Ariel Schlesinger

A Car full of Gas, Mini Cooper, two gas tanks, 340 x 140 x 135 cm, 2009 thumbnail
A Car full of Gas, detail, Mini Cooper, two gas tanks, 340 x 140 x 135 cm, 2009 thumbnail
Untitled (Turkmenistan Carpet), carpet, 224 x 527 cm, 2006 thumbnail
Untitled (Paper Stand), papers, cardboard, 16 x 26 x 18 cm, 2003 thumbnail
Untitled (Window), C-print, frame, 47 x 36 cm, 2013 thumbnail
Untitled (bicycle piece), bicycle, cooking gas, valves, 180 x 92 x 33 cm, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Untitled (bicycle piece), detail, bicycle, cooking gas, valves, 180 x 92 x 33 cm, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Netally and I, wood, paint, aluminum, rubber, 0.7 x 15 x 3 cm, 2006 thumbnail
Untitled (Two Wet Biscuits), C-print, 20 x 24 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Forever Young, ashtray, fiber optic, battery, 3 x 10 cm (ashtray) without pedestal, 2005 thumbnail
Untitled (Pair), glass cup, paper cup, sparkling water, 13 x 7 cm, 2010 thumbnail
Oil Lamp, glass, oil, metal, 7 x 2 x 0.5 cm, 2010 thumbnail
Untitled (neon), neon, metal, 124 x 5.5 x 3 cm, 2007 thumbnail
Untitled, wood, glass, cooking gas, valve, 120 x 117 x 22 cm, 2010 thumbnail
The Sound Two Empty Spaces Make When They Meet, aluminium, lack, 26 x 30 cm (51 x 67 cm framed), 2009 thumbnail
Untitled (gas loop) No 1, gas tanks, burner, wood, ca. 20 x 40 x 30 cm without pedestal, 2011 thumbnail
Untitled (scissors), silkscreen print, 60 x 50 cm, 2009 thumbnail
Lʼangoisse de la page blanche, paper, wood, electric motor, spray cans, 65 x 55 x 20 cm, 2007 thumbnail
Oct. 25th 1985, steal, 8 x 3 x 0.3 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Sociedades Precapitalistas, book, paper, ca. 40 x 30 x 15 cm, 2013 thumbnail
Ariel Schlesinger: Okazaki, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ariel Schlesinger: Okazaki, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
A Car full of Gas, Mini Cooper, two gas tanks, 340 x 140 x 135 cm, 2009

A Car full of Gas, Mini Cooper, two gas tanks, 340 x 140 x 135 cm, 2009

A Car full of Gas, detail, Mini Cooper, two gas tanks, 340 x 140 x 135 cm, 2009

A Car full of Gas, detail, Mini Cooper, two gas tanks, 340 x 140 x 135 cm, 2009

Untitled (Turkmenistan Carpet), carpet, 224 x 527 cm, 2006

Untitled (Turkmenistan Carpet), carpet, 224 x 527 cm, 2006

Untitled (Paper Stand), papers, cardboard, 16 x 26 x 18 cm, 2003

Untitled (Paper Stand), papers, cardboard, 16 x 26 x 18 cm, 2003

Untitled (Window), C-print, frame, 47 x 36 cm, 2013

Untitled (Window), C-print, frame, 47 x 36 cm, 2013

Untitled (bicycle piece), bicycle, cooking gas, valves, 180 x 92 x 33 cm, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Untitled (bicycle piece), bicycle, cooking gas, valves, 180 x 92 x 33 cm, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Untitled (bicycle piece), detail, bicycle, cooking gas, valves, 180 x 92 x 33 cm, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Untitled (bicycle piece), detail, bicycle, cooking gas, valves, 180 x 92 x 33 cm, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Netally and I, wood, paint, aluminum, rubber, 0.7 x 15 x 3 cm, 2006

Netally and I, wood, paint, aluminum, rubber, 0.7 x 15 x 3 cm, 2006

Untitled (Two Wet Biscuits), C-print, 20 x 24 cm, 2008

Untitled (Two Wet Biscuits), C-print, 20 x 24 cm, 2008

Forever Young, ashtray, fiber optic, battery, 3 x 10 cm (ashtray) without pedestal, 2005

