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Born in Poland, Jacob Porat came to Israel at the age of 14. Studied music and violin playing at "Shulamit"  conservatory in Tel Aviv. Holds first degree in Hebrew Literature and Bible Studies and second degree in Comparative Literature, both from Tel-Aviv University. Studied Art, Painting and art printing in Avni institute in Tel Aviv. For many years taught literature and bible to high school students. Porat is involved in painting, literature and music, which either apart or taken together, inevitably fertilize one another. Jacob Porat is member of Israel's Painters and Sculptors Association and has a studio in Jaffa.

Jacob Porat is distinguished by his search for different, various forms of expression. The exhibitions he has held throughout the years expose the constant and changing elements of his works in all possible aspects: techniques, compositions, and themes. Although evident in his work, his literary education does not make his paintings an illustration of literary writings. Rather, it serves as the driving force of the painting, an enabler of deeper expression and intricacy of the visual statement. Porats paintings have a life of their own, and these lives have been an integral part of his works since he has begun painting to date. His works in general, and Conversations with Kafka in particular, strike a correct balance between the painting instinct, which is based on intuition and talent and the intellect that is aware of itself and of the literary interpretation of themes.

Porats continuous pursuit is associated with his unsteady, difficult and diverse childhood, his search for Jewish and Israeli identity, his assimilation of past events and family history, as well as of Israeli present and society and his place in them. His standing within several artistic branches painting, literature, music, and photography allows him to assemble the special of each, creating a unity of contradictions.

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Selected One-Man Shows:

1983 - Mapu Gallery, Tel Aviv

1984 - Ein-Karem Inn, Jerusalem

1986, 88 - Hasimta, Old Jaffa

1987 - Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles

1989 - Amalia Arbel Gallery, Rishon Lezion, Israel

1990 - Hamishkan Leomanut, Holon, Israel

1992 - Amalia Arbel Gallery, Tel Aviv

1993 - Teachers Association House, Tel Aviv

1997 - Tirosh Gallery, Old Jaffa

1997 - The White Gallery, Tel Aviv

1997 - Afzender Gallery Slaphander, Rotterdam

1998 - Yefet 28 Gallery, Old Jaffa

1999-2000 - Merkaz Hamevakrim, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

2001 - Nora Gallery, Jerusalem

2003 - Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv

2004 - (Jan.-Feb.) - New City Hall,  Prague

2004 (May) - 10th International Book Fair, Prague

2004 (August) - Liberec, Czech Republic

2004 (Sep.-Dec.) - Polna etc., Czech Republic

2005 (Jan.-Feb.) Trest, Czech Republic

2005 (May) - Krakow, Poland

2005 (May-June) - Hadera, Israel

2005 (June) - Lodz, Poland

2005 (Sep.-Oct.) - Warsaw, M. Schorr's Center, Poland

2006 (January) : Minsk Mazowiecki,Poland, January 2006

2006 (April) : Wyszkow, Poland, April 4 - May 3, 2006

2006 (Sep-October): Rishon Lezion, Israel

2007 (February): The Bible Museum, Tel-Aviv

2007 (April): Contemporary Art Museum, Hanita. Israel

2008 (September): The Israeli Painters & Sculptures Association, Haifa

2008 (October 08 - February 09): Mesilat Zion, Israel

2008 (November 08 -January 09): Belgium House, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2009 (November-December) - "Desert-Spirits", Ariel

2010 (January-February) - "Desert Spirits" - Avenue, convention-centre

2010 (December) 2011 (January) - Institute Camoes - Lisbon

2011 (February) - Porto, Universidade Fernando Pessoa

2011 {March) - Cascais-Biblioteca Municipal

2011 (September-October) - Artists House, Tel Aviv


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Selected Group Exhibitions:

1984, 85 - Hamishkan Leomanut, Holon

1989, 91 - Eked Gallery, Tel Aviv

1993, 96 - Taller Gallery Fort, Cadaques

1996 - Yefet 28 Gallery, Old Jaffa

1996 - Municipal Gallery, Natania

1997 - Taller Gallery Fort, Cadaques

1999 - Mishkan Haomanuyot, Tel Aviv

2000 - Merkaz Omanuyot, Givat Chaviva

2002 - Omma Gallery - Hania, Crete, Greece

2002 - Hamud Alkara Gallery, Dalia Al-Carmel, Israel

2004 - The First International Art Forum, Lodz -Poland

2004 - Kastra Gall., Haiffa -Israel

2004 - Taller Gallery Fort, Cadaques

2008 (April) - Journalist House, Tel-Aviv

2008 (May) - Contemporary Art Museum, Hanita. Israel

2008 (September) - University of Maryland

2009 (January-February) - Amiad Center, Jaffa

2009 (April-May) - Amiad Center, Jaffa

2009 (April-May) - Yigal Alon House, Tzfat (Safed)

2009 (June-October) - Mizpe-Hayamim Hotel

2009 (June-July) - Jaffa Museum

2009 (August) - Mundi-Art, Rio de Janeiro

2009 (October-December) - Mitzpe-Hayamim Hotel

2010 (February) - Niteroi - Rio de Janeiro

2010 (May) - Einav Culture Center,Tel Aviv

2010 (June-July) - Bikurey Haitim Tel-Aviv

2010 (August) - Amiad Center, Jaffa

2010 (September-October) "Daniel House", Jaffa

 2010 (October-December) - "Collction" Tel-Aviv

2010 (November-December) The bible Museum Tel Aviv

2011 (April) Shoham

2011 (May)  Star of David -Tel Aviv

2011  Star of David Exhibitions

2012 (Februry) Israeli Art 2012

2012 (October) 7Th Annual Art Fair Dolomites

2012 (December) India International Center

2013 (February) Israeli Art  2013

2013 (July) Lemon Festival - Massa Lubrense, Italy

2013 (July-August) Tel Aviv University

2013 (Oktober-November) Bethlehem of Galilee

2014 (February) Israeli Art  2014

2014 (May-June) Holon

2015 (February) Israeli Art  2015

2015 (September) Jaffa Port

2016 (February) Holon

2016 (February) Israeli Art 2016


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