Shay Arick is a visual artist who works between Brooklyn and Tel Aviv. Arick is a recipient of Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Arts Award and the Eileen Cooper Award For Creativity, the America-Israel Award For Excellence In Sculpture and is an HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts Artist Grant recipient among others. He received support through many residencies and fellowships including The International Sculpture Center, MASS MoCA, Kadist Art Foundation, Art Kibbutz, The Watermill Center Summer Residency, Ox-Bow and New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.
His work has been shown in venues such as Haifa Museum Of Art (Haifa),Y Gallery (New York), Watermill Center (New York), San Francisco International Arts Festival, Southern Exposure (San Francisco), SOMarts (San Francisco), Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley), Ground For Sculpture (New Jersey), ZiZspace (Tel Aviv), Binyamin Gallery (Tel Aviv), Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), OnSpace (Beijing), Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing) among others.
Arick holds an MFA in Sculpture from The San Francisco Art Institute, where he was awarded the outstanding award for excellence. He studied at The School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC, while earning his BFA from Bezalel Academy, Israel, from which he graduated with honors.
Hanna Ben-Haim Yulzari was born in Israel, 1956, she lives and Creates in Jerusalem.
She began her artistic path as a painter and over the years has broadened her artistic language with photography, video art, installation and community project.
Hanna’s works deals with life and death, time and memory, identity and territory.
She is looking for the possibilities to break the colonialist perspective by researching new ways of self-definition and focusing on locality, Islamic and eastern culture.
Hanna received her art education in “Bezalel Academy of Art and Design” : BFA (1980), MFA (1997) and MA in curatorship program, department “Policy and Theory of Art”(2019).
As part of her work in Israel’s Ministry of Education, Hanna specialized in art education and mentored art teachers in high schools. She also ran an excellence program for youth in fine arts.
Hanna takes part in museums and festivals all over Israel and abroad.
Avraham Harush (b. 1984, Israel), lives and works in Tel Aviv.
He holds an MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and a BFA from the WIZO Haifa Academic Center.
He has exhibited in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem.
Ruven Kuperman (b. 1964, USSR – Now Moldova), lives and works in Tel Aviv.
The portraits and scenes in Ruven Kuperman’s paintings and drawings incorporate details from his personal life with figures and icons from Russian prison tattoos, Japanese cultures, and the Premodern period.
Kuperman has received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (1993). His solo shows include the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Golconda Fine Art Gallery and Rosenfeld Gallery in Tel Aviv, Kit Schulte Contemporary Art in Berlin, Janco Dada Museum in Ein Hod, and exhibitions in United States. Kuperman’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions worldwide, in venues such as the IV Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kit Schulte Contemporary Art in Berlin, Cain Schulte Contemporary Art in San Francisco, Salon d’art contemporain in Monaco, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art and more
Galia Pasternak was born in Tel aviv in 1977, She currently lives and works in Givataayim.
Graduated with honor her Bfa and Mfa from Bezalel academy for art and design in Jerusalem, Studied painting and drawing at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Artes Paris and was a guest student at the Sculpture department at the Slade school in London UK.
Won the Ministry of culture award for young artists and the Mifal Hapais grant for artist book production. Published 3 artist books. Wrote an art and motherhood blog for over a decade. Exhibited many solo and group shows in Museums and galleries, among them Noga gallery for contemporary art, The Artist studios in Tel Aviv, The Haifa Museum, Ashdod Museum and Tel Aviv Museum of art. Her works were featured in many art magazines such as the French Le Monde, Picnic Magazine, A5 Magazine, 1280 degrees and Haaretz newspaper. Her work is being collected by public and private collections worldwide.
Galia Pasternak combines in her artwork storytelling, writing, drawing, painting, ceramics and performance. Her work tells the story of herself as an artist, a mother and a daughter of an artist as well as a teacher. The dynamics, tensions, control conflicts and responsibility. Her artistic spirit is a bitter- sweet of a kind. Existential, dark humoured and explicit. Crafting paranoia narratives of haunted artists that face their fate.
Galia Teaches painting and drawing over the past 15 years in art academies, high schools and her private studio space
Maya Sharabani (B. 1985 in Montreal) lives and works in Tel Aviv. She received her BFA from the Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, and studied an exchange semester at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto.
Her works span across mediums featuring performance, photography and sculpture. Maya moves between her individual practice to complex collaborative work with other artists challenging the very concept of how and who makes art. Alongside her artistic practice, Maya is a therapeutic yoga teacher and a researcher of “all things body” in culture. These fields of knowledge and
experience continues to fuel and inspire her art.
Sharabani was the founder and host of the internet project F.B.X at the BAAD reservoir gallery in the Bezalel MFA program and created “Q&A with the artist”, a reaction event to the Christian Yankovsky Show at CCA Tel Aviv and is a recipient of the Rabinovitch Art Fund Prize (2019). Her works were performed and exhibited in galleries and museums across Israel, among them -Mazeh 9, The CCA, The Tel Aviv Artist workshops, The Israel museum in Jerusalem Atar – residency and gallery in Jaffa museum and more.
