Michal Rovner
Israeli artist



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Michal Rovner
Israeli artist
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Michal Rovner was born in 1957 in Tel Aviv. Everything Rovner does in art is solid as a rock, so she studied cinema, television, and philosophy at Tel Aviv University before enrolling at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 1981, to get her BFA in Photography and Art. A well rounded artist!

In 1978, she co-founded Camera Obscura School of Art, the first school of photography in Tel Aviv.

I first encountered Rovner's innovative work in her solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2003 where she stunned visitors with her tiny black and white videos of crowds of people walking inside tiny Petri dishes.  In her film 'Fields of Fire' (2005), Rovner shot images of oilfields in the Republic of Kazakhstan to reflect the persistent instability of a region at the epicenter of international scrutiny. So she deals with life, politics, and social injustices.

Once, she projected her video "Weave" onto the whole facade of the Chanel building in Tokyo. Multicultural chic.

Proving the artist doesn't always have to be as provocative as the art, Rovner loves wild flowers and her 6 white dogs and says that her parents (both deceased) were her best friends.


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Michal Rovner, also known as Michal Rovner Hammer (born 1957), is an Israeli contemporary artist, she is known for her video, photo and cinema artwork. Rovner is an internationally-known with exhibitions at major museums, including the Louvre (2011) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (2002). She lives between New York City and outside of Jerusalem, Israel, where she has a small farm.


Michal Rovner was born 1957 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She studied Cinema/Television, and Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and subsequently at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 1981, receiving a BFA degree in Photography and Art in 1985.

In 1978, with artist Arie Hammer, she co-founded the private art school Camera Obscura School of Art in Tel Aviv, the city’s first school for photographers. In 2005, the Camera Obscura School of Art closed due to financial reasons.

She moved to New York in 1987.

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