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Edward Hillel (b. 1953)

Lot 238: EDWARD HILLEL (1953 - ), ROOFTOPS, BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH; SIGNED AND NUMBERED 7/25, 13" x 19" - 33 x 48.3 cm.

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April 21, 2015
Toronto, ON, CA

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EDWARD HILLEL (1953 - )ROOFTOPSBLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH; SIGNED AND NUMBERED 7/2513" x 19" - 33 x 48.3 cm.Provenance:Robin Rosenberg Fine Art, Montreal, QCNote:EDWARD HILLEL (1953 - )"The challenge to every artist using the tragedies of history and memory in their work is to locate his place vis-à-vis the facts; for in addition to our desire to create lasting, autonomous works of art that instruct and inspire, we have a responsibility to the dead, to all those victims of genocide. Our activity, our work, is a kind of incantation, a Kaddish or a prayer of remembrance."- Edward Hillel - Canadian Edward Hillel, is a world-renowned multidisciplinary artist, whose production includes photography, video, prints and installations. His works explore urgent contemporary themes rooted in human stories.Edward Hillel was born in 1953 in Baghdad, Iraq. He grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and graduated from McGill University in 1975, having studied political science and philosophy. He spent several years as a community organizer before devoting himself wholly to his art since 1990. A self-taught artist, his works are a form of gesammtkunstwerk, a total engagement with the world he inhabits. A recurring theme for his work has been the stories of Holocaust survivors and the members of the resistance. These works saw an evolution over time that went from standard portraits with audio recordings to multimedia displays built into portable installations, as in "The Birds are Back" (1999). In 2006, Hillel opened his art space in Harlem, New York and, in 2008, founded the Harlem Bienniale, an international arts & culture event that takes place in Harlem, New York.Hillel's photographs have appeared in publications such as Le Monde, Esquire, Fortune, Newsweek and Paris Match. His films have been screened at international festivals, in museums, and broadcast on ARTE, CBC, FUJI TV, PBS and CHANNEL FOUR. He has published several books, including Not Quite Mainstream: Canadian Jewish Short Stories (2001). He has received the German Critics Visual Arts Prize (Berlin), The Golden Sheaf Film Award (Canada), the Prix Alain de Rothschild (France), and the Spiro Institute Award (UK). Hillel divides his time between Paris, Montreal and New York.Selected Corporate, Private and Public CollectionsAlcan Aluminum IncPublic Archives of CanadaAshdale Steel CorporationBanque RothschildRoyal Bank of CanadaBibliothèque Nationale de FranceCanadian Center for ArchitectureClaridge Collection, Montreal, QCDukeminster Properties PLCFirsurban Development CorporationManchester Art GalleryMusée d'art et d'histoire du Judaism ParisMuseum of Modern Art New YorkMuseum of Civilization, OttawaNational Archives CanadaNational Gallery of PragueHongkong HiltonInter-Continental HotelsMuseum of Modern Art WeimarManchester Art Gallery, UKMitsui CorporationMusée d'art contemporain MontréalMusée d'art et d'histoire du Judaisme ParisMuseum of Modern Art, MontrealMueum of Modern Art, New YorkMuseum of Photography CharleroiRepublic National BankSaatchi & Saatchi UKWinnipeg Art GallerySelected Solo Exhibitions2010The Revenge of the Photographic Archive, Centre de la Photographie Genève, Geneva, Switzerland2007Figurations, present! Up'Art - Galerie du Quai, Brussels2006Fleurs, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal2005Visages , Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaisme, Paris Waltuch Gallery, New York2004Topos,  Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal2003Hybrids,  Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal Missing,  Cleveland Public Theater, Ohio2002Coming Soon,  Manchester Art Gallery, UK20012 Hours That Shook The World,  St. Mark's Church, New York2000True Stories,  National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic1999Positions Attitudes Actions,  Foto Biennale, Rotterdam After Hours,  Museum of Modern Art, Weimar Atelier,  Gedenskstätte Deutscher Widerstand, Berlin Reimann's Café,  Institut Français, BerlinJournées Valenciennoises,  Galerie l'H du Siège,Valenciennes Morphologies,  Musée municipal de Denain, Lille1997Contes mnemoniques,  Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris Visages,  Espace Saint-Cyprien, Toulouse Visages,  Galerie Léopold Sédar Senghor, Grenoble1996Façades & Steles,  Goethe Institut, Paris1994Visages,  Mémorial du Martyr Juif Inconnu, Paris1993Les Pierres Qui Parlent,  Galerie Strathearn, MontrealParis On My Mind,  Gallery 