Department of Fine Arts
Jossef Krispel is an artist, painter, and the head of the Department of Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, where he has served as a senior lecturer since 2006. He holds both Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degrees from Bezalel. In his work, Krispel raises questions about the definition and the position of a painting in relation to the painted surface, and suggests seeing it as a mask, a screen, a shell, or a coating. He has been featured in many solo exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Palazzo Riccardo Medici in Florence, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Haifa Museum of Art, to name just a few. He has won numerous awards; among them the 2008 Rappaport Young Artist Prize, the 2012 Ministry of Culture Award, and the 2006 Young Artist Award. His paintings are found in many collections, including that of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), and private collections in Israel and abroad. He lives and works in Jerusalem.
Back Setting, 2018, spray paint on steel and mirror, Photo: Lena Gumon
עבודה של עדו בר אל, צלם - יוסף קריספל
A multidisciplinary artist practicing lens based art and digital spaces. Examining art and technology simultaneously, she is interested in the junction between imagery, computer vision and human perception.
Dror graduated with a B.F.A. in photography from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and The Cooper Union School of Art, in New York. She is a lecturer specializing in digital art as a part of the faculty at the Art department of the Bezalel academy.
She received an excellence grant for artists from the Rabinovich Foundation in 2018. Her works have been exhibited at the CCA , the Weizmann institute for science, Rozenfeld Gallery, Beit Ha'ir Museum, Mane Katz museum, Bar David Museum, The Design Week Fair at the Hansen House to name a few. Her Work was published in a variety of publications including- The Dossier Journal and the Weizmann Institute’s annual catalog. She was also commissioned to collaborate on projects with the renowned fashion brand Comme Il Faut, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the municipality of the city of Beer Sheva as a VJ and visual director.
Her works are included in public and private collections worldwide.
An artist and lecturer. Frank’s studio practice is based on sculptural and textual research. Her work draws from traditions of conceptual art, and looks at the relationship between humor and ethics. Frank’s projects dismantle structures of comedy using architecture and public space as their context.
Frank received her MFA from Bezalel, and her BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. She is the winner of the Bar-Gil Avidan Keshet Prize from the Hezliyah Museum of Art (2020), as well as The Ingeborg Bachmann Prize Established by Anselm Kiefer from The Wolf Foundation (2017). She is the recipient of project grants from organizations such as Artis, The Ostrovsky Family Fund, and The Rabinovitch Foundation Fund for Art Tel Aviv Special Project Committee among others.
Frank's work is exhibited internationally, in institutions such as FuturDome Milano, Zachęta National Gallery Warsaw, The Brno House of Art Czech Republic, MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum Poland, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Petach Tikvah Museum of Art, The Israeli Center for Digital Arts, CCA Tel Aviv, and more.
Frank is a 2019-20 resident at Artport Tel Aviv, and is currently working on a solo show for the Herzliyah Museum of Art (2021).
Tal Gafny (b. 1984, Jerusalem, Israel) is an Israeli artist living and working in Tel-Aviv, Israel. She graduated from the Fine Arts Department at Bezalel in 2010. She received her MFA from the department of Sculpture and Extended Media, at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. In 2019 she won the Young Artist Award of the Israeli ministry of culture. Other grants and awards include: the Yehoshua Rabinovich Fund exhibition grant, Mif’al HaPais exhibition grant, Ministry of Culture Artist-Teacher award, Yaacov Bar-Gera award and the Keshet award nomination. Gafny has been in residency at The Watermill Center NY, GuestHaus Residency LA, The Scottish Sculpture Workshops UK and others. She is currently a resident at The Artists Residence Herzliya, Israel.
Maya Gold is an Israeli artist, lives and works in Tel Aviv and Brussels, teaches at the Fine Arts department since 2007.
Gold is a graduate of the Advanced Arts Studies program at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2005).
Since 2002, Gold has shown several solo exhibitions, in Israel and abroad, including at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Gold has been awarded various prizes and grants including the Young Artists Award of the Israeli Ministry of Culture (2014) and her works have been acquired by museums and collectors worldwide.
Michal Helfman (b. 1973) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Tel Aviv.
Helfman;s works are based on a historical and actual research on personas and organizations who worked under political conditions of uncertainty and vulnerability.
The intertwining of facts and fiction creates the ground on which Helfman’s installations, video works and performances evolve.
Helfman has had solo-shows in, among others: KW Berlin, The Felix Nussbaum Haus Osnabruck the Israel Museum and in Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Tel-Aviv CCA.
She has exhibited in international exhibitions including the 32nd Sao Paulo Biennial, the 50th Venice Biennial, as well as the Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, NBK Berlin, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Tale of a Tub Rotterdam among others.
Helfman is a recipient of the Anselm Kiefer Award of the Wolf Foundation and 2009 ministry of culture award and for young artists and 2020 ministry of culture awardand for independent artists.
Since 2003 she is a senior faculty member at the BFA and MFA programs of Bezalel.
