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Dov Ganchrow is a product designer and senior lecturer in the Industrial Design Department (B.Des, M.Des) at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, from which he graduated in 1993.

His interests include all things fringe, alternative music, edged tools, martial arts and trekking. These also form the foundation of contemplation of the Anthropocene as well as our individual identity residing between Nature and Nurture.

Currently an independent designer, for over a decade and a half he worked together with Prof. Ami Drach (1963-2012) on diverse design projects spanning the fields of medical, consumer, furniture, museum exhibit design alongside the creation of more personal, experimental and conceptual works.

Their works have been shown extensively and are in private and museum collections. These works are often characterized by intelligent use and manipulation of materials and technologies, the incorporation of readymades as well as humor.

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow website: amidov.com

Dov Ganchrow
(1970 USA/IL)

Awards, Collections and Patents:

2018 - “DIA Design Intelligence Award. Top 100, Design Yiwu– Special Award”, China Academy of the Art, Hangzhou, China.

2018 - “V300: Ceramic Casting Mold System”, to the China Academy of the Arts DIA Awards Design Collection, Hangzhou, China.

2018 - “Solutions 2018” Award for the concept and design of Monkey Business’s King Tong product, Ambiente fair, Frankfurt, Germany.

2017 - Israeli patent no. 216632 “Wearable Utility Instrument Assembly”; co-inventor Yaron Hanover

2016 - works from both the “BC-AD: contemporary prehistoric stone tool design” and the “Do: cut ceramic” series acquired by the Pompidou Center, Paris, France.

2016 - “Do: cut ceramic” work acquired by the MUDAC Design Museum, Lausanne, Switserland.

2016 - Finalist in collaboration with Tsurnamal Turner Landscape Architects in the “Tel-Avivs North Seashore Park and Linear Park” design competition. The Municipality of Tel-Aviv Jaffa, the Israeli Landscape Architects Association, the Israeli United Architects non-profit organization.

2015 - US Patent no. 9,179,726 “Wearable Utility Instrument Assembly”; co-inventor Yaron Hanover.

2015 - "Mifal HaPais" Culture and Arts committee publication grant.

2014 - First prize for the design of an "Urban Bike Stand", Israel Ministry of Tourism, Israel Government Tourist Corporation, Holon Design Museum.

2013 - "Mifal HaPais" Culture and Arts committee publication grant.

2012 - "Jungle bag clips" in the Museum of Design in Plastics collection, Arts University College at Bournemouth, UK.

2011 - "Parkenlicht" Masks acquired by Arts Co, at Sothebys' London.

2010 - "Netilat Yadaim" hands-cleansing vessel acquired by the Jewish Museum, New York.

2009 - "+/- Hot Plate" series acquired by the Museum of Art and Design, New York.

2009 - Honorable mention, Henry J. Leir Prize, the Jewish Museum, New York.

2008 - Yehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation for the Arts Grant

2008 - "Bin Seat" from the Mel Byars collection to the Israel Museum's Design Dept.

2005 - Selected work- “RE-Think + RE-Cycle” Macef Design competition, Italy.

2004 - “Habitat” acquired by the Haifa Museum of Art.

2004 - Selected work- “100% Tiles” Design competition, Designboom.

2003 - Israel Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports Design Award.

2003 - Second prize,Alix de Rothschild Craft Awards ; “The Art of Recycling”.

2002 - “Seven Drawers” acquired by the Tel-Aviv Museum of Arts Design Department.

2001 - Israeli patent no.123239: Pocket Knife.

2000 - The Arthur Goldreich Foundation grant.

1996 - Contemporary Design Award, National Furniture '97 Expo/Competition, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1996 - Finalist in the Asahikawa International Furniture Design competition, Hokkaido, Japan.

1992 - Sharett Fund, America-Israel Foundation prize.

1992 - Meisler Award for Outstanding Product Design.

1989, 1990, 1992 Industrial Design Department Award for Excellence, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

1988 - National Tae Kwon Do champion, Israel.

