DR. Anat Ben-David             CV



1994 School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem

2003 MA fine art Goldsmiths College, London

2010-2015 Ph.D Kingston university, London.



Visiting lecturer/ workshops- post graduate level:

Performance, Fine Art, Fashion and Fashion-Communication

Central Saint Martins, London, Royal Collage of Art, London Royal Academy, London


Music Releases

  • 2004, Solo Album 'Popaganda' self-published
  • 2008, Solo Album Virtual Leisure on Chicks On Speed Record
  • 2003-2015 collaborating with Chicks On Speed Art Projects and co-writer
  • 2007-2009, Art Rules crew- Douglas Gordon and Chicks On Speed
  • 2010, Solo Album On Margate Sands, self-published at Limbo projects
  • 2010-2015, music publications, Oscilation and Disturbance in the opEraArt.
  • 2014, Solo Album MeleCh LP Part of MeleCh exhibition at Stanley Picker Gallery
  • 2016-17, Kairos OpeRaArt



Exhibitions and Live Performances



20,21,22 April, Corporeal breakdown Fashion Circuits part 2 -Collaboration with Orlan and Alex Murray Leslie, 3 performances at SaLO, Silencio club, Paris.

20,21 January KAIROS OPERAART, Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK

2 November performance and talk in WITCHI, Women In Technology and Creative industries Hub, London, UK

April 2016 Death of Fashion? Corporeal breakdown fashion circuits, with Alex Murray Leslie at Barge House, london, UK


December: Oscillation and Disturbance in the OpeRaArT Awarded PhD

January: Melech, live Performance, opening of Fig2 at the ICA, London, UK


Dirt Nonet collaboration, touring: Krems-Kusice-london-kaunas

May- June: DAR residency, Lithuania, supported by Sound and Music, UK

23 May Melech live performance at 'Only Connect' Festival, Oslo, Norway

8 January: MeleCh installation, live performance AND LAUNCH OF MELECH 12" VYNIL at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston, UK

7 January: Candy Shop collaboration with Lina Lapelyteat at Qeen Elisabeth Hall South Bank, London, UK


8 Apri: Candy Shop with lina lapelyteat, counterflow Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

8 March: 'On Margate Sands' and 'AMuSe' performance at Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway

2 March: 'A whole loads of rubbish' performance and publication with Stuart McKenzie at the ICA for Publish and Be Dammed, London, UK

24 October The Ambivalent Funeral Procession: Israeli State Artists, group exhibition, curated by Avi Pitchon, Tobacco 001, Ljublijana, Slovania


7-13 December: "Scream" Album recording and collaboration with Chicks On Speed, residency and performance at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany.

13 October: Live performance at "Sound Silo" for Borealis at B.A.S, Bergen Norway.

5 October: live performance at 'Electronic Voice phenomenon' Mercy, Liverpool Biannual, Liverpool, UK

28 September: live performance at Nicole Eisenman exhibition, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

19 January: Best soundtrack prize- 'Gala’s Invitation' at Asvoff, Barcelona Spain 

14 Feb: 'A Modest proposal' with Melissa Logan, curated by Book works, at the Showroom London, UK

12 May: 'Politix Of Sound', comission- Spore Festival, Arhus, Denmark


10 September - 23 October:'Cultural Workship Now' Chicks on Speed- at kunstraum kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

August 20: Sopernormal festival, collaboration John Richards- Dirty Electronic, Oxfordshire, UK

July 14-15, Soundwaves festival, collaboration with Kaffe Matthews, Brighton, UK.

