Curriculum Vitae





ORIT ISHAY

Born in Tel Aviv, 1961
Lives and creates in Tel Aviv in the fields of Stills Photography, Video Art and Neon installation
Lecturer of photography at the Sapir Academic College, School of Art


Education

2012 Post Graduate Fine Arts Program, Ha’midrasha College of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, IL (cum laude)

2007 B.Ed, The David Yellin Academic College, Jerusalem (cum laude)

2006 The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music in Musrara, Jerusalem (cum laude)


Workshops (2010-2012)

Interruptive Communities, Mass & Art Critic with Jan Verwoert

Video workshop with Hito Steyrl

Contemporary Art, Reading Art with Anri Sala

Memory and the Object & the Joy of Becoming a Machine with Jan Verwoert

Short Video Shooting, active video workshop with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann


Solo Shows

2019  Golden Ring, Art Cube Artists’ Studios Jerusalem, IL, curator: Dveer Shaked

2019 Someone Has Been Sleeping In My Bed, Philomena+, Vienna, AU, curator: Basak Senova

2018 There Is a Lion Across The River, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, RO, curator: Cristina Stoenescu

2018 Land Stand!, Dana Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, IL,  curator: Ravit Harari

2017 Deer Country, Prague City Gallery House of Photography, CZ, curator: Dalia Levin (Booklet)

2015 Half Moon Half Sun, Art Cube Artists' Studios Gallery Jerusalem, IL, curator: Avi Lubin (Cat.)

2015 Public Domain, Shelters, Senate Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL, curator: Prof. Haim Maor (Cat.)

2014 Terribly Pretty, Awfully Beautiful, Ha'Kibbutz Gallery Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Yael Keini

2014 Way 2 Way, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Raz Samira (Booklet)

2013 Fire Zone, Tichonet Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Raz Samira

2012 1917 (as a part of Attributes exhibition), MoBY - Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, IL, curator: Barak Ravitz (Cat.)

2011 Lucky Numbers, Kaye Gallery for the Arts, Kaye College, Be’er Sheva, IL, curator: Israel Rabinovitz (Cat.)

2010 Lucky Numbers, the Gallery in Kibbutz Bee’ri, IL, curator: Ziva Yellin

2010 Public Domain - Seven Boom, the Gallery on the Cliff, Netanya, IL, curator: Monica Lavi

2009 Public Domain, TheHeder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Rona Sela (Cat.)

2008 Fire Zone, the Gallery in Kibbutz Nachshon, IL, curator: Yael Keini

2008 Blocked, the Morel Derfler Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Judith Matzkel

2007 Regarding Pilgrims, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, RU, curator: Chris Schwarz

2006 Regarding Pilgrims, Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow, PL, curator: Chris Schwarz


Special Project

2017 Blind Spots, Video screening under the project All Night Long at the Christine König Galerie, Vienna, AU, curator: Christine König

 
Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Here Are All the Flowers, Koresh 14 Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Dveer Shaked

2019

ZUMU-Museum on the Move, fourth station, Kiryat-Yam, IL, curators: Ofra Harnam and Ruth Oppenheim

Rituals II,
FotoGallerie Wein, AU, curator: Susanne Gamauf (Cat.)

THEART,
Hamidrasha 19 Hayarkon Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Nicola Trezzi and Didi Hamburger

The Mask Principle,
Bar-David Museum of Art, Kibbutz Baram, IL, curator: Avi Ifergan

Between Real and Abstract,
Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, IL, curator: Ofra Raif

The House of Dwelling,
Carmel Forest, IL, curator: Sharon Toval

Prom,
Beit Tami, a Special Projects of Fresh Paint - Israeli art fair, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Carmit Blumensohn

2018

Carry That Weight, Jerusalem Artists' House, IL, curator: Iris Mendel

The Magic Kingdome,
Beit Rami and Uri Nehostan Museum, Ashdot Ya'acov, IL, curator: Avi Lubin

KOLNOA.CZ-Israeli Film Festival 2018- Israeli Video Art, Kino Pilotu & Kino 35, Prague, CZ, curator: Hagai Segev

Eye Contact,
Art Gallery of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL, curator: Yivsam Azgad

First Offerings,
City Gallery Kfar Saba, IL, curator: Meira Perry Lehmen

Eid al Adha,
Hanina Contemporary Art gallery, IL, curator: Shira Gepstien Moshkovich

2017

Free Radicals and Anti-Oxidants, the New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Dafna Ichilov

Zoom from the Inside Zoom from the Outside, Yad Tabenkin Historical Museum, IL, curator: Dalia Keinan

Understanding the Body, Sapir College Art Gallery, IL, curator: Ziva Yellin

Decade and More, Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, IL, curator: Ofra Raif

2016

Women Resources, ACAC- Arad Contemporary Art Center, Arad, IL, curator: Hadas Kedar

In The Place Where We Stand, JCC New York, USA, curator: Avi Sabag

Ho Guard,
Historical Museum Beit Hankin, Kfar Yehoshua, IL, curator: Neta Haber

Monochrome,
Kupferman collection Museum, Lohamei Hagetaot, IL, curator: Dalia Levin

On the Verge,
Sapir College Art Gallery, IL, curator: Maayan Shelef and students of curating course

Just Another Day,
video project with Harun Farocki & Antje Ehmann, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, ES

Is It Art?
Janco Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, IL, curators: Honi Hameagel and Raya Zomer

Other Provisions,
Sapir Collage Art Gallery, IL, curator: Michal Shamir

2015

Super Women, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, IL, curator: Sigal Kehat Krinski

Drawer, the Barber,
video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, House of the World's Cultures, Berlin, DE

Black and White,
Shechter Gallery at Neve-Shechter Contemporary Jewish Culture and Art Center, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shira Friedman

Just Another Day,
video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, KR

Stations #1,
Video screening, Cinematheque Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Carmel Gottlieb

Shelters,
Senate Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL, curator: Prof. Haim Maor

Scales,
Shechter Gallery at Neve-Shechter Contemporary Jewish Culture and Art Center, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shira Friedman (Cat.)

2014

Homage to Struck: the Art of Print Today, Herman Struck Museum, Haifa, IL, curator: Svetlana Reingold

Rising Star,
Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL, curators: Dalia Levin, Tal Bechler, Ghila Limon

Just Another Day,
video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehamann, Mills Gallery, Boston Center, USA

Re-Imagining Jerusalem, 
dialogue with Beit Avi Chai photography collection, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Rona Sela

Secular Judaism,
Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Monica Lavi

Just Another Day,
video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, Folkwangmuseum, Essen, DE

Disturbed Landscape,
Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shahar Marcus

Confessions,
the Artists’ Residence, Herzliya, IL, curator: Karni Barzilay

Living Space,
Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Varda Ginosar, Dalia Danon (Cat.)

2013 

Good Girls - Memory, Desire, Power, MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO, curator: Bojana Pejic

Open Doors,
Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, PT, curator: Claudia Giannetti

Not Book - Pushtit,
Beit Ha'ir, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Guy Morag Tzepelewitz

Becoming,
Hamidrasha 19 Hayarkon Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Boaz Arad

No Ego,
MusraraMix 13 Festival, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Ayelet Hashahar Cohen

Yes Minister (Limited Edition),
the Spaceship Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Gilad Melzer

Friends with Benefit(s),
CCA, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Chen Tamir, Sergio Edelsztein

Plaster,
Jaffa Art Salon Gallery, Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port, IL, curators: Vardit Gross, Karmit Galili

Just Another Day,
video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ahamann, Lumiar Cite Lisbon, PT

Just Another Day,
video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ahamann, Museum Sztuki Lodz, PL

Labor in a Single Shot – Just Another Day,
EPOS International Art Film Festival, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, IL, Curator: Antje Ehmann

Artificial Islands,
Municipal Art Gallery, Ramla, IL, curator: Shahar Marcus

Taboo Registration,
Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shira Gepstien Moshkovich

2012

Patterns of Behavior, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Irena Gordon

Breathing Concrete,
KB45 art space, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Karmit Galili

Safe Harbor,
the Cube Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Nitza Perry

Daily Reports,
MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO, curator: Carmen Iovitu

Minor Exhibition,
Hamidrasha 19 Hayarkon Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Haim Deuel Luski

Teen Spirit,
Grid 2012, International Photography Biennial, Amsterdam, NL, curators: Avi Sabag, Eyal Ben-Dov

Land of Promise,
video screening, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Hagit Peleg Rotem

New in the Collection,
Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, IL, curator: Yona Fischer

