WALLS HAVE EARS 23.05.2019 – 06.07.2019 AND HYBRID 01.03.2019 – 03.03.2019


Shahar Afek

Based in Tel Aviv, Afek is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design MFA and the Minshar School of Art. He held solo exhibits at the Minshar School of Art Gallery and at the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art. He has participated in numerous group shows including at the Academiae Art Biennale in Italy, Tel Aviv University Gallery, and the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art. He also took part in fairs such as Fresh Paint in Tel Aviv and Art Market Budapest.

Doaa Badran

Born in Kabul–Israel in 1993, she lives and works in Haifa. She is a multidisciplinary artist, mainly engaged in sculpture and drawing. Her sculptures are produced by combining traditional materials such as plaster, metal, wood and clay, combined with mundane ready-made objects. She was a Wadi artist-in-residence at the Umm al-Fahem Gallery. She has received the Final Project High Achievement Award from the Department of Creative Arts at Haifa University. Badran held a solo exhibition at the library of Younes and Soraya Nazarian - University of Haifa, and participated in a group show at the Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery. Badran has also showcased her work in Idris’s exhibit “Vow” at the Bezalel MFA Gallery. In collaboration with Idris she has exhibited in East Jerusalem (at Al Markaz Contemporary Art Gallery), Tel Aviv and Madrid.

Maai Daas

Born in Tira in 1991, she has participated in numerous group shows including at Rosenfeld Gallery in Tel Aviv, at the Haifa Museum of Art, C1 in Berlin, and at the Umm al-Fahm Art Gallery. With Idris she has exhibited in Madrid and Tel Aviv.

Assaf Hinden

Based in Tel Aviv Jaffa, born in 1988. Hinden did a BFA at The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and studied at the HFBK University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Hinden held a solo exhibition at Artspace TLV and at WTA Gallery in Barcelona. Has participated in a number of exhibitions both in Israel and abroad, including at the Bialik Museum, Braverman Gallery, the Art Cube Artists’ Studios and Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem. In collaboration with Idris he has exhibited in Hybrid Art Fair Madrid and at our gallery in Tel Aviv. He has been an artist in residence in Barcelona, Jerusalem and Hamburg.

Suma Kaedan

Born in Baka al-Gharbiyeh in 1993, she lives and works in Haifa. She is a multidisciplinary artist, engaged in sculpture, art and expressive painting. Kaedan is the recipient of the High Achievement Award of Haifa University (2017) and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award (2017). In 2018 Kaedan participated in the Residence Program Nomad Curator in Cairo, Egypt and is currently a Wadi artist-in-residence at the Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery. Kaedan has participated in numerous exhibitions both in Israel and abroad, including at Beit HaGefen and Gate 3 Gallery in Haifa, and the Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery. She also participated in the Third International Film Festival in Tel Aviv. Kaedan has also showcased her work in Idris’s exhibit “Vow” at the Bezalel MFA Gallery. In collaboration with Idris she has exhibited in East Jerusalem (at Al Markaz Contemporary Art Gallery), Tel Aviv and Madrid.

Guy Nissenhaus

Guy Nissenhaus was born in Kiryat Ono in 1986. He lives and works in Tel Aviv. He received his BFA from the Interdisciplinary Art Department of Shenkar and a MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2016 and received the 2017 Young Artist Prize of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Israel. Nissenhaus held a solo exhibition at the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Arts and at the Jerusalem Artist House. He has participated in a number of group shows, including Idris’s exhibit “Dynamism,” and in venues such as the Arad Contemporary Arts Center and the Nahum Gutman Museum. Guy currently works in the field of art education, teaching at the fine arts department of the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. In collaboration with Idris he has exhibited in two exhibits in Tel Aviv and one in Madrid.

VOW 03.01.2019 – 28.02.2019

Doaa Badran

Born in Kabul–Israel in 1993, she lives and works in Haifa. She is a multidisciplinary artist, mainly engaged in sculpture and drawing. Her sculptures are produced by combining traditional materials such as plaster, metal, wood and clay, combined with mundane ready-made objects. She is currently a Wadi artist-in-residence at the Umm al-Fahem Gallery. Badran has received the Final Project High Achievement Award from the Department of Creative Arts at Haifa University. Badran held a solo exhibition at the library of Younes and Soraya Nazarian - University of Haifa, and participated in a group show at the Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery. In collaboration with Idris she has exhibited in East Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Madrid.

