Israel Hadany (Danovitz) - Biography
1941 - Born in Israel.
1957 - Studies Painting at the Avni Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1965 - 1967 - Post - graduate studies at Hornsey College of Art, London, England.
1971 - Teaches Sculpture and Design at Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, Israel.
1972 - Represents Israel at the 36th Biennale in Venice, Italy.
1975 - Works with Taller de Arquitectura of Ricardo Bofill, Barcelona, Spain.
1981 - 1982 - Creates the first artonomic system in sculpture in collaboration with Dr. Tsion Avital.
1983 - Represents Israel at the International Symposium on Outdoor Sculpture, Yorkshire, England.
1988 - Guest artist of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia, USA.
1989 - Invited to the International Sculpture Symposium in Oransk,Poland.
1991 - ”The 5th International Biennale of Prints”. Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
1993 - Curator of ”Drawer Art, Unrealized Projects”. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel (in collaboration with architect David Guggenheim).
- Participates in the competition for the design of the Prime Minister's office (in collaboration with architects A. Rachamimoff, A. Krantz, D. Mintz, and G. Dyer).
- Joins an artists' delegation at ”Days of Jerusalem Culture”, Prague, Czech Republic.
1995 - Curator of ”An Artist Designs His Own Memorial”. Artists - House, Jerusalem, Israel.
1997 - Represents Israel in the cultural exchange program India - Israel.
2000 - Participates in the international competition Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Washington, D.C. (with architect P. Keinan).
2001 - Guest artist at the 14th International Sculpture Symposium, Carrara, Italy.
 
 Individual and Group Shows
1969 - First one - person show. Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1970 - "Art Integrated into Architecture". Beit Hamehandes, Tel Aviv, and Behar Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Lecturers' Exhibition. Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, Israel.
1971 - ”Israeli Artists”. Rochester University, USA.
1972 - Pre - Biennale Show. Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- The 36th Biennale.Venice, Italy.
1973 - ”From Two to Three Dimensions”. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Sculptures and Concepts”. Haifa University, Haifa, Israel.
- ”The Book as Object”. International Book Fair, Jerusalem, Israel.
1974 - International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.
1978 - Israeli Art Festival. Toronto, Canada.
1979 - ”Artists Invite Artists”. Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1980 - ”Desert Structures”. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.
1981 - ”Israeli Prints from the Burston Graphic Collection´┐Ż. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Desert Structures”. Ascoli Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- ”Humor in Israeli Art”. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Trends in Israeli Art”. International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.
1983 - ”Tel Hai 83”. Contemporary Art Meeting, Tel-Hai, Israel.
1984 - ”80 Years of Israeli Sculpture”. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”The Rational Factor in Works by Israeli Artists”. Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel.
1985 - ”The Black System”. Ika Braun Gallery, Artists Studios, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Jerusalem Artists at the Grand Palais”. Paris, France.
- ”Prints by Israeli Artists”. Christies, London, England.
1986 - ”Artists from Columbia and Israel”. Jerusalem; Bogota, Colombia.
1988 - ”40 Israeli Artists”. Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA.
1989 - ”Jewelry by Hadany”. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Tashmat”, group exhibition. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.
1990 - ”The Column in Contemporary Israeli Sculpture”. Genia Schreiber Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
- ”Works in Cardboard”. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.
1991 - ”Very Important Objects”. 'Harmony', Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Art and Industry”. The Industrialists Building, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- ”The Empty Chair in Israeli Art”. Genia Schreiber Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
- ”The 5th International Biennale of Prints”. Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
- ”Nature Time, Still Time”. Installation. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.
1992 - ”Two and Three Dimensions”. The Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”The Sculpture Biennale”. Osaka, Japan.
1993 - ”Revealing Drawer Art”. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”The Fujisankai Biennale”. Utsuhushi - Ga - Hara Outdoor Museum, Japan.
- ”Water Towers in Israel”. Genia Schreiber Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
1994 - ”Identity, Artist, Location”. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”The International Triennale of Prints”. Osaka, Japan
1995 - ”Item - Object”. The Ashdod Museum of Art, Ashdod, Israel.
- Sculpture Installation. Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Days of Jerusalem Culture”. Prague, Czech Republic.
1998 - Art exhibition, Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”The Sculpture Triennale”. Osaka, Japan.
- ”Seven Works and Light”. Hamumhe Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- ”Milestones, Israeli Sculpture 1948 - 1998”. The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel.
- ”The Jerusalem Award Winners Exhibition”. The City Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”The Garden as Metaphor”. installations and sculptures, The Hebrew University Botanical Garden, Givat - Ram, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”In the Name of the Land, In the Name of the Lord”. Artists House Jerusalem, Israel.
1999 - ”70 Designers in Tribute to Izzika Gaon”. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
2000 - ”Tom 2000”, The Holiday of Holidays. Wadi Nisnas, Haifa, Israel.
- ”92 Years of Judaica at Bezalel”. Museum of Design, Seoul, South Korea.
2001 - ”Love at First Sight”. The Arthuro Schwartz collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”92 Years of Judaica at Bezalel”. Museum of Fine Art, Valencia, Spain.
- ”92 Years of Judaica at Bezalel”. Jewish Museum, New York, USA.
- ”The Moment Before, the Moment After”. Umm - El - Fahem Art Gallery and High Touch Gallery of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel.
- The Open - Air Sculpture Museum, Carrara, Italy.
2002 - ”The Second Ceramics Biennale”. The Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2003 - ”Visual Memories”. The Open Museum Tefen, Israel.
2004 - ”Visual Memories”. The Open Museum Omer, Israel.
- Craft Alliance, Saint Louis, USA.
- Golconda Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2005 - ”Mystics Here and Now”. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer - Sheva, Israel.
- ”Beauty and the Book”. Israel Museum, Jerusalem
 
 Public Works
1970 - Environmental sculpture in front of the Jerusalem train station. Israel (removed in 1975).
1973 - Sculpture. Eshkol Park, Dimona, Israel.
1975 - Glass Sculpture. Beit Yad Lebanim, Jerusalem, Israel.
1976 - Kinetic Wall. The Sharett Institute, Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
1977 - Memorial Sculpture. Ben Gurion Airport, Israel.
1978 - Hadany Arch, road sculpture. Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.
1979 - Sculpture. Liberty Bell Garden, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Three Tubes. The Morris Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Dimona, Outdoor Sculpture. Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
1982 - Sculpture for a schoolyard. Ramat Sharet, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Wind Sculpture. The Wohl Rose Garden, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Outdoor Fountain. Laromme Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel.
1983 - Sculpture. The Philip Johnson Art Center, Muehlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Memorial Wall for Fallen Soldiers. Kibbutz Gat, Israel.
- Well. Contemporary Art Meeting, Tel Hai, Israel.
1984 - Arthur Rubinstein Memorial Sculpture. Aminadav Forest, Israel.
- Stage set for 'Agadot' by composer Steve Horenstein. The Spring Festival, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Urban Sculpture. Maale Adumim, Israel.
1985 - Sky Pool. The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel.
1986 - Water Sculpture. Shenkin Park, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1987 - Sky Pool. Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Water Column. Frankfurt Park, Hadar Yossef, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Blue Sculpture. Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Homage to Philippe Petit. Hutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Fair, Jerusalem, Israel.
1988 - Light Tower. Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia, USA.
- Tombstone of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness. Tiberias, Israel.
- Gate to the Mormon University. Jerusalem, Israel.
- ”Maarbolot”, stage set for a concert by composer Steve Horenstein. The Khan Theater, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Shmarsaf. Maale Oranim, Jerusalem, Israel.
1989 - Gate to Knowledge. Ort College, Carmiel, Israel.
- Homage to the Sun and Water. Community Center Kiryat Moshe, Rehovot, Israel.
- Ship of Tarshish. Hutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Fair, Jerusalem, Israel.
1990 - Gate to Peace. Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.
- Sails. Hutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Fair, Jerusalem, Israel.
1991 - Ve'elle Toldot, urban sculpture. Beit Shemesh, Israel.
- Frame of Mind. Sculpture Promenade, Arad, Israel.
- ”Agadot” new stage set for concert in the USA.
- Modular Wall. Headquarters of the Israel Electric Company, Jerusalem, Israel
1992 - Environmental Sculpture. Yedidya Institution, Abu - Gosh, near Jerusalem, Israel.
- Environmental Sculpture. Albert Katz Promenade, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.
1993 - Sculpture for the California House, Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Sculpture Element for the Square of the Righteous Among the Nations, Tel Aviv, Israel.
1994 - Environmental Sculpture for the International Pavillion, Hutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Fair, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Environmental Water Sculpture. Mishorei Hanof, Rishon Letzion, Israel.
1995 - Oasis, environmental sculpture. Northern entrance, Beer - Sheva, Israel.
- You Who Bear Memories of All Times, outdoor sculpture. Prague, Czech Republic.
1996 - Blue Angel. The Humanities Department, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
- Two and a Boat. Ashdod, Israel.
1997 - Sails. Ha Marina Square, Ashdod, Israel.
1998 - Daniel in the Lions' Den. The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel.
- The Shrine of Trees. National Book House, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
1999 - Jacob and the Angel. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
2001 - Qui giace I'ombra della colomba (”Here lays the dove's shadow”). Carrara, Italy.
2002 - Road Sculpture. Kiryat Ono, Israel.
- Sculpture. The Generi Building. The Government Precinct, Jerusalem, Israel.
2004 - Homage to Jey - Sing the 2nd, Institute for Biological Research, Ness - Ziona, Israel
 
 Prizes and Awards
1969 - First prize, Art Integrated into Architecture Competition, Housing Ministry, Israel.
1970 - First prize, Street Furniture Competition, Israel Hayafa, Israel.
- Kolliner Prize for young artists. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
1971 - Ika Braun Prize. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
- First prize, Israel Room Competition, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
- Electronica 71, Tadiran Sculpture Prize. Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
1974 - First prize, National Competition for Design of the Burial Site of David and Paula Ben Gurion. Sde - Boker, Israel.
- The Sharet Foundation Grant for further studies in Europe. 1976First prize, National Competition for a Memorial Park in Ashdod, Israel (in collaboration with architects Z. Dekel, U. Miller, and J. Segal).
1980 - The Jerusalem Arts Award, Jerusalem, Israel.
1987 - First prize, Artifex International Competition for the Mediterranean Cultural Center, Theoule - sur Mer, France (in collaboration with architect A. Rachamimoff).
1990 - Percentage for the Arts. Virginia Beach City International Competition, Virginia, USA.
1992 - Discount Bank Prize for Israeli artists. Awarded by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
1993 - First prize, redesign of the old Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel (in collaboration with architect P. Keinan).
2000 - Among the six finalists in the international competition Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project. Washington, D.C., USA.
2001 - Arieh Elchanani Prize, Integration of Sculpture into Architecture, Israel.
2005 - Alix de Rothschild Craft awards, second prize.
 
 Acknowledgment
This site is dedicated with gratitude to my wife Brigitte, whose wisdom, assistance, imagination and keen eye have left a deep mark on my work over the years.