Visual Artist Ofra Goland

Ofra Goland was born in 1953 in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

In her own country she became best known for her illustration of the book "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran.

Her recent work can be described as dynamic abstract and lyrical expressionist.

Another side of her artistic activities are her artist's books.

Education

1983Graduated from the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, specializing in painting and scenography
1983Internship at the Dutch Opera Foundation, costumes department.
Tot 1974In Israel: painting, sculpture, graphic design and etching

Prizes and subsidies

2005Catalog "The 25 most beautiful books" v.d. competition "The Magic of the Book", St. Groningen as it is printed.
2000Winner design competition exlibris Groningae commissioned by the province of Groningen and publisher Philip Elchers
1997Winner design competition, promotional gift for the province of Groningen (artist's book)
1990Documentation subsidy, municipality of Amsterdam
1989Project subsidy from the Ministry of WVC
1976Foreign scholarship from the Ministry of Education & Culture, Israel

Purchased work / collection (among others)

2000University of Groningen
1994, 1999Literary Museum, The Hague
1998 – 2006Meermanno-Westreenianum Museum, The Hague
1993Ministry of Education
1993Center for Visual Arts, Rotterdam

Projects

From 2016 Mazal Sartan
From 2014Nationaal Museum, Visual artists-G.

 

Paintings exhibitions (selection)

Paintings exhibitions (selection)

2016

solo exhibition at Manna22 in Winschoten

2016

2016 solo exhibition at Manna22 in Winschoten 2016 solo exhibition at Manna22 in Winschoten

2016

In The Porter's Lodge "Hospitality" Groningen

2015

"Hospitality", group exhibition in the shop windows v.d. shops, Amsterdam (Art route)

2013

The Museum of ImaJewnation: Freedom Imagined, St. Louis U.S.A

2013

In De Portier's Lodge ‘Encounter’ Groningen

2009

“The art of Money” Danmark Industrimuseum, Copenhagen, Danmark (group exhibition)

2009

Reconciliation in the Middle East: "If you want it, it's not a dream," Baptist Church, Groningen

2007

Art of money; Art project from gallery Reflex. Group exhibition Geldmuseum Utrecht

2007

Workshop route, Groningen

2006 – 2007

Artist Post-art project "Call" BR&T productions, Hengelo

2006

The New Road in the picture; group exhibition in the shop windows v.d. shops, Groningen

2001 – 2005

"Beautiful Things" Gallery, Groningen

2003

Wolters Noordhoff, Groningen

2001

Workshop route, Groningen

2000

Pictura, group exhibition "10 × 5 (<40-50) abstract work", Groningen

2000

Crossfire Periferic Arts, group exhibition: warehouse 1999, Amsterdam

1999

Kunsthal, group exhibition, Groningen and Rotterdam artists, Rotterdam

1999

Guido Gezelle Museum, Gezelle Project - Mail Poetry - group exhibition, Bruges, Belgium

1999

Pulchri Studio, exhibition of Israeli artists commissioned by CIDI, The Hague

1996 – 1998

Center for Visual Arts, group exhibition, Groningen

1994

"A Vote", traveling group exhibition, including in the House of Representatives and Gemeente Museum Arnhem

1991

Kunsthal 88 (subsidized by WVC), Almelo

1989 – 1991

Zagwijn Gallery, The Hague

1987 – 1988

Bernard Mantz Gallery, Amsterdam

1984

Gallery Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam

1975

Dugit Galery, illustrations "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran, (reprinted to the present), Tel-Aviv, Israel

Artists' books exhibitions (selection)

2017Jewish exlibris culture in the Netherlands / Jan Aarts & Chris Kooyman, De Buitenkant publishing house
2015Art in the shop window "15, Oldenzaal
2010"If you want it is not a dream", De Portiersloge Groningen (artist's book / painting)
2007Jewish exlibris culture in the Netherlands; group exhibition in the University Library of Groningen
2006Noord Gallery, group exhibition "Around the Book", Groningen
2006The New Road in the picture; group exhibition in the shop windows v.d. shops, Groningen
2006Athena’s Bookstore, Groningen
2005Province House, The Magic of the Book, chosen as one of the 25 winners, Groningen
2003Wolters Noordhoff, Groningen
2002CBK, "(un) bound artists' books", Philip Elchers, Groningen
2002Noord Gallery, De unveiling, homage to, group exhibition, Groningen
2001Workshop route, Groningen
200025 Ex Libris Groningae, group exhibition, Province of Groningen
1998Philip Elchers, 12.5 years old, group exhibition in the Meermanno-Westreniaum Museum, The Hague
1993 – 1996"Thousand and one letters", traveling group exhibition (ao in Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, PTT museum The Hague)
1993Artists' books, Boekie Boekie project, CBK Rotterdam

