Ravid Haken is an Israeli artist, resident of Gan Yavneh. A creator of textiles and photography, he Has been involved in Creation for the past twelve years. Haken is a Shenkar-College of Engineering, Design, and Art graduate.
During his studies, he specialized in every knitting technique, including crochet, knitting, manual machines, and industrial machines. Knitting has taken its place in his Creation as a tool for self-expression, just as a brush, paint, and canvas are in the hands of a painter. Haken finds the choice of materials and colors stimulating and the action of knitting meditative. His work is intuitive, with free use of yarn and thread, releasing inhibitions and conventional practices of making textiles. Although he might use traditional techniques, his work is modern, amorphous, and surrealistic.
Since 2020, Haken's work has made headlines internationally, recognizing the process of knitting method he uses. Haken's Creation has been exhibited at local and international exhibitions.
Exhibitions and activity
Mar 2020- "Costume party," Edmond de Rothschild Center
Jun.2019- "No rainbows without rain" salon exhibition, 1-135 gallery.
may.2019- "Winning outfit" exhibition by Yoav Meir and Gili Sivan.
Ap.2019- Milan design week, Israeli design showroom, Asia Design Milano of Milan design week.
Mar. 2019- "Shoresh sandals" fashion show during the 2019 Israeli fashion week.
Feb. 2018- "steel city"- pop-up store at the "Kuku nest" gallery.
Dec.2017- "like a feather," a group exhibition at "The farm" Gallery, Holon, Israel.
Dec.2017- "Glocal," a group exhibition, during the Israeli Design week, "Hamishkan" Gallery. Holon, Israel.
Oct.2017- "message in a bottle," a group exhibition, during Tel- Aviv 2017 illustration week.
Jun.2016- "Bootleg," Tel-Aviv. A solo exhibition, "SKINS,"/ A series of photographs that deal with culturally oppressed groups using the textile design on a human body.