OVERVIEW

Nir Hod (1970, Tel Aviv) is best known for the glamorous and visceral nature of his work. With all things noir, he shows us fading golds and chromes, pops of cherry velvet orchids engulfed by flame, lines of bright white indulgence. Renowned around the world for his work, Nir has taken to sculpture, film, and canvas mediums, moving within and around ideas of beauty, contrast, sexuality, decadence, and lost innocence.

Nir Hod earned a B.F.A from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and continued his artistic training at New York’s Cooper Union School of Art. He has had solo shows in New York at Paul Kasmin Gallery and Jack Shainman Gallery. In Tel Aviv, he has shown solo at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His works have also been shown in the Michael Fuchs Galerie in Berlin and the Wolfsonian Galleries in Miami, among many others. Interviews are regularly featured in the New York Times, Interview Magazine, W, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal, “T” Magazine, New York Observer, Financial Times and more.

At the center of his work, Hod tells a story about raw contrast that can exist in people. He questions indulgence as sin and offers, instead, curiosity. His work suggests to us that life and reality are easier to bear when we consider alternate possibilities, when we consider things that are large than life. Nir Hod gives us the dose of surrealism and that we are all aching for.

Nir Hod

HISTORY

2018
The Life We Left Behind, Gavlak Gallery, Florida, USA
The Life We Left Behind, Makasiini Contemporary Gallery, Turku, Finland

2015
Life and Death of a Star, Michael Fuchs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2014
Once Every Thing Was Much Better Even the Future, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2012
Mother, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2011
Genius, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

2008
Nova 7, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007
Faded Heartache, Davide Gallo Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2006
You Are Not Alone, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA

2005
Forever, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Luna a Las Vegas, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2001
Destinys Days, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2000
Heroes Tears, The Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y, Pennsylvania, USA
Controversial Innocence, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nir Hod, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York, USA

1999
Forever,Lime Light Club, New York, USA

1998
Forever, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York, USA
Forever Young, Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Galleries, Florida, USA

1997
DOHRIN: The Last Painting, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
A Souvenir from November, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1996
The Brush of the Heart, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018
2018 – 2019 session curated by Maynard Monrow, The Bunker, Florida, USA
Dancing Goddesses, Dio Horia gallery, Mykonos, Greek
PAINTING, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, Florida, USA
Points of light In A Nocturnal World, 7 Herkimer Place / Metro Picture, New York, USA

2017
The Bunker, Florida, USA
ACCROCHAGE, Michael Fuchs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Dreama and Dramas,Zuzeum Art Center and Latvia National Museum, Riga, Latvia
Grisaille, Leila Heller Gallery,New York, USA
Art Goes Logomo, Markasiini Contemporary, Turko, Finland
Flaming June VII, Gavlak Gallery, California, USA
Opulent Landscapes, De Buck Gallery, New York, USA
AnonimX: The End of the Privacy Era, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

2016
Greek Gotham, Dio Horia gallery, Mykonos, Greek
SOMETHING, Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, USA

2015
Prima Facie, Works From Igal Ahouvi Art Collection The Babel Trilogy, Part 4, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery,Tel Aviv, israel
Superwoman, Petach Tikva Museum, Tikva, israel
Winter in America, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA

2014
Look At Me: Portraiture From Manet To The Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, USA

2013
A letage au found Upstairs in the back,Galerie Aveline Antiquaire, Paris, France
FLAGs 5th Anniversary, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
The Concept of Baroque in Contemporary Art, Henrik Springmann Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Calligraffiti 1984 – 2013,Leila Heller Gallery, New York, USA
Amor Fati, Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, New York, USA
LADIES & GENTS,Salomon Contemporary, New York, USA

