bio + cv

Ariel Caine is a Jerusalem born (1979) artist and researcher currently living in London. He recieved his PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University and is currently a Researcher and Project coordinator at Forensic Architecture Agency. Utilizing emerging spatial computational photographic processes and developing methodologies of collaborative imaging practices, Ariel’s work explores the co-constitutive relations of state, religious nationalism, memory and imaging technology, seeking to expose and challenge the ways in which the photographic apparatus is embedded in the construction of our reality.
Ariel’s works have been exhibited and collected internationally.

EDUCATION

2015 – 2019 PhD Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University, London
2006-2007 M.F.A. Bezalel Academy of Art, Tel Aviv
2000-2004 B.F.A., Photography Dept. Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
1997 Sound Engineering (certificate studies), Dublin Sound Centre, Dublin, Ireland

TEACHING  & WORK
2020- Saptial Photography Lab (together with Francesco Seberegundi), ISIA Urbino, Italy.

2019- 2020 Media Studies Tutor, Dept. of Architecture, Royal College of Art, London

2016- Onward Project Coordinator & Researcher at Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London
2017-18 Guest Lecturer at Environmental Architecture Dept & Architecture Dept. 
Royal College of Art, London
2017 Teaching Assistant , Department of History, Goldsmiths University of London
2014 Photography Course, JW3, London
2009-14 Lecturer at the departments of photography, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design
2007-11 Time-Based Media Lecturer at the departments of photography, Sapir Collage
2008 Photography & Time-Based Media Lecturer at the Minshar School of Art
2005 Work as a freelance photographer and videographer. Among the clients are the Tel-Aviv Museum, Haifa Museum, Israel Museum, Shpilman Institute of Photography, Gaga & Design Studio, Messer Architects, Reznik Architects, Heder Architects, various Artists.
2000 Sound Engineer and Multimedia director, VJRadio Online Radio Station. Jerualem

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 ” The faint ummm”, Call & Response Gallery, Enclave, London (Ambisonic Sound and sculpture installation in collaboration with Kineret Lourie, Nicholas Stuecklin and Oya Kozacioglu)
2014 “The Renovation”, The New & The Bad Gallery, Haifa (Collaboration with Kineret Lourie)
2013 “Closer Than They Appear: Givat Ram” Photographs by Dana Arieli, Artists House Jerusalem (Curator)
 “First Draft to a Cyber Genealogy”, Epson Gallery, HadassahCollage, Jerusalem
2005 “Exil Innerhalb der Souveränität”, Goethe Institute, Jerusalem

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Ohm, Lelabo, Genevea

2018 Turner Prize Nomination (as part of Forensic Architecture), Tate Britain,
2018 London Design Biennial (upcoming), Forensic Architecture
2018 “Ground Truth” Forensic Architecture, #whatif, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
2018 “Counter Investigations”, Forensic Architecture, ICA, London
2018 “Mapping Walls”, Mifal, Jerusalem (in Collaboration with Hagit Keysar)
2017 “Ground Truth”, Forensic Architecture, Fruit of Sleep, Sharjah Biennial 13 Tamawuj: Act II, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 “Ground Truth”, Forensic Architecture, Vermogen: The Future of Demonstration, Vienna, Austria (in Collaboration with Manu Luksch and Aziz al-Turi)
2016 REPORTING FROM THE FRONT, La Biennale di Venezia 2016, Venice (as part of Forensic – Architecture exhibition lead by Prof. Eyal Weizman)
2015 “BYOB”, SPACE & LUX, London, UK
“After Twenty Years: Designing Rabin’s Memory”, HIT, Holon (Curated by Dana Arieli)
2048-Voice Over, Hamesila park, Manofim, Jerusalem (Curated by Maayan Sheleff, Rinat Edelstein, Lee He Shulov)
“Crystal Palace & the Temple of Doom”, Petah Tikva Museum, (Curated by Hila Cohen Schneiderman)
Industry Now – contemporary photographs from the MAST collection, Bologna, Italy
2014 Winners of the 2013 Ministry of Culture Art and Design Awards, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa. (Curated by Orit Bulgaro)
“Potent Wilderness”, The Babylon Trilogy Part 2, Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, TAU, Tel Aviv. (Curated by Sarit Shapira)
“The Towering Inferno”, Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, TAU, Tel Aviv. (Curated by Sarit Shapira)
2013 “Real-Estate Schemes”, The New & The Bad Gallery, Haifa (Curated by Natalie Levin)
“Lots Wife”, Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai (Curated by Naama Haikin) (catalogue)
“BYOB – Tel-Aviv”, Contemporary By Golconda, (curated by Adiya Porat-kligler & Doron Golan)
2012 2nd International Photography Festival, Jaffa Harbor (curated by Nili Goren)(catalogue)
Space Shuttle”, Tel-Aviv (curated by Hila Cohen Schneiderman)
“Time/Zones”: homage – performance celebrating John Cage’s 100th birthday, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel-Aviv
“Culture”, P6 Photographers, IndieGallery, Tel-Aviv
“Search Engine”, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Tel-Aviv, Curated by Sergio Edelsztein & Hila Cohen Schneiderman
2011 “Plan10”, Salon Mutante, Espacio Rara Avis, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Urban Nature”, Gravity Creative Space, Tel-Aviv
“15 Men on a Dead Man’s Chest”, Gal-On Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2010 “Dov Carmi – Retrospective”, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel-Aviv
“Body Without Organs”, Audio-Video Preformance, Tel-Aviv
“Fresh Paint Art Fair”, Video Lounge, Jaffa, curated by Edna Moshenson
2009 Herzelia Biennial (collaboration with photographer Yuval Hai)
“ArtTLV” (Nehoshtan compound), Tel Aviv
“artists@work”, The Left Bank, Tel-Aviv
“חולולולו”, P8 Gallery, Jaffa
2008 “Additions & Leftovers”, The Social Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem
“Multispace”, video installation, Jerusalem
“Zofia”, music for a durational performance by Ernesto Pujol and participant creators, balcony of the Tel Aviv Philharmonic house, Tel-Aviv
2007 “Jerusalem of One’s Eye: 40 years of documentary photography in Jerusalem”, The Social Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem
“Under the Sun”, Gilit Fischer Gallery, Tel Aviv
“Bauhaus in Israel”, The PeKA Gallery of Experimental Art and Architecture, Technion, Haifa (As part of an Artnueland Group Project)
Graduate Show, MFA program, Bezalel Academy, Tel Aviv
2005 “Artic 7”, Ramat Gan Museum, Ramat Gan

