20 Years

Oct 24, 2019 – Jan 18, 2020

Sommer Contemporary Art Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary


Participating Artists:
Saâdane Afif, Darren Almond, Naama Arad, Michael Argov, Yael Bartana, Guy Ben-Ner, Rineke Dijkstra, Karl Haendel, Roni Hajaj, Omjer Halperin, Tamar Harpaz, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michal Helfman, Gregor Hildebrandt, Jakob Kolding, Moshe Kupferman, Yitzhak Livneh, Chris Martin, Eran Nave, Adi Nes, Tal R, Muntean/Rosenblum, Ugo Rondinone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Yehudit Sasportas, Netally Schlosser, Efrat Shvily, Eliezer Sonnenschein, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lihi Turjeman, Mark van Yetter, Sharon Ya’ari, Rona Yefman, Guy Zagursky, Thomas Zipp.


October 24th, 2019 – January 18th, 2020


Sommer Contemporary Art is pleased to celebrate two decades of activity with a group exhibition that refers to the ongoing collaboration between the gallery and its artists. The exhibition features works created by the artists when they first began to cooperate with the gallery or recent works, created nowadays. The artworks – either from the past or the present – reflect upon the development of both the artists and the gallery and convey the passage of time. On the occasion of the gallery’s 20th anniversary, we would like to emphasize its role not only as an exhibition space but also as a home for the artists’ endeavors. During the period of time in which the 20 Years Exhibition will be on view, the artists will treat the gallery as an extension of their house or studio, hosting exclusive events or activities that will be open to the public.


Sommer Contemporary Art was founded in 1999 by Irit Fine Sommer. Distinguished by the deep relationships it develops with artists – from emerging and mid-career to established, the gallery maintains a fruitful dialogue with museums, biennials and art fairs throughout the world. International artists are invited to create site specific installations in the gallery space, and curators are regularly invited to its Tel Aviv compounds to present projects specially curated for S2 project room. In 2016, Sommer Contemporary Art opened a pop-up space in Zurich, in which exhibitions by the gallery’s artists are presented to the European art scene.



Ouzi Zur, Haaretz, 4.11.19 (Hebrew)