Rona Stern


Rona Stern, born in 1984 in Tel Aviv, is a Berlin-based artist. Her artistic practice focuses on tracing the origins of the imagery that surrounds us, including decorative elements, historical references, and the abundance of commercial symbols saturating our public spaces.

Through her installations, Stern employs the syntax of marketing and commercial language to reshape these images and reconstruct the realm of the spectacular. In doing so, she dismantles the familiar and reinvents the monumental, offering viewers a fresh perspective on the imagery that surrounds us and the hidden layers they hide from within. 

Stern graduated as a Meisterschüler (post-graduate studies) from HGB, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany, with the support of a 2-year DAAD German Academic Exchange Service scholarship. She holds a B.Ed. in Fine Arts from Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl (2011), where she graduated with honors.
Stern has been invited to participate in multiple international artist-in-residence programs, including Tobacna 001 Culture Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2018); Meet Factory in Prague, Czech Republic (2017); Yarat Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan (2017); and Artist Unlimited in Bielefeld, Germany (2017). She is currently working on her first book.


2017-2019 Postgraduate "Meisterschüler" program, Academy for Visual Arts Leipzig (HGB) class of Prof. Alba D’Urbano, Leipzig, Germany.
2008-2011 B.Ed. FA Hamidrasha School of Art Beit Berl College, Israel.

Solo Exhibition

2023 Uneasy Architect, Haus of Vovo, New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia.
2021 One Day Less, The Third Space Gallery, Geelong, Australia.
2019 Big Dreams, Bigger Disappointments, A&O Kunsthalle, Leipzig, Germany.
2018 Those Who Cannot Remember The Past Are Destined To Repeat It, Tobacna 001 Culture Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017 From North To South We Come From East And West, Artist Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld, Germany.
        -Keep Calm, Klubovna Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic.
2016 In The Middle Of The East, Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen Gallery, Leipzig, Germany.
2015 Oasis, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.
2011 War Is Peace, Sapir Academic Gallery, Sderot, Israel.
        -War Is Peace, Gallery 39, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Selected Group Exhibition

2020 Night Light 6 Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2019 Action-Line, The 7th Biennale for Drawing, Jerusalem Artists' House, Israel.
        - The Gate, The Morel Derfler Gallery, part of the Musrara Mix events, Jerusalem, Israel.
2018 Identification, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn,Hamburg, Germany.
        -Always Duty Free, The Artists Residence Herzliya, Israel.
        -Seni Preforma Kaliwungu Festival, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.
        -Neo-Monumental, The Israeli Center For Digital Art, Holon, Israel.
2017 The Show Must Go On, Artim Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan.
2016 Time After Time, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
        -Mother Stone, Hanina Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2015 Bones Brigade, Start Collection Gallery, Tel Aviv. Israel.
        -Objectonomy, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague Czech, Republic.
        -Back 2 Kriptonite, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2014 Lonely planet, Gabirol Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
        -Staycation, Hayarkon 19 Gallery, Tel Aviv Israel.
        -Club Med, one week in an empty museum, Petah Tikva Museum, Israel.
2013: Greetings from OECD, ZIZ Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
        -Duo Exhibition, Hanina Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2012: Random, BAAD Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
        -Sleeping In Our Beds, Art station Galleriy, Tel Aviv, Israel.
        -Kongo, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
        -Galicia, mon amour, fully, fantasy and phantasm, Sokol Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland.
        -Fresh Paint 5 Art fair, independent artists green house, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2011 : Certified Copy, Beit hagefen, Haifa, Israel.
        -Service Station, Loving art making art events, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Prizes, Scholarships, Residencies

2022 Support for new academic graduates by the Sonderprogramm Neustart Kultur_Kickstarter. Germany
2019 Support for the exhibition Big Dreams, Bigger Disappointments by the Kulturamt, City of Leipzig, Germany.
2018 Tobacna 001 Culture Center, two month residency collaboration with The Israeli center for digital art, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2017 Artist Unlimited three months Residency, Bielefeld, Germany
        -Two years (2017-19) study scholarships for foreign graduates in the field of fine art granted by the DAAD German academic exchange service, Germany.
        -YARAT Contemporary Art Space three months residency, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 Organhaus Art Space, three months residency, Chongqing, China
        -Meet Factory, three months residency, Prague Czech Republic.
2014 Support for the exhibition 'Lonely Planet' by the Tel Aviv Municipality and the Yehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2011  Award of excellence in art, granted by Leumi Bank,Israel.
        -Outstanding academic achievement award, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Israel.

From the press

2022 Harama Magazine
2019 Harama Magazine
2018 Dnevnik
        -UMA Audioguide
2015 Harama Magazin.
        -Mari Shek in I24NEWS.
        -Keren Kedmey in Artsy.
2014 Eitan Buganim in Haaretz
2013 Ozi Tsor in Haaretz
2011 Hila Shkolnik Brenner in Cit
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