Exhibitions:

2018 - “DESIGN. VE - Design After Darwin. Adapted for Adaptability”. Palazzo Morosini Gatterburg, Venice, Italy.

2018 - “DIA Design Intelligence Award”. China Academy of the Art, Hangzhou, China.

2018 - “Solutions 2018” Innovative and trend setting products exhibit at the Ambiente fair, Frankfurt, Germany.

2018 - “Israel: Seventy Years of Craft and Design”. Mingei Museum, San Diego, CA, USA.

2018 - “IDEA : the Design Supermarket”. SUPERSTUDIO, during the Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy.

2017 - “In between; twenty years of local design”, Periscope Contemporary Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2017 - “Purmundus”, Formnext, Messe, Frankfurt, Germany.

2017 - “FUTURES”, the Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea.

2017 - “Tresor: Contemporary Craft”, Messe, Basel, Switzerland.

2017 - “the Autarkic Studio”, the Jerusalem Design Week, Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel.

2017 - “Islands”, Jerusalem Design Week, Bezeq Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

2017 - “State of Design”, Vollgutlager Alte Kindl Brauerei, Berlin, Germany.

2017 - “Anthropocene”, Subalterno1 Gallery, Milan, Italy.

2017 - “Secrets”, Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel.

2017 - “Violent Object”, Vitrine Gallery, HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Israel.

2017 - “Printing the World”, Pompidou Center, Paris, France.

2017 – “Alien Matter” exhibition part of the Transmeiale Fair, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany.

2016 - "Making a difference / a difference in making", the Red Dot Museum, Essen, Germany.

2016 - “TECHNO.LOGICAL VESSELS; Ceramics Design from Israel”, Sant Pau Recinit Modernista, Barcelona, Spain.

2016 - “Connector; a tribute to Ami Drach”, Vitrine Gallery, HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Israel.

2016 - “Matter of Fact; Local Ceramic Production Today”, the Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2016 - “Designer, Collector”, Fresh Paint 8, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2016 - “Chair Games”, the NB Haifa School of Design (WIZO) gallery, Haifa, Israel.

2016 - “Smart Materials, Stupid Materials”, Vitrine Gallery, HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Israel.

2015 - "Award Winning Exhibition", ’The Store’ Gallery Theater, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2015 - "Futur Archaique", MUDAC Design Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2015 - "Fifty Years of Youth Wing Children", the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Israel.

2015 - “Li.Tzor” the Geological Museum, Ramat Hasharon, Israel.

2015 - "De-Tech", Hansen House, Center for Design, Media And Technology, Jerusalem, Israel.

2015 - "Metropolis; the urban experience", Art Center, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel.

2015 - "Broken / Whole", Neve Schechter, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2015 - "Workplace for the New World", Bureau Europa, institute for architecture and design, Maastricht, Holland.

2015 - "Bio-Design; Hybrid Fabrications", HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel.

2015 - "Making a difference / a difference in making", BOZAR Center of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

2015 - "Futur Archaique", centre d'innovation et de design, Grand Hornu Museum, Hornu, Belgium.

2014 -"Tools: Extending our reach", the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, NY, USA.

2014 - "Any Tokyo", Zojoji Temple, Tokyo, Japan.

2014 - "Special Edition" Fresh Paint exhibition, Mier Tower, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2013 -"Naghap" Hanukah Top exhibit, Studio Alef Alef Alef, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2013 - “Imprinting on clay: cultural memory in contemporary ceramic art", The Seventh Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2013 -"Games of Light and Shade", the Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

2013 - "Slow Motion", Fresh Paint 6 / Fresh Design 1, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2013 - "The Mangalistim", the Havah Gallery, Holon, Israel.

2012 - "Growth Curve; designer retrospectives", Jerusalem's historic train station, Israel.

2012 - "Beastly Designs", the Museum of Design in Plastics, Arts University College at Bournemouth, UK.

2012 - "Stanley Saitowitz: Judaica", Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2012 - "Slow Design" exhibition- part of the Budapest Design Week, Erzsebet ter 13, Budapest, Hungary.