2012
BAD FOR YOU, Curated by Beth Dewoody Rudins, Shirazu Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2011
Permanent Collection at the New Building, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
Art Basel Miami Beach, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
Plank Road, Salomon Contemporary, New York, USA
Natural Renditions, Marlborogh Gallery, New York, USA
Pink, curated by Beth Dewoody Rudin, Gavlak Gallery, Florida, USA
Monuments in time, Michael Schultz Gallery, Beijing, China

2009
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison, Albright Knox Art Gallery, New York, USA

2008
As is , Contemporary art in Israel, Complesso del Vittoriano Museum, Rome, Italy
Israeli art now, Naomi Arin Gallery, Nevada, USA
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
Art of State, Contemporary Photography and Video Art from Israel , The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, Nederland
Access to Israel part 1 and part 2, The Jewish Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Eventually Well Die, Herzliya Museum, Hertsliya, Israel
We go in circles in the dark and are consumed by fire, Spaceother Gallery, Massachusetts, USA
The luxury of love, Vanina Holasek Gallery, New York, USA

2007
Irrational Exuberance, Maddox Arts Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Arte e Omosessualità, PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE, Milan, Italy
Sex and Sensuality, Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, New York, USA

2006
East Meets Pop, Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, New York, USA
Poiesis, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA

2005
The New Hebrews – A Century of Art in Israel, Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany

2004
Rose cest la vie: On Flowers in Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Stop & Stor, LUXE Gallery, New York, USA
Pets, Time for Art (Zman LeOmanut), Israeli Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
Love is in the Air: Images of Romantic Love in Contemporary Israeli Art, Time for Art (Zman LeOmanut), Israeli Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

2003
Wonderyears: New reflections on the Shoa and Nazism in Israel, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
Künstraum Kreuzberg / Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2002
9-11: One Year Later, The New York Historical Society, New York, USA

2001
Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Artists and Clothing, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, USA
Between Earth and Heaven: New Classical Movements in the Art Today,Museum of Modern Art, Ostend, Belgium

1998
Manly, Art in General, New York, USA
Gallery Artists, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York, USA
Cutting Edge: Style, Psychosis and the Ethics of Self, Robert Sandelson Gallery, London, United Kindom
1998 Uniform, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, USA
After Rabin: New Art from Israel, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
Bamot: The Building, Destruction and Restoration of High Places – Israel 1948-1998, The Vienna Jewish Museum, Wien, Republik Österreich
The Lesser Light, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, israel

1997
Fantasy, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

1996
Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition), Bass Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition), Grey Art Gallery & Study Center of New York University, New York, USA
Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition), Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Georgia, USA
Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition), Yerba Buena Center for the Art, California, USA

1995
In Construction, The Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Windows, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1994
MetaSex 94: Identity, Body and Sexuality, Ein Harod Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
MetaSex 94: Identity, Body and Sexuality, Bat Yam Museum of Art, Bat Yam, Israel
MetaSex 94: Identity, Body and Sexuality, Alternative Space at the Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv, Israel

1993
Antipathos: Black Humor, Irony and Cynicism in Contemporary Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

WORKS

NEWS

Alternative Show : ART FAIR TOKYO 2020

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to highlight works by two contemporary women artists, Inka Essenhigh and Mariko Kobayashi, from our alternative show at the gallery in response to the cancellation of the Art Fair Tokyo 2020. The show starts from Thursday, March 19th, 2020. We will also be presenting works by Nir Hod, Tony Matelli, and

Nir hod:The Jewish Museum New York

KOTARO NUKAGA is proud to announce that Nirhod, a New York-based artist represented by our gallery, his work “Mother” was acquired by the Jewish Museum in New York. He made a figurative painting out of a famous photo taken during the Warshaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, the image of a woman next to the Warsaw

FIXED CONTAINED Curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to present Fixed Contained, a group exhibition of seven international contemporary artists: Brian Alfred, Firelei Báez, Inka Essenhigh, Nir Hod, Tony Matelli, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and Carlos Rolón. This exhibition is guest curated by Matsuyama, and will be on view from April 20, 2019 through June 29, 2019. Each of the artists