegan Echo, Riverside Studios, London

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