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Biography

In his multi-disciplinary practice, Israeli-born American artist Ghiora Aharoni explores complex dualities, from the intersection of religion and science to intertwined relationships of seemingly disparate cultures. 

 

Born in Rehovot, just south of Tel Aviv, in 1969, Aharoni was raised in a home full of diverse cultures and languages. His grandfather introduced him to the central texts of Jewish mysticism at an early age, which he incorporates in his work in abstract and literal ways. Aharoni often merges sacred texts of different faiths with traditional objects, such as vintage glass beakers, icons or antique Torah finials. By combining these texts and cultural artifacts and imbuing them with new meaning, Aharoni invites us to expand our perceptions of how cultures, religions and genders are interwoven and challenges conventional norms and entrenched social constructs.

 

The New York-based artist has exhibited his work extensively around the globe, including at the Rubin Museum and Asia Society, New York; the Vatican Apostolic Library; Museum of Contemporary Art, London; The Jewish Museum, Amsterdam; Jewish Museum, Vienna; Museum Galleries of the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) in Jaipur; Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly The Victoria & Albert Museum), Mumbai, among others.

 

Aharoni’s work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musei Vaticani; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; and the Anu Museum, Tel Aviv, among other cultural institutions worldwide. 

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NY | Chelsea
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INCEPTION March 31 – April 30, 2022
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NY | MADISON AVE
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September 7 – October 2, 2021
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Publication
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Inception
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Publication
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NY | Chelsea
Artist Talk
NY | Chelsea
A Conversation With Ghiora Aharoni April 2, 2022
Washington D.C.
Museum Exhibition
Washington D.C.
GHIORA AHARONI AT THE TEXTILE MUSEUM
Design Milk
Press
Design Milk
Artist Ghiora Aharoni Remixes the Origin Story of the Universe April 22, 2022

Israeli-born American artist Ghiora Aharoni re-mixes time, science, and multiple religions into dazzlingly complex glass assemblages. Seven sculptures from “The Genesis Series” take center stage along with other glass works in an exhibition titled Inception on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York this month.

Whitehot Magazine
Press
Whitehot Magazine
Cultural Rebels: Ghiora Aharoni transcends cultures and creates new myths at Sundaram Tagore Gallery April 20, 2022

Inception is the first major gallery exhibition of artist Ghiora Aharoni. It is the centerpiece exhibit at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea. 

Times of India
Press
Times of India
Ghiora Aharoni’s new exhibition celebrates shared humanity March 28, 2022

Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York presents Inception, an exhibition that celebrates our shared humanity through an exploration of creation narratives, by New York artist Ghiora Aharoni.

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