Forever Young, ashtray, fiber optic, battery, 3 x 10 cm (ashtray) without pedestal, 2005

Untitled (Pair), glass cup, paper cup, sparkling water, 13 x 7 cm, 2010

Untitled (Pair), glass cup, paper cup, sparkling water, 13 x 7 cm, 2010

Oil Lamp, glass, oil, metal, 7 x 2 x 0.5 cm, 2010

Oil Lamp, glass, oil, metal, 7 x 2 x 0.5 cm, 2010

Untitled (neon), neon, metal, 124 x 5.5 x 3 cm, 2007

Untitled (neon), neon, metal, 124 x 5.5 x 3 cm, 2007

Untitled, wood, glass, cooking gas, valve, 120 x 117 x 22 cm, 2010

Untitled, wood, glass, cooking gas, valve, 120 x 117 x 22 cm, 2010

The Sound Two Empty Spaces Make When They Meet, aluminium, lack, 26 x 30 cm (51 x 67 cm framed), 2009

The Sound Two Empty Spaces Make When They Meet, aluminium, lack, 26 x 30 cm (51 x 67 cm framed), 2009

Untitled (gas loop) No 1, gas tanks, burner, wood, ca. 20 x 40 x 30 cm without pedestal, 2011

Untitled (gas loop) No 1, gas tanks, burner, wood, ca. 20 x 40 x 30 cm without pedestal, 2011

Untitled (scissors), silkscreen print, 60 x 50 cm, 2009

Untitled (scissors), silkscreen print, 60 x 50 cm, 2009

Lʼangoisse de la page blanche, paper, wood, electric motor, spray cans, 65 x 55 x 20 cm, 2007

Lʼangoisse de la page blanche, paper, wood, electric motor, spray cans, 65 x 55 x 20 cm, 2007

Oct. 25th 1985, steal, 8 x 3 x 0.3 cm, 2012

Oct. 25th 1985, steal, 8 x 3 x 0.3 cm, 2012

Sociedades Precapitalistas, book, paper, ca. 40 x 30 x 15 cm, 2013

Sociedades Precapitalistas, book, paper, ca. 40 x 30 x 15 cm, 2013

Ariel Schlesinger: Okazaki, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ariel Schlesinger: Okazaki, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ariel Schlesinger: Okazaki, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ariel Schlesinger: Okazaki, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2014. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Born in 1980 in Jerusalem. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Mexico City, Mexico.

Ariel Schlesinger works in the field of photography, sculpture and installation. His pieces are playful, occasionally kinetic, as well as often threatening and seem to be as much the work of an unhinged inventor as that of a post-conceptual artist. He blurs the line between outsider inventor and studio-bound artist. His practice is based on “self-taught” engineering and an energetic spirit. In his work, there are often two layers: at first sight you see a poetic gesture, but often there is a political twist and a threat of destruction.

Selected solo exhibitions

2017
Collegati Scollegati Collegati… with Jonathan Monk, Associazione Barriera, Turin, Italy.
Las estructuras son inconscientes (Structures are Unconscious), Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico.
Elvira, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.
Reijiro Wada / Ariel Schlesinger, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo, Japan.

2016
11 Hours Forward, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2015
hands make mistakes, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy.

2014
Hiding Wood in Trees. Wilfredo Prieto and Ariel Schlesinger, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ariel Schlesinger, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel, Switzerland.
Okazaki, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2013
New Works, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2012
Act Without, Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, France.

2011
Phenomena of Resonance, Musée du château des ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard, France.
Brake Shoe, Project Space, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Catastrophe is Subjective, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany.
Balanced Acts (with Jonathan Monk), Galerie Meyer-Riegger, Berlin, Germany.

2010
Ghost Rider (with Jonathan Monk), Dvir Gallery, Jaffa Port, Israel.
Reverse Engineering, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2009
Ariel Schlesinger, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2008
Ariel Schlesinger, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.
Togetherness (with Jonathan Monk), Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2007
Ariel Schlesinger, Klerkx Gallery, Milan, Italy.

