Varda Carmeli

Born in 1948 - Israel


Varda Carmeli (born in Israel, 1948). Lives and works in Hod-HaSharon and in Old-Jaffa, Israel. Carmeli is a multidisciplinary artist (painting, installation and photography) in recent years focuses on photography.
Varda dedicated herself to art after carrying an International Marketing business as well as Start-up projects. She has lived for several years in South America, Central America and Spain.

Carmeli studied at the "Midrasha" Academy of Art and in additional educational institutions. "One of the things, among others, that I find riveting in photography is the moment of discovery and the magic that is revealed when the photographs are exposed. The focusing, the adjustment, and the concentration in order to catch a different essence of the place comprise an anomaly with regard to the camera, but this is exactly what I aim to achieve. This is the exciting moment of performance that blazes a new trail in the prescient but non-self-evident path of intention and imagination."

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2015 - "Déjà Vu",  Tova Osman Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv  
2014  - "Journey I Memory I Burden",  Raanana Municipal Art Gallery in "Beit Yad   Labanim"
2014 - "I See Memory", Jerusalem Artists' House. Curator: Miri Krymolowski
2011 - "Anthology of a City", Zaritsky Artists House, Tel-Aviv, Curator: Yehudit Matzkel
2011 - "Indien - Ansichten / India - Point of View", Fotogalerie Friedrichshain,Berlin
2009 -Vi[ll]es A' Visions Variables -Espace Cultural - Mémoire de l'Avenir, Paris
2009 - "Triple Exposure" - Photography by Varda Carmeli. Fotogalerie Friedrichshain, Berlin
2008 - "Beijing - An Image About to Change", Photographs, Studio 20, Old Jaffa, Israel
2008 - "Abu-Dis", Photographs, Studio 20, Old Jaffa, Israel
2007 - "Virtual Reality", Studio 20, Old Jaffa, Israel. Curator: Daphna Naor (Catalogue)
2005 - "Mali - Woman Power", Seamgallery, Megadim, Israel. Curator: Sima Sela (Catalogue)
2005 - “Transparency in the Public Domain", Jaffa’s Courtyard, Israel
2005 - “Stripping”, Installation, Tova Osman Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2004 - "Security Wall", Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany
2004 - "Eggs", Mishkan Amanim, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Varda Genosar
2004 - International Peace Action "Vaterland” with the German artist Gunther Scheafer, Berlin
2003 - "Acqva MMIII", "Antologica di Varda Carmeli", San Pellegrino, Italy
2003 - "New(s) Works", HaMishkan LeOmanut, Holon, Israel. Curator: Anat Hofi Ben-Tzur (Catalogue)
2002 - “New Material”, Bet Gabriel at the Kinneret, Jordan Valley, Israel
2002 - “Homage to Rosalda”, Museo Gilardi, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Toscana, Italy Prize from the President of Italy
2002 - Setting for the musical 'in de 30', Luxor Theater Rotterdam, Holland
2001 - "Actual Barriers", The Artists House, Jerusalem (Catalogue)
2000 - “Close to Earth Close to Heaven”, Yefet Gallery, Jaffa, Israel. Curator: Dr. Dorit Kedar
1997 - “New Works”, The Israeli Painters and Sculptors Association, Tel-Aviv, Israel


2007 - Artist Residency, Red Gate Gallery. Beijing.
2004 - International Peace Action "Vaterland” 2004, Berlin, Germany (Poem on the Berlin Wall)
2003 - Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, NYC
2002 - Prize of the President of Italy and Museo Gilardi, Italy


Musée de La Post, Paris
Fotogalerie Fridrichshain, Berlin
Museo Gilardi,Tuscany, Prize of the President of Italy
Migdal Group, Insurance and finance company, Israel
Poalim Sahar investment, subsidiary of Bank Hapoalim Israel
Sarin Technologies, Israel
Bynet Group comunication, Israel
Sami Shamoon Co., Israel
Private collections in Israel and Abroad


2013 - Varda Carmeli - Decapsulation, Photographs 2004-20013
2008 - Contemporary Art Studio, Beijing Art Media Centre, China
2007 - The Artists Track In Israel, Bella Shomer-Zaichik, Modan Publishing, Israel
2006 - Famous, Contemporary Artists, Masters of Today, Word Of Art Publishing, Sweden
2006 - Art in Israel, Contemporary Artists, World of Art Books, London
1994 - Art 2000, Israeli Artists, Studio Chayat, Israel

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