Amitai Ben David – Curriculum Vitae
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Born: Israel 1966
D.F.A. Doctor of Fine Arts 2005 Tokyo (Japan) National University of fine Arts & Music, Graduate school, Painting Department.
Dissertation: "Fruitful Incoherence; The next village, a personal expedition"
Advisor: Professor Sato Doshin, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Japanese Art History Department.
M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts 2001 painting Tokyo (Japan) National University of fine Arts & Music, Graduate School Painting Department.
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts1990 Painting Drawing & Graphics, Den-Bosch (The Netherlands) Royal Academy of Visual Arts.
Professional Experience & Related Activities
1997-1999 Research position at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Japan.
1995-1997 Art Teacher at Ben Zvi High School Art Department, Kiryat Ono, Israel.
2005 "Werkbeurs" The Dutch Visual Art Foundation.
2003 "The Zaiden Kaise Foundation" Tokyo, Japan.
2002 Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs grant for artistic creation.
2000 Nishiwakishi Samu hall Museum (Japan) competition, MorimuraYasumasa Judges prize. (Catalogue)
1999 Holbein Scholarship Japan. (Catalogue)
1997-2004 Japan Ministry of Education scholarship (Monbusho) Japan.
1996 "BasisBeurs" The Dutch Visual Art Foundation.
1994 "Werkbeurs" The Dutch Visual Art Foundation.
1994 The Jeanne Oosting Prize, Harlem, The Netherlands.
1991 "Startbeurs" Young artist grant, The Dutch Visual art foundation.
Selected Exhibition Record
(* Solo Shows marked by Asterisk)
2007 ArtRotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2006* "De schoonheid van ons land" Berendsen Gallery Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2006 BBK Exhibition, The Oosterkerk, Amsterdam The Netherlands
2006* "The 7 seven Lean Years" Berendsen Gallery Rotterdam The Netherlands
2006 ArtRotterdam Art Fair, rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Berendsen Gallery Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2005 "KunstRAI" Amsterdam Art Fair, The Netherlands
2005* Akinci Gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Rakuya Art center Tokyo Japan
2004 D.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music.
2001 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music.
2000 Philp Morrris Award Exhibition , Tokyo Japan (Catalogue)
2000 Nishiwaki shi Okayama Museum Japan. (Catalogue)
1999* Fujiya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997 Tanya Rumpff Gallery, Harlem , The Netherlands. (Catalogue)
1995 "KunstRAI" Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam.
1995 Otto Schweins Exhibition, Hanover, Germany.
1994* Akinci Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1994* C.B.K Rotterdam City Art Centre Gallery, The Netherlands. (Catalogue)
1994 "The Ground level" Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
1993* Otto Schweins Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
1993 The Weinand Sengers Collection, Amsterdam University Gallery, The Netherlands
1992* "Het Veem" Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
1990* "Het Veem" Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Simon-Vieira de Cunha Collection, New York.
Haimovitz-Ildis Collection, Israel.
'blueLou' Marini Collection, New York.
Jose Luis Cortes Collection, Mexico.
The Nishiwaki Shi Museum, Okayama, Japan.
The ABN-AMRO Collection, The Netherlands.
The Bouwfonds Collection, The Netherlands.
The Beijerkorf Collection, The Netherlands.
The Weinand Sengers Collection, The Netherlands.