Leor Grady is an Israeli-born visual artist. Working in a variety of mediums, he subversively repositions everyday objects, concepts and experiences, imbuing them with poetic meaning. His conceptual, sculptural, threaded and video works explore themes of home and identity politics.
Grady’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, in a variety of venues such as: the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.; Haifa Museum of Arts, Ashdod Museum of Art Tel Aviv Museum, Y Gallery and The Center for Book Arts in NYC, and is included in public and private collections.
Sally Haftel Naveh (b.1969, Colombia) is a Tel-Aviv based independent curator in the field of contemporary art. As an independent curator, she has curated many solo and group exhibitions in the public realm and at various galleries, museums and alternative spaces worldwide, including: Cain, Noga Contemporary, Tel-Aviv; Drop Dead Funny, Brno House of Arts, Brno (CZ); Permanent Exhibition, CCA, Tel-Aviv; A Problem, Artist’s House, Tel-Aviv; Braking Balance, HIT Gallery, Bratislava (SK); Evocative Surfaces, Grimani Palace, Venice (IT); The Return of Paper/ Reflections on Drawing, The 6th Drawing Biennale, Jerusalem; OBJECTONOMY, MEETFACTORY Gallery, Prague (CZ); Tie Break, Herzeliya Museum of Contemporary Art (IL); Orient Express, The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art (IL); RE: VISITING ROCKEFELLER, Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, Israel Museum (IL). She was formerly Curator and Director of Kav 16 – Community Gallery for Contemporary Art (2010-2013) and Braverman Gallery (2003-2009), Tel-Aviv. She attended graduate and postgraduate studies in Art History at Tel-Aviv University. She teaches curatorial studies at Sapir College and is currently the artistic advisor of Vila – Gallery for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem. She participates in MeetFactory and House of Arts residencies, CZ. She is part of ARTPORT Advisory Board and Tel-Aviv Municipality Art Department, Project Board. http://sallyhaftel.com/index.asp
Born in Tel Aviv, 1970. BFA and MFA from the Departments of Photography
and Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and Tel
Aviv. Recipient of the Young Artist Award, the Israeli Ministry of Science,
Culture and Sport (2000), the Young Photographer Award, Haifa Museum
of Art (2005), and a prize on behalf of the Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm (2007), Israel’s Minister of Culture ‘Art Encouragement’ Award (2012), Minister of Culture Award (2018).
Gershuni has had solo exhibitions at the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Haifa Museum of Art,
Herzliya Museum of Art and Chelouche gallery Tel Aviv.
participated in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad.
Multidisciplinary artist, living with Nijem, Bakht & Tziporah the cats, and Bella the foster dog.
Former desk coordinator of “Koma6 Magazine”, today works as Dojo’s workshop manager at Beit Ha’am, Jerusalem.
For the past year is working regularly at the intaglio workshop hosted by Emily Sommerfield at Tel Aviv Artists house; founded the independent temporary exhibition venue “the Empty Space” together with Shahar Kramer, published texts in “Tyota” publication edited by Arnon Ben Dror and Ishai Shapira Kalter; co-curated with Deborah Fischer a pavilion at the digital biennale “the Wrong” and will soon participate with Shahar Kramer in the “Outside the Box” exhibition by Ventilator and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
BFA graduate Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. 2018 Hermann Struck Award for intaglio print artist.
Chana Anushik Manhaimer
Interdisciplinary Artist & Performer, Software Engineer.
Holds an M.F.A equivalent diploma from the Postgraduate Fine Art Program, HaMidrasha (2018).
Received a B.Sc (summa cum laude) in Information Systems from the Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont (2004).
Studied Performing Arts in Beit Zvi School (2010-2012), Art Curation in Shorashim Art School & Gallery (2009).
Former member of Binyamin Art Gallery, a cooperative gallery managed by its members (2018-2021).
Works in installation, video, performance, new media. Exhibited (solo and group) in multiple museums and galleries in Israel and out broad and participated in international art festivals.
Interested in interdisciplinary research from a gender-aware perspective.
Lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.
BFA Graduate at Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel (1991).
BFA Graduate at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1995).
My work deals with the tension between formalism and narrative, a tension that fascinates me and activates my work. Over the years I have gone through a transformation from using clear readable imagery to more abstract forms of representations. Yet the original imagery is always the springboard for generating meaning in the world of visual abstraction, and my installations, beyond the initial story they reveal, try to function like rhythm and music in space.
I have lived and worked in Israel, showing in both conventional and alternative spaces, from museums to gas factories and abandoned refrigeration units.
Drawing has also been an important part of my practice, emerging sometimes in order to accompany three dimensional works, sometimes to become three dimensional itself, and other times as a stand-alone medium.
Noa Ginzburg is an artist and educator working and living in Brooklyn, New York and Tel Aviv, Israel. She received her BSc from Tel Aviv University (2008) and BFA from Shenkar College (2012) and is a recent alumna (2019) of the MFA Studio Art program at Hunter College in New York. Ginzburg is a laureate of the UNESCO-Aschberg residency program (2014) and a grant recipient from Artis for MDE15 (2015); During her residency in Medellin she took part in a research and education expedition organized by the Paul Bordwell Gallery at the Colombo Americano institute in Medellin. She studied as an Alma Hebrew Culture Fellow in Tel Aviv (2015), and received a number of Asylum Arts travel and creative support grants.
Ginzburg has shown in solo, collective, and group exhibitions in Tel Aviv, Jerusalen, Medellin (Colombia), and New York.
Ginzburg’s installations-in-space and in-absence practice light, color and Deep Listening and play with observation and perception.
“Ex Machina” is an act by a group of 8 artists and a curator. Each of them are involved with every piece shown; no object was created by a single artist. An art manufacturing system that the group has developed over the last year.
