Michael Druks
b1940

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1968  The Holon Gallery, Holon.
  Dugit Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1970 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1971 Sandwiches, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv.
  Environment Installation, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1973 Flexible Geography & Location Piece, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
  Punishments, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1974 Punishments, In-Out Centre, Amsterdam; Agora Studio, Maastricht; Art Meeting Place, London.
1975 System-Beeld-Identiteit, International Cultureel Centrum, Antwerp.
  Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham.
  Two Slide Installations, 35 Yards & Flexible Geography, PMJ Self Gallery, London.
  Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam – photographs & video performance travelling to Buenos Aires, Caracas and São Paolo.
1976 Everybody's Own Yard, a photographic study, Ideas Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
  Simple Fractions, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv.  
1977 Baackcher Kunstraum, Köln.
1978 Ambiguous Definitions, ICA, London.
  Incidence and Coincidence, Raume für Ausstellungen und Aktionen, Bern.
1979 Performance, Centre d'art et Communication, George Pompidou Centre, Paris.
1981 Drawings, Gordon Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
1983 Projection on Photographic situations, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1987 Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem.
1988 Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1990 Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1991 Works on paper, Gallery Kabry, Israel.
  The Presence of the Absent – The Empty Chair, University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1992 Works on paper, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1993 Bugraschov, Tel Aviv.
1994 Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1996 Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1997 Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2000 ART2000 with Beardsmore Gallery.
  Druks, Royle, Temple & Wylie, Four Painters, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2001 Circumstantial Evidence – new pictures, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
  Love at First Sight, The Vera Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
  4 Video Presentations, Haifa Museum of Art.
2002 NP40 Kunstruimte, Amsterdam, Holland.
2004 Druksland, audio-visual retrospective Haifa Museum.
2007 Michael Druks: Travels in Druksland, The Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel.
2009 Deuteronomy Chapter 1, Pictures Chapter 2, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2013 Michael Druks, solo exhibition, England & Co, London.
  Michael Druks: View, Material, Thought, Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv.
2017 In the Palm of the Hand, Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1969  Ten Plus Group, Tel Aviv Museum.
  Four Young Artists, Bat Yam Museum, Bat Yam.
1970 Ten Plus Group, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv.
1971 Concept + Information, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1972 Affidavit: Idea-Process-Document, 6 Israeli artists, House Gallery, London.
1973 1st British International Drawings Biennale, Middlesborough.
  Self Portrait in Israeli Art, Museum of Modern Art, Haifa.
1974 10 Years 20 Artists, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
  Off the Top of the Head, Art Meeting Place, London.
1975 Video Travelling Show, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol & Brighton Polytechnic.
  The Video Show, Serpentine Gallery, London.
  Artists Video Tapes, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
  The 9e Biennale de Paris.
  Rencontre Internationale Ouverte de Video, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris and Ferrara.
1976 NF2 Photography as Art, Gallery Grada Zagreb.
  Time, Words and the Camera, work by British artists travelling through Austria.
1977 Documenta 6, Kassel.
  Video Performance, Neue Gallery, Montreal.
  Photography as Art, Art as Photography, organised by Fotoforum, travelled to Kassel, London, Poland, USA.
1978 Artist & Society, Tel Aviv Museum.
  Portraits, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1979 New Acquisitions, Tel Aviv Museum.
1980 Borders, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
  Contemporary Photography,Te Aviv Museum.
1981 5rh Wiener Internationale Biennale, Erweiterte Fotografie.
1982 Art Hats, Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden, Berlin & Brussels.
1984 Basel Art Fair with Julie M Gallery.
1985 Milestones in Israel Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1986 The Want of Matter, a Quality in Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum.
1987 The Art Workshop Gallery, Yavneh, Israel.
1989 To Live with the Dream, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
1990 A painting review, Berkeley Square Gallery, London.
1992 Routes of Wandering – Nomadism, journeys and transitions in contemporary Israeli art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
  Een Selectie – Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark, Turnhout, Belgium.
1994 Art Focus 90 70 90, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
  Separate World, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
1995 Looking Up Looking Down, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
1997 Cartographers, Museum of Contemporary Art and The Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia; travelling on to Warsaw, Budapest and Maribor.
1998 Perspectives on Israeli Art of the Seventies, Tel Aviv Museum.
  Transformation of a Symbol, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
  Druks, Royle, Temple & Wylie – Four painters, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2001 The Map Is Not the Territory i, England & Co, London.
2002 Ten, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
  Ten, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
  The Map Is Not the Territory ii, England & Co, London.
2003 Communication Interferences, Video Zero I, Haifa Museum of Art.
  The Map Is Not the Territory iii, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, UK (curated by Jane England).
2004 Thou Shalt Make: The Resurgence of Judaism in Israeli Art, Time for Art Israeli Art Centre,Tel Aviv.
  The Third Ceramic Biennale, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.
  Forensic, Beardsmore Gallery London (2001, 1997 & 1994).
2006 Video Zero 3, Performing the Body Live Acts, Haifa Museum of Art.
2009 The Map Is Not the Territory Revisited, England & Co, London.
2010 Beneath the Radar in 1970s London, England & Co, London.
2012 Atlas Critique, Parc Saint Leger Centre d'Art Contemporain, Paris.
  Contemporary Cartographies: Drawing Thought, CaixaForum, Barcelona.
  Wandering Lines: From Automatic Drawing to Abstraction, England & Co, London.
2013 Contemporary Cartographies: Drawing Thought, CaixaForum, Madrid.
  Works from the 1970s & 1980s – Group Exhibition: Michael Druks, Tina Keane, John Dugger, Judy Clark, England & Co, London.
2014 London Art Fair, England & Co.
2015 The Gallery House Archive Project, Goethe Institute, London.
2016 Photo London, England & Co.
  London Art Fair, England & Co.
  Staring back at the Sun: Video Art from Israel 1970-2012, Artis Exhibitions, NY, touring in USA, Israel, Latin America and Europe.
2017 This Way Out of England: Gallery House in Retrospect, Raven Row, London.
  Photo London, England & Co.
  Map, Map on the Wall, Mapping in Science and Art, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Druks’ works have been published in numerous catalogues for the exhibitions he has participated in since
the late 1960s, including:

1972   Affidavit: Idea – Process – Document, exhibition catalogue published by Gallery House, London.
1978  Ambiguous Definitions: An exhibition of the works of Michael Druks, exhibition catalogue published by the
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
2002  The Map Is Not the Territory ii, published by England & Co., London.
2007  Michael Druks: Travels in Druksland, monograph edited by Galia Bar Or, published by the Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel.
2014  Hans Ulrich Obrist, 'Conversation with Michael Druks’, RES magazine.
2017  This Way Out of England: Gallery House in Retrospect, Raven Row, London.
  Map, Map on the Wall, Mapping in Science and Art, exhibition catalogue published by Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.