2012 - "Giving light for Maor", Art Station Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2012 - "Do" with Irit Abba, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2012 - "Complastica", the Hulon Design Museum, Hulon, Israel.

2011 - "PERISCOPTIVA", Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju Biennale Park, Korea.

2011 - "Dream Objects", Sotheby's, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2011 - Field installation with David Amar, part of the "Waste not, want it" Arts Co. project for Bloomberg, Finsbury square, London, England.

2011 - "Granny Tales", Paradigma Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2011 - "PROMISEDESIGN: New Design from Israel", PIERRE BERGE & ASSOCIES, Place du Grand Sablon, Brussels, Belgium.

2011 - "PROMISEDESIGN: New Design from Israel", Espace d'art Le Moulin, Valette-du-Var, France.

2011 - "PROMISEDESIGN: New Design from Israel", Passage de Retz, Paris, France.

2011 - "Periscopective", the Artist House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2011 - "BEZALEL Legacy Innovation Inspiration", Sotheby's, London, England.

2011 - "PROMISEDESIGN: New Design from Israel", Circuito Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy.

2011 - “Ceramic Design: Techno.Logical Implements", The sixth Israeli Ceramics Biennale, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv.

2010 - "A chair is a chair is a chair", Paradigma Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2010 - "Eat Drink Art Design", Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA.

2010 - "Houses on the Boulevard", Rothschield st. out door exhibit, Tel- Aviv, Israel.

2010 - "Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life", the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA.

2010 - "Da Naydi", Paradigma Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2010 - "From Mediterranean Traditional to Israeli Contemporary Design", the Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada.

2009 - CASA 09', Furniture Design Exposition, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2009 - "NON OBJECT IVE", Lodz Design Festival, Lodz, Poland.

2009 - "New Design Generation", Houjie, China.

2009 - "Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life", the Jewish Museum, New York, USA.

2009 - "Object Factory; the art of industrial ceramics", Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA.

2009 - Israeli design display, Sothebey's Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2009 - "LG Five"; Teddy Bear installation, Jaffa port, Israel.

2009 - "Survival" ,the "Havva" Gallery, Holon, Israel.

2008 - "Neo", Israel '09 Furniture fair, Ganey HaTa'arooha, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2008 - "NOWHERE/NOW/HERE", LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacie'n Industrial, Gijon, Spain.

2008 - "ASA 25; Design from Israel", Espace Villeneuve-Bargemon and Galerie du Center Design Marseille, Marseille, France.

2008 - "Parkenlicht", Artists House Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2008 - "Object Factory; the art of industrial ceramics", Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada.

2007 - "Neo", Israel '08 Furniture fair, Ganey HaTa'arooha, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2007 - "It's a Small World After All",The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2007 - "Water in Art and Life", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

2007 - "Dream Makers", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ,Israel.

2006 - "REORIENTED DESIGN ISRAEL" Exhibition. The Saint Etienne Biannle, France.

2006 - "Models" Exhibition. Industrial Design Departmental gallery, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

2006 - "The Gallery's Choice", High Touch a place for contemporary art, Hertzelia, Israel.

2006 - "Minor" Exhibition. Artists House Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2006 - "Periscope for Israeli Design", SOHO Design Center, Tel-Aviv.

2006 - "Solos: New Design from Israel", Smithsonian: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, USA.

2005 - "Dialog: Artists in Roni Naims metal shop", Habarbanel 3, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2005 - "SAFE: Design Takes On Risk", Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.

2005 - "Installation Situation", Haifa Museum of Art, Israel.

2005 - PROMISDESIGN, Copenhagen International Furniture Fair , Denmark.

2005 - PROMISDESIGN, DESIGNMAI, Berlin, Germany.

2005 - PROMISDESIGN, Trianalle, Milan, Italy.

2005 - “Domains”, Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi, India.

2005 - “Ceramics”, Holon Institute of Technology, Israel.

2005 - “Domains”, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2005 - Macef Design awards exhibit, Milan, Italy.

2004 - Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Israel ‘05 Furniture Design Exposition, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2004 - “The Third Biennale for Israeli Ceramics”, Eretz Israel Museum, Tet-Aviv, Israel.

