Ghiora Aharoni Biography

In his multi-disciplinary practice, Israeli-born American artist Ghiora Aharoni explores complex dualities, from the intersection of religion and science to intertwined relationships of seemingly disparate cultures.

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Born in Rehovot, just south of Tel Aviv, in 1969, Aharoni was raised in a home full of diverse cultures and languages. His grandfather introduced him to the central texts of Jewish mysticism at an early age, which he incorporates in his work in abstract and literal ways. Aharoni often merges sacred texts of different faiths with traditional objects, such as vintage glass beakers, icons or antique Torah finials. By combining these texts and cultural artifacts and imbuing them with new meaning, Aharoni invites us to expand our perceptions of how cultures, religions and genders are interwoven and challenges conventional norms and entrenched social constructs.

The New York-based artist has exhibited his work extensively around the globe, including at the Rubin Museum and Asia Society, New York; the Vatican Apostolic Library; Museum of Contemporary Art, London; The Jewish Museum, Amsterdam; Jewish Museum, Vienna; Museum Galleries of the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) in Jaipur; Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly The Victoria & Albert Museum), Mumbai, among others.

Aharoni’s work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musei Vaticani; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Anu Museum, Tel Aviv, among other cultural institutions worldwide.

Text courtesy Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

Ghiora Aharoni Featured Artworks

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Make Me a Temple Within (The Ghau Series) by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork moving image
Ghiora Aharoni Make Me a Temple Within (The Ghau Series), 2019 Portable vintage Buddhist shrine retrofitted with screen displaying video montage created by the artist
17 x 18 x 5 cm
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Thank God for Making Me a Woman I by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghiora Aharoni Thank God for Making Me a Woman I, 2017 Antique angarkha, hand embroidered with the Hindru© phrase (the artist’s combination of Hindi and Urdu) “Thank God for Making Me a Woman”
121.9 x 172.7 x 7.6 cm
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Make Me a Temple Within (The Ghau Series) by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork moving image
Ghiora Aharoni Make Me a Temple Within (The Ghau Series), 2019 Portable vintage Buddhist shrine retrofitted with screen displaying video montage created by the artist
20 x 17 x 6 cm
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Inception by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork painting, print
Ghiora Aharoni Inception, 2015 Digital print on fine art archival paper
101.6 x 101.6 cm
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Rondolinear #17 by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghiora Aharoni Rondolinear #17, 2012 Plaster and wood
66 x 183 x 57 cm
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Thank God for Making Me A Woman (Hindru©) by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghiora Aharoni Thank God for Making Me A Woman (Hindru©), 2019 Polished aluminium
16.5 x 193 x 2.5 cm
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When All Roads Are One by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork sculpture, moving image
Ghiora Aharoni When All Roads Are One, 2017 Sculpture
139.7 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm
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The Road to Sanchi (Sanchi) by Ghiora Aharoni contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghiora Aharoni The Road to Sanchi (Sanchi), 2016 Sculpture
139.7 x 29.5 cm
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Ghiora Aharoni Recent Exhibitions

Ghiora Aharoni Represented By

Sundaram Tagore Gallery contemporary art gallery in Chelsea, New York, USA Sundaram Tagore Gallery Hong Kong, New York, Singapore
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