Alona Rodeh is a visual artist based in Berlin and Tel Aviv.
Large-scale, often room-spanning installations that combine light, movement and sound are at the core of her artistic practice. Fueled by an interest in the qualities of materials and technologies that shape our visual and sonic urban environment, her meta-project Safe and Sound (2014–ongoing) explores histories of off-the-shelf reflective, phosphorus and illumination technologies. Currently, the nocturnal city is at her center of attention, investigating light as a cultural and physical entity.
As an extension of her practice, Rodeh also takes part in theater and dance productions as a stage and costume designer, working most notably with Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Friends, as well as Yasmeen Godder Dance Company, Ligia Lewis, Nava Frenkel and others.
Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
October 24th: In the Spotlight of the Night: Life in the Gloom, group exhibition at Marta Herford October 25th: In the Spotlight of the Night: Cities never Sleep, KAI10 I Arthena Foundation, Düssedorf
September: Artist-in-Residence Making Futures Summer School, Haus der Statistik, Berlin
Review Architecture of the Nights Christian Mückl for Erlanger Nachrichten (German)
Studio visit by Too Many Dogs (French)
The Jester is the cover art for Mark's Integriert Euch Nicht 12" EP on Ostgut Ton Unterton release date April 12th
1st review DARK AGES 2020 on Salzburger Nachrichten by Hedwig Kainberger
Opening: 8th of February, 19:00 including a talk with Gilly Karjevsky
Artists Care About Bridges Fundraising Art Auction: 16.12.2018 from 4pm to open end at Acud Macht Neu
Premiere at HAU2 Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Friends DO THE RIGHT THING: Emergent Emergencies 2nd, 3rd, 4th of November
ENSEMBLE: Fundraising exhibition - Benjamin Mecz Foundation
Herzl 16, Second floor, Tel Aviv, June 27 - 30, 2018
Blind Date: Tuesday May 29 at 8:00 pm: screening of Barking Dogs Don't Bite and To The Moon and Back at the Alaska Experience Theater, a joint project of IGCA (International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Alaska) and Bivy, both in Anchorage.
Announced! 19-22 April: New Positions solo booth Art Cologne with Christine König Galerie!
Unfolding Publications: Friday, 16th February 5 pm, Universität der Künste. Alona Rodeh will share her experience in publication making. Moderated by Protocol (Magazine für Architektur im Kontext), Peter Schmidt (BooksPeoplePlaces) and Anna Kokalanova (Fachgebiet für Gestaltung und Gebäudelehre)
28th of October at ZK/U, Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik: Premiere of To The Moon and Back and Book Launch of Fire: Safe and Sound, concluding Rodeh's artist residency at the Berliner Feuerwehr. Event on FB
23rd of August: Jerusalem Season of Culture: Above and Beyond, rooftops of jerusalem, showing a work from way back 2008.
July-August Residency at NKD (Dale Artist Center, Norway)
Interview on NN6T (Polish)
Out soon and info just landed: Berlin Studio Conversations, The Green Box
23-25th of December, Dizengoff Square, Tel Aviv: a temporary public commission by the Tel Aviv municipality, in collaboration with the street marking department of the municipality, initiated by the White City Center. Curated by Hila Cohen Schneiderman and Tom Darom.
Bpigs interview Enrico Centonze on the Grimmuseum booth at abc art berlin contemporary.
15th-18th of September: Art Berlin Contemporary, presenting a new series of graphic works with Grimmuseum, a new outdoor textile piece, a lecture and a special tour at a Berliner Feuerwehr station. Here is a little interview with some insights.
KUNSTrePUBLIK Artist Placement residency announcement: Starting September till February, Alona will join the Berliner Feuerwehr (the Berlin Fire Brigade)
2-3-4th of August: Alona Rodeh's design for The Wedding Orchestra for Middle Eastern Music presents Diva: Celebrating Oum Kalthoum, Uferstudios Berlin. FB event
Opens 21st of July: Limited Editions sale via Rainbow Unicorn
6-7 of June: Learning Songs, Premiere at Israel Festival: A new piece by Nava Frenkel. Stage, costumes and general design by Alona Rodeh.
