United art Gallery
Artist: Michael Liani
Description: This work was created in response to the current situation in the world. The importance of life and the place of religion. The work refers to the pieta pose but with life and not death, maybe rescue, maybe help. © 2020 MICHAEL LIANI. ALL RIGHTS RESER
Michael Liani completed his MFA at Bezalel University in 2016, graduating with high honors. He completed his BA in 2015, majoring in Humanities and Social Sciences and graduating on the Deanâ€™s List. He also graduated with honors from the Minshar School of Art, majoring in Photography and Fine Arts, in 2014. Liani has exhibited his work at the Municipal Art Gallery of Afula, Israel (2019); the 6th International Biennale for Young Art at The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia (2018); â€œArt Rooms Fair Romaâ€, festival for local art in Rome, Italy (2018); Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2018); Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (2018); Idris Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2018), Tel Aviv Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel (2018); â€œMalamegi Lab 9â€, among twelve artists chosen, Piero Gallery, Venice, Italy (2017); exhibited video art piece at the Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel, chosen by the CCAâ€™s head curator; UCLA Biennial, Los Angeles, USA (2016); The Israel Museum, Anna Ticho Pavilion, Jerusalem, Israel (2016); The Negev Museum of Art, Beâ€™er Sheva, Israel (2016); Line 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2015); Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2015); Tel Hai Museum, Tel Hai, Israel (2015). Liani has received the NEXT! Prize for Innovative Creation of the Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival (2019); Prize for Emerging Artist granted by the Ministry of Culture, Israel (2018); Winner of International Photography Contest, Paris College of Art (2017); The Li Zhou Photography Festival Prize, Li Zhou Museum for Photography, China (2017). Liani received honorary scholarships for his work towards his MA at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2016); from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2014); he also received an honorary prize for excellency from the Minshar School of Art (2013).