Roei Greenberg (b.1985) is a London based artist, currently studying at the Royal College of Art (MA photography 2018-2020). 

 

He grew up in Kibbutz Yiftach in the north of Israel and later moved to Tel Aviv, where he graduated from Minshar Art College (BA Photography) in 2013.

Greenberg’s work is in constant search for intersections between geography, history and biography. Using large format camera and film, His work invites a forensic reading and create a multi layered photographic perspective; pictorial and luring, yet tinged with underlying ideological tones, inviting a critical reading of the territory he choose to portray.

For many years, his work has dealt with the Israeli space and narrative while taking repetitive journeys along its borders, and confronting his complex emotions toward his “homeland”. Ambiguity runs through his works and sews them together to form a constant dialogue between the mundane and the sublime.

He has been the recipient of many awards, recognitions and nominations, amongst them are The Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Voies Off Awards, The Discovery Award, The Prix Levallois, Critical Mass, Meitar Photography Award, Local Testimony, Magnum Photography Awards, and the Sony World Photography Awards.

 

Greenberg’s work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions including: Aperture Gallery, NYC; South London Gallery, London; Leeds Art Gallery; The Benaki Museum, Athens and The Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv…

 

His works are kept in private collections worldwide. 

CV

2018 – 2020 MA, Fine Art, Photography, Royal College of Art, London

2009 – 2013 BA, Fine Art, Photography, Minshar, Tel Aviv


Awards:

2019 – Bloomberg New Contemporaries, selected artist, London

2019 – Voies Off Awards, finalist, Arles, France

2018 – Discovery Award, finalist, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal

2018 – Prix Levallois, finalist, Galerie L’Escale, Levallois, France

2018 – GrandPrix Fotofestiwal, finalist, Lodz, Poland

2018 - Aperture Summer Open

2017 - Critical Mass, top 50, Portland, Oregon

2017 - Local Testimony, winner ‘Photographed Story’, Tel Aviv

2017 - Meitar Photography Award, finalist, Photo IS:RAEL, Tel Aviv

2017 - Magnum Photography Awards, finalist, LenscCulture, The Photographers Gallery, London

2014 - Sony World Photography Awards, winner, Landscape, London


Selected exhibitions:

South London Gallery (6 December 2019 - 23 February 2020) - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019

 

2019 – Leeds Art Gallery, Bloomberg New Contemporaries

2019 – Rencontres de la Photographie, Marrakech

2019 – PhEST International photography Festival, Monopoli, Italy

2019 – WIP, Royal College of Art, London

2019 – ArtRooms, London

2019 – Addis Foto Fest, Addis-Ababa

2018 – The Way We Live Now, Aperture Gallery, NYC

2018 - Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal

2018 – “NOF”, Camden Market Pop Up Gallery, London

2018 – Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland

2018 – ONE Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2017 – Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv

2017 – Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens

2017 – Location, Location, Location, Ildiko Butler Gallery, NYC

2017 – Photo IS:RAEL, Tel Aviv

2017 – Local Testimony, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv