Eli Barak was born in 1979 in Kfar Yona, Israel and lives and works in New York City. He received his BA in Fine Arts and Art Education from Hamidrasha School of Art in Israel; studied graphic design at New York University; and received his MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Barak’s work is layered with history, culture, and politics. Through the concept of assimilation, he investigates individual and cultural identity.
Barak has had solo exhibitions at YAA Museum in Florida and Gallery 39 in Israel. He has participated in groups shows including Haifa Museum and the Performance Biennale in Israel, The Willows in New York, and many others. He received an Excellence Award in Fine Arts from the “America-Israel Cultural Foundation”, a Merit Scholarship Award from SVA, and a Fellowship Award from the Mildred’s Lane residency. His work is part of various collections both at home and abroad.