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Zadok Ben-David









Zadok Ben-David




Zadok Ben-David is a London based, award winning Artist. He was born in Bayhan, Yemen in 1949 and immigrated to Israel in the same year. He graduated in advanced sculpture from St. Martin’s School of Art in London and taught at the same institution from 1977-1982.

In 1988, Ben-David represented Israel in the Venice Biennale. Ben-David’s largest solo show to date was at the Guangdong Art Museum in Guangzhou, China in spring 2007.

He is the recipient of numerous awards. Recent awards include Grande Biennial Prémio at the XIV Biennale Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal 2007 and the Tel Aviv Museum prize for sculpture 2005. In 2008, he was commissioned to make a sculpture for the Beijing Olympics.

In 2010, Ben-David’s solo show “Human Nature” at the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, created history as it had achieved record-breaking attendance in the history of the museum when it ended in February 2010.

Ben-David has in the last few years showed in Italy, China and at the Busan Biennale in South Korea. Ben-David’s work can currenlty be seen at his major solo exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens organised by Sotheby’s. His works feature in the collections of important public and private institutions in Europe, East Asia, United States, Israel and Australia.




Awards

RECENT AWARDS
2007 Awarded the Grande Premio at the XIV Biennial Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
2005 Awarded the Tel Aviv Museum Prize for Sculpture
The works feature in the collections of important public and private institutions in Europe, East Asia, United States, Israel and Australia.












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