מיכל הלפמן - עבודה, צלם יוסף קריספל
Irit Hemmo, born 1961, is a Tel Aviv based artist and Senior Lecturer in the Fine Arts Department at Bezalel. Hemmo’s work varies between different mediums and techniques. In the past four years she has worked on an ongoing project - a body of paintings made with dust. For this project, she built a room where she creates dust storms via manipulated vacuum cleaners, resulting in layers of dust (and time) upon carefully placed stencils. In her latest solo show, Hemmo exhibited the dust-room as an automated, time based installation, as well as a projected video. Upon the room's floor, Hemmo created scale sized monuments and objects, which resembled the modern city's architecture. The manipulated vacuum cleaners created dust storms periodically, covering and revealing throughout the show, as the dust piled up over the floor's landscape to create an illusion of a catastrophe, a post-apocalyptic environment where once there was life. Irit has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the globe including: The Istanbul Biennale; New York; London; Munich; Koln; Hamburg; Vienna; Valencia; Basel, among many other venues. Her works are part of the collections of both Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Museum of Art, as well as various institutional and private collections.
אירית חמו - לפסל בניין, צלם - יוסף קריספל
Born in Jerusalem 1976.
B.F.A. program at The Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem in 2002 (with Hons)
2005 M.F.A program at Goldsmiths, London
Since 2006 Israeli teaches painting at the Fine Arts Department of Bezalel.
She also teached at Minshar School of Art, Basis Art School, Shankar Collage for Engineering and more.
Among Israeli's solo exhibitions: Black Light, Maya Galley, Tel-Aviv;
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Ralli Museum Caesarea;
D'une forte mer à une faille géologique, Taylor Foundation, Paris;
Moledet 1B ,Ashdod Art Museum;
Generation Three, Feinberg Projects, Tel-Aviv;
Last City, at the Tavi Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv;
Bio Power at the Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv;
Selected group exhibitions at :Haifa Museum, Haifa; Kav 16 Gallery, Tel-aviv; Gallery 39, Tel-Aviv; Art Forum, Berlin; FA Projects, London; Hanngar Bicocca, Milano; Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod; Feinberg Projects, Tel-Aviv; Sklar Levy Gallery, Modi'n; Zemack Gallery, Tel-Aviv; Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv; Winzavod - Moscow Contemporary Art Center, Moscow; The Artists’ Studio, Tel-Aviv; Ramat-Gan Museum; Minshar for Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv; Gallery, Fresh Paint art Fair, Tel-Aviv; Noga Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Israeli also curated painting exhibitions for young artists.
Israeli has received various awards and stipends, including: The Rabinovich Foundation;The Mifal HaPayis support; The Asylum Arts, New York; Erasmus; The Taylor Foundation, Paris; The Bezalel's Achievement award; The Artists Residence Herzliya; Lauren & Mitchell Presser studio stipend; The Sharet Award for young artists by the America -Israel Cultural Foundation; M.F.A fund from the AIA London; and was shortlisted to the Celeste Art Prize.
Eti Jacobi was born in Jaffa in 1961
She studied art at Bezalel and Classical studies and Philosophy at the Tel Aviv University.
Eti exhibits painting in many solo and group exhibitions since 1981.
In 1997 she exhibits a large OneWoman Show at the Tel Aviv Museum: "World of Wonder 3".
Teaching in Bezalel and in Beit Berl "Hamidrasha".
She has won various awards and her paintings are in private collections and at the Tel Aviv Museum and the Israel Museum collections.
Multidisciplinary artist and senior lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts, Bezalel.
Keinan is an outstanding graduate of the Fine Arts Department (2003), and winner of the Givon Prize, the Anselm Kiefer Wolf Prize and the Gottesdiener Prize.
Keinan has presented many solo exhibitions in Israel and around the world, including at the Noga Gallery (2020, 2016, 2010, 2004), at the Tel Aviv Museum (2008), the Tel Aviv Artists' Workshops (2014), Art Basel (2007), Berlin Art Forum (2007) Ricardo Crespi Gallery In Milan (2011) Goch Museum in Germany (2010)
She has also participated in many group exhibitions in Israel and around the world and her works are in selected private and museum collections, including the Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Haifa, and the Gog Museum in Germany.
Participated in various residences around the world in New York at sva as part of a student exchange in 2003, in Paris in Cita in 2014 and in Ireland in Cushindel in 2016.
Keinan creates installations that combine mediums: sculpture, drawing, video and sound. In her works, Keinan strives to create autonomous spaces, gardens, with a unique rhythm and sense of time and light. The viewer is invited to wander through them and experience the place as singular works and as one space.
The medium of drawing is at the base of her work as a daily practice that attracts images and experiences from everyday life and the immediate environment and the basis of her research on image and observation.
In her exhibitions, the boundaries of the mediums are blurred and blurred.
Keinan has collaborated with artists from various fields including poetry, theater and music. Formed the band the hummingbirds with musician Guy Sharaf in 2015.