Opening 7th of May: The Analogy between Bulbs and Buds: Ein Skulpturengarten, at the Botanical Gardens of Pankow-Blakenfelde. FB event
Interview on "Fear of Silence: A Brief Hisotry of the Air Raid Siren", Carlotta Camilla Petracci for Milan based WU magazine (Italian)
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK kingdom of the synthetic is back to HAU2, 14-15 of April. Promo
6th of February at HKW, Transmediale: Translating the Hyper-visible and the Invisible. Panel discussion moderated by Teresa Dillon, Carsten Stabenow. With: Víctor Mazón Gardoqui, Alona Rodeh, Daniela Silvestrin, Mario de Vega.
5th of February: Fear of Silence: A Brief History of the Air-Raid Siren, Transmediale Festival, Berlin
23rd of December at 20:00: "Fear of Silence", a lecture/performance on the history of alarms, featuring Mule Driver. At Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
Save the date: "Fear of Silence", a lecture-performace, Transmediale 6.2.2016. First announcement
Saturday the 3rd of October at 18: Gallery talk with Mario Margani and Alona Rodeh at Grimmusuem
Thursday and Friday the 24th, 25th of September: The Empire Strikes Back at Kampnagel Hamburg
September 18-20: Safe and Sound Deluxe Edition + Limited Edition of Reflective Drawstring Bags at the NY Art Book Fair / Printed Matter, Moma PS1!
3rd of September-10th of October: 2 works on show at Rosenfeld Gallery
Now on show at Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Safe and Sound #Sound, #Rachid, #Iron Dome
The Empire Strikes Back: Kingdom of the Synthetic: Ariel Efraim Ashbel's new piece, Alona Rodeh was head of the design of this spectacular piece. FB event, Tickets at HAU.
Save the date! 2nd of July, new works at "The Crystal Palace and the Temple of Doom" at Petach Tikva Museum of Art.
14th of May at 20:00: Artist Talk at Scope Session #43, Panke. Details here.
May 1st-3rd: Opening the studio for a group exhibition of all the Gerichtrasse 23 Hof 7 Complex, in collaboration with Panke. Details here
New works on THEARTLAB.CO.IL!
KIK! one night show at Kino International, DISPLACEMENT. Curated by Amir Fattal and Viktor Neumann, Friday 27th of February at 21:00. Presenting new lightboxes from the ongoing series 'Safe and Sound".
25th of December: Contemporary Art exhibition in the heart of a supermarket in Jerusalem
18-20 of December: Supporting Anarchists Against the Wall by buying art, incomes to the organisation. Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Group show at Lady Fitness, Berlin -Thursday the 16th of October.
A new profile with works for sale on TheArtLab (Israeli Art)
Alison Ordnung from Berlin Art Link visited KB studio
Interview with Mario Margani on Digicult
6th of June 19:00-22:00: Open Studios at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.
Stigmart10 VideoFocus on "Barking Dogs Don't Bite", interview and text by Hila Cohen Schneiderman
23rd of January, 19:00-22:00: Open Studios at Künstlerhaus Bethaninen
18th of September at 19:00: Open studio at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Critic's Picks on Artforum: Rotem Rozental on "Showtime"
30th of August at 11:00: Gallery talk in "Showtime" with Hadas Maor, Naama Tzabar and myself. Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, TA Museum, free entrance.
29th of August at 20:00: "Culture on the Bar", a collaboration of TimeOut Tel Aviv and the Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts. I will talk about the roots of cinema and the decline of theater. FB event here.
3rd-17th of August: I'm leaving Tel Aviv for a one year residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Sale is At Z I Z Artspace.
'Above and Beyond' exhibition is extended till the 25th of July, and catalogue is finally in print, available at CCA Tel Aviv. Designed by Nadav Shalev, with texts by Chen Tamir and Roy Brand. Photos by Elad Sarig. Conversation with Roy Brand is also online (Heb.) on Erev Rav.
8.6.13 at noon: gallery talk and lecture at the exhibition now on show at CCA. I will discuss the ambivalent relations of Art and Entertainment.
October 25th at 20:00, opening of 'Re: Visiting Rockefeller' at Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, Jerusalem. Curators: Sally Haftel Naveh and Yanai Segal. I will present 'If I'm a prince, and you're a prince, who will drive the donkeys?'
October 22nd at 12:00: Lecture at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba. Same evening: 'Barking Dogs Don't Bite' at Arch 2, the faculty gallery. Parallel: offsite project in collaboration with Plug In ICA and Faculty of Architecture.
August 31th at 13:00: Opening of the Israeli Ministry of Culture Young Artists Award of 2011 exhibition (curator: Naomi Aviv), Petach Tikva Museum