Know Hope

Over the past decade, Know Hope (pseudonym) has developed a visual iconography and language used to mirror real-life situations and observations, and document the notion of a collective human struggle. […]

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Know Hope (b.1986)

Over the past decade, Know Hope (pseudonym) has developed a visual iconography and language used to mirror real-life situations and observations, and document the notion of a collective human struggle.

By creating parallels between political situations and emotional conditions, there is an attempt to perceive the political process and dialogue as emotional mechanism, therefore making it a conduct that can be understood intuitively and not solely intellectually.

These processes take place both indoors and outdoors, in the form of site-specific installations, murals and assemblages, combining ready-made materials, mixed media pieces, photographs and text.

By placing these works in public spaces, Know Hope aims to make the separation between the emotional and political non-existent, and allow the viewers to see themselves in the larger context of their surroundings simply by recognizing each other.

Know Hope has worked and exhibited internationally and has projects and exhibitions scheduled in NYC, Paris, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv throughout 2014 and 2015.

Know Hope lives and works in Tel Aviv.


Solo Exhibitions:


- These Traintracks, They Remain, Ungrudged by the Passing Through, Thinkspace Gallery at Scope Art Fair, NYC, USA

- Things That Stand Between/ Things Left Standing Behind- Two part solo exhibition- Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv, Israel
- The Abstract and the Very Real- Lazarides Gallery, London, UK


- The Weight – Known Gallery , Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Representing Israel at Art Beijing, Beijing, China
- Others’ Truths – zine release event and exhibition, Studio Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Bound By The Ties – The Speak Easy, Tel Aviv, Israel (Book release event and installation)



- There Is Nothing Dear (There Is Too Much Dear) – Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

- The Insecurities of Time – Ad Hoc Art, NYC, USA
- Through These Vacant Spaces We Can See Anywhere – Rialto, Rome, Italy
- The Times Won’t Save You (This Rain Smells of Memory) – Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- How We Got There//Like Pigeons in the Rain – X-Initiative, NYC,USA

- Temporary Residence – Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA, USA


- Just Because You Are Listening – The New and Bad Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- Black Milk- Holocaust Yet Again, Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark
- Pow!Wow!: Exploring the New Contemporary Art Movement, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
- Group Exhibition from the Gallery Collection, Gordon Gallery2, Tel Aviv, Israel
- PULP, The Outsiders, Newcastle, UK

- Needles+Pens 10 Year Anniversary Show, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, USA
- Crunch – The Outsiders Gallery, Newcastle, UK
- Brutal, Lazarides Gallery (offsite), London, UK
- Thinkspace Gallery booth at Scope Art (during Armory week), NYC, USA

- Winter Group Show – White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, USA
- Picks of the Harvest – Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Streets of the World- Opera Gallery, NY, USA
- Lazarides Presents – Lazarides Gallery, London, UK


- Inside Job- Street Art In Tel Aviv – Helena Rubenstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv Museum), Tel Aviv, Israel
- Street Art Saved My Life- C.A.V.E Gallery (In association with Brooklyn Street Art and Thinkspace Gallery) CA, USA
- Built to Last- The Riviera Gallery – July, Bat Yam, Israel
- The Underbelly Project- Pop-up show, in association with Opera Gallery New York, Miami, FL, USA

- Jaffa Cakes – former Rove Gallery space , London, UK
- Walled In- Inoperable Gallery, Vienna, Austria
- Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Dead Letter Playground – Leo Kesting Gallery, NYC, USA
- Heavy – St. Joseph’s Church (in association with Marketplace Gallery and Historic Albany Foundation, Albany, NY, USA
- Living Walls, the City Speaks – the Eyedrum Space, Atlanta, GA, USA
- Small Acts of Resistance – Black Rat Projects, London, UK

- In/Version – Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
- Fresh Paint – Contemporary Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Friday 13th – Godspeed Space , Tel Aviv, Israel
- You’ve Got Light In Your Eyes – Needles and Pens, San Francisco, USA
- Make Room – ST-Art Exhibition Space, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Kindred Times and Future Goodbyes, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Life in an Emptied House – ST-Art Exhibition Space, Tel Aviv, Israel

- Blk River – Ofroom Gallery, Vienna, Austria
- The Thousands – Village Underground, London, UK
- Go Get Your Shinebox – Brooklynite Gallery, NYC, USA


- Fresh Paint – Contemporary Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
- Hosting – Biennial of Urban Landscaping, Bat Yam Museum, Israel
- Graffiti in the Frame – Shmone Club, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- Images in Urban Settings – Midrasha School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
- The Wall – Urbanix Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- Home – Legal Action Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- Take a Deep Breath – Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Corked – The Gallery at Cork, London, UK
- Nuart 2008 – Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway
- Post-Pop – Holon Museum of Comics, Holon, Israel
- GenArt Vanguard – in association with the Carmichael Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
- Fresh Produce – Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, USA

- He, She, Me Makes We – Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Fresh Produce – Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, USA
- Too Sweet and Seldom Seen – Kismet Gallery, NY, USA
- The Rear – Herzliya Museum’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, Herzliya Museum, Israel


- Pirates of the Tel-Aviv Swamp – Independent Venue/Curation, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- The End of the World – Independent Venue/Curation, Tel-Aviv, Israel
- Echo of the Cave – Independent Venue/Curation, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Selected workshops, Projects and Lectures:
- Artists on Their Work, Lecture, Tel Aviv Museum, 2013
- Living Walls Concepts- Mural and lecture, December 2011, Atlanta, GA, USA
- Wide Open Walls – June 2011, Gambia, Africa
- Edition Copenhagen – Copenhagen, Denmark (Lithography Workshop Residency), March, 2010
- Blk River Festival, October 2009, September 2010, Vienna, Austria
- Retreat, Oh, Retreat Mural Project, July 2010, Pula, Croatia
- Artist Workshops, Lecture and Mural Painting – UCA Farnham, UK, 2009

Ongoing Project- Collective Time-Capsule:
- The Gambia, Africa, June 2011
- Atlanta, GA, USA, December 2011


Selected Literature:
- We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly
- 100 artistes du Street Art, Halkin, E., éditions de La Martinière, 2012
- Graffiti 365, Edlin, J, Abrams Publishing, 2011
- Bound by the Ties, Self-Published, 2011, Israel
- Leumi Art Collection: Selected Works, Sheffi, S, Kinneret Zmora-Bitan, 2010
- Concrete Messages: Street Art On the Israeli-Palestinian Separation Barrier, Krohn, Z., Lagerweij, Dokument Press, 2010
- Street Knowledge, Adz, K., HarperCollins, 2010
- Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, McCormick, C., Schiller, M., Schiller, S., Seno, E., Taschen, Germany, 2010
- Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art, Nguyen, P., McKenzie, S. (Eds.), Gestalten, Germany, 2010
- The Thousands, Rushmore, RJ, Drago Press, 2009
- Just Because You Are Listening (Dedications for Anyone Who Misses Anything), Self-Published, 2007, Israel

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