The system was created to challenge the perception that puts the individual practice up on a pedes-tal. The members of the group are working as a multi-armed machine.
Adi Chen Jamui, Chen Flamenbaum, Uziel Rangel, Tamir Chen, Itai Matan, Mina Reingold, Omry Hefetz, Yakira Ament, Faina Feigin
Idan Sitbon a Jerusalem based artist-printmaker. Graduated from the fine art department in Bezalel Academy and working there since in the print-workshop.
I find that the inherent contrast in printmaking – incorporating massive, heavy duty machinery of mass production, and the delicate presence of a light paper – aligns with my personal experience as a human being. My work begins with a defined, laborious process surrounding a certain object or image. It ends, however, with a confrontation with a fading image, with an exposed fear similar to the fear of a blank page – a starting point.
Meydad Eliyahu is a Jerusalem-based artist and curator who mainly creates site and research-based projects.
His plan for the stay in Barbur B&B is to ‘save’ some of his past works that were archived in the studio by re-connecting and re-installing them in Barbur gallery space in a new context.
Shirel Horovitz (b.1979) is an interdisciplinary artist engaging with the dynamics between the human body and the city surrounding it. Whether it’s a religious ritual, gallery hopping or the movement of shoppers in the market, the invisible mechanisms and repetitive patterns of the human movement are the starting point and motivation of her creative journeys of translation and transformation. Her installations, sculptures and events are an outcome of relations between community, object and place and invite the viewers to experience a fresh look at reality. Horovitz earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (2007), and her MA from the interdisciplinary art program in Tel Aviv University (with thesis and Summa Cum Laude), Her works are in private collections in Israel and USA and were exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel and the US, among them Colby College Museum of Art, Durham Municipal Gallery, Artist Studios Gallery in Tel Aviv, Hayarkon 19, Mobi – Museums of Bat Yam, Barbur Gallery and more. She is recipient of the Rabinovich prize for 2018 and is currently working on a new body of work in her studio in Tel Aviv. Alongside her art practice, she lectures and teaches in a variety of places in Israel and the US, among them Hamegama in Ashdod Museum of Art, art teachers programs, Dorot foundation, CSP Orange County, CWB Pittsburgh and more. Her teaching fields and expertise are the meeting point between fine arts and historical, political, cultural narratives.
Yoav Weinfeld (b. 1987, Jerusalem) received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Selected exhibitions include the Hebtrew University in Jerusalem, The Lobby Art Space (2020), Tel Aviv Museum (2019), Dorsky Gallery, NY (2019), Third Floor on the Left Project Space (2018), Gabirol Gallery (2015), “Space Shuttle” project (2015), Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Milan (2015), Loamei Hagetaot Kibutz Gallery (2014), Hansen House, Jerusalem (2014), “Manofim”, Jerusalem (2014), as well as “Fresh Paint” Art Fair (2014). Weinfeld attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency Program (2016). In 2014, Weinfeld received a grant from the Rabinovitch Foundation. His works have been purchased by the Tel Aviv Museum, Israeli Knesset collection and can be found in private collections in Israel and abroad.
Weinfeld is also the co-founder of OFFNOBANK project space.
Diana Kogan, born in 1988, Moscow. Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Graduate in Art department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design 2015. Post graduate studies at HGB Academy of Art in Leipzig, Germany.
Participated in Artist’s Greenhouse for “Independent Emerging Artists” at the Fresh Paint art fair 8 and 9. Kogan has exhibited in several group exhibitions in Israel, Germany and Austria. Among them: P8 gallery, Zemack gallery, Hanina Gallery, Edmond de Rothschild Center, Zuzu gallery, CACR and more. Sinse her graduation Diana has two solo exhibitions at Danielle Peleg gallery, Michigan, Detroit 2016 and ATAR art residency, Old Jaffa museum accompanied by the curator Lia Tzigler.
In 2012 was nominated as emerged young artist by the curator Hagai Segev and Ashdod museum for Contemporary Art. In 2015 awarded by Hashin’s family stipend for excellence in drawing and painting and in 2019 awarded by “Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts” for Special Projects as a support for the solo exhibition “Backyard” at ATAR art residency.
Her works are in several private art collections in Israel and abroad and in the art collection of Bank Leumi.
Interdisciplinary performance artist, Based in Jerusalem. Born in 1985 in Lithuania,
at the age of 5 immigrated to Israel. Her artistic way was mostly influenced by the
Butoh dance master Masaki Iwana (France-Japan). Berenika is exploring shifts in
perception, the honesty of an instant, direct exchange with the spectator, out of the
social daily realm. Many of her works are site specific. She has performed in Israel,
France and Spain, often collaborating with artists from various disciplines. Alongside
her artistic work, she is a Feldenkrais practitioner. Married and mother of two boys.
Sound and Vocal artist, composer and performer. Graduated the New Music department at Musrara school for art.
In my works I tend to use manipulative techniques that distant the raw material from their origin and give them a different voice, sometimes the basic grains reveal and sometimes its completely distorted from what they were and meant to be.
Danielle Kaganov (b.1994, Jerusalem) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tel Aviv, working mostly with video and performance. She received both her BFA and MFA from the Fine Arts department in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2017 and 2020.
Her works have been shown in exhibitions and festivals among which are Docaviv, Printscreen, Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival. In the summer of 2018 she participated in an artist residency in Narva, Estonia.
She is the winner of the Cooper prize for the year 2017 and the first prize at TISFF experimental competition in 2020.
In addition to her artistic practice, Kaganov also writes and participates in projects initiatives such as running the Cinema Salame film club which took place in 2019 and hosted artists and filmmakers from Israel and elsewhere.