Director and Curator: Hadas Kedar
Assistant Curator: Julia Yablonsky
Visual Arts Department, Tel Aviv - Jaffa Municipality: Tslilit Ben-Nevat, Ifat Zvirin
Urban Vitamin: Candida Gertler, Nili Lamdan
Studio Bank Artists: Raida Adon, Lior Amsterdamski, Gili Avissar, Dganit Ben Admon, Uri Bar-On, Adam Ben-Nun, Dana Ben-Nun, Adi Bezalel, Ifat Bezalel, Idan Bitton, Roy Cohen, Ory Carmeli, Irit Dolev, Shai Dror, Maya Dunietz, Roni Geffen, Riky Elkayam, Dganit Elyakim, Tomer Fruchter, Yonatan Giron, Yuval Guttman, Michal Erez, Ayelet Gazit, Nimrod Gershoni, Mia Gourvitch, Ayelet Hashachar Cohen, Avraham Harush, Sharon Hass, Natasha Kandov, Luciana Kaplun, Zohar Kawaharad, Dikla Katz, Tunni Kraus, Asaf Kroll, David Lemoine, Haim Livak, Oz Malul, Alma Machness-Kass, Itay Maron, Roy Menachem Markovich, Efrat Nir, Roni Packer, Marat Parkhomovsky, Gilad Ratman, Hillel Reiner, Salon 5, Asaf Schouten, Jerry Shai Sarig, Omer Sheizaf, Ruti Sela, Tomer Sapir, Rotem Shmueli, Michael Shvadron, Daniel Tsal, Yoav Weinfeld, Anna Zakrevsky, Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari, Avi Zlicha, Claudette Zorea
Offnobank Curators: Omer Sheizaf and Yoav Weinfeld
Safe Facilitator: Gilad Ratman
Guest Artists and curators: (Studio Bank, Offnobank and Safe): Danielle Alhassid, Maya Aroch, Ron Assulin, Oran Barak ,Ido Barel, Avner Ben Gal, Udi Bonen, Nimrod Carmi, Ruti De Vries, Hagai Eisenberg, Tamar Even-Chen, Noga Farchi, Yuval Finkelstein, Eli Friedlander, Michal Grover Friedlander, Tamar Getter, Stella Got, Institute for the Research of Freedom, Shai Kukuii, Elad Larom, Laibach, Gal Levinson, May Manovitz, Gal Melnik, Nadia Perlov, Yoel Peled, Nunzia Piccaiallo, Avi Pitchon, Lilach Pnina Livne, Naama Roth, Or Rimmer, Goni Riskin,Yael Saloma, Salon de Refusees, Nitzan Shafran, Ariel Sereni Brown, Or Sinai, Ira Shalit, Morten Traavik, Ze’ev Tene, Bar Von Mayer, Jean Valnoir, Dan Weinstein, Yael Weiss, Shahar Yahalom, Uri Zamir, Gladys Lazer,
Ben Yehuda st. 71,
Tel Aviv- Jaffa
Studio Bank was an art project housed in a seven-story building that was once the headquarters of one of the main banks of Israel and on the site of a future hotel. In the in-between phase of the building, the art department of the municipality and the owners of the building arranged for the space to become a temporary art and cultural center.
Artist/curator Hadas Kedar was appointed to become the director and curator of Studio Bank based on her experience of cultural entrepreneurship in a wide range of contexts. More than fifty creative people from different areas of expertise were assigned studio spaces in the seven floors of the building. Two studio spaces were reserved for overseas professionals.
The ground floor of the building, where the former bank branch was located, was transformed into an exhibition and event space. With the charm of an abandoned bank - cubicles and fluorescent lights included – the space accommodated a series of exhibitions, events, discussion, gigs, launches and even an opera.
The creative freedom of the curatorial structure of Studio Bank accommodated a wide range of initiatives of artists. These included Limbo, a site-specific opera/music theater, directed by Michal Grover Friedlander in collaboration with Eli Friedlander, an international co-operation loosely based on the film After Life (dir. Hirokazu Kore-Eda) that dealt with the meaning of life crystalizing around one meaningful memory (December 2019); the opening of a small-scale project space, Offnobank (2020) - initiated in their studio by Omer Sheizaf and Yoav Weinfeld with a series of solo and group exhibitions; a tiny theater installed in the underground safe of the building that showcased Blasts by Ariel Sereni Brown (2020) and later transformed into the Safe (2021) - a project space showcasing work by young artists - facilitated by Gilad Ratman; a series of exhibitions and talks dealing with the heart of Tel Aviv neighborhood and its role in the first steps of Israel’s cultural past (2019-2020) and a collaboration between Studio Bank, the Young ADK Berlin and the Goethe-Institut in Israel based on an open-ended artistic dialogue between Berlin and Tel Aviv based on the archives of ADK that hold documentation of artists and thinkers at the foothold of German culture - many with Jewish backgrounds that were forced to exile (partially realized due to corona); and much more.
Critique of From the Collection solo exhibition of Uri Zamir in Offnobank, Uzi Tsur (Hebrew)