David Adika was born in 1970 in Jerusalem. He lives and works in Tel Aviv-Yafo. In 2006 he received his Master of Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Hebrew University Advanced Studies Program in Fine Art.
Adika mainly works with photography, in his visual language he explores familiar and unfamiliar aspects of everyday life, as for food, plants and portraits. In the everyday aspects he captures the visual and cultural components of the Israeli domestic space as a microcosm that represents and reflects upon social and family identity.
Selected solo exhibitions include Istituzione Bologna Musei, Italy (2016); The Open Museum Of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park (2015); Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga (2014); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2010); Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center (2005); House for Art, Caesarea (2004) and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2003). Group exhibitions include Petach Tikve Museum of Art (2021); Haifa Museum of Art (2021, 2007); Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem (2021); Ashdod Museum of Art (2019, 2015, 2014, 2013); National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (2018); Design Museum, Holon (2018); Tel Aviv Museum Of Art (2017, 2012, 2009, 2006); Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden (2004) and Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2004).
Adika has been honored with a number of grants including The Minister of Culture Award for Fine-Art Artist, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, Jerusalem (2011); The Jack Nailor Award for Photography, Haifa Film Festival (2011); Sharet Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2004-2005) and the Young Artist Award, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, Jerusalem (2004).
Photo: Tomer Applebaum.