Gilad Kahana (b. 1970, Mexico), is a musician, writer and multidisciplinary artist based in Tel Aviv. His artworks have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Hezi Cohen Gallery- Tel Aviv, Fresh Paint 8 art fair, Janko Dada Museum - Ein Hod, Litvak Gallery – Tel Aviv, Maya Gallery – Tel Aviv, Municipal Gallery Givatayim, Sussie’s Art Bay- Tel Aviv and more. He is the recipient of the 2015 Israel National Lottery Landau Prize for Arts and Sciences, and of the 2018 Author of the Year ACUM Award.
Kahana is the lead singer in the band Girafot and also has a vast solo career.
He is a prolific songwriter and has written songs for Dudu Tassa, Eviatar Banai, Yuval Dayan, Hadag Nahash, Berry Sakharof, Balkan Beat Box, Boaz Sharabi, Goran Bregović, Riff Cohen, Ishay Levi, Harel Skaat, Arkadi Duchin, Yehudit Ravitz, Yoni Bloch, Muki, David Broza and others.
Kahana has published three books: The Punctuation of Unknowns, (Even Hoshen, 2013); A Crane Points to the Sea, (Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2009); Plan for a Recovery from Disaster (Keter, 2003). In 2015 Kahana starred in the leading role in the film 'A Tale of Love and Darkness', alongside Natalie Portman.
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