Curriculum Vitae


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


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

2003-2007 The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music in Musrara, Jerusalem (cum laude)

B.Ed, The David Yellin Academic College, 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  Someone Has Been Sleeping In My Bed, Philomena+, Vienna, AU

2018 There Is a Lion Across The River, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2018 Land Stand!, Dana Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, IL

2017 Deer Country, Prague City Gallery House of Photography, Czech

2015 Half Moon Half Sun, the Art Cube Gallery Jerusalem, the Artist's Studio's, IL

2015 Public Domain, Shelters, the Senate Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL

2014 Terribly Pretty, Awfully Beautiful. The Kibbutz Gallery Tel Aviv, IL

2014 Way 2 Way, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem

2013 Fire Zone, Tichonet Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

2012 1917 (as a part of Attributes exhibition) MoBY - Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, IL

2011 Lucky Numbers, the Kaye Gallery for the Arts, Kaye College, Be’er Sheva

2010 Lucky Numbers, The Gallery in Kibbutz Bee’ri , IL

2010 Public Domain - Seven Boom, the Gallery on the Cliff, Netanya, IL

2009 Public Domain, TheHeder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

2008 Fire Zone, the Gallery in Kibbutz Nachshon, IL

2008 Blocked, the Morel Derfler Gallery, Jerusalem

2007 Regarding Pilgrims, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg

2006 Regarding Pilgrims, Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow

Special Project

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

Selected Group Exhibitions


Osmosis AudioVisual Media Festival, Taiwan (up coming) 

The Mask Principle, Bar-Daviv Museum of Art,Kibbutz Baram, IL

Between Real and Abstract, The Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, IL


The Magic Kingdome, Beit Rami and Uri Nehostan Museum, Ashdot Ya'acov, IL

Carry That Weight, The Artists House Jerusalem, IL

KOLNOA.CZ-Israeli Film Festival 2018- Israeli Videoart, Kino Pilotu & Kino 35, Prague, CZ

Eye Contact, Art Gallery of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL

First Offerings, City Gallery Kfar Saba, IL

Eid al Adha, Hanina Contemporaray Art gallery, IL


Free Radicals and Anti-Oxidants, the New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, IL

Zoom from the Inside Zoom from the Outside, Yad Tabenkin Historical Museum, IL

Understanding the Body, Sapir College Art Gallery

Decade and More, Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, IL


Women Resources, ACAC- Arad Contemporary Art Center, Arad, IL

In The Place Where We Stand, JCC New York, USA

Ho Guard, Historical Museum Beit Hankin Kfar Yehoshua, IL

Monochrome, The Kupferman collection Museum Israel

On the Verge, Sapir College Art Gallery, IL

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

Is It Art? The Jancko Dada Museum Haifa, IL

Other Provisions, Sapir Collage Art Gallery, IL


Super Women, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, IL

The Barber, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, House of the World Culture Berlin

Black and White, Neve-Shechter space for art and culture, Tel Aviv

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

Stations #1, Video screening, Cinematheque Tel Aviv

Shelters, Senat Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL

Scales, Neve-Shechter space for art and culture, Tel Aviv


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

Rising Star, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL

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

Re-Imagining Jerusalem - A Dialogue with Beit Avi Chai Photography Collection, Jerusalem

Secular Judaism, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

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

Disturbed Landscape, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv

Confessions, the Artists’ Residence, Herzliya, IL

Living Space, the Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv


Good Girls - Memory, Desire, Power, MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

Open Doors, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal

Not Book - Pushtit, Beit Ha'ir, Tel Aviv, IL

Becoming, Ha'midrasha Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

No Ego, MusraraMix 13 Festival, Jerusalem

Yes Minister (Limited Edition), the Spaceship Gallery, Tel Aviv

Friends with Benefit(s), CCA, Tel Aviv

Plaster, Jaffa Art Salon Gallery, Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port

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

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

Labor in a Single Shot, Just Another Day, EPOS International Art Film Festival, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, IL

Artificial Islands, Municipal Art Gallery, Ramla, IL

Taboo Registration, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv


Patterns of Behavior, Jerusalem Print Workshop (JPW), Jerusalem Breathing Concrete, KB45 art space, Tel Aviv

Safe Harbor, the Cube Gallery, Jerusalem

Daily Reports, MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

Minor Exhibition, Ha'midrasha Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

Teen Spirit, Grid 2012, International Photography Biennial, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Land of Promise, video screening, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

New in the Collection, Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, IL

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

In The Making - Testing Tools #9, Beit Tami, Tel Aviv

Written On Wall, Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion, IL

Closing Party, TheHeder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

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

London at the DAADGalerie Berlin

The End of the World, Meyuhas Gallery, Tel Aviv

Fresh Paint #5, Israeli Art Fair, Tel Aviv


New in Photography, the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Right Here, Right Now; Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK

Out of Proportion, Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion

Fox Tails on Fire, Rothschild 69 Art Space, Tel Aviv

Where is There, The Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery

Hunger Rush, the Farm Gallery, Holon

The Promise Land, Video screening, Plaza Hotel, Boston, USA

Fresh Paint #4, the Botanic Gardens Tel Aviv


New in Photography - Recent Acquisitions, the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Safe Haven, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

Identity 3: Positioning, WUK- FotogalerieWien, Vienna

Small is Beautiful & I already Said So, Vernon Gallery, Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Czech

Fresh Paint #3, Jaffa Tel Aviv Port


Fotografie aus Israel, Kultur Bahnhof Eller Dusseldorf

Art of Emergency, Artneuland Berlin

Compact Duo, 10 Gallery, Beit Michal, Rehovot

Big Spender, 5 Place for Art, Tel Aviv

Bread and Roses, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv

Idolatry/Foreign Work, MusraraMix 09 festival, Jerusalem

The Musical Car, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv


Holga, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco

No Where, Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa


Cats and Others, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

Jerusalem of One’s Eye, The Social Gallery, Jerusalem

Artic 9, the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

Desert Generation, Ha’Kibbutz Israeli Artists Gallery, Tel Aviv

Desert Generation, the Jerusalem Artists' House, Jerusalem

Collective 82, Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv

Go A-Hat, Corinne Maman Ashdod Museum of Art


Bread, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Attitude 03, Magaza Museum, Macedonia

Periphery, the Social Gallery, Jerusalem

Incognito, Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa

Captured Moments, the Edge Gallery, Nahariya

Graduate Exhibition, Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem

Kogniya, Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem


Attitude 02, Magaza Museum, Macedonia

Moroccan Charm, Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem

Disinformation My Love, the Israel Festival in Jerusalem

Installations and Activities in the Public Realm


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


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

Stations #1, Video screening in the yard of the cultural center Susan Dalal Tel Aviv


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

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


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

Green Kuku, a site specific installation, Contemporary Art Festival, #9 Testing Tools, In the Making, Beit Tami Tel Aviv

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


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

Work Experience and Special Projects

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

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

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

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

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 Musrara School of art, Jerusalem, Israel

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

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

Guest lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of the Arts - The Yolanda & David Katz

2007-10 Lecturer of Photography in special needs education program, The Naggar School of Photography in Musrara,


Awards, Scholarships and Residencies

2018 The Gottesman Etching Center Kibbutz Cabri, Artist In Residence & Scholaship for a new project, IL

2018 Scholarship for a single exhibition at Anca Poterasue Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2018 Arac-Plantelor 58, Artist in Residence Program, Bucharest, RO

2017 Foreign Ministry support for solo exhibition in Prague, Czech

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

2016 Arad-Art-Architecture, Artist In Residence program, IL

2016 Scholarship for producing VideoArt work, Jerusalem municipality, Department of Art and Culture, IL

2015 Petach Tikva Museum,  video production grant, IL

2015 Arad- Art-architecture, Artist in Residence program. Arad, IL

2015 Guest Artist In Residence Studio Program, The Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem, IL

2014 Museums Quartier Wien, quartier21, Artist-in-Residence Studio Program, Vienna

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

2011 The Gottesman Etching Center, AIR Program, Kibbutz Cabri, IL

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

2006 Graduation with honors, Musrara School of Photography and New Media, 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


MUMOK, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna

MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center

The Sip, Shpilman Photography Institute

Bank Ha'poalim Art Collection

Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem

Recanati Art Collection, Tel Aviv

America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Tel Aviv

CCA Tel Aviv Video Archive

The Israeli Center for Digital Art Holon, Video Archive

BAAD Gallery - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem

Art Hotel Bay Club Haifa, an Atlas Boutique Hotel chain

Private Collections in Israel and abroad

Orit Ishay Ⓒ 2018