Department of Jewelry and Fashion
המחלקה לצורפות ואופנה
قسم تصميم الأزياء والمجوهرات
Born in Israel, 1974
Shirly is a lecturer at the Jewelry and Fashion Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (Since 2001). She holds a BFA (1999), and an MFA (2005) - from the Jewelry Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Her works have been exhibited internationally and included in the permanent collections of the Tel Aviv museum of Art, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and other private collections.
She has been awarded several prizes including the prestigious Andy Prize for Contemporary Crafts (2012), British Council BI Arts Grant for studies abroad (2002), the Ministry of Science and Culture and Sport Award for Design, Israel (2007).
Shirly presented a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2012), at Gallery Loupe for Contemporary Art Jewelry, New York (2013), and at the Munich jewelry week (2018). She gave artist talks at Brooklyn metal work, at Y92, New York, at the Cass School of Art and Design in London, and at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIFT).
Asaf Ben Zvi's artistic repertoire includes a variety of fields: painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. His work excels in conciseness and poetic precision. His imagery is heavily inspired by poetry, literature and music. Ben Zvi's knowledge of European culture is interwoven with his deep familiarity with Israel's local landscape, birds and vegetation. Born in Kfar Yehezkel in 1953. In the early 1980s he studied in the Bezalel Academy's department of fine art. During his studies, he attended an advanced program in the Pratt Institute in New York. Presents his works in solo exhibitions from 1986. Received the Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Artist from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2011, where he presented the solo exhibition "forgetting almost everything" in 2012. Received the Jacob Pins Prize for an Israeli Graphic Artist for 2019-2020 from the Israel Museum. Lives and works in Jerusalem. Teaches drawing in the Bezalel Academy.
אסף בן צבי- דגל מעל נוטר דאם
Designer, artist and lecturer.
Owns a fashion and jewelry design studio, presenting in Israel and around the world.
Senior Lecturer in the Jewelry and Fashion Department and Visual and Material Culture Department.
Goren is an outstanding graduate of the Jewelry and Fashion Department at Bezalel.
Goren worked as a head designer in Paris (2004-2008) and presented in six fashion weeks.
Finished his doctoral studies at the Sorbonne in Paris (2013)
Established his studio (2009) and since then has been developing material and design research that combines a variety of disciplines.
The main challenge is to combine and connect material technologies used in jewelry and metalwork with clothing and textile technologies, in order to allow each material to integrate organically into the other material, creating a single unit with a new and unique material identity.
Goren participates in exhibitions in Israel and around the world.
participated in the first biennial of design and art (2020) at the Eretz Israel Museum. Presented a solo exhibition at the “Periscope” Gallery (2019) Tel Aviv. Tow group exhibitions at the CICA Museum (2019) in South Korea. At the Judaica Biennale in Jerusalem (2018) at a group exhibition at the Islamic Museum (2018) Jerusalem. And Paris Fashion Week (2016).
Ira Goldman, Tel-Aviv based senior Fashion Designer with extensive experience in tailoring and multiproduct design in local, UK and US brands. She is a lecture at the Fashion Department at Shenkar and Jewelry & Fashion Design Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Goldman holds a B.Des in fashion design from Shenkar and is a recent graduate of the M.Des in Industrial Design, design & technology track at Bezalel. In her work, Goldman explore emotional aspects of human interaction with objects, from production stage to the final user experience.
Born in Jerusalem (1966). A jeweller, lecturer, researcher and curator in the field of metalwork, design and craft. A graduate of the Jewelery department , Bezalel (BA 1992) and a masters degree in industrial design from the Technion, Haifa (M.Sc. 2003). Associate Professor and faculty member in the Jewellery and Fashion department of (head of department, 2005-2013) and in the department of Visual and Material Culture of Bezalel.
Her works have been exhibited internationally, among others at the The Ramat Gan Museum / MUSA, Tel Aviv / Artists‘ Studios, Tel Aviv / Periscope gallery, Tel Aviv / Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv / The Design Museum, Holon / The Israel Museum, Jerusalem / The Magnes Museum, UC Berkeley / Fundación COAM, Madrid / Museum Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires / Jewellery Museum, Pforzheim / Mingei Museum, San Diego / Institut National des Metiers d’Art, Paris / Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, Munich / Jüdisches Museum, Hohenems / Froots gallery, Shanghai / SMAC, Chemnitz.
Leader’s works have been the subject of writing in books and catalogues, including lately: 70 Years of Craft and Design in Israel, Smadar Samson, Mingei Museum, 2018 / All About Tel Aviv - Jaffa Die Erfindung einer Stadt, Hannes Sulzenbacher and Hanno Loewy, Jüdisches Museum, 2019 / Contemporary Crafts in Israel, Efrat Dgani, Eitav, 2019 / Jewelers Speak Out, Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Metalsmith Magazine, 2019 / Jewellery: Creating a Practice of Meaning through Gesture, Aya Bentur, Journal of Jewellery Research, 2020.
Selected prizes and grants: The Meisler Design Prize, the Greiber Judaica Prize, Bezalel (1990-91) / Spertus Museum, USA - honorable mention for Hannukiah design )1993) / The Deans summa cum laude Karplus prize for Master Thesis Research, Faculty of Architecture, the Technion (2003), Grants of the Rabinovich Foundation for solo and duo exhibitions (2003, 2009, 2015) / The Design Award, Ministry of Culture (2010) / Alix de Rothschild Foundation honorable mention for craft work, (2012) / Mifal Hapais for artist book (2017), and more.
Galya Rosenfeld’s work is at the intersection of design, fashion, craft and art. She accesses a diverse range of materials through her practice, mixing traditional techniques with those she has develops. In her work, she searches for internal logic of form and material alongside self-reflexive commentary about her fields of activity.
Rosenfeld's work has been exhibited around the world, including the The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco and The Jewish Museum, New York. Her pieces have been accepted into the permanent collection of The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, commissioned for the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Jewish Museum Berlin and gifted by Shimon Peres, the late President of the State of Israel, to The Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin. Rosenfeld was selected to participate in the Art in Embassies program by the US Department of State. Rosenfeld earned her master's degree in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of Bezalel’s Department of Jewelry and Fashion and has been teaching in the department since 2006.