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RESUME: LEZLI RUBIN-KUNDA

Education

1976    B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
1984    Studio Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1989    M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts), School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts


Current Teaching Position

From 2000    Senior Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Technion University, Haifa, Israel (basic and advanced multi-disciplinary courses, drawing, environmental art)


Performances / Action-based projects, installations and exhibitions

2017      "FLUX", live drawing performance, Romantso Cultural Centre, for Metamporphosis,
              Interdisciplinary Arts Festival, Athens, Greece
             "Line Made by Walking through Petals" (A 50 year tribute to Richard Long’s Line Made by
              Walking), live performance, Hour of the Mimosa, Artists Centre, Modiin-Reut, Israel
2016      "Drawing and Blurring Lines (on a Brick Wall)", Collaborative performance, Draw to
              Perform Symposium, Crow's Nest Gallery, London, England
              "Marking the Passing of a Day," 24 hour durational drawing, Duration and Dialogue
              Performance Festival, Katzman Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2015      "White Lines", performance, Inter-Action festival, Artists' House, Tel Aviv
2014      "Marking the Territory", Orpheus in Yafo, poetry-performance series, collaboration with
              Yonatan Kunda
              "Erasing Walls - A Brief Illustrated History of the Walls of Jerusalem", 2 drawing
               performance actions, Borderline, Hansen Lepers Hospital, 5th Biennale of Drawing,
               Jerusalem
2013      "Fragments of Knowledge", Wall drawing/ installation, 5 Approaches to the Encyclopedia
              Hebraica, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
              "Spoken Encyclopedia" interactive site performance, 5 Approaches to the Encyclopedia
               Hebraica, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
              "Pilgrimage", Walking performance, Ramat Hasharon, studio event - Osi Yalon,
               Ramat Hasharon, Israel
              "Teaching Me to Write (in Arabic"), interactive performance, Upper Spaces, Lower
               Spaces - Urban Interventions, Haifa, Israel
2012      "Reading and Marking", performance for drawing and spoken word, artist's studio,
               Ramat Hasharon, Israel, with Yonatan Kunda
               "Plants, Books, Walls", Interactive performance, book launch event, Bilu Blich studio,
               Tel Aviv
2011      "Marking Space", performance/installation for drawing and sound, Kentler International
               Drawing Space, Brooklyn, N.Y., collaboration with Ellen Moffat
2010      "Wall of Perpetual Drawing", performance/ drawing installation, video screening,
               Rashamim, 4th Biennale of Drawing, Barbur Gallery and Artists' House, Jerusalem
              "Realms of Knowing", site performance, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto,
               Canada, collaboration with Ellen Moffat
              "Performed Books", CWSE/OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
2009      "Disappearing", drawing-based performance, Spectacoli di Mistero Festival, Venice, Italy
              "Reading into the Landscape" Durational site performance, What is Hidden Behind the
               Pastoral, Mamuta Art and Media Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
2008      "Marking Stones", site project, performance and installation, Binaural Artists Residency,
               Nodar, Portugal
              "Outside In", performance, video installation, Fleishman Gallery, 7a11d International
               Performance Festival, Toronto, Canada
              "The Consolation of Philosophy", performance, Reading Material: Artists Books,
               Municipal Gallery of Art, Rishon Letsion, Israel
              "360 Degrees: Three Drawing Actions", performance, Night Trains (Salon D'Automne III),
               Tel-Aviv-Yafo, Israel
              "Erased Monuments", wall installation/ performance, Rappaport Studio performance event,
               Ramat Gan, Israel
               "Drawing in an Empty Room", performance/ drawing, Gallery Nachshon,
               Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel
2007      "Topographical Readings", V.I.P. performance event, Ticho House, Israel Museum,
               Jerusalem, Israel
              "Walk with Mask", Streamers and Sardine Cans", Grand Churrasco Performance Festival,
               Lisbon, Portugal
2006      "Sisters at Work", performance, collaborative action, screenings, Collision06: Inter-arts
               Symposium, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.,Canada
              "Walk with Donkey", Live Art Festival, Kibbutz Naan, Israel
2005      "Branching III" performance, video works, Woman-Tree, Espais Foundation
               of Contemporary Art, Girona, Spain
              "Branching II", collaboration for video and live performer, Marking Motion, The Lab,
               San Francisco, California, with Sheila Ghidini
               Backyard with Olive Grove, Beit Haomanim (Artists' House), Tel Aviv, Israel
               Summer Studio, performance/ exhibition, Passage Gallery, Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel
               Elemental Acts, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004      "Reforestation" performance, installation, Homesick: Salon D'Automne II, Herzl 29,
               Tel Aviv, Israel
              "Roadside Offerings" , HEARA 7, Ohel Moshe Neighborhood and Center, Jerusalem, Israel
              "Metamorphosis" performance, installation Private Gardens, Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel
              "Collaborative Activity", performance, collaborative action. Committing Voice Conference,
               Goddard College, Vermont
2003      "Down to Earth" EBENT '03 International Performance Festival, Barcelona, Spain
              "10 Mandalas; Walking Mandala", Circle with a Centre, Boreal Art/Nature Centre
              "Intimate Investigations", , Contemporary Ritual Performance series, The Western Front,
               Vancouver, Canada, and LIVE Biennale of Performance Art, Vancouver, Canada
               Daily Interactions, DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2002      "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" performance, HEARA 4, Underground
               Prisoners' Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
              "City Shelter", extended performance/ installation, Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
              "Walk to the Sea", performance, FIX02 Catalyst Arts Performance Festival,
               Day of Simultaneous Action - Tel Aviv / Belfast
2001      "Nightshift", Blurrr: 3rd Biennale of Performance Art, Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel
              "Branching I"  Prima Cogna, , Works Gallery, San Jose, California, with Sheila Ghidini
2000      "Local Activity", performance/ installation, Gallery OneOneOne, School of Art,
               University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
              "18 Short Ceremonies for a Building of Emptied Rooms" /, Memory and Vision,
               Israeli-German Artists' Exchange, Gross Glienicke Military Grounds, Potsdam, Germany
1999      "Volume: compressed + expanded", performance/ installation, Grove Street Windows,
               San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, California, with Sheila Ghidini
1998      "Angelmaking and Barricades" performance/ installation, Angels and Aliens,
               Walter McBean Gallery, Art Institute San Francisco, California
1997       A Temporary State of Grace, Arad Museum of Art, Arad, Israel
1996      Transient Positions, New Art Center, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
1993      Impossibly Northern Continents, Yefet 28 Gallery, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
1991      New Works, Gallery Moos, Toronto, Canada
1989      The Palm at the End of the Mind, Gallery Eleven, Tufts University, Medford, Mass.
              Coming Through Matter, Tjaden Hall Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1985      Emerging from Chaos, University of Massachusetts Gallery, Worcester, Mass.


