HAIFA 1955 - CARRARA 2011
Ronit came from afar. Her existence lay within an ancient, rooted history, marked by diversely dramatic past and present, the story of the Jewish people.
She graduated in 1978 in Art, Design and Teaching at the Institute for Teachers of Art (HaMidrasha) in Tel Aviv, after a long period of political militancy in Israel side by side with students and teaching staff of the University of Birzeit (Palestine). In 1984 she was awarded a study grant in Paris which allowed her to leave Israel and realize her need to affirm the meaning of her life as a woman, in a cosmopolitan existence open to art, history, and European and world politics.
Both during her stay in Paris and subsequently in Italy, where she went to live in 1987, Ronit always maintained her links to her native country, through unbroken communication with friends, artists and active intellectuals. A convinced pacifist, she denounced in a clear and courageous way the progressive Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and oppression and killing of Palestinians.[...]
12 / 05 / 1955
born in HAIFA, ISRAEL
Graduated in Art and education
Israeli Art college “HAMIDRASHA”, Tel Aviv
Collective exhibition - The biennale of Young artists HAIFA MUSEUM, ISRAEL
Collective exhibition - Kibutz gallery - Tel Aviv
Continued her artistic activities while working on several projects related to creativity and education in the Israeli governmental schools as Art and b/w photography teacher.
Worked with children with psychological difficulties like mental and handicap problems, hyper activity and dyslectic problems.
1978 / '79
Collective exhibition - The Artists House - Tel Aviv
Collective exhibition - Salon - Tel Aviv
Collective exhibition – Shenhar gallery - Tel Aviv
Collective exhibition – Young artists – Haifa museum
1980 / '84
Collective exhibition – Tzavta theatre - Tel Aviv
Three personal exhibitions - Ehad Haam 90 Gallery - Tel Aviv
Personal exhibition – Radius gallery - Tel Aviv
Collective exhibition - Gerusalem theater
Founder, with Arie Berkovitz and Sara Hinski of the experimental art gallery ‘’ EHAD HAAM 90’' in Tel Aviv
1984 / '87
Received a scholarship for artists from the Israeli ministry of education for staying at the “Citè des Arts”, Paris
Hebrew Teacher in the Jewish community and several High schools
Preparation and creation of didactic materials and games for learning and teaching Hebrew for the Annual international congress of the Jewish and Hebrew teachers
Works as graphic designer
Personal exhibition – Cité des arts – Paris
Collective exhibition for young artists – Grand Palais - Paris
Collective exhibition – Atelier rue des Orteaux – Paris
Moved to Italy, Marostica, Venice
1987 / '89
Collective exhibition – Pinta gallery – Genova / Milano
Collective exhibition - Forme Mentis - S.Martino di Lupari, Padova
Collective exhibition – Crossing gallery – Mestre, Venezia
Personal exhibition - Crossing gallery – Portoguaro, Venezia
Personal exhibition – Crossing gallery - Eraclea mare – Venezia
Personal exhibition – Crossing gallery – Portoguaro, Venezia
1989 / '97
moved to Siena, Tuscany
Teacher for american students in a special program of the
“Università degli stranieri”, Siena
Course of “decoration papers with the technique of marbling”
Worked as a bookbinder
Teacher at the Siena’s schools in several creativity projects
Teacher for “ NOW “ European project for women
Teacher of Tai Ki kun (Tai Chi chuan)
Personal exhibition- Universal gallery - Castrovillari, Cosenza
1995 Personal exhibition - Studio Marzulli- Milano
Collective exhibition – Consacro - Città di Castello, Perugia
1995 Collective exhibition – Corte delle giare - Ragazzola, Parma
1996 Personal exhibition - Carte Graffiate - Arte e Libri - Siena
1996 Collective - Art for All - Pio Sodalizio dei Piceni - Roma
1997 Personal exhibition - Pinta gallery - Milano
1997 Personal exhibition – Galleria L'Atelier - Siena
1998-2000 Cecina, Pisa - Lecturer about “the complicity of the Israeli society” and “the influence of the conflict on education''
at the summer school of the science of pedagogic department ,
Florence University in collaboration with Berlin institute.
1999 Post graduating in “Intercultural relations'', at the department of science of pedagogy, Florence university.
Worked in several locations next to Florence in the ''PIA'' project of art and creativity for kindergartens, elementary schools and colleges.
From 1999 part of the staff of creativity experts at ''La settimana dei bambini del Mediterraneo ” in Ostuni, Puglia. An initiative that repeats every year in October.
2000 Iinvited to give a one week course about creativity in a high school for social works in Brindisi, Puglia.
A seven years collaboration with the association Dada artebambini (www.rivistadada.it) , teaching at different schools in Italy and giving stages for teachers about art and creativity.
2003 Founder and Vice president of ''Zeit u Zatar association''
Israely & Palestinian resident in Italy
Moved to Rignano sull'Arno, Firenze
1998 / 2004
1999 Collective exhibition - En Plein Air – Pinerolo, Torino.
2002 Collective exhibition - Bassano in Teverina, Viterbo
2003 Personal exhibition - Castello di Graffignano, Viterbo
2003 Collective exhibition - En Plein Air- Pinerolo, Torino
2003 Two artists exh. - La realtà esplosa - The outburst of reality with the photographer Rula Halawani, Massa, Prato
2004 Collective exhibition - En Plein Air - Pinerolo, Torino
2004 Two artists exhibition - Corpi Viaggianti -
with Sophie Mondini - Agheiro gallery - Lavagna, Genova
2005 Evento/Muro - Palazzo Ducale di Massa
2007 Collective exhibition - En Plein Air- Pinerolo, Torino
2007 Collective exhibition - Il Giardino antico - Carrara
2008 Collective exhibition - Emergenze 6 - La Spezia
2008 Collective exhibition - Le visage qui se’efface
de Giacometti a Baselitz - Toulon, France
2011 Last personal exhibition - Beit Haomanim Gallery - Tel Aviv
She continued to teach in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Liguria, Rome schools and she developsprojects for several creativity workshops.
In 2006 Wall/event , Ronit was invited to work with architect Paolo Riani (http://www.paoloriani.com/sito/) and his studens in the engineering department of Pisa, about the Wall's Separation subject
2008 Edited ''OCCUPATION'' a book of six israeli photograpers
2008-2009 two years graphology cours for HR
2011 master in architect of web design.
Moved to Carrara, Tuscany
2004 / '11
Tiziano Santi, exhibition's catalogue, S.Martino di Lupari (PD) 1987
Omar Calabresi, exhibition's catalogue, Siena 1997
A Wilde Haye
Ronit Dovrat, Il Manifesto 2009
געגוע ועצב בתערוכה של רונית דברת
2011 סמדר שפי, בעיתון הארץ , Smadar Safi, Haaretz 2011
Ronit Dovrat, la pacifista e l'artista
Ruba Saleh, il Manifesto 2011
12 maggio, a creative breath of a life
Rita Scrimieri, Massa 2012
Scorci di un artista israeliana
Edited by Rita Scrimieri, Le Monde Diplomatic 2012
התערוכה "שלשות 8": אחד העם פינת פארטצ'
2014 גליה יהב, בעיתון הארץ, Galia Yahav, Haaretz 2014
Ronit Dovrat died in Carrara
two months before she discovered she was suffering from cancer
Hebrew theacher for the Jewish kindergarten, Venice
Ceramic classes for menthal disabled people.