Hadar Kleiman

b. Jerusalem, Israel

Hadar Kleiman’s work places installation at the foreground, rendering simulated reality as walk-in dioramas. She mimics the experience of various artificial realities which celebrate the tactility of extravagance and The Faux. Symbolically-laden materials (marble, sand, gemstones) and architectural features from hotels casinos, malls and nail salons are the new tropes of leisure and wealth. Kleiman languishes in the pleasure and uselessness of ornamental excess.

Hadar Kleiman has exhibited widely throughout the Bay Area including SAFEhouse Arts (San Francisco, CA), Ridge Space (Oakland, CA), and the Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, CA), and is a member of the #* Collective (San Francisco, CA). Kleiman received her Master of Fine Arts degree with a sculpture emphasis from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. In 2015 she was a recipient of the Anne Bremer Award. Kleiman lives and works in San Francisco.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
Kunsthaus Tacheles, SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA
Spring Break, Residence/SF, San Francisco, CA
Demo, #* Collective, Ridge Space, Oakland, CA
You Don’t Look 50, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2015
Aperature, Future Tense 2015, Arc Gallery and Studios, San Francisco, CA
Non Fiction, #* collective, Cumberland St, San Francisco, CA
COMING SOON, solo: Comment... Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Edge Effect, Fort Mason Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
The Elephant in Another Room, Or notes on the Disembodied voice, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
HZ Gate, the Lab, San Francisco, CA
Not Asking How Far, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Food Coma, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Gold Rush, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Imaging City Scapes, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Education
2015, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture emphasis, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2013, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel