Zeev Engelmayer | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Zeev Engelmayer

Zeev Engelmayer is an artist, illustrator, comic book artist, performer, activist, and lecturer in the Department of Visual Communication at Bezalel.

 Zeev's work is published in the national and alternative press over the years . He creates illustrated books, independent comic books and animated projects .

His Works feature in many exhibitions in galleries and museums in Israel and around the world, recently his retrospective exhibition at the City Hall Museum in Tel Aviv was selected for "Exhibition of the Year 2016".

 A retrospective book of his illustrations and works was published by "Am Oved" publishing house And in 2016 the book "Journey to Vulgaria" was published, which brings together his alternative work.  

He won many awards and participated in projects with international artists, as well as with fashion designers who created works inspired by his works. And also collaborates with actors, filmmakers and musicians.

Zeev served as a judge in design competitions and as a member of a recognition committee on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Museums and Plastic Arts.

Often appears in the character of "Shoshke", a comic book character he drew, through which he creates shows and activist actions to promote tolerance. Shoshke has received recognition and publicity, and articles have been written about her in the press and in academic journals in Israel and around the world.

In 2019, Engelmayer won the "Walking Man" award from the Tel Aviv Municipality for his activist acts against incitement and racism and entered the "100 Influencers of Israel" list for 2019 by "Der Marker" magazine.


"Gefilte Shosh" photo by Eviatar Amar