Department of Photography
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David Adika is a photographer, artist, and Head of the Photography Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. A senior lecturer in the Department of Photography since 1999, he holds bachelor’s (BFA) and master’s (MFA) degrees from Bezalel.
David Adika’s work focuses on the visual and cultural facets of the local Middle Eastern space as a microcosm that reflects his social and family identity. His photographic corpus contains representations of various still life and portraits, blurring the boundaries between abstract conceptual language and lavish visual accuracy. Adika’s visual research explores intimate yet universal biographies, while the photographs unfold familiar and unfamiliar aspects of everyday life and highlight questions of taste and social status.
Adika has had many solo exhibitions in Israeli and international venues, among them Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Art Museum in Riga, Latvia, Bologna MUSEI, Casa Morandi, Italy, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, and Braverman Gallery in Tel Aviv. He has won many awards, including the Minister and the Emerging Artist Prizes from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and the Jack Nailor Award for Photography. His photographs are included in many collections, such as the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Casa Morandi in Italy, the Knesset and private collections in Israel and abroad.
He lives in Jaffa and works in Jerusalem
B. Jerusalem 1971,
Video artist, Head of Video studies at the The Screen Based Arts Department at The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. MFA graduate at Hunter college NYC. She received The Gesher Foundation award (2008), The Creative Encouragement Award of the Israel Ministry of Culture & Sport (2008), The Young Artist Award of the Israel Ministry of Culture & Sport (2004) The America – Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) Scholarship Award for Artistic Achievement (1998-2002). Balaban has participated in exhibitions both in Israel and abroad, amongst them solo exhibitions at The Herzliya Museum of Art, The Haifa Museum of Art, Appendix Gallery, Warsaw, Tavi Art gallery, Tel Aviv and group exhibitions in Artists space, NYC, Queens Museum, NYC, Video Zone, Herzliya Museum, Art Chicago, Mediation Biennale, Poznan, Meet Factory, Prague, Tarun centre for contemporary Art, poland, NordArt, Germany. The Israel museum, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for contemporary art, the Tel Aviv museum of Art, ZAZ10TS Gallery NYC.
Diverse curatorial projects in the public sphere: Operation, Contemporary Art at the Supermarket, featuring 22 artists. Talita-Kumi - video installation in the windows of a central store, video program projections at the abandoned "Eden" cinema in central jerusalem.
Artist and lecturer, a member in “Indie Photography Group Gallery”. Photography lecturer at the Department of Visual Communication.
Zaltz graduated from the photography department at “HaMidrasha school of art” and the interdisciplinary program in arts at Tel Aviv University.
Zaltz exhibited solo exhibitions at Ramat-Gan Museum and “Indie Photography Group Gallery” and her works exhibited in group shows in Israel and abroad.
Curator, lecturer, and researcher. Her fields of research include culture theory, art theory and history, curatorial studie. Bulgaru lectures at Bezalel, HIT (Holon Institute of Technology), the Kibbutzim College of Education Technology and the Arts, and at Oranim college.
From 2007 and on, curated exhibitions in public and private institutions, amongst them the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Artists' Studios in Jerusalem. Bulgaru has served as curator at the Haifa Museum of Art, MoBY (Museums of Bat Yam) and the Shpilman Institute of Photography.
Bulgaru has graduated from "Hamidrasha" School of Art, Beit Berl College, and earned a Master's degree and Ph.D. at Bar Ilan University's Program for Hermeneutics and Cultural Studies. Her doctoral dissertation explored photography in relation to memory, tourism, history, and the Sublime. Bulgaru has attended various conferences in Israel and abroad and her essays appeared in various catalogs.
Ira Eduardovna was born in Uzbekistan and immigrated to Israel at the age of ten. She is a video installation artist and a filmmaker.
Eduardovna’s work reconstructs narratives of autobiographical nature and examines issues of migration and displacement through non-linear story telling.
Eduardovna is the recipient of numerous awards including: New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts grant for film and electronic media, Gesher Film Fund - for development of a script for a feature film, New Israel Fund for Film and Television script development lab, PAIS Israel Lottery Council Grant for Culture and the Arts, The Ostrovsky Family Fund, Jerome foundation travel and study grant, Artis Exhibition Grant.
