Born 1979, Israel
Lives & works in Los Angeles, California.



Education

2017 MFA, CalArts California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 
2006 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2011 Curatorial Studies, CCA the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


Solo Exhibition

2017 There’s a Story I Think I Know, L-Shape gallery, CalArts, Valencia, CA
        Whole, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
2016 If You are Planning on Paying Me a Visit Today Call Me Before You Leave I Need      
        Something from Home
, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2016 Say Bird, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2009 New Works, Sadnaot Ha'omanim, Tel Aviv, Israel (curated by Dr.Vered Zafran Gani)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 BEUYS, BEUYS ,BEUYS, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 Photographic Memory, International photography festival, Rishon LeZion, Israel
2013 Imprinting on Clay, The 7th Ceramics Biennale, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (catalog)
2012 Reservoir, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design BAAD gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
        Adaptation, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa (catalog)
        Thread of Life, MoFA Florida State University of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL (catalog)
2011 Borderline, Dana art gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel
2010 Balata, Art Gallery of Umm El-Fahem, Umm El-Fahem, Israel (catalog)
        Traces IV, The 4th Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel (catalog)
        Up the Wall, Live art festival, Chester, UK
        Do I have to paint you a picture?, Morgan arcade, Cardiff, UK
2008 Grand Small Works, The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, PA
         One Minute Film & Video Festival, Kino Freier Film, Aarau, Switzerland
         Snapshot, New Horizons Gallery, Ofakim, Israel
2006 Holon Now, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel (catalog)


Residencies

2017 POLIN residency, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland (January - February)
2016 Asylum Arts, International Jewish artist retreat, NY (May)
2015 Reciprocity, Los Angeles artists retreat, Los Angeles, CA (November)
2012 Greatmore residency, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa (January - April)


Grants & Awards

2017 Bartman photography grant, Provost grant, Travel grant, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2016 CalArts fellowship with Kaucyila Brooke, Los Angeles, CA
         First place award, Chiquita Canyon Landfill & CalArts Found art scholarship, Valencia, CA
         Bartman photography grant, Dean’s reserved fund, CalArts, Valencia, CA
2015 CalArts Institute of the Art scholarship, Valencia, CA
2005 South African Zionist Federation scholarship, Israel


Curating

2016 Work / in Progress, 5 artist talk on their artistic process, DTLA, CA
2014 Not Only One History, ֿBatsheva dance company archive, Beit Ariela Library, Tel Aviv, Israel


Lectures & Workshops

2017 What Did We Really Learn About Animals?, Seeing with Animals 3: Co-existence conference, Eastern Kentucky
        University, Richmond, KY
        Artist Talk, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
2014 Hana Project, PechaKuchaTLV #16, Hangar 11, Tel Aviv Port, Israel
2013 Hana Project, Design in the Digital Age conference, Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 Workshop and lecture, Philani clinic & Greatmore studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2011 Hana Project, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel


Publications

2016 When I grow up I want to be a postcard, Picturing Humanism: Notes on The Family of Man,
        CalArts Bartman Fund Publication
2014 Hagar Cygler: Hana, Essay by Yonatan Amir and Hagar Cygler, Sternthal books publishing,
        Launched at Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel & The Espace pop, Montreal, Canada


Selected Bibliography (in English)

2015 “Artist Interview - Hagar Cygler”, Frankie Magazine, December 12, 2015
2014 “Untitled, Girl & Tiger, Ruth Dayan & Lioness”, Harama art magazine, 5, November 2014
        “Animal”, A5 Magazine, 13, July 2014
        Keren Ben Horin, “A Fashion Mystery Solved”, interview, On Pins and Needles, March 29, 2014
        Kim Kachey, “Finding Another’s Identity In Photographs”, Montreal Rampage, March 7, 2014
2013 Yakir Segev, “The Material Memory is made of”, 1280̊c Magazine, 28, Winter 2013
        Ari Seth Cohen, “Hana Style-Personal Style Before the Internet”, Advanced Style, May 9, 2013
         “Project Hana”, Harama art magazine, 3, May 2013


Permanent Collections

Ahuvi collection, Eretz Israel Museum, Ha'Poalim Bank, Israel




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