Nir Hod

Nir Hod (°1970, Tel Aviv)  is best known for the glamorous and visceral nature of his work. With all things noir, he shows us fading golds and chromes, pops of cherry velvet orchids engulfed by flame, lines of bright white indulgence. Renowned around the world for his work, Nir has taken to sculpture, film, and canvas mediums, moving within and around ideas of beauty, contrast, sexuality, decadence, and lost innocence.

Nir Hod earned a B.F.A from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, and continued his artistic training at New York’s Cooper Union School of Art. He has had solo shows in New York at Paul Kasmin Gallery and Jack Shainman Gallery. In Tel Aviv, he has shown solo at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His works have also been shown in the Michael Fuchs Galerie in Berlin and the Wolfsonian Galleries in Miami, among many others. Interviews are regularly featured in the New York TimesInterview MagazineWELLEThe Wall Street Journal“T” MagazineNew York Observer, Financial Times and more.

At the center of his work, Hod tells a story about raw contrast that can exist in people. He questions indulgence as sin and offers, instead, curiosity. His work suggests to us that life and reality are easier to bear when we consider alternate possibilities, when we consider things that are large than life. Nir Hod gives us the dose of surrealism and that we are all aching for.


Gavlak Gallery, ‘The Life We Left Behind’, Florida, USA

Makasiini Contemporary Gallery, ‘The Life We Left Behind’, Turku, Finland


Michael Fuchs Gallery, ‘Life and Death of a Star’, Berlin, Germany


Paul Kasmin Gallery, ‘Once Every Thing Was Much Better Even the Future’, New York, USA


Paul Kasmin Gallery, ‘Mother’, New York, USA


Paul Kasmin Gallery, ‘Genius’, New York, USA


Alon Segev Gallery, ‘Nova 7’, Tel Aviv, Israel


Davide Gallo Gallery, ‘Faded Heartache’, Berlin, Germany


Jack Shainman Gallery, ‘You Are Not Alone’, New York, USA


Tel Aviv Museum of Art, ‘Forever’, Tel Aviv, Israel

Alon Segev Gallery, ‘Luna a Las Vegas’, Tel Aviv, Israel


Rosenfeld Gallery, ‘Destiny’s Days’, Tel Aviv, Israel


The Borowsky Gallery at the Gershman Y, ‘Heroes’ Tears’, Pennsylvania, USA

Rosenfeld Gallery, ‘Controversial Innocence’ Tears’, Tel Aviv, Israel

Liebman Magnan Gallery, ‘Nir Hod’, New York, USA


Lime Light Club, ‘Forever’, New York, USA


Liebman Magnan Gallery, ‘Forever’, New York, USA

Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Galleries, ‘Forever Young’, Florida, USA


The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, ‘DOHRIN: The Last Painting’, Tel Aviv, Israel

Mary Fauzi Gallery, ‘A Souvenir from November’, Tel Aviv, Israel


Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, ‘The Brush of the Heart’, Tel Aviv, Israel


The Bunker, ‘2018 – 2019 session curated by Maynard Monrow’, Florida, USA

Dio Horia gallery, ‘Dancing Goddesses’, Mykonos, Greek

Sarah Gavlak Gallery, ‘PAINTING’, Florida, USA

7 Herkimer Place / Metro Picture, ‘Points of light In A Nocturnal World’, New York, USA


The Bunker, Florida, USA

Michael Fuchs Gallery, ‘ACCROCHAGE’, Berlin, Germany

Zuzeum Art Center and Latvia National Museum, ‘Dreama and Dramas’, Riga, Latvia

Leila Heller Gallery, ‘Grisaille’, New York, USA

Markasiini Contemporary, ‘Art Goes Logomo’, Turko, Finland

Gavlak Gallery, ‘Flaming June VII’, California, USA

De Buck Gallery, ‘Opulent Landscapes’, New York, USA

Haifa Museum of Art, ‘AnonimX: The End of the Privacy Era’, Haifa, Israel


Dio Horia gallery, ‘Greek Gotham’, Mykonos, Greek

Berry Campbell Gallery, ‘SOMETHING’, New York, USA


The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, ‘Prima Facie, Works From Igal Ahouvi Art Collection The Babel Trilogy, Part 4’, Tel Aviv, israel

Petach Tikva Museum, ‘Superwoman’, Tikva, israel

Jack Shainman Gallery, ‘Winter in America’, New York, USA


Leila Heller Gallery, ‘Look At Me: Portraiture From Manet To The Present’, New York, USA


Galerie Aveline Antiquaire, ‘A l’etage au found Upstairs in the back’, Paris, France

The FLAG Art Foundation, ‘FLAG’s 5th Anniversary’, New York, USA

Henrik Springmann Gallery, ‘The Concept of Baroque in Contemporary Art’, Berlin, Germany