2 1/4 x 4 1/2, Amsterdam1992Les Pierres Qui Parlent,  Galerie Saidye Bronfman, Montreal1991Europas,  Galerie du Parc, Geneva1990Europas,  Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montréal The Main,  Mois de la Photo, ParisSelected Group Exhibitions2011 Remembering 911, International Center of Photography, New York2010 Le MAHJ collectionne la photographie, Mois de la Photo, Paris; Reimann's Café, Sao Paolo Bienal, Brazil2008 Du geste à la Voix, Espace Carte Blanche, Paris2007Here is New York: Remembering 9/11, New York Historical Society, New YorkDu geste à la Voix, Espace Carte Blanche, Paris L'Evenement: les images comme acteurs de l'histoire, Jeu de Paume, Paris2006After 9/11, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York                       HOAST, Art Harlem, New YorkGalerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal2005About Lenny, Islip Art Museum, New YorkToronto International Art Fair, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Toronto2004Engineering Sculpture Into Books, Bignell Gallery, Connecticut2003Hybrids, Lopez-Mata Gallery, New YorkTopos, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto2 Hours That Shook The World, Cleveland Musuem of Art, OhioLife of the City, Museum of Modern Art, New York Here is New York: Martin Gropuis-Bau, Berlin; Corcoran Gallery of Art.Washington; International Center of Photography, New York; Museum of Art, Zurich, Switzerland2001Edward Hilllel: Dispositions, National Gallery of Prague, CZHere is New York, Soho Gallery, New York Artcité, Musée d'art contemporain, Montreal Intimités poétiques, Musée d'art de Joliette, Quebec Interiors, Stokholm Art Fair, Sweden2000FF, Galerie Carousel, Paris Façades, ARTissima, Palazio de Lavoro, Turin, Italy Interiors, ARCO, International Art Fair, Madrid Lullabies, l'Atrium, Bruxelles, Belgium1999Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Florence1998Denkbilder/Images Pensées, Galerie Carousel, Paris1993Le Portrait, Musée de la Civilization, QuebecSelected Video & Audio: Broadcast/Performance/Projections/Web2009 Harlem Celebrates The King of Pop (independent)2008 Harlem, USA, Will It Be Hillary or Barack? (Good Magazine)2007Gustave's Follies (independent); The Music Never Dies (Jazz Foundation of America, NYC)2006 The Falling Man (Darlow Smithson Productions & Channel 4, UK)2005 The Scream (independent); Picasso's Tail (Point Ephèmere, Paris);The After Laugh Katrina Web-a-thon (DZMC Productions, USA)2003 2 Hours That Shook The World (Cortez Ballet Contemporain, USA); M.- (Manchester Art Gallery)911intransit.org (independent); Ovation (National Gallery of Prague, Institut Français, Czech Republic)2000The List, Neighbors, (National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic)1999After Hours, (Museum of Modern Art Weimar); Lullabies, (Kunstamt Steglitz, Berlin);Das Hammerman, (independent); The Birds Are Back, (Museum of Modern Art Weimar)1998Kiosk (Musée-Memorial des Enfants d'Izieu, France) 1996 Speaking Tongues (independent)1994 Le Bataille du Riz (ARTE, France); France's Double Identity (Channel 4 Television, UK); 1993Unholy Trinity: Paul Touvier, The Ultra-Right & the Catholic Church (Granada Television, UK)1992Who Was Columbus? (ViaVideo Productions, Barcelona)1990Miki's Harlem (Fuji Television, Japan)1988Andalucia: The Earth Sings (WNET, Public Broadcasting Corp. USA)1987Neighborhood Notebook (Videographe, Radio-Canada)Selected Prizes and Grants 2010 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant2009JP Morgan Chase Foundation; Puffin Foundation2008 Harlem Arts Alliance; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council2006Sklaw Foundation USA2003Quebec studio New York, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec2002Canada Council for the Arts Taylor Woodrow Foundation Great Britain Sklaw Foundation USA2001German-Czech Future Fund, Berlin Minister of External Affairs Canada Association Française d'Action Artistique Paris Goethe Institut Prague Institut Français Prague2000Verband der Deutschen Kritikerpreis fur Bildende Kunst Berlin Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec,1999Minister of External Affairs Canada City of Berlin Cultural Affairs Institut Français Berlin Artist residence, Galerie H du Siège, Valenciennes Canadian Cultural Center Paris1997Fondation du Judaïsme Français, Paris1996Institut Alain de Rothschild, Paris1995Goethe Institut, Paris1992Spiro Institute, London1991Japan-Canada Prize, Canada1990Canada Council for the Arts Ministère des affaires culturelles, Québec1989Secretary of State for Multiculturalism, Canada1987Nomination, Grand Prize, International Book Fair, Montreal Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton, Saskatchewan Selected LinksEdward HillelEdward Hillel: An Artist's Dialogue with the Holocaust

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