CV

 

Liora Kaplan (A.K.A VanillaRoyal)

B. 1974, lives & work in Tel Aviv.

vanillaroyal@gmail.com 

 

Education:

2003- 2005     Hamidrasha - Beit Berl Academic Art College, Israel.

2002- 2003     Avni Institute of Art and Design, Tel Aviv.

1996- 1998       Technology jewelry design school, Tel Aviv.

 

Informal Education:

Archeology, greek and egyptian mythology, weaving, ceramic crafts, traditional wood carving, textile and silkscreen printing, silversmithing, jewellery making, healing, hypnosis, meditation.

 

Professional Internship:

2005    Sigalit Landau’s studio apprentice, Tel Aviv.

 

Residencies:

2011- 2014     ST-ART Hothouse artist, founded by Serge Tiroche. 

 

EXHIBITIONS:

Solo

2013    VR1, Ferrate Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

Group

2015    “Exposed”, Beit Maerov municipal arts center, Holon, Israel. Curator: Nitza Pery.

2015    “Yes-No, Black-White”, The Farm Gallery, Holon, Israel.  Curator: Guy morag.

2015    “Childhood”, Alegra Boutique Hotel, Ein Karem, Israel.  Curator: Hila Tadmor.

2015    “PhotoArt”, Port Gallery, Jaffa, Israel.  Curator: limor Margoulis and Dalit Merhav.

2014    “SoArtToday”, Tiroche Auction House, Herzeiya, Israel.  

2014    “Power of attraction”, Rozenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Adi Goldner.

2014    See.me takeover, screening on an entire 25-story-tall video billboard in Times Square. 

2014    “Far & Beyond”, Lilinblum 23, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Orly sarid Blum.   

2014    “Painting forever”, Salon 96, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Sari Golan Sarig.

2014    Group exhibition, “Hahashmal wall”, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Guy morag.

2013    See.me digital group show, SCOPE Art Fair„ Miami, USA.

2013    “The Story of Creative”, See.me Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Curator: Emily K.

2013    Opening exhibition, Vitrina, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Dana Gillerman.

2013    “To eat to love”, Beit Maerov municipal arts center, Holon, Israel. Curator: Nitza Pery.

2012    “InterFun”, Tel Aviv Speed show, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Doron Golan.

2012    “Ash Laila”, Jaffa, Israel. Curators: Vera Pilpoul, Gilat Nadivi & Dana Gillerman.

2012    Group Show, Florentine 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Gilat Nadivi.

2011    “Blooming”, Jaffa, Israel. Curators: Vera Pilpoul, Gilat Nadivi & Lilac Reinisch.

2011    “Display & Disrupt”, @Gallery, New York, NY. Curator: Cat Weaver.

2011    “Hard pop”, ST-ART Residence, Jaffa, Israel. Curator: Liora Belford.

2011    “Civilization and its discontent”, NARS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Cat Weaver.

2011    “Abdominal Pain”, ST-ART Residence, Jaffa, Israel. Curator: Liora Belford.

2011    “Local Now”, Kishon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Renana Kishon.

2010    “Body of Evidence”, Mika Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Liav Mizrahi.

2010    “G40: The Summit”, Art Whino Gallery, X Crystal City, Washington D.C., USA. Curator: Shane Pomajambo.

2010    “Proyecto Genero 3”, LOFT Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Curator: Franco De Toledo.

2010    “Man of Today”, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russian Federation. Curator: Katerina Gorokhova.

2009    “Flik Film Festival”, Washington D.C., USA.

2009    “Morphic Resonance”, White Rabbit, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Alice Evermore.

2008    Artist Collaboration, Art Whino Gallery, Washington D.C., USA. Curator: Shane Pomajambo.

1996    Jewelry Biennale, Cuenca, Ecuador.

 

Projects: 

2016    Achva college- administration of education students - seminar about creative thinking through visual research. 

2016    Achva college- kindergarten education students - 2 seminars about creative thinking through visual research. 

2015-2016    Mofet institute- creative thinking forum for excellent education students - 3 seminars about creative thinking through visual research. The forum includes students from all sectors & religions across Israel.

2008-2009    Curator of "Galerie de la Royal Digital”, a virtual gallery containing digital rooms, where each artist can create their own utopian exhibition. This format allowed me to bring out the works of 40 young artists and create an ecological system for publicity and promotion on the web. As of today, the gallery is no longer online. 

2001    Voluntary work in ‘Beit Hashanti’ teaching jewellery making course.

1997    Rebuild and design of a kindergarten for African children in Tel Aviv’s Central Station. The project was initiated together with Einat Fishbain and included collaboration with a group of artists and designers. 

1991-1992    Art therapy with Autistic children group, Pardes Chana. 

1992-1995    Education officer: I’ve set up the first ethnic music group ☺ & was a part of a team that rewrote the education officer's course.

 

Collections

ST-ART, Tel Aviv, Israel

Private collections