Tomer Kep, Living Room, 2016
Abraham Kritzman (born 1983) is an artist living and working in Tel Aviv and London. He is Currently a Lecturer at Bezalel Academy Jerusalem. He is also a member and curator of Barbur Gallery Jerusalem. Abraham has an M.A. from the Painting Programme at the Royal College of Art (2014). A BFA with honours from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem (2011) Selected solo and duo shows: Sally’s Fault Amsterdam, Artists’ House Jerusalem, Danielle Arnaud Gallery London, Hezi Cohen Gallery Tel Aviv, Kav 16 Gallery Tel Aviv, News of the World Gallery London, Atelier 35 Bucharest, Elizabeth Xi Bauer, London, The Artists House Tel Aviv, and Kayma Gallery Jaffa. Selected group exhibitions include: Bradwolff Amsterdam, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of art, SMAC South Africa, Ashdod Art Museum, The Negev Museum of Art Beer Sheva, Barbur Gallery, Benjamin Gallery, Elizabeth XI Bauer London, Blyth Gallery London, Arebyte Gallery London, Alfred Gallery, Bar David Museum Bar Am, Hanina Gallery Tel Aviv, Graduate Prize Show London, The Artist Studios Talpyot, The Artists House Tel Aviv, Idris Tel Aviv, Artspace Tel Aviv and Beit Binyanini Tel Aviv. Prizes and awards include: Commendation Award, Bezalel Academy, Rappaport Prize 2021- purchasing fund for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Ministry Of Culture Award For Young Artist; Clore – Bezalel Scholarship for MA at the Royal College Of Art London; the Villiers David Travel Award from the Royal College of Art, Excellence Award for Achievements from Bezalel dep. of Fine Art; Milgat Leejay Levene Art Scholarship; the History and Theory Excellence Award from Bezalel; the Aileen Cooper Prize; The Herman Struk Prize for printmaking. Residencies: Sally’s Fault, ODD Bucharest, Arebyte London, Kav 16 gallery Tel Aviv.
Elad Larom graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and in 2010 he received his MFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
Larom has presented his work in various exhibitions in Europe and North America, which include Tento#2, W139, Amsterdam; Bezalel on Tour, Corcoran Gallery and Maltz Museum; Kunstlerhaus FRISE, Hamburg, and many more.
His recent solo exhibitions include:
“Voodoo child”, Galería Agencia de Tránsitos Culturales, santa cruz de Tenerife, Spain. “Die to live”, Hayarkon 19, Tel Aviv, IL . “Cave of Multiplication” Beit Uri and Rami Nehushtan, IL. The Devil probably, white city center, Tel Aviv, 2016, as well as Neo Paganism, Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2014.
Larom has received a number of grants, including Israeli ministry of culture Encouragement prize, a special award from Bezalel and another from the Nederland Fonds for his artistic work on films.
Sagit Mezamer is an artist and curator, holding an MA in clinical psychology. She has been teaching at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, since 2014. Sagit served as artistic director and curator of “Yaffo 23”, Center for Art and Research in Jerusalem, from its inception till the day it closed its doors to the public, in 2013. She curated The Curfew Tower residency in Northern Ireland (with the artist Bill Drummond) in 2014-2017. Over the years she curated dozens of shows and presented her own works in numerous venues. Her works are included in museums and private collections. Supported by Mifal HaPayis, she is currently working at Maamuta Art and Media Center on a, docu-installation The Mother of Opium, dealing with opiate addiction in Israel and around. Sagit is now studying Compassionate Inquiry therapy with Gabor Maté and promotes his work in Israel.
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
Dam Butterfly - Jossef Krispel
Gilad Ophir explores a post-human world in the face of extreme political and existential duress. In light of the liquidity of personal and global conditions of existence, and while global power structures and control mechanisms are fading and their effectiveness is declining, Ophir's photographic works and installations can best be described as an act of existence that points beyond itself and yet does not fear conflict with its own materiality.
The abstract works present references both material and conceptual that are interrelated. Intuitively and imaginatively they evoke fictitious landscapes suffused with the hints of animal-like and fluid-processed quasi-human faces and bodies, whose characteristic is mainly related to time and less to space. The images, collages, and transparent surfaces completely surrender to dynamism and movement, yet create a state of proximity and tension between subject and object.
גלעד רטמן - עבודה
Yonatan Ron a painter and printmaker ,holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design and winner of the Young Artist Award from the Hecht Museum, Haifa. He has been a member of the artists' community of The New Gallery in Teddy, Jerusalem, where he received a subsidized studio grant and founded the print workshops. In 2019, he received a young artist's scholarship from the Jerusalem Municipality in cooperation with the print workshop run by Irena Gordon. Solo exhibitions include the Jerusalem Artists' House, Barbur Gallery, Bar-David Museum and an artist residence in Berlin at Martin Mertens Gallery. Awards include the Shoshana Ish-Shalom Prize (2022).