Land of Promise,
video screening, TMCA Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR

In The Making - Testing Tools #9,
Beit Tami, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: carmit Blumensohn

Written On Wall,
Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion, IL, curator: Effi Gan

Closing Party,
the Heder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Neta Gal-Atzmon

Sand Uproar,
AUP Arcive project by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Guy Tortosa with e-flux & the Serpentine Gallery - London at the DAADGalerie Berlin, DE

The End of the World,
Meyuhas Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Galit Semel

Fresh Paint #5 - Israeli Art Fair,
Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Ofra Raif

2011 

Right Here, Right Now; Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK, curator: Clement Louis

Out of Proportion,
Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion, IL, curator: Effi Gen (Cat.)

Fox Tails on Fire,
Rothschild 12 Art Space, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Gilad Ratman

Where is There,
Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery, IL, curator: Ora Kraus (Cat.)

Hunger Rush,
the Farm Gallery, Holon, IL, curator: Nitza Perry

Land of Promise,
Video screening, Plaza Hotel, Boston, USA, curator: Hagit Peleg Rotem

Fresh Paint #4 – Israeli Art Fair,
the Botanic Gardens, Tel Aviv, IL

2010 

New in Photography - Recent Acquisitions, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Nissan Perez

Safe Haven,
Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Shelly Cohen, Tula Amir (Cat.)

Identity 3: Positioning,
WUK- FotogalerieWien, Vienna, AU, curator: Susanne Gamauf

Small is Beautiful- Fire Zone,
Vernon Gallery, Prague, Tina B. Contemporary Art Festival Czech,
CZ, curator: Monika Burian (Cat.)

Fresh Paint #3 – Israeli Art Fair,
Jaffa Tel Aviv Port, IL

2009

Fotografie aus Israel, Kultur Bahnhof Eller Dusseldorf, DE, curators: Jutta Zaum, Avraham Eilat

Art of Emergency,
Artneuland Berlin, DE, curator: Yael Katz Ben-Shalom

Compact Duo, 10 Gallery,
Beit Michal, Rehovot, IL, curator: carmit Blumensohn

Big Spender,
5 Place for Art, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Gilit Fischer, Raz Samira

Bread and Roses,
Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

Idolatry/Foreign Work,
MusraraMix 09 festival, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Irit Carmon Popper

The Musical Car,
Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Gilit Fischer, Karin Medelovici

2008 

Holga, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, USA, curator: Ann Jastraub

No Where,
Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, IL, curators: Avraham Eilat, Yaakov Hefetz

2007

Cats and Others, Eretz-Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Dana Tagar

Jerusalem of One’s Eye,
the Social Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Eyal Ben-Dov

Artic 9,
the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Sorin Heller

Desert Generation,
Ha’Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Larry Abramson, David Tartakover, Sliman Mansour, David Reeb

Desert Generation,
Jerusalem Artists' House, Jerusalem, IL, curators: Larry Abramson, David Tartakover, Sliman Mansour, David Reeb

Collective 82,
Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Rachel Sukman

Go A-Hat,
Corinne Maman Ashdod Museum of Art, Ashdod, IL, curator: Yael Wiesel

2006 

Bread, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Noam Baram Ben Yosef

Attitude 03,
Magaza Museum, MK, curator: Bilijana Petrovska (Cat.)

Periphery,
Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Gaston Zvi Ickowicz

Anonymous,
Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa, IL, curators: Elad Armon, Philip Rantzer

Captured Moments,
the Edge gallery, Nahariya, IL, curator: Lee Rimon

Graduate Exhibition,
Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Ram Bracha

Kogniya,
Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: David Daniel

2005 

Attitude 02, Magaza Museum, MK, curator: Basak Senova (Cat.)

