Yael Atzmony | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Yael Atzmony

Yael Atzmony is an artist and potter, a senior lecturer and head of materials in the Department of Ceramic Design and Glass. Atzmony is magna cum laude graduate of Haifa University's Faculty of Art and winner of the Maud Friedland Excellence Award in pottery.

Using a wide range of media (sculpting, illustration, video and installation), Atzmony explores the connection between symbol and place and deals with issues such as memory and material. Her works have been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions in Israel and across the world. Among her solo exhibitions - Periscope Gallery, Benyamini House, the Artists' House in Tel Aviv, Keramik Museum Berlin, Wan Fung Gallery in Beijing and the Ceramic Art and Perception Gallery in Sydney, to name a few. 

Atzmony has taken part in symposia and international artist residency programs. Among them, the Ceramics Symposium in Bechinyé The Czech Republic, guest artist with Amsterdam's Rietveld Academie, guest artist with Burg University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany. In addition, Atzmony is a frequent panelist in the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport's Design Awards.

One of Atzmony's most notable projects is 'Tracing Oblivion,' which displayed in Israel and Europe. The project was based on extensive research of testimonies and map schemes of the Sobibor Death Camp in Poland. One more of Yael's projects is 'Forest Path', wherein she placed objects in the deep waters of Ramla's ‘pool of arches’  site which correlated with a video art piece she presented at the Benyamini House gallery.