Born in Kibbutz Ein Shemer in 1951.
At the age of 16 he enrolled at the Avni Art Institute. In 1976-1979, he studied at the Art Academy in Ramat Ha'sharon.
In 1984 he received a scholarship from the Israel-America Cultural Foundation, which allowed him to study at the New York Studio School in New York.
Since 1989 he has served as Professor of Art at the University of Haifa and in 2010-11 served as Head of the Art Department at the Beit Berl College of Art.
Geva sometimes deals with his works using emblems that can be identified as ambiguous and oriental.
The many symbols in his paintings are drawn from everyday objects, with signs of identification such as tiles, backgammon, flowers and birds that open to various cries. For example, one can see in the series of kaffiyehs of the 1980s that they are a distinctly Muslim symbol that also receive a formal status reminiscent of a window or bars.
His style seemed slack, but calculated and agreed. His works also have a dialogue with the tradition of modernism.
Tzibi Geva is interviewed about the ballet works: he assumes several pieces of paper and paints. The "trauma" is hidden. He rips off some pieces of paper - she is exposed. Adds a few others and acts on painting as life actions on consciousness. He repeats the action many times, lying on a layer like an archeological hill structure whose layers are visible in the section, as in the layers of life that are being built. Blocked memories, brilliant memories from the beginning of life, from the beginning of the painting. I suppose that childhood does not end and then maturity appears and continues, like a stain from the beginning of the work and sometimes seen through blockages.

His works are found in many important collections and museums in Israel and abroad.

Artworks by the artist

Kaffiyeh / Geva Tzibi
Creation Year:2010
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on paper
Length:10.63
Width:11.81
Height:
from the bricks series / Geva Tzibi
Creation Year:2005
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:39.37
Width:19.69
Height:
from the bricks series / Geva Tzibi
Creation Year:2005
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:39.37
Width:19.69
Height:
Female nudity - 2006 / Geva Tzibi
Creation Year:2006
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Oil on canvas
Length:27.56
Width:19.69
Height:
Flower - 2017 / Geva Tzibi
Creation Year:2017
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Acrylic on canvas
Length:51.97
Width:26.77
Height:
Flower - 2017 / Geva Tzibi
Creation Year:2017
Main Technique:Painting
Technique:Acrylic on canvas
Length:51.97
Width:26.77
Height: