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About Michal Chelbin

Born in Israel, 1974
Lives and works in Israel

Wizo Academy of Education and Design, Haifa, Israel
Department of Photography- Graduation with Honors

Sailboats and Swans, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
Strangely Familiar, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
The Black Eye, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
The Black Eye, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
The Black Eye, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam
Strangely Familiar, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
Strangely Familiar, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Strangely Familiar, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
Recent Photographs, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Vitalina and Friends, Lohamei Haghetaot Gallery, Israel
Lazarova, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, USA
Lazarova, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv
Vitalina and Friends, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv

The Under Toad, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL
Making Room: Contemporary Israeli Photography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Recent Acquisitions, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
The Grip/La Mainmise, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
Taylor Wessing Portrait Competition, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Nymphoto: Conversations Volume I, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York
Flash Forward, Sponsored by the Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada
Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, DeCordova Museum, MA
The Portrait Competition, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Uniforms & Costumes from the series Strangely Familiar, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
The Portrait Competition, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Photo NY, October 2006
Not All Of Man's Best Friends Are Dogs, Fahey/Klein gallery, Los Angeles
Turning Silver, Women in Photography International
Photography Now, 401 Projects, New York
Portraits, The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK
Photo – London, UK
Photography Now, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, USA
FNAC, Barcelona, Spain C Photo magazine touring exhibition
Making a Scene, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Conflicted, Menier Gallery, London, UK
The Children's Hour, The Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA
Dialogue with the Classics- The Chapels, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
Fotografia, Hendrik Andersen Museum, Rome, Italy
Western Biennale of Art, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
Magic, Vamiali Gallery, Athens, Greece
Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
Spread in Prato, Various Venues, Prato, Italy
Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Love is in the Air, Time for Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
The Rape of Europe, Luke & A Gallery, London, UK
Young Israeli Art, O'hana Collection, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
The Armory Photography Show, New York, USA
Female Turbulence, Aeroplastics Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Naked before God, Museum of Modern Art, Parnu, Estonia
Artic 5, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art
Scenes in Perspective, Art Tower Agora Gallery, Athens, Greece
Artist for Coexistence, Um El Fachem Gallery and Rosenfeld Gallery Tel-Aviv, Israel
New Purchases in Photography, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Artist of the Ideal, Palazo Forti, Verona, Italy
Yeladudes, Holon Art Center, Israel
Human Now, Haifa Cinemateque, Israel

Third Place, Taylor Wessing Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, UK
Best Photography Book, PDN Photo Annual
Constantiner Award for Photography –Tel Aviv
Young Israeli Photographer Prize
Haifa Museum- Raphael Angel Fund
Joshua Rabinowitz Fund for the Arts Grant
Oscar Hendler Prize, Oscar Hendler Fund- Lohamei Haghetaot Gallery
Israel Lottery Grant, Dialogue with Classics, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
Joshua Rabinowitz Fund for the Arts Grant
Israel Lottery Grant to Support International Artists
Dudu Dotan Artist Support Fund
Artist in Residence, Hammeau des Artistes, Paris, France
America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship

Michael Mills. Recent Acquisition Review, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, October 27, 2011
Hirsch, Caroline. “The Locked Gaze: Prison Portraits”. The New Yorker, August 16, 2011
Slade, George. The Black Eye Review, photo-eye Magazine, December 2, 2010
Mizota, Sharon. “Michal Chelbin at M + B,” Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2010
Laster, Paul. “Michal Chelbin’s Youthful Wrestlers,” Flavor Wire, October 20, 2010
Gallery Picks, The New Yorker, October 11, 2010
Meyers, William. “Capturing Three Worlds Apart,” The Wall Street Journal, October 9, 2010
Biondi, Elisabeth. “The Black Eye,” Photo Booth – The New Yorker Photo Blog, October 8, 2010
Kigner, Elise. “World of Contradictions,” The Jewish Advocate, October 1, 2010
Feeney, Mark. “Caught Between Two Worlds,” The Boston Globe, September 11, 2010
Wallenstein, Ellen. The Black Eye Review, Fraction Magazine, September 2010
Bengston-Lykoudis, Kirsten. “Wrestling Youth,” ARTslant, September 2010
“Lena and Katya,” PDN Photo Annual, January 2010
PICTURE Magazine (Cover), Michal Chelbin: The AIPAD Show, March 2009
“Taylor Wessing Prize at the National Portrait Gallery,” The Guardian, September 15, 2009
“Strangely Familiar,” Vision Magazine, December 2008
Cole, Lori. Critic’s Pick, Artforum Online, October 11, 2008
Gallery Picks, The New Yorker, September 29, 2008
Meyers, William. “Shades of Red, Strange and Familiar,” New York Sun, September 11, 2008
“Strangely Familiar,” Haaretz Magazine, September 5, 2008
“Gallery-Going,” The New York Sun, September 2, 2008
Therond, Eve. “En Direct De New York,” French Photo, September 2008
Gottlieb, Jane. “Michal Chelbin,” Photo District News, March 2008
“The New Portrait,” American Photo, March 2007
LaSala, Anthony. “A Circus of the Strangely Familiar,” Photo District News, October 2006
Wood, Eve. “Complex Institutions,” New York Arts Magazine, July 2006
Joslin, Russell. Interview with Michal Chelbin, Shots, Spring 2006
Ollman, Leah. “Photos Scaled to the Human,” Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2004

Sailboats and Swans, Twin Palms Publishers, Fall 2012
The Black Eye, Twin Palms Publishers, Spring 2010
Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes and Other Traveling Troupes, Aperture, 2008
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Collection of Sir Elton John, London
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Jewish Museum, New York
The Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
The Portland Museum of Art
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

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