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.