Nir Hod was born in 1970 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is currently based in New York. Hod earned his B.F.A from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and also received artistic training at New York’s Cooper Union School of Art.

Through sculpture, film, and canvas mediums, Hod freely traverses within and around ideas of beauty, contrast, sexuality, decadence, and lost innocence. 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 larger than life.

In 2005, Hod held a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), and has since exhibited at the Jewish Museum (New York), Sara Hildén Art Museum (Finland), Kasmin Gallery (New York), and Kohn Gallery (Los Angeles), among many others. Interviews are regularly featured in the international media such as the New York Times, Interview Magazine, W, ELLE, The Wall Street Journal, “T” Magazine, New York Observer, Financial Times, and more.


‘100 Years Is Not Enough’, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
‘Echo of Memories’, KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan
‘Exile’, GAVLAK, Florida, USA
‘The Life We Left Behind’, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles , USA
‘The Life We Left Behind’, GAVLAK, Florida , USA
‘The Life We Left Behind’, MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY,Turku, Finland
‘Life and Death of a Star’, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
‘Once Everything Was Much Better Even the Future’,Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
‘Mother’, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
‘Genius’, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
‘Nova 7’, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
‘Faded Heartache’, Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin, Germany
‘You Are Not Alone’, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, USA
‘Forever’, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
‘Luna a Las Vegas’, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
‘Destiny’s Days’, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
‘Heroes’ Tears’, The Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y,
Philadelphia, USA
‘Controversial Innocence’, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
‘Nir Hod’, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York, USA
‘Forever’, Lime Light Club, New York, USA
‘Forever’, Liebman Magnan Gallery, New York, USA
‘Forever Young’, Miami-Dade Community College,Wolfson Galleries, Florida, USA
‘DOHRIN: The Last Painting’, The Museum of Israeli Art,

‘All Tomorrow Parties’, Domicile, Los Angeles, USA
‘Still still Life’, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Curated by Sarianne Soikkonen, Tampere, Finland
‘2020 Vision’, Curators: David Kratz and Stephanie Roach,Southampton Arts Center, New York, USA
‘Autumn Collection’, MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY, Turku, Finland
‘Imperfect Clocks’, Chart Gallery, New York, USA
‘Fixed Contained’, curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama,KOTARO NUKAGA, Tokyo, Japan
‘First Person Singular Masculinities in Israeli Art’,Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, Israel
‘New Acquisitions, “Scenes From The Collection” The jewish Museum, New York, USA
‘Inaugural exhibition’, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, USA
‘The Bunker’, 2018 – 2019 session curated by Maynard Monrow,Florida, USA
‘Shop It’, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
‘Dancing Goddesses’, Dio Horia gallery, Mykonos, Greece
‘PAINTING’, Sarah Gavlak Gallery, Florida, USA
‘Points of light In A Nocturnal World’, 7 Herkimer Place / Metro Picture, New York, USA
‘THE BUNKER’, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
‘ACCROCHAGE’, Michael Fuchs Galerie, Berlin, Germany
‘Dreams and Dramas’, Zuzeum Art Centre and Latvia NationalMuseum, Riga, Latvia
‘Grisaille’, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, USA
‘Art Goes Logomo’, MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY, Turku, Finland
‘Flaming June VII’, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, USA
‘Opulent Landscapes’, De Buck Gallery, New York, USA
‘AnonymX: The End of the Privacy Era’, Haifa Museum of Art,Haifa, Israel



Summer Show ‘KOTARO NUKAGA Ensemble #1’

KOTARO NUKAGA (Tennoz) is pleased to present “KOTARO NUKAGA Ensemble #1,” a Summer Show featuring the works of 7 artists from August 6 to September 30 2022. The exhibition will feature neon works by Joseph Kosuth, who questioned the nature of art through the relationship between words and images, opening the horizon of conceptual art

Nir Hod, ‘Echo of Memories’

From July 9th (Sat) to August 27 (Sat), 2022, KOTARO NUKAGA, Roppongi is pleased to present ‘Echo of Memories’, the first solo exhibition by Israeli-born New York-based artist Nir Hod (b. 1970). The exhibition will consist of new works from Hod’s signature chrome paintings series, “The Life We Left Behind,” as well as monochrome paintings

West Bund Art & Design 2021

KOTARO NUKAGA is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the international art fair West Bund Art & Design 2021 in Shanghai from November 11, 2021 (Thursday). For our first art fair in 2 years, KOTARO NUKAGA will be exhibiting works by six artists, including New York-based artists Tony Matelli and Tomokazu Matsuyama.

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