Tsibi Geva

b. 1951
Born in kibbutz Ein – Shemer and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv and New York. Geva's artwork refers to the local political complex situation in the Israeli-Palestinian existence. From the beginning of his work, he had dealt with this subject. It can be seen in his art by the representation of specific motifs of local identity that hold political and cultural significance. A repetitive image in his artwork is the stereotypical display of the Arab, wearing the keffiyeh, a mustache and has a lack of a unique-looking personality. The keffiyeh, for example, is a well-known object of Arabs, it is a cultural symbol that has become over the years a symbol associated with the Palestinian struggle for the establishment of identity and a country. In his work there is a breakdown of fundamental concepts with the intention of undermining their context. Geva exhibits his artwork in spaces that emphasize the occupation relations. The objects that Geva paints are directly related to social, political and cultural context. The painted object seeks to point out not only the object itself but to understand it in a critical context and as an approach the artist is taking a in the public sphere. The artist creates in series, among the recurring images in his works are the keffiyeh, windows, flowers, thorns, birds and mountains. The flower paintings like the bird paintings are portrayed in a frozen movement, static and accompanied by a sense of emptiness. The black birds and flowers appear lifeless. Each piece stands on its own but forms part of a series and connects with the political, local and cultural context. Tsibi Geva has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Israel and around the world, including the Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, and in 2015 he represented Israel at the Venice Biennale. Geva received numerous grants and awards for his artistic work, including the Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art by the Israel Museum (1997), the Eva and Mendel Pundik Prize for Israeli Art by the Tel Aviv Museum of art (2004) and the Culture and Sports Ministry lifetime achievement Award (2010). Geva's works can be found in important public and private collections in the world, including the MOMA Museum in New York, the Jewish Museum in New York and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Geva is currently a professor at the School of Visual Arts, MFA program in New York, the University of Haifa and "Hamidrasha" School of Art, Beit Berl College.

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Tsibi Geva
Flower, 2001, Oil on canvas, 100X75 cm.…

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$5,000 - $8,000

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Untitled, 1994, Oil on canvas, 180X130 cm.…

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$12,000 - $16,000

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Tsibi Geva
Bird, 2014, Oil and mixed media on…

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1400

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Tsibi Geva
Diptych: Keffiyeh, 26 + 27, 1990, Oil…

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$20,000 - $30,000

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Tsibi Geva
Keffiyeh, 1994, Oil on canvas, 91X91 cm.…

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5600

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Bird, 2008, Oil on canvas, 94X65 cm.…

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4200

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Flower, 2008, Oil on canvas, 94X65 cm.…

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4000

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Tsibi Geva
Flower, 1996, Marker on formaica, 50X25 cm.…

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650

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Tsibi Geva
Flower, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 130x110 cm.…

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8000

Lot : 139

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From the Keffiyeh Series, 1994, Oil on…

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1800

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Tsibi Geva
From the Tiles Series, Oil and collage…

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22000

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Tsibi Geva
Golden Bowl and Silver Cord, 1994, Oil…

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1600

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Tsibi Geva
Bird, Mixed media on cardboard, 32X24 cm.…

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4500

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Tsibi Geva
A Flower on a Turquoise Background, 2017,…

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4500

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Tsibi Geva
Bird, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 150x100 cm.…

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7200

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Tsibi Geva
Keffiyeh, 2009, Oil on cardboard, 200X135 cm.…

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$12,000 - $16,000

Lot : 258

Tsibi Geva
Keffiyeh, 2010, Oil on canvas, 70x60 cm.…

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3400

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Kaffiyah, 1994, Oil and acrylic on canvas,…

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15000

Lot : 170

Tsibi Geva
Eagle, Mixed media on paper, 31X24 cm.…

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1600

Lot : 171

Tsibi Geva
Woodpecker, 2004, Mixed media on wood, diameter:…

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2800

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Tsibi Geva
Untitled, 2012, Oil on canvas, 174X137 cm.…

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10000

Lot : 144

Tsibi Geva
Keffiyeh, 2000, Oil on plastic board, 59X53…

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2600

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Tsibi Geva
Diptych: Balletta, 2005, Oil on canvas, 100X50…

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4800

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Tsibi Geva
Keffiyeh, 2004, Oil on canvas, 157X107 cm.…

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5500

Lot : 135

Tsibi Geva
Gladioli, 1986, Oil on canvas, 91X76 cm.…

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7500

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Tsibi Geva
Diptych: Stary Night, 1989, Oil on canvas,…

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15000

Lot : 177

Tsibi Geva
Untitled, 1986, Oil on canvas, 127X61 cm.…

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5000

Lot : 127

Tsibi Geva
The Woodpecker, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 50X40…

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1900

Lot : 128

Tsibi Geva
Flower, 2007, Oil on wood, 51X44 cm.…

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1900

Lot : 170

Tsibi Geva
Beautiful Umm El-Fahm, 1983, Oil and mixed…

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8500

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Tsibi Geva
Bird, 2005, Acrylic on plexiglas, 37X34 cm.…

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3200

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Tsibi Geva
The Story of Israeli Art, 1999, Mixed…

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1700

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Tsibi Geva
From the Keffiyeh Series, 1984, Oil on…

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12000

Lot : 137

Tsibi Geva
Woodpecker, 2011, Oil on canvas, 122X92 cm.…

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8500

Lot : 138

Tsibi Geva
Diptych: Terrazzo, 2002, Oil on canvas, 110X110…

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15000

Lot : 130

Tsibi Geva
Green Keffiyeh, 2004, Mixed media on canvas,…

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8000

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