Eran Gilat is a Scientist and an avid Art Photographer
B.Sc. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Biology
M.Sc. from The Israel Institute of Technology in Medical Sciences
D.Sc. from The Israel Institute of Technology in Medical Sciences
Post Doctoral Scholar, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC
Active senior Neuroscientist
Frequently Invited to lecture on:
"Novel Revelations in Brain Research: the Viewer and the Visual Arts"
Brief updated Bio:
Eran Gilat is a Neuroscientist and an avid Fine Art Photographer. Eran's scientific research focus on the study of the mechanisms underlying epilepsy and the development of innovative cure for this illness (numerous articles published in leading scientific periodicals). Eran is frequently invited to lecture on novel findings in brain research relating to our review and contemplation of visual arts.
Eran's "Life Science" project was introduced in solo at the New York Photography Festival (2011) and surprised him with immense supporting reactions. It was invited to leading galleries in Israel and the Israeli International Photography festival, and numerous invitations followed including: FOTO8 London and Lensculture Paris, Lodz Fotofestival GradPrix, Arles Gallery Huit, Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Cape Town Photography Festival (MoP5 2012), twice at the San Diego Museum of the living artist, Solo at the Athens Photography Festival 2012, Millennium images - London first prize 2012 (represented by Millennium London), Edward Hopper Art Center- NY with Jury Recognition Award, Cambridge University Gallery, Bulgarian Photo Academy (solo) , the Jerusalem - On The Seam Museum , the Griffin Museum of Photography (Boston) , The Center for fine art photography Fort Collins and NIKON story telling Award Tokyo Exhibition (2013).
Recently at the Auckland Photography Festival and the Royal Photographic Society Print 157 exhibition, the New York Hall of Science Museum “BRAIN” exhibition, GERA Museum (Serbia), Photo-Place Gallery (Vermont) and the Sidney Photography Festival, 2015. Neutral Density Photography Award, 2015.
Soon an exhibition in Rehovot Art Gallery.
Project images and artist statement were featured in numerous international magazines, for example: Sunday Times – Spectrum, GUP, Trendtablet, Tribe, PH magazine, Lensculture, ArtesMagazine, Prism photomagazine, Blur Magazine, the French L'oeil de la photographie, Archivo Magazine, Shot Magazine, Hungary Fotomagazine, Two South Korean Photography Magazines, in The New York Musee Magazine and in the German Dienacht photography magazine
Books: Featured in "An Eye for an Ear" Arles Open Salon book, in The Center for fine art photography – Portfolio 6, in the “Unlimited Grain Gallery” 2014 book, the Polish Contra doc Fine Art Photography book (2015)
Eran is invited to publish his LIFE SCIENCE project book under the generous auspice of Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Germany in 2016.
Detailed Activity in Photography:
Devoted to Photography from the age of 14
Scholar and collaborator of the "Eldad Refaeli and Eyal Landesman Master Class
Scholar of the Israel Institute of Technology, Art and Curatorial Studies
"Signs", Tel Aviv, Studio 22 - Gallery, 2007
"Signs of worse to come", Tel Aviv, Cinematic Gallery, 2008
"Sublet", Tel Aviv Artists House, 2010
"Life science" Solo exhibition under the auspices of the New York Photo Festival 11, NYC, 2011
"In Vivo & Ex Vivo" Solo Exhibition, Herzliya Art Center Gallery, October 2011
"Matriculation" Tel Aviv Camera Club Group Show, Bialik Gallery House, Tel Aviv, 1998
"City of refuge" Art TLV Festival - Eldad Refaeli and Eyal Landesman Group Show, 2009
"Metamorphose", Love Art Festival, Tel AvivTLV, Group Show, 2010
The "Life Science" Project:
FOTO8 Gallery, Summer show, London, July, 2011
"Macabre and Mysticism", a group show in the Red Root Gallery, NY, November 2011
"Surgert Room", Haheder Gallery, Tel-Aviv, January, 2012
"An eye for an ear", Arles open salon, Gallery Huit, Arles. July 2012
Third annual show, Philadelphia Photo Art Center, Philadelphia, July 2012
The perfect exposure gallery summer show, LA, July 26, 2012
The "Capetown Photography Festival, MoP5", Sept 2012
San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, San Diego, Sept 2012
Visit the SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE SPECTRUM REVIEW (July 10, 2011) to see the report about the "Life Science" project as part of the FOTO8 SummerShow in London.
@ A Day at the Galleries
"Last Saturday, I toured the amazing exhibits of the New York Photo Festival, and was completely floored by some of the incredible work photographers are doing around the world. While some exhibits were stronger than others, many were absolutely astounding.
Congratulations Elizabeth on a wonderful exhibit!
Another exhibit, ‘Life Science’ by Dr. Eran Gilat was absolutely fascinating. The photos were of scientific lab methods, and the photographer, a scientist himself, explored the aesthetic of research methodology. It’s a topic that people wouldn’t usually think of exploring through photography — something that I would always thought was sterile, not visual and just not ‘art’. This work was absolutely beautiful, though some images were somewhat troubling and made me uneasy".
@ We Heart New York
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The New York Photo Festival
"The New York Photo Festival, running through tomorrow, brings thousands of images from photographers all over the world to Dumbo. Lectures, slideshows, Leica scavenger hunts, and numerous affiliated exhibitions at the neighborhood's galleries complement the main hall, where Elisabeth Biondi and Enrico Bossan have curated two interwoven shows, one on subjectivity and the other on hope. Our favorites from the weekend: Balazs Gardi's iPhone shots from Afghanistan [above], Eran Gilat's Life Science series and the Anthropographia finalists in 55 Washington".