b. 1970, Israel
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
David Adika’s work focuses on the visual and cultural components of the Israeli domestic space as a microcosm that represents and reflects upon social and familial identity. This photographic corpus contains food representations, still-life objects, domestic artifacts, “domesticated” plants and portraits. Adika’s images blur the boundaries between an abstract conceptual visual language and lush visual accuracy. Spotlighting local cultural characteristics, his photographs tie together issues of taste and social class. His ‘visual research’ studies intimate yet universal biographies, in which he explores cultures in a way that highlights his own sense of the ‘alien’. Adika’s works aim to unfold the familiar and unfamiliar aspects of everyday life.
Adika’s significant recent solo exhibitions include Magain III, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jaffa, (2023), Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2020), Galerie Klubovna, Brno (2017), Artport, Tel Aviv (2016), MAMbo, Museo Morandi, Bologna, Italy (2016), WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education Photography Gallery, Haifa, Israel (2015), The Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai, Israel (2015), The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia (2014), Open Lens Gallery, Gershman Y, Philadelphia (2012), and East Central Gallery, London (2011).
Adika has participated in many group exhibitions such as Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (2021), Petach Tikve Museum of Art (2021), Haifa Museum of Art (2021), Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem (2021), The New Gallery Artist Studios Teddy, Jerusalem (2019, 2020), Indie Photography Group Gallery, Tel Aviv (2020), Gallery Tel-Aviv Yaffo (2019), Atelier Shemi, Israel (2019), Reilly Gallery, Smith Center for the Arts, Providence, Rhode Island (2019), Ashdod Museum of Art (2019), Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin (2018), National Gallery of
Modern Art, New Delhi, India (2018), Petach Tikva Museum of Art (2018), Tel Aviv Museum of Art(2017) and many more.
Tue – Thu
By appointment only
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 14:00