Moroccan Charm,
Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Rachel Hasson

MusraraMix05,
The social gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Avi Sabag

2004

Disinformation My Love, Israel Festival in Jerusalem, IL, curator: Buki Greenberg


Installations and Activities in the Public Realm

2017

Residents in Stations, photo archive of residents of Ofakim, exhibition at bus stations in the city Ofakim, IL

2016

Salon Beton, Outdoor exhibition in Arad City center, IL

Photo Nachum,
Photo archive of residence of Nachum Neighborhood, Sderot, IL


2015

The Other, art in the public space, festival in the southern city -Ashkelon, IL

2014

City Lights 2, where Is George, The Lake gallery in Anabe Park Modi'in, IL

Stations #1,
Video screening in the yard of the Suzanne Dellal cultural center Tel Aviv, IL

2013

Videocracy, open screening in the CCA Tel Aviv square, IL

Pathways in the Air,
a group exhibition on bridges over Nahal Alexander (Alexander stream), IL

2012

One Kilometer, #2 Haifa Walks, as a part of the exhibition HAIFA-JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV, Haifa Museum of Art, IL

Green Kuku,
a site specific installation, Contemporary Art Festival, #9

Testing Tools, In the Making,
Beit Tami Tel Aviv, IL

City Lights,
a group exhibition in the business district, Modi’in, IL

2009

Oskar, protest installation, setting a 3 meters high sculpture, The Tel Aviv #1 International Art Biennial public square


Work Experience and Special Projects

2018  Guest curator at Morel Derfler gallery, The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music in Musrara, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, IL

Since 2015  Lecturer of Photography & Lecturer of Creative Place Making at the Sapir Academic College - School of Art, IL

2015  Guest lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AU

2015  Guest curator, Afternoon Tea - photography and video exhibition, the Artists House Gallery Modi'in, IL

2014  Lecturer of Photography, Hacubia, Jerusalem in collaboration with David Yellin Academic College, Jerusalem, IL

2014  Guest curator at the City Gallery of Modi'in, IL

2013  Conductor of the project The Home - a book which interlaces Avot Yeshurun’s poems with selected Contemporary artworks. Published by ‘Hakibbutz Hameuchad - Sifriat Poalim’, Tel Aviv, IL

2011-12  Lecturer and exhibition curator in a two year photography project, joint to students from Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington D.C. USA and The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music in Musrara, Jerusalem, IL

2011-12  Lecturer in “Place of Art Study - The Program for Active Artists”, Museum for Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, IL

2009-10  Guest lecturer, Sapir Academic College, The School for Art, Society and Culture, IL

2009-10  Guest lecturer, Tel Aviv University, The David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of the Arts, IL

2007-10  Lecturer of Photography in special needs education program, The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music in Musrara, Jerusalem, IL


Awards, Scholarships and Residencies

2020 LowRes Jerusalem International AIR studio program, Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem, IL

2018 Gottesman Etching Center, AIR and scholarship to create a photo etching project, Kibbutz Cabri, IL

2018 AFCN -National Cultural Fund Administration Romania, scholarship for a solo exhibition, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2018 Arac-Plantelor 58, AIR program, Bucharest, RO

2017 Foreign Ministry support for a solo exhibition in Prague, CZ

2016 Eikon International award, 5X5 photo tracks, a book about 25 contemporary photographers

2016 Arad-Art-Architecture, AIR program, IL

2016 ACAC – Arad Contemporary Art Center – Scholarship for producing video artwork

2016 Scholarship for producing video artwork, Jerusalem municipality, Department of Art and Culture, IL

2015 Petach Tikva Museum - video production grant, IL

2015 Arad-Art-architecture, AIR, Arad, IL   

2015 LowRes Jerusalem International AIR studio Program, Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem, IL

2014 Museums Quartier Wien, quartier21, AIR Studio program, Vienna, AU

2012 Jerusalem Print Workshop, a scholarship for a yearly new project & exhibition, IL

2011 Gottesman Etching Center, AIR program, Kibbutz Cabri, IL

2009 The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv, IL

2006 Graduation with honors, The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music in Musrara, Photography department, Jerusalem, IL

2008 America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Sharett Creative Excellence Grant in photography

2007 America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Sharett Creative Excellence Grant in photography

2006 America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Sharett Creative Excellence Grant in photography

Collections

MUMOK, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, AU

MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, PL

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL

Ashdod Museum of Art, IL

The Sip, Shpilman Photography Institute, IL

Bank Ha'poalim Art Collection, IL

Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem, IL

Recanati Art Collection, Tel Aviv, IL

America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Tel Aviv, IL

CCA Tel Aviv Video Archive, IL

The Israeli Center for Digital Art Holon, Video Archive. IL

BAAD Gallery - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, IL

Bay Club Art Hotel Haifa, an Atlas Boutique Hotel, IL

Private Collections in Israel and abroad




Orit Ishay Ⓒ 2020