Video and performance screenings

The performance videos and drawing-based videos have been screened at many performance and inter-media events including: On Water, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale 2016 Korean Nature Artists Association YATOO; Borderland – The Entropy of identities, Meca Mediterráneo Centro Artístico, and Museo de Almería Universidad de Granada, Spain; Line Made by Walking, Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel; Screening of Performance Art in the Natural Environment (SPANE), Toronto, Canada; Nodar: Inscribed Territory, Viseu, Portugal; The Third Ear Screening Rooms, Tel Aviv, Israel; Epipiderme, Lisbon, Portugal; Exist08, Brisbane, Australia; Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Mobile Archive (Israeli Center for Digital Art), Kunstverein, Hamburg, and Holon, Israel; PI Performance and Inter-media, Szczecin-Swinoujscie, Poland; Inport Media Festival, Estonia; Collision 06, Inter-arts Symposium, UVic, Victoria, B.C.; EBent /Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona, Spain; Live Art/Dead Art, Godine Gallery, Mass.College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts; 7a11d Festival of Performance Art, Toronto, Canada; IMAF Performance in Nature, Performance Art Today and International Multimedia Festival, Odzaci, Serbia and Montenegro.

The work has also been presented at universities and art institutions, including-Tel Aviv University; Bezalel School of Art, Masters Program, Tel Aviv; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.; Ontario College of Art and Design, Video and Performance, and Drawing Depts., Toronto, Canada: Fine Arts Department, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon; Photography Department, Ryerson College, Toronto, Canada: Sapir College Art Department, Shderot, Israel: Architecture and City Planning Department, Technion, Haifa, Israel: Musrara College, Jerusalem, Emuna College, Jerusalem; Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden; The Interdisciplinary Centre, Jerusalem, and at public schools in Israel, through Cultural Initiative -Artists in the Schools program.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2011      Three Environmental Artists, Open Gallery for Environmental Art, Rishon Letzion, Israel
               BAAD Reservoir Gallery Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv
2010      Haifa, Israel/ Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Pygmalion House, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2009      Gray Matter: 4 artists collaborate, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel
              Parallel Worlds, ScalaMata Exhibition Space, Venice, Italy
2008      Reading Material, Municipal Gallery of Art, Rishon Letsion
2007      Nature in Mind, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, Gongju National Museum, Korea
2006      Wired Forest, Kirkland Art Centre, Seattle, Washington
              A3 Israeli Drawing, Pyramid Gallery, Haifa, Israel
2003      Woman Enough, Ein Harod Museum of Art, Kibbutz Ein Harod, Israel
2002      Salon D'Automne I, (Herzl 29), Tel Aviv, Israel
2001      Memory and Vision II, (Israeli-German Artists' Exchange), The Artists' Residence Gallery,
              Herziliya, Israel
              Hands, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2000      Memory and Vision, Israeli-German Artists' Exchange, Panzerhalle, Potsdam, Germany
1999      Natural Selections, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California
1998      Back Room Noise, Refusalon, San Francisco, California
1996      Three Artists: Three Installations, Yavneh Artists' Workshop gallery, Yavneh, Israel
1995      Posner Hosts Gimel, Posner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
              Drawing / Objects, Gallery Gimel, Jerusalem, Israel
1994      Material World, Nachshon Gallery, Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel
1993      Material: Sense and Essence, Yefet 28 Gallery, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel
1987      Drawing New England, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Mass.
              New England Women Artists, North Hall Gallery, Mass. College of Art, Boston, Mass.
1986      Radiant Density, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
              Works on Paper, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1985      Eastern Influence, Wang Center Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1984      Threads: Contemporary Drawings, Visual Language Workshop, M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass.
              Dana Pond Competition Award Recipients, Museum School Gallery, Boston, Mass.


