Lilac Madar Lives and works in Tel Aviv and Boston, Holds BFA in photography from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2000) and holds a master’s degree in Art history research from Tel Aviv University (2014).
Madar’s works are based on the strategies of Dada and Pop Art: collage, ready-made, and references of mass culture. She uses everyday objects such as magazine clippings, old photographs, reproductions and stamps.
These materials are means to reconstruct representations of gender and to subvert the values and ideologies that lay in those images.
Her works are witty, sarcastic and full of humor.
Madar exhibits in Israel and abroad and her works are included in private Art collections.
She received numerous scholarships, and is a collage researcher. She is now working on numerous solo exhibitions.
2016-2018 Teaching Certificate, Pedagogy Studies, Kerem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel. 2010-2014 M.A.
The Department of Art History, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Her master's thesis, "Photomontage, Feminism, Pornography,” written under the guidance of Dr. Vered Maimon.
1996-2000 B.F.A. The Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
2020 Pink on Red, Ken Hamazaki Red Museum, Osaka, Japan. 2020 Spell, Hironit Gallery, Rishon LeZion, Israel. 2019 Assemblaging, Rishonim at Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel. 2019 Pulp Encyclopedia, Workshop Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2019 Northern Exposure, Givon Memorial Center Art Galey, Givon, Israel. 2018 Griechen Plastik, Mazal Dagim Studio, Old Jaffa, Israel. 2018 Fresh Paint 10, Artist’s Greenhouse, Tel-Aviv, Israel. (Catalog) 2016 The International Style, The Bauhaus Center Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2015 An Eye for an Eye, The Artist House (Elharizi), Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2015 Jungle Britt, Tiny Tiny Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Recent Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Guesting, Hagra Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2019 Proud to Present, Teder Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2018 Map, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel. (Catalog) 2017 Woman from Venus, Kuli Alma Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2017 Carousel, Kerem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel. 2017 Secrets, Hansen Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel. 2017 On the Edge- Israeli Paper [The ||| Paper Biennale], The Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel. (Catalog) 2016 Surface, Wizo Academy Gallery, Haifa, Israel. 2016 Zaher Lulu, Gate 3 Gallery, Haifa, Israel. 2016 Humid, Florentine 4 Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2015 Still Optimistic- Artists Draw Dudu Geva, HIT, Holon, Israel. (Book) 2015 Abroad, Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2015 Untitled, Meshunah Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2014 Ancestors, Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2013 Bashar Assad (Temporary name), Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2014-2019 Bread and Roses, WAC-MAAN, Israel. [Annual benefit exhibition] 2015-2018 Plaster, Physicians for Human Rights-Israel. [Annual benefit exhibition]
2003-Present. Forno Magazine, annual print publication that features original art in various sex themes, created by artists worldwide especially and exclusively for the magazine. The magazine participates regularly in international comic and book festivals and fairs: Comic-Con (San-Diego, USA), Angouleme (France), The Tokyo Art Book Fair (Japan), Artport Art Book Fair (Tel-Aviv). The launch events are interactive and held in Tel-Aviv. 2013-Present. Dinamit Fanzine, Xerox print, dedicated to feminist issues. (In cooperation with Malkiella Ben-Shabat).
2015 Abroad, Group Exhibition, Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel (In cooperation with Yanay Geva). 2014 Bashar Assad (Temporary name), Group Exhibition, Binyamin Gallery, TelAviv, Israel (In cooperation with Yanay Geva).
2019 Selected week Workshop: Residency as a civil-artistic creation, hosted by Anat Litwin – The Baroness Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program. The Artists Union, Tel-Aviv. 2018 Private studio and gallery in Mazal Dagim 12, Old Jaffa (August-December). Old Jaffa Development Co.
Scholarships and Grants
2019 Independent Artist Fund Grant for a solo exhibition in Osaka, Japan 2020. Minister of Culture and Sport. 2016-2018 Alliance Israélite Universelle scholarship for pedagogue studies. 2016-2018 Minister of Education excellence scholarship for pedagogue studies. 2013-2014 Yad Hanadiv Academic excellence full scholarship for photography research in Tel-Aviv University. 2004 Grant from The Israeli Pais Art and Culture Council for publishing 4 issues of Forno Magazine. 2004 Sponsorship from Goethe Institute (Germany's worldwide cultural institute) for hosting the artist Jens Harder at Forno issue #2 launch event.