Prof. Einat Leader
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.