Jan 28-29: 'Prototype Hits' with alex murrey lesley for Girl Monster 12, kampf Nagel, hamburg and Düsseldorfer, Germany


13 November: Live performancve at Life is Life: What is queer about queer pop? HEBBEL AM UFER, Berlin

23 October: Performance at NSK Conference at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

3/4 august: Girl Monster, performance at Rue Princess, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin

4 june: Chicks on speed at 'Don’t art fashion music' exhibition at DCA, Dundee- Scotland

18may-jun: Stereo Total European tour supporting act

8 may: 'This is Experimental Pop!' at Mapping Festival, Geneva, Swiss

3 may:'This is Experimental Pop!'at Hazira, Jerusalem, Israel

20 March: 'Connecting Nothing With Nothing', solo exhibition and launch of 'On Margat Sands Album' at Limbo Projects, Margate, UK


5 November: 'Destroy' collaboration with Rankin and Douglass Gordon

6 November:'This is Experimental Pop!' group show and live performance at 'Performance Now and Then', Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle

6-7 October: 'Lightheads' video installation and live performance Herzelia Biannual, Herzelia, Israel

25 April: Harp, Collaboration with Regina Lind, Girl Monster in Donaufestival, Austria

29 April: 'Band' video installation for 'Spooky Action at A Distance',New Acton, Canberra, Australia

February: 'Tearing Off A Piece' collaborating with Adrienne Altenhous

Beursschouwburg, Brussels and Mechelen, Belgium

October: 'A Socialists Rant' exhibition, collaboration with Stuart McKenzie at 10 Vyner Street, London

June:'Band' (southwest/east) at Whitstable Biennale, UK

April/May ART RULES KYOTO, Chicks On Speed and Douglas Gordon at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MOMAK), Japan

April:'Butt-loop-bongo' video installation - Chicks On Speed and module 8, Mapping festival, Geneva

January 24:'A new line' Chicks On Speed Exhibition, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London


September 01:'Shoe Orchestra' performance, Chicks On Speed, '25 years for Turner prize at Tate Britain':London, UK.

August 22: La Nuches Blanco,Art Rules crew show with Douglas Gordon, At the Matadero, Madrid, Spain

August 15:
Exhibition and performance Art Rules crew show with Chicks On Speed and Douglas Gordon, at Yvonne Lambert Gallery, Paris

June 2007:
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, group show, with Chicks On Speed, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Spain.

ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU..., Group show at Gallery Enrico Fornello for Contemporanea Festival 07 Italy.

April 27:
Art Rules Crew performance with Chicks On Speed and Douglass Gordon at the Vienna Art Week.

February 24:
Art Rules performance with in Chicks On Speed and Douglass Gordon at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, France.

February 02:
Switch on the power, Group show at Montermeso Vitoria, Spain.


November 18
Performance for L'oquipe Du Beurs, Beursschouwburg v.z.w. Brussels.

November 7
Switch on the power at Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands, Spain

Botanical gardens Edinburgh with Douglas Gordon and Chicks on Speed, residency and performance

Performance as part of It's Time For Action, at Migros museum, Zurich

Serpentine Gallery, Interview Marathon with Rem Koolhaas.

June 24:
Pop rally at the MOMA, New York with Chicks on Speed and Douglas Gordon

June 17:
Performance commissioned by Basel Art Fair in LISTE 06, Basel

June 9:
live art event and installation at Switch On The Power, Marco Museum, Vigo Spain

For All Audiences, Popaganda-installation, Group Show at Sale Rekalde, Bilbao

December 02:
Live performance at the town house Miami, Miami Art Basel Art Fair, Miami, USA

November 24:
Imagine a World, an Amnesty International group exhibition at South Bank, London

Chicks on Speed tour in the USA with Peached, WIT and Tracy and the Plastics.

August 29:
Live performance, Turn to the Left event, curated by Pil and Galia Kollective at 291 Gallery, London

July 16:
Wired Women Festival, curatored with Piney Gir at Spitalfield Market, London

June 2:
Diamonds for Workers, group show, Kate MacGarry Gallery, London

April 2:
Performing with Chicks on Speed at Opening of Mosak Contemporary museum, Spain

April 1:
“Athletica” live performance at Late at Tate, Tate Britain

Chicks On Speed Tour in Asia (Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong) and Australia

Tenticalim Project, Chicks On Speed at the F.A.D, Barcelona

October 22: 'Everyone Dances To His Own Personal Boom Boom' DaDaDa, curated by
Pil and Galia Kollective: Temporarycontemporary gallery, Lewisham, London

October 6-13
Tour in Japan with Chicks On Speed

performance at City of woman festival 2004 Ljubljana

Fly Utopia performance at Transmediale in Berlin