About

Ronit Mirsky (Tel Aviv, 1979) is an interdisciplinary artist. Ronit’s work has been shown in many exhibitions throughout the world such as ‘To the Glory’ (2019, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramic Center, Tel Aviv, Israel), The Principle of Superposition (2019, Arad Contemporary Art Centre, Israel), An Absent Present (Solo show, 2017, Dyson Gallery, London, UK), Fold / IMPACT 9, (2015, International Printmaking Conference, Hangzhou, China) to name a few. Ronit has an MPhil in fine art (2018) and an MA in Visual communication (2012) from The Royal College of Art in London UK, both graduated with distinction. Ronit currently lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Artist Statement

The process of memory has always fascinated me. The dissonance between this abstract on-going-never-ending process and its tangible translation has been occupying my work right from the start. I study the relations between memory, history, and material both in terms of personal and collective memory. I look into ways social and national memory is formed, analyzing the manners society shapes individuals and vice versa. While doing so, I am constantly exploring the role of artists in the process of memory shaping. My role as an artist in shaping collective memory is my motivation for making art.

Printmaking is my primary work method, though I work in varied media creating also objects and sculptures; the echo of the concept of making prints can be recognized in all of my works. Having a strong theoretical foundation is a key element for me, leading to palpable research. Working in a trial and error method, I do not aim towards an endpoint or a specific answer but rather I am opening up the process to a discussion, creating a dialogue with my viewers.

CV

Education

Royal College of Art, London, UK / MPhil (with distinction) Fine Art (Printmaking) / 2018

Royal College of Art, London, UK / MA (with distinction) Communication Art & Design / 2012

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel / B.Design Visual Communication / 2007

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, School of Education, Israel / Diploma in Art Education / 2007

The Open University Tel Aviv, Israel / Art History Studies / 2000

 

 

Teaching and Residencies

Tel Aviv Artists House / Printmaking Professor / 2017 – Current

Musrara School of Art and Society / History of Design Professor / Undergraduate level / 2017 – Current

Shenkar Academy of Engineering, design and Art / Printmaking Residency / 2017 – 2018

Untitled Web – Magazine / Co. Editor / 2015 – 2016

Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, UK / Visiting Lecturer / 2015

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK / Visiting Lecturer / 2014

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

3.2021 / Someone, I Tell You, Will Remember Us / Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel / Group exhibition

11.2019 / This and Not That / Hamekarer, Tel Aviv, Israel / Group exhibition

11.2019/ ‘To the Glory’ – Local Souvenirs / Benyamini Contemporary Ceramic Center, Tel Aviv, Israel / Group exhibition

6.2019 / Hamekarer 3 / Hamekarer, Tel Aviv, Israel / Group exhibition

4.2019 / The Principle of Superposition / Arad Contemporary Art Centre, Arad, Israel / Group exhibition

10.2017 / An Absent Present / Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK / Solo exhibition

9.2015 / Fold / IMPACT 9, International Printmaking Conference, Hangzhou,China / Group exhibition

4.2015 / Why Would I Lie? / Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK / Research Biennale

12.2014 / The Itinerant Illustrator / 5th International Illustration Research event, Bangalore, India / Group exhibition

3.2014 / Illustration Nation / Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel / Group exhibition

6.2013 / Temperament / Haina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel / Group exhibition

2.2013 / It Wasn’t The Outside World I Could See, Just The Filthy Pane That I Was Looking Through / David Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK / Group exhibition

5.2012 / ÖÖ: Was it a Dream? / World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, Helsinki, Finland / Group exhibition

5.2012 / 100% Unseen / Filter , Mumbai, India / Group exhibition

6.2011 / Fail Better / David Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK / Group exhibition

3.2011 / Panic! / David Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK / Group exhibition

8.2010 / Fragments of Life / Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel / Solo exhibition

4.2010 / 11+ / ‘Im El Ros’ , castle ruins, Israel / Group exhibition

 

 

Publications

5.2017 / An Absent Present: A Personal Journey through Public Commemoration / MPhil Thesis

4.2015 / Bab-el-Wad: The Iron Skeleton is Silent like my Comrade / Essay in RCA Research Bienniale Publication

6.2012 / Prussian Blue / Exhibition Catalogue

8.2009 / Two / An illustrated anthology / Author (and others) 

8.2008 / Based on a Real City / An illustrated anthology / Author (and others)