SELECTED PRESS  &  PUBLICATIONS
2020 “Mediating the Spatiality of Conflict”, conference at TU Delft 2019

2020 “GRANULAR REALISM: Dominant and Counter-Dominant Practices of Spatial Photography in the Naqab”, Jerusalem Quarterly

2020 “Walking the Image”, PhotoResearcher

2019 “Dunes” conversation with Richard Mosse, KALEIDOSCOPE

2019 “Ground Truth”, The Rural

2018 ” Spatial Testimonies of Dispossession, Destruction, and Return in the Bedouin Naqab”, Archinect Ed, Magazine issue 02

2018 Mafte’akh, Lexical Review of Political Thought, Issue 12, 2018, TAU, Israel
2015 “Crystal Palace & the Temple of Doom”, Petah Tikva Museum, (Catalogue)
“After Twenty Years: Designing Rabin’s Memory”, HIT, Holon (Curated by Dana Arieli)
“Babel” Works from the Igal Ahouvi Art Collection (Book)
2014 “The Renovation” (interview with Natalie Levin), Erev-Rav Online Magazine
2013 “The Image as Networked Interface”, On the Verge of Photography: Imaging Beyond 
 Representation, Birmingham City University, ARTicle Press. 2013 (Article by Yael Eylat Van Essen) 
“Lots Wife”, Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai, Catalogue
“Closer Than They Appear: Givat Ram”, Catalogue
2012 “Studio Visit”, Haaretz News Paper (written by Ellie Armon Azoulai)
“Becher Reform”, Erev-Rav On-Line Magazine (article by Yonatan Amir)
“Present, Explain, Argue”, High Maintenance + Erev-Rav, (Text by Hadas Merder)
2011 Ex-Libris: Hanan DeLange, Tel-Aviv Museum (Book)
2010 Dov Carmi – Retrospective, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel-Aviv (DVD Catalogue)
2009 Picnic Magazine #4
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2007 MFA Final Project Review in Haaretz Newspaper
“Jerusalem of One’s Eye: 40 Years of Documentary Photography in Jerusalem”, Review in Haaretz Newspaper
2005 ״Parallel Lines”, Protocols, History & Theory Dep. On-line Publication.

PUBLIC TALKS , PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS
2019 Mediating the Spatiality of Conflict”, conference at TU Delft (3 day workshop)

2018 ” GRANULAR REALISM: Spatial Testimonies of Dispossession, Destruction, and Return in the Bedouin Naqab”, Archinect Ed, Magazine issue 02, (Paper)
2017 “Emerging activist possibilities within the changing spatial condition of photography”, Conviviality and the Institutional, Lisbon (Talk)
2017 “Ground Truth”, EVA, London (Talk)
2017 “This is a free Zone: Presenting Activestills”, NGBK, Berlin (Talk)
2016 “Photography as Architectural Space”, Architecture Dept. RCA (Talk & Workshop)
2016 “DIY Aerial Photography”,  Kite aerial photography workshop, Negev Coexistence Forum workshops, Atir (unrecognised Bedouin village), Naqab, Israel. (collaboration with Hagit Keysar)
2015 “Towards a definition of ‘Spatial Photography'”, 21st Century Photography conference, UAL CSM, London (Paper presentation)
2013 “From Grain to Pixel to Point Cloud”, “Lots Wife”, Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai (public talk at opening ceremony)

GRANTS & AWARDS
2018 Turner Prize Nomination (as member of Forensic Architecture)
2016 – 17 PhD research fellowship at Forensic Architecture
2015 Asylum Art Artist Grant
2013 Young Artist Award, Israeli Ministry of Culture 
2004-5 America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship


ART COLLECTIONS
MAST Foundation, Bologna Italy
Shpilman Institute for Photography, Israel
Yigal Ahouvi Art Collection, Israel


MUSIC 
2012-13 Member of “Sisters Karamazov” group
2010-11 “Band That Never Was”
Performing with the “Spirala” group
2001 “Ariel Caine” E.P. FACT Records
1999 “Neokoln” L.P., FACT Records