Her solo exhibitions include The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel) Chelouche gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel) Loop Video art Fair (Barcelona, Spain), Cuchifritos Gallery NYC, Momenta Art (Brooklyn, NY), FUTURA center for contemporary Art (Prague, Czech Republic) among others.
She participated in residency programs such as Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Smack Mellon, Art Omi, Futura Center for Contemporary Art in Prague among others. Currently she is an artist in residence at Artport Tel Aviv (2022-2023).
Her video installations are in collections in Israel and abroad including the Israel Museum, The Tel Aviv Museum, Haaretz Collection and private collections.
She taught video and film in undergraduate and graduate programs such as: Parsons The New School NYC, Pratt Institute NYC, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) and School of the museum at Tufts University in Boston.
She holds an MFA from Hunter College, New York since 2012.
Tomer Kep, Living Room, 2016
Ruven Kuperman, painter and lecturer lives and works in his studio in Tel Aviv.
As a zealous user of texts and avid consumer multicultural folklore, Kuperman adopts the myriad options and in his unique way develops an eclectic series characterized by stylistic multiplicity. From the endless supply of information and unlimited options that he employs, he manages to differentiate himself, formulate a unique voice, and leave a distinct and personal mark. The painting he presents is virtuosic, resonating with artistic traditions in a range of mediums and materials, shifts between the public and the private, and draws inspiration from Eastern and Western history and myths.
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, Wilfried Israel Museum in HaZore’a, Golconda Fine Art Gallery, Rosenfeld Gallery and Raw-Art 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, Ashdod Museum of Art and more.
Artist, photographer, lecturer.
Ora Lev's works, in still photography and video art, are sought-after by important collections. In 2019, ten of her works were purchased by the Israel Museum.
Lev is a graduate of the photography department at the Bezalel academy, studied at the school of Visual Arts NYC. She is a senior Lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and a former acting Head of the Bezalel Department of Photography(2017-2018) .
Major recent exhibition include; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Petah Tikva Museum of Art, 'Sadnaot Haomnim' Tel Aviv, Musrara Mix Festival, Tel Aviv Artist's House, Hanina Gallery, Musrara Mix Festival, Holon Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv 'Ohavim Omanut' Festival, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Makor Gallery New York and Flatiron Gallery New York.
Daniel Meir (b. 1972, in Haifa Israel) is a Tel Aviv based sound designer and sound artist, specializing in sound design and original music for video art, documentaries, film, and theater.
He works with critically acclaimed video artists, film makers, and musicians from around the world. Notably, he has collaborated on works that have been featured in the Venice Biennale, among Academy Awards nominated films, and a Cannes Festival winning film.
His work can be heard daily in cinemas, museums and exhibitions worldwide.
Daniel teaches sound art and sound design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
In addition, He is the co-founder and director of Halas Radio, an experimental internet radio station sponsored by The Israeli Center for Digital Art.
For CV and Credit list see danielmeir.com
The Booth, Daniel Meir, 2019. Photo by Dor Even-Chen
Was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1976, Lives and works in Tel-Aviv.
BFA and MFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and the Cooper-Union, New-York.
Award Recipient of the Lauren and Mitchell Presser Photography Award for a Young Israeli Artist (2015), Rudin Prize, Norton Museum of Art (2015),
The Lottery Council for Culture and Art (2013), The Critics Choice Award, Radical-Jung Festival, Munich, Germany (2013), IAAB and Culture-Scapes scholarship
and residency, Basel, Switzerland (2011), Young Artist Prize, Israeli Ministry of Science and Culture (2009), Joshua Rabinowitz Foundation Prize for the Arts (2004).
Maymon has had solo exhibitions at the Tel Aviv museum of art, the Norton Museum of Art, Florida, the 12th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Naples, Italy, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv, Herzliya Museum of Art, The Artists Studios Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Iltis Bunker, Kiel, Germany, Hinterhof space, Basel, Switzerland, The 2nd International Photography Festival, Jaffa, Volkstheater, Munich, Germany, Volkstheater, Nikosia, Cyprus, Roxy Theater, Basel, Switzerland, Hezi Cohen gallery, Tel Aviv, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, among other venues. Maymon participated in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad and his works have been published in many journals, books and magazines in Israel and abroad. 1999-2004/ Photographer for “Purple” magazine.