Projects, Residencies, workshops, etc.

2016     Made of Walking, presentation, workshop and performance, ANIMART- Experiential
              Art School Forum on Contemporary Creativity, Delphi, Greece
              Symposium Draw to Perform - Performance and workshop, London, England
2015      Gulkistan, Center for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland
2012-15    "At Home: Talks with artists about Place and Practice"; a research project on Canadian
                  artists, through the Israeli Institute for Canadian Studies.
2012      Walls I Have Known; An artist book of wall-related projects from the past 10 years
              of performance. Includes text with curator Yael Kainey (see below)
2010-12    Wall of Perpetual Drawing, an ongoing wall drawing project, artist's studio,
                 Ramat Hasharon, Israel (video works, installation)
2006-09    Home and Garden; series of actions in artist's home and garden
                 (video works, catalogue)
2008      Binaural Artists Residency, Nodar, Portugal
2006      Housekeeping: ongoing series of performances for video, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
              From the Void (in the late hours of the night), project and exhibition at Alon Gallery with
              art department students, Alon High School for the Arts, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
              Sisters at Work, Collision06 Symposium, Victoria, B.C. (Support of Canada Council)
2005      Walking Abandoned Walls; I-Park Artists Residency, East Haddam, Connecticut
              (Support of Canada Council)
2004      Woman Enough, traveling exhibition-in-a-box, with Ami Steinetz Contemporary Art Projects,
              Tel Aviv, Israel
2003      Circle with a Centre, Artists Residency, Boreal Art / Nature Center, La Minerve, Quebec
              Intimate Investigations, Western Front Performance Rituals, Vancouver, B.C.
              (Support of Canada Council)
2001      Backyard with Olive Grove, site-specific performance project and artist's book,
              Savyon, Israel
              Large Movements and Small Actions - performance project and book with Sheila Ghidini,
              San Francisco / Tel Aviv, included in Mobilivre / Bookmobile, Canada Council traveling
              exhibition of artists' books, USA/Canada 2005


Articles in books / catalogues / Journals

2016      On Water, The 7th Geumgang Nature Art Biennale Video Exhibition catalogue,
              Gongiu National Museum, Korea
2014      The Eureka Bliss Project, Liliana Orbach, video interview
2013      Catalogue, Television Interview, "Fragments of Knowledge", 5 Approaches to the
              Encyclopedia Hebraica
, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
              Artists Write about Themselves, Panim 61,vJournal of Culture, Education and Society
              Rachel Shalita, Dialogue with Contemporary Art, Art Educators Institute, Israel
2012      Yael Kainey: Dialogue in the Studio; in Walls I Have Known, original in Hebrew;
              translation by L.Rubin-Kunda
2011      Charlotta Kolik, Marking Space, a Drawing Sound and Performance Project, essay for
              Kentler Gallery publication
              Dafna Yaacobus, Achbar Jerusalem, "Lost", artist profile (Wall Work at Barbur Gallery)
              Three Years in Nodar: Context-Specific Art Practices in Rural Portugal, Luis and Rui Costa,
              Editors, Nodar Edicions
2008      Dana Gillerman, Haaretz, `Galleria, Artist's Wall Series
2007      Randy Rosenberg, Art in Action: Nature Creativity and Our Collective Future, Natural
              World Museum, San Francisco, California
              Nature in Mind, Nature Biennale, Gongiu National Museum, Korea
2006      Marta Pol I Rigau, Dona-Arbre: Monique Bastiaans, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Mireya Maso,
              Fina Miralles, Shirin Neshart, Lezli Rubin-Kunda, Espais Foundation of Contemporary Art,
              Girona, Spain
2005      Shinn Ben-Alon, Merav, Passage Installations 2004-2005, Tel Aviv, Israel
              Shinn Ben-Alon, Merav, "Backyard with Olive Grove", Tel Aviv, Israel
2004      Singh Victoria, Ritual in Contemporary Performance, anthology, Western Front,
              Vancouver, Canada
2003      Intimate Investigations, Front Magazine, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
2001      Katz-Frieman Tami, "Close to Home", Daily Interactions, Tel Aviv, Israel
              Eyland, Cliff, "Local Activity", Gallery One One One, University of Manitoba, Canada
1999      Barkai, Sigal "Studio Visit", Terminal Magazine, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997      Lavi Monica "A Temporary State of Grace", Arad Museum, Arad, Israel
1996      Bar-Natan Yifat "Transient Positions", New Art Center, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
1993      Bar-Lev Jennifer, "Impossibly Northern Continents", Yefet 28 Gallery, Jaffa, Israel