About the artist
I am an artist, poet, illustrator, and art lecturer. I was born in Moscow and came to Israel at the age of 22. I am a graduate of the Art College in Moscow and of the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, and hold an M.A. degree from the "HaMidrasha Le'Omanut".
I took part in group exhibitions at the Israel Museum (2020), the Eretz Israel Museum (2020), the Bar-David Museum (2019), the RSUH Museum Center (Moscow, 2018), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Plovdiv (2017).
I had solo exhibitions at the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg, 2020),the Janco-Dada Museum (2019), the Hanina Gallery (2018), the Artists’ House (Jerusalem, 2017), the Gallery of the David Yellin Academic College of Education (2016), and the New Gallery (Artists' Studios Teddy, Jerusalem).
I won the Shoshana Ish Shalom Art Award in 2019. My first book of poetry, Snow Ink, was published by Helicon-Afik Publications and won the Israeli Culture Minister's Prize for Beginning Poets in 2016.
I have been practicing soft sculpture, creating objects and placing them in space, or mounting them on walls.
I sew and arrange objects that expand our traditional living space, turning it into a large-scale, panoramic vision where, by playing with things, I push them outside the boundaries of conventional everyday experience.
This alters the traditional relationship between objects, their scale; and they become part of an expanded landscape, in which one can travel, moving ever further away and turning into a tiny speck on the horizon – while simultaneously also observing oneself without leaving one's room. In this way, I hope to recreate the sensation of overlapping "incompatible spaces" – which is familiar to us from virtual technology – using simple, "non-technological" means.
I build my sculptural works out of different parts, as a mosaic, in order to expand consciousness, set up a new situation, and create a poetic metaphor through minimal means.
2013–2014: Helicon School for Creative Writing
2010–2012: Master's Degree Program in Art Education, Faculty of Arts, Beit Berl College
1990–1994: BFA, Art Department, The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1983–1987: BFA, Department of Fine Art and Teaching, Art College, Moscow, Russia
Cultural Minister's Award for Poets, 2016
2020 “Snow”, Erarta Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
2019 Sleeves of the Trees, Solo Exhibition, Janco-dada Museum, Ein Hod; Curator: Avital Katz
2018 Hmmmmmmmmm, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Rotem Ritov
2017 Cover, Solo Exhibition, Artists’ House, Jerusalem; Curator: Hagai Segev
2016 The Handwriting of Branches, Solo Exhibition, Gallery of The David Yellin Academic College of Education, Jerusalem; Curator: Nava T. Barazani
2015 The Earthy Sky 2, Solo Exhibition, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Lena Zaidel
2013 The Earthy Sky, Solo Exhibition, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Lena Zaidel
2010 Lost and Found, The New Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Hedva Shemesh
2020 Bodyscapes, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Curator: Dr. Adina Kamien-Kazhdan
2020 Art & Design Biennale, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
2019 'Art of the Legends Land', Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Baram, Curator: Meital Kilemnik
2018 Art Book, Manofim Festival, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Curator: Shoshi Averbuch
2018 Outline Festival, YMCA Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Bitya Ruznik
2018 The Number and The Digit, RSUH Museum Center, Moscow, Curator: Nataliya Kamenetskaya
2018 Artist Book, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Shoshi Averbuch
2017 In Sequence, Benyamini Contemporary Center, Tel Aviv, Curator: Maya Parnas
2017 ART NOW - "INTERIOR - EXTERIOR", Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Curator: Shirley Meshulam
2017 Night Cruise, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Shoshi Averbuch
2016 The Sixth Biennale for Drawing in Israel - Traces 6; Curators: Edna Moshenson, Sally Haftel Naveh
2016 Photopoetics 6, Musrara's Galleries; Curators: Ayelet Hashahar Cohen and Alex Rif
2016 International Art Festival, Korea; Curator: Kim Heo-kyung
2016 I am the Poet and She is the World, Municipal Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion; Curators: Efi Gan and Keren Vishoz
2016 Mental Landscape, The New Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Dina Yakerson
2015 Mezion, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Curators: Max Epshtein and Nadia Adina Rose
2015 BEUYS, BEUYS, BEUYS, Meshune Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Liav Mizrachi
2015 Under the Flashlight, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Curator: Doron Adar
2015 Barbara, Koresh 14 Gallery; Curator: Vered Hadad
2015 Prima, Artists’ House, Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut; Curator: Gabi Yair
2014 The Nation of Drawing, Artists House, Tel Aviv; Curator: Yuval Saar
2012 Hanging, Art in Suspense in Zichron Yaakov; Curators: Tali Bichler and Ravital Silverman-Grun
2010 Deconstructivism: Disassembling and Assembling, Apart.Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Rotem Ritov
2009 Home, Apart.Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Rotem Ritov
2006 Drawings for Show, Show Windows, Shatz Street, Jerusalem; Curator: Shoshi Averbach
2003 Heinrich Heine, Beit Ariela Gallery, Tel Aviv
2003 Trees, Nahum Gutman’s Museum, Tel Aviv
2002 Occupational Therapy, Hamumche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000 Post: Replica, Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1998 An Artist Fosters an Artist, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
2015 Snow Ink, [Hebrew], Helicon-Afik Publications
2015 Then the Rhinoceros Began to Fly, [Hebrew], Even Hoshen Publishers
2013 Then the Rhinoceros Began to Fly, [Spanish] DSOP Publishers, Brazil
2012 Then the Rhinoceros Began to Fly, [German] Vielflieger Publishers, Germany
1996 – 2014 Illustrations for various books published by: Modan; haKibbutz haMeuhad; Yedioth Ahronoth – Hemed Books; Kinneret; Danny Books