Michael Rapoport

Born in 1948 - Israel


Michael Rapoport is a painter, born in Alma-Ata in 1948 in Kazakhstan.

He has been living and working in Israel since 1990.
Michael Rapoport graduated from the Arts Academy in Tashkent in 1972.

Michael Rapoport's paintings are at the crossroads of realism and the appearance of a dream or an almost forgotten memory. Painting is an important way of expression for the artist, this allows him to illustrate his personal life, and offer universal images.

His paintings have a metaphorical look, they should include figuration and hinted poetry which is rational and dreamy at the same time. Painting allows Michael Rapoport to free himself from our world which is overrun by technology.

One can feel the Rusian and Israeli culture in each of his paintings.

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Expositions personnelles :
1978 Artists’ Association, Alma-Ata.
1980 Museum of Art, Alma-Ata.
1987 Architects’ Association, Moscow.
1990 Culture Center, Netanya.
1993 Gesher Gallery, Netanya.
1994 Municipal Hall, Dortmund, Germany.
1997 The Center For Performing Arts, Tel-Aviv.
2000 Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod.
2000 Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
2005 Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
2007 Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv.

Expositions collectives :
1982 Central Hall Exhibition, Artists’ Association, Moscow.
1987 Central Hall Exhibition, Artists’ Association, Moscow.
1987 Poznan Biennale, Poznan, Poland.
1988 Baku Biennale, Baku, Azerbaijan (Silver Medal Award).
1990 Gordon Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
1993 Binyanei Ha’uma, Jerusalem.
1994 Art Focus, Jerusalem.
1994 Art Museum, Beer-Sheva.
1996 “Passage” – 10 Artists at the Israel Parliament, Jerusalem.
1997 Fourth Sculpture Biennale, Ein Hod.
1998 Tova Osman Gallary, Tel-Aviv.
1999 Haifa International Installation Triennale, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa.
2002 Focus on Painting, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa.
2002 “Artists of the Ideal”, Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy.
2007 “Contemporary Art” Reeding, Tel-Aviv.

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