2004 - “100% Tiles” Designboom competition, “100% Design”, London, England.

2004 - “Prizes in Art and Design”, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Haifa Museum of Art , Israel.

2004 - “FABRICaction” at the Arad Museum, Israel.

2003 - “Combina Complet” , Periscope Contemporary Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2003 - "What next?" at SOHO Design City, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2003 - “Young Israeli Art: The Jacques and Eugenie O’Hana Collection”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.

2003 - "Hard Softness", the "Havva" Gallery, Holon, Israel.

2003 - “Domains”, The Museum of Modern Art, Taipai, Taiwan.

2003 - “Domains”, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea.

2003 - “FABRICaction” at the Kfar-Saba Museum, Israel.

2003 - “The Magic of Plastic” installation, Plasto-Ispak Exposition, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2003 - “Safe/Unsafe” at the Bezalel Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2003 - “Public Space” at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.

2003 - “About Design” at the Bezalel Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2003 - “Domains”, New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China.

2003 - “Domains”, Jintai Museum, Beijing, China.

2003 - “The Art of Recycling” at the Henkin Design Gallery, Holon, Israel.

2003 - “FABRICaction” at the Ashdod Museum, Israel.

2003 - “Industrious Designers” Design from Israel at The Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden.

2003 - “Industrious Designers” Design from Israel at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Riga, Latvia.

2003 - “Industrious Designers” Design from Israel at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.

2002 - “Couples” at the David Yalin Academy Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.

2002 - “A Sea of Chairs” at the Design Center, Bnei-Brak, Israel.

2002 - Israel 2003 Furniture Design Exposition, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2002 - “Domains”, International Design Center, Nagoya, Japan.

2002 - “Domains”, Designers Block, Tokyo, Japan.

2002 - “Industrious Designers” Design from Israel at ‘Abitare il Tempo’, Verona, Italy.

2002 - “Industrious Designers” Design from Israel at Tendence 2002, Frankfurt, Germany.

2002 - “…and again we go…” Reuse in art and design. Mierov House Art Center, Holon, Israel.

2002 - “Design on Design”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.

2002 - "Israeli Habitat", Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel.

2001 - “Industrious Designers” Design from Israel at ‘Abitare il Tempo’, Verona, Italy.

2001 - “Unaware That That’s How It Is ” Re-Use In Design. Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2001 - “Improvisation” Exhibition, Askola Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2001 - "Bin Seats" Exhibition. Periscope Contemporary Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2001 - “The CreoScitex Penguin Parade”, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2001 - "Chair Installation", Hazira Performance Art, Jerusalem, Israel.

2000 - Israel 2001 Furniture Design Exposition, Tel-Aviv, Israel. A Decade of Design Awards- a retrospective.

2000 - "Ta’arooha-Temporary Name: Middle Eastern Restaurant" Installation. Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel.

2000 - "Ta’arooha-Temporary Name: Middle Eastern Restaurant" Installation. Ami Steinitz contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2000 - "2000 Objects for a New Millennium" Exhibition. Gallery 91, New York, NY, USA.

1999 - "Plans for/of a Drawer" Exhibition. Askola Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1998 - Faculty show. Askola Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1998 - Israel ‘99 Furniture Design Exposition, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1998 - "Out of the Box" Young Designers for Packaging. Openspace Piano Ammezzato, Milan, Italy.

1998 - "50 Products X 50 Years" Exhibition. Reading "A" power plant. Vital - the Tel Aviv Center for Design Studies, Israel.

1997 - "Lightbulb" Exhibition. Periscope Contemporary Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1997 - "Artist Card" Exhibition. Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1997 - "Void" Exhibition. Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1997 - "Cellular Phone" exhibition. Askola Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1996 - Ozone Plaza, Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo, Japan.

1996 - Periscope Contemporary Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1996 - National Furniture '97 Exposition, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1996 - Asahikawa Furniture Design Fair, Hokkaido, Japan.

1993 - Shilo 4 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.

1992 - Sharett Fund exhibition, Ein Hod, Israel.

1989-1992 – Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem’s Industrial Design Department summer exhibition.