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Roni Tahar Lev

Yael Sleeping
Oil on Linen mounted on board
30X40 cm

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Roni Taharlev was born in Kibbutz Yagur. She is the daughter of the Israeli lyricist Yoram Taharlev and the poet and author Nurit Zarchi.

In 2012 a self-portrait of Taharlev was included in the BP Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London and was also exhibited in Scotland and Wales. In 2019 her painting Not This Light, the Other Light was selected for the major exhibition The Moon, from Real to Imaginary Voyages at the Grand Palais in Paris, a ‘first’ for an Israeli painter. In 2019 she also had a solo exhibition at the Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art, titled White Ravens.

She has exhibited at the Israel Museum, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Taharlev’s is a figurative painter whose work references classical European painting but with a contemporary twist. Her paintings explore fundamental experiences of identity and selfhood in modern Western society, such as the objectification of women, the limits of gender binaries, and the cultural aspiration for determinism versus ambivalence and play.

Taharlev teaches at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.

Her works are in Museum’s collections and many private collections world wide.

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