Michel Platnic (1970), born in France, obtained an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1994. He obtained several patents and authored many publications when he worked as an Engineer for more than a decade.
He moved to Israel at 28 and found his artistic voice in his new place of residence and went on to study theatre, performance, martial arts, and dance. Realizing his inclination towards the Fine Arts, Platnic graduated in 2010 with honors in Fine Arts from the Midrasha School of Art in Israel. That very year, he received the Shpilman Grant for Excellence in Photography and was selected by ST-ART, an incubator project for young artists. In 2017, Platnic completed the Art&Media “Meisterschüler” program of the Universität der Künste (post-M.A.) in Berlin.
His solo exhibitions include the Multi-Media Art Museum, Moscow; Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai; Art StageArt Fair, Singapore; Gordon Gallery, Tel-Aviv. His group exhibitions include Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, China; Gutman Museum, Tel-Aviv Museum in Tel Aviv; National Academy of Arts, Kyiv; Galleria Continua, Boissy-le-Châtel and Gazelli Art House, London.
The articles published on Platnic works include The Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, Russia; Artdaily, Lifestyle, Asia; Ocula, Asia Pacific; Nylon Magazine, Art Times, United-States; Randian, China Art Times, China; Elephant Magazine, Phaidon, United Kingdom; Artribune, Artsblog, Italy; Haaretz - Galeria, Time-Out, Telavivian, Forbes, Calcalist, Ms. Use Magazine, i24News, Kol Israel, Zman Avir, Israel.
- Text by Gordon Gallery