As of 2002, Lecturer and a member of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and from 2015-2019 the head of the Midrasha photography department, Kfar-saba.
Rami Maymon, "Further Reading", Tel Aviv museum of Art 2015-2016
Noa Sadka, Romka ans a kitten (it had an infection that didn't pass), 2008/ silver print
Born 1981 in Israel, lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Working mainly in photography and photographic installations, Satt earned her MFA and her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Satt's works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions, at venues such as Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Hit Gallery in Bratislava, ShanghaiTech University Shanghai, RawArt Gallery and Hezi Cohen Gallery in Tel Aviv, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary, and POV Festival.
Her works can be found in private and public collections, including The Israel Museum Collection, Hoche Art collection, and The Shpilman Institute for Photography Collection.
Gil Marco Shani is a painter and installation artist. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, 1968. BA (1994) in Art from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Art Studies (1994) Slade School, London. Faculty member and senior lecturer in the Department of Art at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Shani has won many awards: the Gottesdiener Foundation Award for a Young Israeli Artist (2008) and the Sandberg Award for Israeli Art for 2018. His paintings are in the collections of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Israel Museum and others. In 1994, he participated in the exhibition "Transit" as part of "Art Focus" and in 1997, he participated in "Sederni Noy" within the "Saf" exhibition at the Israel Museum, curated by Sarit Shapira in 1999. In 2001 Shani completed "Safari" installation at the "Helena" exhibition at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The ambitious installation "Buses" at the Israel Museum 2018, is one of the highlights of Shani's achievements in his consistent body of work.
Buses, Gila Marco Shani, 2018,phoso: Daniel Sharif, Israel Museum Jerusalem
Alongside his own artwork, Shouker initiates artwork and projects in collaboration with communities related to society and culture. In 1997 he initiated Pen Pal Project , which was the personal photographed correspondence between 500 Israeli and Palestinian youths via postcards, which was also presented as an exhibition in Israel and abroad. In 2008 he presented the wide-ranging exhibition The Pyramid Game , the result of a decade of research, which explored the sociological and economic structure of the Israeli art world. In 2004 he initiated the multi-departmental course at Bezalel entitled Art and Activism in the Public Space. In 2014 he won that year's Shosh Berlinski Prize from the Israel Council for Higher Education for an Outstanding Lecturer in the sphere of academia-community.
From 2008 to 2012 he held the voluntary position of Chairman of the Professional Union of Artists in the Fine Arts in Israel, and until 2016 he was advisor to the organization and its liaison with the establishment.
Shouker researches the field of cultural policy and has published studies and reports on the subject in Israel and abroad. Between 1992 and 2015 he owned and operated a studio for photography, advertising and PR. In 2014 he created the YouTube Pyramid Channel and developed a television-style format for items related to the politics and sociology of art and culture.
[i] Over the years the course was taught in conjunction with additional lecturers: Eldad Cidor, Lea Mauas and Diego Rotman.
Sharon Yaari, photographer, artist, and photography and art lecturer.
Ya’ari graduated from the photography department of Bezalel Academy of Art and design, Jerusalem, in 1994 and received MPhil, Faculty of Art, Design and Technology, University of Derby, England in 2002.
Ya'ari's works focus on ordinary objects and routine life throughout the country while inducing from them a range of complex socio-political sensitive insights.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been shown at Oldenburger Kunstverein, Germany; Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld Germany; The National Gallery Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel; Galerie Martin Janda Vienna; Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Lisson Gallery, London; Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York; Andrea Meislin Gallery New York; Herzliya Art Museum; Select group shows at The Israel Museum Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Dom Museum Wien; Jewish Museum New York, National Gallery of Modern Art New Delhi, India, Kunst Haus Austria, Camera-Austria, Graz, Austria; Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich, Germany; Ashdod art Museum; CCA Tel Aviv; Haifa Museum of Art.
Yaari awarded the EMET Prize, Culture and Art: Photography (2018); The Constantiner Photography Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2010); Creative Encouragement Award, Israel ministry of cultural & sport (2009); The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2005); The Janet & George M. Jaffin Award, America–Israel Cultural Foundation (2004); Minister of Education and Sport Prize for Artists in the Field of Plastic Arts (2000); Gerard Levi Price, Young Photographer’s Price, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2009);
Rona Yefman is working in photography, video, and installation.
