Dafna Kaffeman | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Dafna Kaffeman

Dafna Kaffeman graduated in 1999 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, and in 2001 received a Master in Fine Arts from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She had one-person shows, among others, at the San Fransisco Museum of Design and Craft (2015), the American University Museum in Washington (2011) ,and Lorch-Seidel Contemporary in Berlin (2006, 2010, 2013, 2017) .

Kaffeman participated in many group shows in Europe ,Israel and the  United States. Her work is in the collections of various museums, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Corning Museum of Glass, N.Y. and the Israel Museum , Jerusalem IL , The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Canada, and more.

In 2011 and 2016 she was awarded the Prize for the Advancement of the Arts and creation in the field of Design (Israel). In 2019 she was awarded the Andree Matter Award for a female contemporary artist.

"Using a botanic lexicon that reaches into cultural practices of commemoration, sacrifice and mourning, the artist blends local values in meticulously crafted glass and embroidery work." (From the catalogue of the winners of the 2011 Minister of Culture prizes).

Kaffeman is senior lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She also taught as a guest lecturer at the Tokyo Art  University, Japan, Ball State University , IN, Kublentz University, Germany and Corning Museum , NY, and more.