Arch. Ifat Finkelman | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Arch. Ifat Finkelman

Ifat Finkelman (b.1972) is a Tel Aviv based architect and a senior lecturer at the Architecture Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, where she also serves as the head of the foundation studies. She completed her BArch Cum Laude (1998) and MSc (2010) at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa and continued her graduate studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London.

Her research thesis Anatomy of Space and Body: the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN) in the context of the Post-war Architectural Culture (2010), examines EWMN within the context of architectural discourse as a method and system for representing and mapping data about spatial relations and movement.

Finkelman was awarded the Azrieli Foundation Fund for young researcher (2010), the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Independent Scholar Fellowship (2011), and the Rechter Award for Young Architects (2016) for designing the Youth Wing courtyard at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2014).

She was co-curator of the Israeli Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2018), and chief-editor of the book that accompanied it: In Statu Quo: Structures of Negotiations (Hatje Cantz, 2018).

The Youth Wing Entrance Courtyard, Israel Museum Jerusalem. 2014. Photo: Amit Geron