Her work explores issues of identity through a range of human experiences by collaborating with individuals who have formed a radical persona that inscribes the iconic and the absurd of our time.
She received her MFA from Columbia University in New York City, BFA from Bezalel Academy for Art & Design, Jerusalem and post Graduate program of Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv.
Recent solo shows were held at Oslo Kunstforening, Norway, SIC Gallery, Helsinki, Finland; Sommer Gallery Tel-Aviv, Derek Eller Gallery, The Sculpture Center, and Participant Inc, NYC. Those shows have been reviewed in Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, Modern Painters, and Bomb Magazine. In 2016, Rona’s first artist book, Let it Bleed was published by Little Big Man Books, CA.
Selected group exhibitions include Invisible-Exports, NY; La Mep Museum, Paris; The Jewish Museum, NY; The Weatherspoon Museum of Art, NC; The Neuberger Museum, NY; MOCA Cleveland OH; Kunsthala Wein, Austria; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and Museum Marco Vigo, Spain. Awards include The Rema Hort Mann Scholarship, Gerard Levy Prize for a young photographer by the Israel Museum, The Ingeborg Bachmann Scholarship established by Anselm for The Wolf Foundation, the Young Artist and New Creation prize by the Minister of Culture, Israel .
Nevet Yitzhak (b. 1975, Israel; lives and works in Tel Aviv) is a graduate of the Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music (2003); and the Bezalel Program for Advanced Studies in Art (2007). Her work has been shown at the 6th Asian Biennial, Taiwan; Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; SMBA, Amsterdam; Kuandu Museum, Taipei; the Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem; Herzlyia Museum of Contemporary Art; Petach Tikva Museum of Art; Circle 1, Berlin; 68 Square Meters, Copenhagen; Edel Assanti Gallery, London; TSR, Miami; the 5th Mediations Biennale, Poznan; SIP Institute for Photography, Tel Aviv; Mana Contemporary, Jersey City; Huashan Culture Park, Taipei and CCA, Tel- Aviv.
Yitzhak has been awarded the Visual Art Award, Israeli Ministry of Culture & Sport (2017); The Landau Fund Prize for Arts and Sciences (2014); Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for a Young Israeli Artist (Israel Museum, 2014); Shmuel Givon Prize (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012); Creative Encouragement Award (Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport, 2012)Minister of Culture award; and the Creative Encouragement Award.
Dor Zlekha Levy is a multimedia artist who specializes in audiovisual installations, video art, and live performances. Sound is a core element in his work. His works bring to life the voices excluded from Israeli cultural discourse in a way that allows them to not only be heard, but be listened to. His recent project, Reflection, is showing now in the historical site of The Arches Pool in Ramle. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Hamidrasha Gallery, and Braverman Gallery, among others, and he has participated in numerous group exhibitions. A recent graduate of Artport Residency Program, Zlekha Levy is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture Prize for a Young Artist 2017, and was awarded the ‘Zoom 2016’ Prize.
׳Reflection׳, Audiovisuall installation, The Arches Pool, CACR Ramle 2022-2023 (Photography: Ron Peled)
'On One Stalk', Dor Zlekha Levy, Artport Gallery 2020 (installation photo: Noam Preisman)
'Umbra', Dor Zlekha Levyת Ticho House Museum 2016, (installation photo by Hila Ido)
Alexandra Zuckerman was born in Moscow in 1981. She lives and works in Tel Aviv-Yafo. She graduated with excellence from the Fine Arts Department of Bezalel. She graduated a B.Sc from the Biology Department of Tel Aviv University. She also has a Diploma in Education from the Hebrew University Jerusalem with Bezalel. Her works have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, such as Noga Gallery in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Bar-David Museum in Kibbutz Bar'am, Magasin III in Stockholm, Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Galerja Sabot in Cluj-Napoca, Kayu Lucie Fontaine in Bali, Christian Nagel Galerie in Berlin, and Galleri Riis in Stockholm. Zuckerman is a lecturer in the Haredi Branch at Bezalel, as well as an art teacher and educator at Studio Ankori High School in Tel Aviv-Yafo.