Veronique Inbar is a Visual Artist, a Film Editor and Lecturer.
She graduated from the Film and Television Department at Tel Aviv University, and The “Midrasha” School of Arts.
She lectures at The Screen Based Arts Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and at “Jump Cut – School for film editors”.
She is a board member of The Israeli Artists Union.
Holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from HaMidrasha, 2018, and a B.Arch (summa cum laude) from the Technion, 2012. In 2019 won grants by Mifal HaPais Culture & Art Council; Ministry of Culture—Independent Creators Fund and Ostrovsky Family Fund. His video Riot Glass (2019) won 2nd prize in the Project of the Year competition by Israeli Architecture Quarterly and the European Union. His work Chairs (2018) was officially selected for over 20 festivals and won five special mentions. His works have been exhibited at MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Moderna Museet Malmö; Basler Papiermühle Museum; Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London; Janco-Dada Museum Ein-Hod; Traces VII—The 7th Biennale for Drawing in Israel; Arad Contemporary Art Center, Givon Art Forum and Givon Gallery, among others. Member of cooperative gallery Binyamin, Tel Aviv.
An Artist, a painter.
Born in Jerusalem 1976, currently based in Herzeliya.
Works from studio at Basis Art and Culture and on site-specific gallery walls.
Graduated The Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
& the M.F.A program at Goldsmiths, London.
Teaches The Bezalel department of Fine Arts since 2009 and elsewhere.
Exhibiting in Israel and abroad.
Uri Zamir was born in 1993 in Tel Aviv. He is an artist and stage designer. Uri received his BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. In 2019 he was awarded the cooper prize from bezalel and an honors fellowship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and was supported by the Rabinowitz Foundation in 2020. His body of work is composed of sculpture, performance, and video installation, wherein myth, space, and theater are central motifs. Among the exhibitions and stage design in which he partook, are the “Beautiful as the Seven Worlds” performance at the Jewish Museum in Munich; the Print Screen Festival in Holon; the Nightlight Festival in Tel Aviv; the “Name Drop” performance at the Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv; “Efes Homo-Meniac” at Habait Theatre; “Six Reasons to Leave” at the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio; and 12 hours in the 30th Century Festival, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv.
Yair Barak is an Israeli artist, graduated (Cum Laude) from the Camera Obscura School of art, Tel Aviv and studied for MFA at Bard College, New-York.
Barak works around photography and video installation. His oeuvre, raising up questions of historiography, memory and the boundaries of the medium were exhibited widely in Israel and Europe and are kept amongst important collections worldwide. In 2005 Barak has established the photography department in Minshar for arts in Tel-Aviv. Barak is now the head of the fine arts department at Seminar Hakibutzim college.
In 2015 The Tel Aviv Museum of art held a major solo exhibition titled Moving away
from something he stares at, accompanied by a book with the same title. In 2012 Barak has won the art encouragement award, given by the Israeli culture ministry.
Born in 1961 in Washington D.C., U.S.A. Moved to Israel in 1965. Grew up in Haifa. studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and graduated with a BA in Philosophy and General Studies. Started painting in 1998, studying with two artists in Jerusalem – Rory Alwiess and Jordan Wolfson. Continued her studies at The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in New York in the atelier of Graham Nickson and graduated with an MFA in Painting. Lives and paints in Jerusalem
I work from observation. My painting is about the tension between recognition and anonymity, between interior and exterior, between aloneness and intimacy. There is a struggle in my work between the effort to describe what is in front of me – to capture the specific weight, light and the color of the observed situation, and my will to distance myself from the familiar objects I am seeing, in order to create my own particular perception.
My creative process primarily derives from the material itself.
וam fascinated by the way raw material disrobes, slowly uncovering the delicate curves and patterns that are organically embedded in it.
The transformation is enchanting – starting with unprocessed substance, וgradually unveil its hidden character and aesthetics, almost as if it were a living organism. ln this respect, my attitude towards my work is almost maternal. One of my greatest joys is witnessing a new creation that carries my genes, sitting there, on the thin line between stillness and life.
Omer Even-Paz, sculptor and a multimedia artist. Tries to think creatively on the end of the world through ecology and technology. A Graduate of Chelsea College of art (UAL), London 2017. Was Awarded the South Gallery prize for new-media artwork (2017). Exhibited and performed in England, Germany and Israel. Solo shows including Punktum Gallery, London and Bezalel7, Jerusalem. Performed in HZT and Weisensee, Berlin, TateX – Tate Modern and Triangle Galley, London. PrintScreen Festival for Digital Art Israel. Group shows including 43 Inverness Street Gallery, Pi Artworks, London, and other group exhibitions.
Tomer Sapir (b. 1977) lives and works in Tel Aviv. His sculptural works include installations, videos, drawings and collages.
Sapir received his MFA (cum laude) from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and grants, including the Young Artist Award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture (2012), a grant from Artis (2013), a grant from Outset Israel (2014), and a grant for the publication of an artist’s book from the Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts (2016) and The Creativity Encouragement Award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture (2018).