2006
Tel Aviv Artist’s Studio Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2005
Ariel Schlesinger, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2003
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel.

Selected group exhibitions

2017
Current Affairs, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Primordial saber tararear proverbiales sílabas tonificantes para sublevar tecnocracias pero seguir tenazmente produciendo sociedades tántricas – Pedro Salazar Torres (Partido Socialista Trabajador), Regen Projects, Los Angeles, USA.
Dizziness – Navigating the Unknown, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria.
Arteinmemoria9, Parco archeologico di Ostia Antica, Rome, Italy.

2016
Paravent, Dvir Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
Die Kerze | The Candle, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany.
Der Sand aus den Uhren, FRANZ JOSEFS KAI 3, Vienna, Austria.

2015
Mountains with a Broken Edge, 12th Havana Biennial 2015: Between the Idea and Experience, Former bicycle factory Claudio Argüelles. Línea y 18. Vedado, Habana, Cuba.
Bill Bollinger, Paul Czerlitzki, Erik Lindman, Ariel Schlesinger, Alan Uglow, Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Verkehrte Welt, Häusler Contemporary Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Dealing with Surfaces, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany.
A Man Walks Into a Bar – Jokes & Postcards, me Collectors Room / Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin, Germany.

2014
A Man Walks Into a Bar…, Mainburg
, Germany.
Back to Berlin / Re-view, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel.
You Can Only Think about Something if You Think of Something Else – Times Heterotopia Trilogy 2, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangdong, China.
Magic Tricks, insitu, Berlin, Germany.
Feeling Queezy?, EKKM, Estonian Contemporary Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia.
Fantome, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Square, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
The Text, Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Fabra l Coats, Barcelona, Spain.
New in the Collection, Spertus Gallery, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

2013
Only to melt, trustingly, without reproach, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
By-cycles, Heldart interstitial # 4, Münzsalon, Berlin, Germany.
Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík, Island Sabotage, Insitut, Berlin, Germany.
What You See Is What You Get, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.
The Enormous Speed Of Change, Call od the Mall, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

2012
Berlin.Status (1), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
about:blank, Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany.
Das Unerwartete Erwarten, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany.

2011
Body Without Body, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany.
Homage to Bas Jan Ader, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Uncommonplaces, Extra City – Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium.
Emotional Blackmail, SAAG, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada.
Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder / Grief Hunters, IAC, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
Energies, unplugged and reloaded, Häusler Contemporary Zürich, curated by Christina von Rotenhan, Zürich, Switzerland.
Ha Ha Road, Quad Gallery, Derby, UK.
Based in Berlin, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin, Germany.
Experimental Station, CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain.
Durchsichtige Dinge (Transparent Things), Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
Under Destruction, Swiss Institute, (traveling exhibition from Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, 2010), New York City, USA.
Les Brasseurs, Liège, Belgium.
Galerie Abtart, Stuttgart, Germany.

2010
Gabriel Orozco was here, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
The hybrid fuels, Gallery der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany.
Christmas in July, Gallery Yvon Lambert, New York City, USA.
The Tale of a Blind Resistance Fighter, Gallery Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
I’m Not Here. An Exhibition Without Francis Alÿs, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Being There, Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic.
Under Destruction, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland.
La part des choses (Get the Balance Right), RDV Galerie, (off site program of In Extenso) Nantes, France.
What happens if…?, Storey Gallery, Lancaster, UK.

2009
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany.
Magic Show, Hayward Gallery (London) touring exhibition, various venues across UK.
Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.
What does sculpture want? Sculpture after installation, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland.
BRXLBRAVO, Brussels, Belgium.
Romantische Maschinen, Georg-Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany.
Science vs Fiction, Beton Salon, Paris, France.
7×4.5, Contemporary Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2008
Can art do more?, 5th Jerusalem Biennial, Jerusalem, Israel.
Baken -/ Sammler, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Re-Construction, Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest, Romania.
Le Revolver à Cheveux Blancs, Musée de l´objet, Blois, France.
Signs of Life, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

2007
Like to Like, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.
Herzliya Biannual, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel.

2004
Asis, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2003
Midrasha Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.