Leila Heller Gallery, ‘Calligraffiti 1984 – 2013’, New York, USA

Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, ‘Amor Fati’, New York, USA

Salomon Contemporary, ‘LADIES & GENTS’, New York, USA


Shirazu Gallery, ‘BAD FOR YOU, Curated by Beth Dewoody Rudins’, London, United Kingdom


Tel Aviv Museum, ‘Permanent Collection at the New Building’, Tel Aviv, Israel


Paul Kasmin Gallery, ‘Art Basel Miami Beach’, New York, USA

Salomon Contemporary, ‘Plank Road’, New York, USA

Marlborogh Gallery, ‘Natural Renditions’, New York, USA

Gavlak Gallery, ‘Pink, curated by Beth Dewoody Rudin’, Florida, USA

Michael Schultz Gallery, ‘Monuments in time’, Beijing, China


Albright Knox Art Gallery, ‘Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison’, New York, USA


Complesso del Vittoriano Museum, ‘As is , Contemporary art in Israel’, Rome, Italy

Naomi Arin Gallery, ‘Israeli art now’, Nevada, USA

The FLAG Art Foundation, ‘Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison’, New York, USA

The Jewish Historical Museum, ‘Art of State, Contemporary Photography and Video Art from Israel ’, Amsterdam, Nederland

The Jewish Museum, ‘Access to Israel part 1 and part 2’, Frankfurt, Germany

Herzliya Museum, ‘Eventually We’ll Die’, Hertsliya, Israel

Spaceother Gallery, ‘We go in circles in the dark and are consumed by fire’, Massachusetts, USA

Vanina Holasek Gallery, ‘The luxury of love’, New York, USA


Maddox Arts Gallery, ‘Irrational Exuberance’, London, United Kingdom

PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE, ‘Arte e Omosessualità’, Milan, Italy

Salomon Contemporary Warehouse, ‘Sex and Sensuality’, New York, USA


Nathan A. Bernstein Gallery, ‘East Meets Pop’, New York, USA

Jack Shainman Gallery, ‘Poiesis’, New York, USA


Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, ‘The New Hebrews – A Century of Art in Israel’, Berlin, Germany


Tel Aviv Museum of Art, ‘Rose c’est la vie: On Flowers in Contemporary Art’, Tel Aviv, Israel

LUXE Gallery, ‘Stop & Stor’, New York, USA

Israeli Art Center, ‘Pets, Time for Art (Zman Le’Omanut)’, Tel Aviv, Israel

Israeli Art Center, ‘Love is in the Air: Images of Romantic Love in Contemporary Israeli Art, Time for Art (Zman Le’Omanut)’, Tel Aviv, Israel


Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), ‘Wonderyears: New reflections on the Shoa and Nazism in Israel’, Berlin, Germany

Künstraum Kreuzberg / Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany


The New York Historical Society, ‘9-11: One Year Later’, New York, USA


Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, ‘Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Artists and Clothing’, New York, USA

Museum of Modern Art, ‘Between Earth and Heaven: New Classical Movements in the Art Today’, Ostend, Belgium


Art in General, ‘Manly’, New York, USA

Liebman Magnan Gallery, ‘Gallery Artists’, New York, USA

Robert Sandelson Gallery, ‘Cutting Edge: Style, Psychosis and the Ethics of Self’, London, United Kindom

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, ‘1998 Uniform’, New York, USA

The Jewish Museum, ‘After Rabin: New Art from Israel’, New York, USA

The Vienna Jewish Museum, ‘Bamot: The Building, Destruction and Restoration of High Places – Israel 1948-1998’, Wien, Republik Österreich

The Israel Museum, ‘The Lesser Light’, Jerusalem, israel


Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Fantasy’, Herzliya, Israel


Bass Museum of Art, ‘Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition)’, Florida, USA

Grey Art Gallery & Study Center of New York University, ‘Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition)’, New York, USA

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, ‘Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition)’, Georgia, USA

Yerba Buena Center for the Art, ‘Desert Cliché: Israel Now – Local Images(traveling exhibition)’, California, USA


The Haifa Museum of Art, ‘In Construction’, Haifa, Israel

The Israel Museum, ‘Windows’, Jerusalem, Israel


The Israel Museum, ‘Antipathos: Black Humor, Irony and Cynicism in Contemporary Israeli Art’, Jerusalem, Israel


Ein Harod Museum of Art, ‘MetaSex 94: Identity, Body and Sexuality’, Ein Harod, Israel

Bat Yam Museum of Art, ‘MetaSex 94: Identity, Body and Sexuality’, Bat Yam, Israel

Alternative Space at the Central Bus Station, ‘MetaSex 94: Identity, Body and Sexuality’, Tel Aviv, Israel


  • Tel Aviv, Israel, 1970


  • Lives and works in New York