His works have been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions in Israel and abroad, at venues including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Bass Museum, Miami; Apexart, New York; National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi; Open Look International Dance Festival, Saint Petersburg; SLSC (Saint Louis Science Center); Haifa Museum of Art; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; Petach Tikva Museum of Art; Beit Hankin Museum, Kfar Yehoshua; The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; and Kunstverein KunstHaus, Potsdam.
Moshe Roas (1981, Israel) is a sculptor based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Roas sculptures, installations and prints creates a unique environmental experience, inspired by textile and traditional crafts and reflects artist’s interest in organic and artificial materials transformed by natural forces and time.
Roas is a graduate of the Shenkar Engineering & Design College in Tel-Aviv(honors) and of Postgraduate Fine Art Program, Hamidrasha, Beit-Berl (honors).
Moshe also participated “Etching & Paper printing” workshop in Venice, Italy and studied “Advanced Printing Course”, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, US.
Moshe won number of scholarships and awards such as “Same sky same land” scholarship in 2015 (curator Uri Tzaig), award of Excellence “Talente 2009” International Exhibition for young talents, Munich, Germany and “Award for Art and Design In the field of Textile Design” Ministry of Culture 2014, Israel.
Moshe had a solo exhibition “Undoing” at Periscope Gallery , Tel Aviv , curator : Irena Gordon and participated in many group exhibitions: “And the Winners Are: The Ministry of Culture Prizes”, curators: Noa Rosenberg, Maya Vinitsky, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel in 2014; “Sculpture: allegories of the present”, curator: Irena Gordon in 2016; “The Biennale for Drawing in Israel”, curator: Tal Yachas, Jerusalem, Israel in 2013; “Remote Viewing” curators: Agnezka Sachar, Mayan Shelef, Mocak Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland in 2017 and more.
Orr Herz (b. 1980, Tel Aviv, Israel) is an artist based in Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.
Herz’s playful sculptures and drawings explore formal and fantastical associations to labor, escapism and multitasking in nonsensical manners and undetermined objects. His practice incorporates pedagogy and recently he wrote and illustrated a children’s book focusing on distractions.
Herz’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, CARLA magazine, Novembre Magazine and Haaretz newspaper among others. His most recent solo exhibitions were presented at the American Jewish University gallery, Los Angeles, and at Adjunct Positions Galley, Los Angeles. His work has been shown at Night gallery, Los Angeles; Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles; Chins Push Gallery, Los Angeles; Museum of Bat Yam, Bat Yam; Raw Art Galley, Tel Aviv, Braverman Gallery, Tel-Aviv and Barbur Galley, Jerusalem, among others.
Herz received his BA in History from Tel Aviv University, BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and MFA from the University of Southern California.
A new media artist, creating in fields of video ,projection mapping, sound, virtual reality and plastic arts involving food.
Born in Kazakhstan, lived in different places through the years and has been living in Jerusalem for the past 12 years.
.A part of “Hamiffal” artist collective
Over the years, i tend to adopt forms from my living environment and translate them into an internal visual language.
The interest in the process of creation comes from various sources,
mostly human behavior and its motives intrigue me.
,Presented works at: Museum ‘On The Seam’, ‘Hamiifal’, “Pecha Kucha” Tel Aviv ,VR exhibition at the ‘Haifa International Film Festival’, Jewish art festival in Krakow Poland and ‘Forum de Paris’ exhibition in Paris France.
Bar Yerushalmi is the Curator of Public Programs at the Petach Tikvah Museum of Art. He holds a BFA from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, and a MFA from Goldsmiths University of London.
Previous positions include an internship in the curatorial department of Tate Modern, associate curator at Chisanhale Studios artist development programme, and curator at Fehily Gallery, Melbourne. Yerushalmi has curated solo and group exhibitions at venues in Israel and abroad, among them Government Art Collection (London), Chisenhale Studios (London), Ryder Gallery (London), Zabludowicz Collection (London), Fehily Contemporary (Melbourne), and Artspace Tel Aviv.
His last curated exhibition project “Vividus” is now on view at the Petach-Tikva museum of art
Ruth Patir works with video, film, and performance. She is the recipient of the young video art award for 2018 from the Israeli municiple of Culture and Sports. A current resident of “Artport residency (2019-2020) Patir’s work has been exhibited at venues such as Hayarkon 19 Gallery Hamidrasha, Danspace Projects NYC, CCA Center for Contemporary Art – Tel Aviv, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Anthology Film Archives – New York, MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York, Kav 16 Gallery – Tel Aviv, and Flux Factory New York among others. The artist holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, and an MFA from Columbia University in the city of New York.
Lives and works in the umbilical cord between Jerusalem and the Balkan.
Practicing sculpture, painting,
and woodblock printing.
Imagining other people’s memories.
Wiering people, objects, and places,
An expert on fitting things into small spaces
Transforming fantazies into housewear
Believes in beans