Guy Yanai

born 1977 Haifa, Israel

lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel



2000 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Bachelors of Art

1997 New York Studio School, New York

1996 Pont Aven School of Art, Pont-Aven, France (Summer-Term)

1996 Parsons School of Design, New York


Solo Exhibitions


Boy on an Island, CONRADS Duesseldorf


Barbarian in the Garden, Praz Delavallade, Los Angeles 

Calm European, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam

Love of Beginnings, Galerie Derouillon, Paris


Fox Hill Road, Rod Barton Gallery, Brussels

Mademoiselle Albertine Has Gone!, Duo-Show with Kaye Donachie, APPARTEMENT, Paris,

Curated by Timothee Chaillou


Ordinary Things, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

Ancienne Rive, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery, NYC


Diary, Galerie Derouillon, Paris

First Battle Lived Accident, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv


Accident Nothing, Aran Cravey Gallery, LA

Lived & Laughed & Loved & Left, La Montagne Gallery, Boston

Battle, Therapy, Living Room, The Velan Center for Contemporary Art, Turin

Curated by Noam Segal


Battle, Therapy, Living Room, Kunsthalle Rotschild 69, Tel Aviv

Curated by Noam Segal

Guy Yanai &Arik Levy, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv


First We Feel Then We Fall, Alon Segev Gallery


Four Guys Sitting in a Subaru Drinking Grapejuice, The Spaceship at Hayarkon 70, Tel Aviv. Curated by Alon Segev


Political Science, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv


THREADS, Jerusalem Studio School Gallery, Jerusalem


Gorgeous Contradiction, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel


New Works, Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel


New Works, Louis Boston Space, Boston, MA


Thesis Show, Easthampon Interiors Hampshire College Main Gallery, Amherst, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions


Reflector, Luciana Brito NY Project, New York

Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery, New York


No 5, Luciana Brito Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Art Cologne with Galerie Conrads, Dusseldorf

Dallas Art Fair with Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery, Dalla

Post Analog Painting Pop Up organized by The Hole at The Surf Lodge Montauk, USA


Taste My Brain Drops, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami

What's Up, 94 Portland Place, London

Curated by Lawrence Van Hagen

Tableaux, Tristian Koenig Gallery, Collingwood, Australia

THE TIES THAT BIND, David Achenbach Projects, Wuppertal

Code Art Fair, with Rod Barton Gallery, Copenhagen

Session #3 - Planeite, BACKSLASH Gallery, Paris


Curated by Clémence Duchon & Flavie Loizon

Seattle Art Fair, with Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery, Seattle

The Place Where Time Wins, HD Gallery, Brussels

Curated by Francois Patoue

Gardening, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam

Bisous Magique, Group Exhibition, Galerie Derouillon, Paris

Frieze Art Fair, with the Breeder Gallery, NYC

Itch Under the Skin, 10th Year Anniversary Show, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

Armory Show, with The Breeder Gallery, NYC

IMAGINE, Brand New Gallery, Milan

Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris

Curated by Timothee Chaillou


Rod Barton Brussels Launch, Rod Barton Gallery, Brussels

A House Without Rooms, TORRI, Paris, Curated by Guy Yanai

EXPO Chicago, with Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery, Chicago

Fresh Fruit, Les Gens Heureux Gallery, Copenhagen

Exposition Collective, Galerie Derouillon, Paris

Words without Letters, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curated by Guy Yanai

Refiguring, Coburn Projects, London

Art 15, with Alon Segev Gallery, London


Par Ici Mon Kiki, Le Coeur, Paris

Informal Forms, Aran Cravey Gallery, LA., Curated by Noam Segal

Summer Mixer, Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Art Market Hamptons Fair, with Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC

Just Before Brazil, A.L.I.C.E Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


Fresh Paint Art Fair 6, with Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv

Growth, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

Artist Series Project, with Woodpoint & Kingsland


Domesticated Souls, A.L.I.C.E Gallery, Brussels, Curated by Alice Van Dan Abeele (with catalog)

Brussels Art Days, in conjunction with the A.L.I.C.E gallery group show, Brussels

The Irreconcilable (with Tal R, Jonas Wood, Avner Ben-Gal, Jen Abessira, Matt Phillips), Spaceship at HaYarkon 70. Curated by Guy Yanai (with catalog)

Fresh Paint Art Fair 5, with Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv


Gallery Artists, Alon Segev Gallery

Italy - Israel: Senses of the Mediterranean, Hangar Bicocca, Milan,

Possibility of a Book, Sommer Contemporary Art S2, Tel Aviv


Israelism, Shay Arye Gallery, Tel Aviv


Opening Show, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv

Recent Purchases from the Israel Discount Bank Collection, Ashdod Museum of Art, Ashdod, Israel


Artists Choose Artists, The Painting Center, NYC

Special Projects

2016 Bateau Promenade, Solo Project, Harper's Books, East Hampton

2015 Moby Dick, drawing collaboration with Harpune Verlag

Guy Yanai / Rafe Mullarkey, Rod Barton Gallery, London

The Drawer, drawing collaboration on Volume 9: Paris, Texas.

Limited Edition Prints, in collaboration with Exhibition A

2014 Collaboration with Artis, designing limited edition of tote-bags

Collaboration with WPKL, designing limited edition line of tote-bags

Elegies for Julius, special installation at Bootsbau Gallery, Berlin

Skateboards, DeBuck Gallery, NYC (with Jules de Balincourt, Ridley Howard, Diana al Hadid and more)

Collaboration with Artis, designing exclusive line of tote-bags

Group exhibition with Kiblind Magazine, Point Ephemere, Paris

2013 Band of Outsiders SS14 resort collection collaboration


2017 Lucile Avenue Artist-In-Resideny Project by TORRI Gallery, Los Angeles (Forthcoming)

2014 Villa Lena Residency Program, Tuscany, Italy

2012 Artis Contemporary Art Fund, Professional Development Workshop by Creative Capital

2011 Venice Printmaking Studio, Venice (with stipend grant)

2009 Upstate Workspace (Zach Feuer Gallery), Hudson, NY (with open studio)

2008 Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

Exhibitions Curated

2016 Bisous Magique, Group Exhibition, Galerie Derouillon, Paris

2015 A House Without Rooms, Group Exhibition, TORRI, Paris

Words without Letters, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012 The Irreconcilable, Spaceship Gallery at HaYarkon 70, Tel Aviv

2006 Emptiness, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel including works by Meir Appelfeld, Bronlyn Jones, Joshua Meyer, Aaron Norfolk, Stuart Shils

2005 Uri Blayer: North/South - ISRAEL, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel (with catalog)

2004 Beauty is only the First Touch of Terror, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel; including works by Alejandro Goldberg, Rita Natarova, Aaron Norfolk, Noa Shay, Stuart Shils, and Ben Tritt

Monographs and Exhibition Catalogs

2016 BISOU MAGIQUE. Text by Guy Yanai.

(Exhibition Catalog, Galerie Derouillon, Paris)

2015 A HOUSE WITHOUT ROOMS. Text by Guy Yanai.

(Exhibition Catalog, TORRI, Paris).


(Exhibition Catalog, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv).

Guy Yanai: ANCIENNE RIVE. Texts by Caty Levine and Timothee Chaillou. (Exhibition Catalog, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe Gallery, New York).

2014 Guy Yanai: DIARY. Text by Barbara Sirieix and interview by Timothee Chaillou. (Exhibition Catalog, Galerie Derouillon, Paris)

2013 Guy Yanai: ACCIDENT NOTHING. Text by Hila Cohen-Shneiderman and interview by Noam Segal. (Exhibition Catalog, Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles).

2012 IRRECONCILABLE. Text by Guy Yanai. (Exhibition Catalog, Spaceship Gallery at HaYarkon 70, Tel Aviv)

2011 Guy Yanai: FIRST WE FEEL THEN WE FALL. Text by Nuit Banai and text and interview by James Trainor. (Exhibition Catalog, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv)

2008 Guy Yanai: POLITICAL SCIENCE. Interview by Joseph R. Wolin. (Exhibition Catalog, Rothschild Fine Art, Tel Aviv).

2002 Guy Yanai: sources | inspirations | confessions | notes | theories | letters | manifestoes | conclusions | and other refined | and raw data (Artist Book)