Roei Greenberg is a London based, Israeli artist.
His photographic practice is concerned with landscape as a complex intersection between culture, geography and autobiography. The effects of human activity on land, political borders and ecology are amongst the issues investigated in his work. His use of large format camera and film creates a multi-layered photographic perspective; pictorial and alluring yet seeking to disrupt traditional modes of landscape representation.
He grew up on a Kibbutz, located on the northern Israeli border with Lebanon and moved to Tel Aviv in 2019, where he completed a BA Photography in 2013. After years of investigating the Israeli landscape, He moved to the UK in 2018 and in his search for a new subject matter, found himself once again drawn to questions of land and power, belonging and legitimacy.
Greenberg’s work has received vast recognition and exposure, showing in museums and galleries such as: Aperture Gallery, South London Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, The Benaki Museum, the Israel Museum and Webber Gallery, to name a few. His work was nominated and awarded repeatedly over the past years. He was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2019, and his recent body of work entitled English Encounters, was selected by Professor Andreas Gursky, when invited to curate his selection from the RCA 2020 graduates.
“Greenberg has developed a very idiosyncratic visual language in his work. The landscapes are seductive and almost hypnotizing, drawing the viewer under their spell. But the appearance is too good to be true, because one does not trust the conjured harmony and an irony breaks its way in, which reveals the complexity of these pictures." (Andreas Gursky)
2018 – 2020 MA, Fine Art, Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2009 – 2013 BA, Fine Art, Photography, Minshar, Tel Aviv
2022 – English Encounters at Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris (France)
2022 – Inbetweeners, Mémoire de l'Avenir, Paris (France)
2021 – 2X3, Ahad Ha'Am 9 Gallery, Tel Aviv (Israel)
2021 – Galerie Nová síň, Prague, (Czech Republic)
2021 – Best of PhEST, Monopoli (Italy)
2021 – The Art Vault New Futures: RCA Focus, Kovet.Art (digital)
2021 – Evolution Revolution - Art and Public Value, Tsinghua University in Beijing (China)
2020 – London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (UK)
2020 – Boundaries, poetics of conflict, Ladislav Sutnar Gallery, Pilsen, (Czech Republic)
2020 – Chlorophilia, A.P.T Gallery, London (UK)
2020 – English Encounters, Fordham University Gallery, NYC (Online)
2020 – "with fists, it kicks, it bites", Webber Gallery, London (UK)
2020 – Final Not Over, Unit 1 Gallery, London (UK)
2020 – RCA2020 (online)
2020 – IPE162, Royal Photographic Society House, Bristol (UK)
2019 – Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery // South London Gallery (UK)
2019 – PhEST International Photography Festival, Monopoli (Italy)
2019 – Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Marrakech (Morocco)
2019 – Addis FotoFest, Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia)
2018 – The Way We Live Now, Aperture Gallery, New York (USA)
2018 – Encontros da Imagem, Braga (Portugal)
2018 – Fotofestiwal, Lodz (Poland)
2018 – ONE Gallery, Critical Mass, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA)
2017 – Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum (Greece)
2017 – Location, Location, Location, Ildiko Butler Gallery, New York (USA)
2017 – Local Testimony, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (Israel) 2017 – Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv (Israel)