The starting point of my work is attentiveness to the formal qualities of the components I work with: the materials, the space, their weight, their scale, their resistance, their dynamic, their interactions. 
I examine these qualities from my personal perspective and experience with them and they evoke mental images in me. I continue to nurture this relationship between formalism and the poetic sphere until a firm and clear vision is consolidated.
The mental landscapes and materials I am mostly drawn to are industrial, rough, and unapproachable, but have an organic dynamic, and are sentimental and tactile.

Keren Shalev 

Born in Israel, 1982

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

 

Sculptures in public spaces

since 2019  

Schiffswrack, Max Planck Institute for Human Development,  Berlin (permanent sculpture)

Illusionary/ real encounter on the shore, Schlosspark Stammheim Kunst, Köln

2017-19    

Schiffswrack, Schlosspark Stammheim Kunst, Köln 

2015-16    

Schiffswrack, Radial System V, Berlin

 

Kunst am Bau

2021-2     

Sustainable dynamics, Paavo-Nurmi prime school, Berlin

 

Solo exhibitions

2021       

nothingness ̇one piece ̇two elements, Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden 

2019       

Silence & Structure, Tête, Berlin - text

Self Reflection on Homeostasis, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berliner Berg Brewery, Berlin

Ausstellung with  Jungekunstberlin, Bristol Hotel, Berlin

2018       

Hiding in foreign shadows, under buildings and in between, unperceived existence-Shush gallery - online catalog

2017       

Boat Wreck, Helmut, Leipzig - article

2016       

Constructions, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Gordon, Berlin
2015       

Consolidated-Scattered, Plateau gallery, Berlin

 

Two-person exhibitions

2022     

Offene Ecken, with Anna Myga Kasten, Galerie Drei, Dresden

2018       

Bilinguale Lautskulptur - Performance with Mirjam Dorsch, Verlorene Zeit, Berlin

2017       

Gentle Destructions, exhibition with Zorka Wollny, Flugwerk, Berlin 

2016       

Ein Ort des Jetzt, Installation with Stephan Sitaras, Ruberoid Festival, Acud macht neu, Berlin 

2014      

Running man - Performance with Udi Berner, ́Reconstructing Reality’- T Berlin, Berlin and at  Hachalalit gallery, Tel Aviv 

2013        

Peaceful burning - Performance with Udi Berner, Greenhouse, Berlin  and at Kunst im Haus- Die Teatrale, Berlin 

Selected group exhibitions

2022       

The Abstract View, Junge Kunst Berlin, Museum Modern Art Hünfeld     

un-structured, Axel Obiger gallery, Berlin    

Galerie Asterisk - eine feministische Intervention, online exhibition

2020       

with EDGE Neuroscience-Art, Online in Artsteps 

2019       

Broken spaces, Tapir gallery, Berlin

Konkret, Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden 

Enclaves, Monopol, Berlin

ZUKUNFTSVISIONEN2019, Görltz

2018       

Das Kapital collection, SchauFenster Gallery, Berlin

The Abstract View, Junge Kunst Berlin, Stiftung Starke, Berlin

SCHAUfenster à la Art, Kunstpreis des Landkreises Alzey-Worms, Wörrstadt

2017        

Fremde Werte, Galerie Drei, Dresden 

Kostbarkeiten, Rathaus Marzahn, Berlin

Capriccio, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

Kunstgäste #6, Kulturbunker, Köln

Performing Arts Festival Berlin, K77, Berlin
Souvenir – Ein Stillleben, Art Vending Machine, Jewish Museum Berlin                          

2016       

Berlin art week exhibition-"50 Contemporary artists"- EAF, Berlin

Erde, Stahl & Leuchten, Hinterm Spaeti, Berlin

Heimat - Identifikation im Wandel, Künstlerverein Walkmühle e.V., Wiesbaden 

2015        

Roundabout- ID Festival, Radialsystem V, Berlin 

Don´t call it a context, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin

2014       

Danalogue- Crossing Borders, Infarm, Berlin

2013        

Kunst im Haus- Die Theatrale, Berlin

2012       

Twin cities, Brasov

2010        

It's Called Culture, Abracsas, Tel Aviv and at Bass, Jerusalem

 

Fundings

2022

Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur grant for freelance visual artists 

2021       

Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen 

2019       

Szloma-Albam Stiftung 

 

Education 

2014-15    

Museumskunde, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

2009-11    

Teaching diploma. Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel

2004-9     

B.A. Fine Arts. University of Haifa, Israel

2003-4     

Sculpture, Hagalil Hama’aravi College, Akko, Israel 

Curation 

2021            

The elusive air between the viewer and the artwork, with  EDGE - Blurring the Borders between Art and Neuroscience e.V., 48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin 

2019             

Extended Matter, Becher Triennale, Berlin Glas e.V, Berlin - catalog

Enclaves, Monopol, Berlin