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2013-  Graduate (MFA) at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.

2008-  Undergraduate (BFA) at the Fine Arts Department at the Bezalel.

Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

2003-   Photography studies at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia, Rome, Italy.



Solo Shows


2023     Constellations, Fulcrum Press, Los Angeles, CA


2022      Chair, Finley Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2018      Transit, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 Este Corpo, Now Instant, Los Angeles, CA


 2017     Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant-Garde Art , CEPA, Buffalo, NY

Ciao Bella, AWHRHWAR, Los Angeles, CA

Morning Glory, Full Haus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2014      ltd presents...Barak Zemer/ Cold Feet, Sweaty Hands, ltd Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Sealed and Punctured, two person show with Lila De Magalhaes, Private Island, Los Angeles, CA


2013     Pretty Sure it Was Then, USC Thesis Exhibition, Gayle and Ed Roski Gallery, Los  Angeles, CA


2010     Double Headed, Two person show with Itamar Shimshoni, The Cliff Gallery, Netanya, Israel



Selected group shows


2022     The Dividual, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, CA


2020     Primum Non Nocere, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Home Bound, an online show curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer on


2019     Dreamin of a…, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Shaggy Dog Stories and Other Tales, Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA (January, 2019)


2018     Second Nature, Gate 3, Haifa, Israel


2017     Second Nature, International Photo Festival 2017, Tel Aviv, Israel

Soil Erosion, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA

Vitrine show, Joan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

February, Roberta Pelan Gallery, Toronto, Canada


2016     Flowers In Your Hair, Fused Space (Curated by Night Gallery), San Francisco, CA

Rock, Paper, Scissors. Art and Play. Haifa Museum. Haifa, Israel

Vacuum, International Photography Festival, Jaffa Port Tel Aviv, Israel

Vapegoat Rising, Arturo Bandini at Marfa Ballroom, Marfa, TX

Opening Negotiations, Bakersfield College Jones Gallery, Bakersfeild, CA


2015      Sylvia Bataille, Joan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Midnight Sun, Ms. Barbers, Los Angeles, CA

Monday Me, Soccer ClubClub organized by Drag City, Chicago, IL

Ansel Adams Family Values, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA


2014      ltd Los Angeles booth, NADA Miami Beach,  Miami, FL

Black Box, Manofim, Jerusalem, Israel

Aftertaste, Grand Central Market, Los Angeles, CA


2013      Inside this Human Clay, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Black Box, Manofim, Jerusalem, Israel

Real Estate Conspiracies, The New & Bad Gallery, Haifa, Israel


2010      Wallpapers, Rea Workshop of Photography, Tel Aviv, Israel

Artists at Work, Ha’gada Ha’smalit, Tel Aviv, Israel


2009       Tendertender, Manofim, Jerusalem, Israel


2008        Homo Bellicus, Christiania Innovationszentrum, Berlin, Germany

Bezalel BFA Thesis Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel.

Cats, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv. Israel






Selected Publications and reviews


2022   Barak Zemer, Aquarium, Co-published by Hassla Press, NY and F Magazine, Houston, TX.

2019   Mitchell David, Catalogue for Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant-Garde Art , CEPA, Buffalo, NY

2018   Palmer Albers, Kate. Aperture Magazine, Los Angeles, Edition 232, Fall 2018.Barak Zemer, Profile

2018   Morse, Rebecca. (2018) 27 L.A Photographers, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2018   Muenzer, David. Artforum Critic Pick Online, February 2018

2018   Varadi, Keith. Contemporary Art Review LA, (Carla), February 2018 online. “Barak Zemer at Night Gallery”

2017   Wagley, Catherine. LA Weekley, February 2017. “5 Art Shows to See in L.A this Week”

2016    ed Natalie Levin, Patriotism in Art, Protest Anthology

2016    Wagley, Catherine. LA Weekly, May 2016. “Are L.A.’s Emerging and Midcareer Artists Being Shut Out of the Glossy New Gallery Scene?”

2015    Cohn, Hana. Ed. L Preston Zappas. Contemporary Art Review LA (Carla), Nov 2015. “Sylvia Bataille at JOAN”

2015     Wedell, Noura, Ed. T. Lutz and K. Wolf. Los Angeles Review of Books, Winter 2015.   “Somehow the Mud Shines: on photographs by Barak Zemer”

2013     Ed D. Nemeroff, C. Kohne, K. Wolf. Night Paper II Fall 2013

2012     ed Natalie Levin, Joshua Simon, Roy Arad, The New & Bad Art Magazine Issue No3

2011     ed Natalie Levin, Joshua Simon, Roy Arad, The New & Bad Art Magazine Issue No2

2010     Zilberberg Daniel. Walla Culture, “Celebrating the Double”,     




Awards & Scholarships


2017     The LACMA LENS Photography Council Prize and acquisition

2016     Nominee for the Shpilman International prize for excellence in Photography, Los Angeles

2015     Nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation grant for the arts, Los Angeles

2011     The USC Teaching Assistantship Scholarship, the Roski School of Fine Arts

2008     The Keshet Institute Award for Excellence, the Fine Arts Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

The Mandel Leadership Institute Award

2008     The Sharet Institute Award, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation

2005     The Sharet Institute Award, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation

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