Exercises

2011JMW postcard work "Sitting in Peace / To live peacefully" (2003)
2009Lecture at Exposition reconciliation in the Middle East "If you want it, it's not a dream" (solo), Doopsgezinde Kerk, Groningen
2009Visual art projects with Asylum seekers children, for National Foundation De Vrolijkheid
2008 – 2010“Limmoed” Amsterdam Visual arts work shop for children and adults
2007Gallery Reflex Amsterdam "money project" - painting
2005Illusration for website and brochures
2001Designing school furniture, i.s.m. Maico van Dijk, Borgmanschool, Groningen
2000Designs for v.d. Province of Groningen by exlibris Groningae, Philip Elchers, Groningen
1999Promotional gift, province of Groningen
1999Guido Gezelle Museum, Gezelle Project - Mail Poetry - group exhibition, Bruges, Belgium painting
1997Commissioned by Philip Elchers, publisher,
10 artist books entitled: "Roots in Heaven" (AB Collection series), Groningen
1994"A Vote", object, commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1994Panel commissioned by the Letterkundig Museum in The Hague
1994Workshop “Bringing music out”, commissioned by the Groninger Museum and the Art Center, Groningen
1993Artist books, Boekie Boekie project, CBK Rotterdam - story visual artist
1987 – 1990"Bringing music out" commissioned by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Noord-Holland
1986Telephone as art object, commissioned by the PTT, Amsterdam
1975 – hedenIllustrations, The Prophet, Gibran Khalil Gibran, Tamuz Publishers, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Publications

2017Jewish exlibris culture in the Netherlands / Jan Aarts & Chris Kooyman, De Buitenkant publishing house
2013Family messenger Groningen
2011JMW postcard work "Sitting in Peace / To live peacefully" (2003)
2009Exhibition reconciliation in the Middle East "If you want it, it's not a dream" (solo), Baptist Church, Groningen Family messenger, Dagblad van het noord, Doopsgezinde newspaper
2008 – 2009JMW Jewish Agenda
2007JMW Benjamin - Ofra, an Israeli in the Netherlands
2006Newsletter De Nieuwe Weg in the picture, Groningen
2006Tableau, exhibition selection, Around the Book
2002, 2006Noordzaken, quarterly magazine Galerie Noord, Groningen
2000Philip Elchers Publisher, Newsletter
1999Telegraaf, Volkskrant (exhibitions section)
1998Goudsche Courant (section exhibitions)
1997Nieuwsblad vh Noorden, Groninger Dagblad (booklet about Groningen)
1994VB magazine (section exhibitions)
1993Elle (rubriek exposities)
1992Boekie Boekie, NRC literature, Rotterdams Dagblad (section exhibitions)
1991NRC, De Eemlander, Almelo’s Dagblad
1988Kunstbeeld, Tableau, Gelders Dagblad, Telegraaf
1986Leidsch Dagblad, Alkmaar Municipal Museum, Wassenaarder
1975Newspaper articles and interviews on radio and TV in Israel concerning the illustrations v.h. book The Prohet by Gibran Khalil Gibran

Expenses

2013

DVD  catalog The Museum of ImaJewnation: Freedom Imagined St. Louis U.S.A

2007“Art of Money” catalog. Edition Money Museum Utrecht
2006"Call", Post-art project by artists, BR&T productions, Hengelo
2006Someone Different, artist's book by Ofra Goland
2005Catalog "The 25 most beautiful books" v.d. competition "The Magic of the Book", St. Groningen as it is printed.
2003Catalog "Beautiful Photos", photo manifestation Noorderlicht 2003. Edition: Beautiful Things, Groningen
2002Catalog (un) bound, CBK Groningen
2001Lustrum Atelierroute Groningen catalog, CD-ROM
200025 Ex Libris Groningae, in standard and luxury edition, province of Groningen and Philip Elchers publisher in Groningen
1999Catalog "Future" Pulchri studio, CIDI The Hague
1999CD-ROM Guido Gezelle catalog, Mail-Poetry, Guido Gezelle Museum, Bruges
1998Groningen, artist's book, publication of the Province of Groningen, production of Ekkers & Pauw
1997"Roots in Heaven", 10 kunstenaarsboeken, AB Colection, uitgeverij Philip Elchers
1997Catalog ”Eye Love Books, artist children's books, BIS Amsterdam publishing house
1994A thousand and one letters, museum book, uitgave Boekie Boekie, Autoped Rotterdam
1994Catalogus ”Een Stemming” vh Ministry of the Interior, contemporary art of female artists, 75 years of electoral law
1975 – hedenIllustrations, The Prophet, Gibran Khalil Gibran, Tamuz Publishers, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Other activities

2008 – 2010“Limmoed” Amsterdam Beeldende kunst werkshop voor kinderen en volwassen
2009Visual art projects with Asylum seeker children, for National Foundation De Vrolijkheid
2004, 2005Education “Artistic applications in coaching and career guidance” from Dijstra & Smit in Groningen completed.
2004Art center ceramics at Liesbeth Kamp.
2004Participant locally (Agenda 21) "Art project", Environmental management, Groningen
2000 – hedenBoard member General Board of the HVK (Housing for Artists) Groningen
 
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