Rahmi Hamzi

Born in Bir al-Maksur in 1995, she lives and works in Bir al-Maksur. She is a multidisciplinary artist, mainly engaged in oil painting and sculpture. Her latest paintings are born from her examination, deconstruction and reconstruction of botanical shapes, creating associations to female sexual organs. In addition Hamzi produces sculptural works, related to ritual objects and religious texts– which are physically and conceptually manipulated by the artist to evoke new signification. Hamzi has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Israel, including at the Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery. She has participated in Idris’s exhibits in both Tel Aviv Tel Aviv and East Jerusalem (at Al Markaz Contemporary Art Gallery).

Suma Kaedan

Born in Baka al-Gharbiyeh in 1993, she lives and works in Haifa. She is a multidisciplinary artist, engaged in sculpture, art and expressive painting. Kaedan is the recipient of the High Achievement Award of Haifa University (2017) and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award (2017). In 2018 Kaedan participated in the Residence Program Nomad Curator in Cairo, Egypt and is currently a Wadi artist-in-residence at the Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery. Kaedan has participated in numerous exhibitions both in Israel and abroad, including at Beit HaGefen and Gate 3 Gallery in Haifa, and the Umm al-Fahem Art Gallery. She also participated in the Third International Film Festival in Tel Aviv.

Yara Qassem Mahejna

Born in Umm al-Fahm in 1993, she lives and works in Haifa. She is a multidisciplinary artist producing video, photography, recordings, installations and performance works. She is a recipient of the (2017) America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award and of the Prize for A Young Artist at the Hecht Museum (2015). She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Israel, including at the Yanco Dada Museum in  Ein Hod. In the past few years she has focused mainly on performance art, and was awarded a prize for her work "Kathiban Mahila" (trans. "Until Mountains Turn to Sand").

IN HER PLACE 13.12 – 12.01

Tigist Yoseph Ron

Born in Gondar, Ethiopia in 1977, she immigrated to Israel in 1984. She lives and works in Raanana. In her charcoal drawings and via digital techniques, she deals with notions of femininity, motherhood and parenthood. Yoseph Ron has participated in exhibitions in Israel and abroad, among them a duo exhibit in Addis Ababa (2018) in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture. She received the Haim Schiff Award for figurative-realist art awarded annually by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2019.

Mimi Tasama Sibaho

Born in Shoada, Ethiopi (1989), she immigrated to Israel in 1991. She lives and works in Netivot. She uses the colour black as a conceptual means, creating site-specific works using black wool strings and nails. The notions she works with are derived from traditional Ethiopian culture. Tasama Sibaho has presented her work at the Sapir College of Audio and Visual Arts.

ON ONE STALK 11.10.18

Dor Zlekha Levy

Born in Tel Aviv (1990), he completed a BFA at Hamidrasha School of Arts. He held solo exhibitions at Braverman Gallery (2016) and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2017). Zlekha Levy has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including at the Islamic Museum in Jerusalem, the Nahum Gutman Museum of Art and Kunsthalle Stavanger in Norway. His work has been featured in international festivals and institutions, including Ars Electronica, ICA in London and the Kadist Foundation in Paris. Zlekha Levy has received numerous awards, such as the Young Artist Award from Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Zoom Prize for Young Israeli Artist. His work is held in both private and public collections, among them the Israel Museum collection and theJerusalem Haaretz Art collection.

NO WONDER 06.09.18 – 10.10.18

Mika Hazan Bloom

Born in 1988, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Hazan Bloom is a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts of the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art (2014) and completed a MFA at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2016). Bloom has participated in exhibitions in Israel and abroad including at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art,  Kav-16 Community Gallery for Contemporary Art and the Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin.

Noa Schwartz Lev Har

Born in 1988, lives and works in Tel Aviv. She graduated from the Department of Photography of the Minshar School of Art (2013) and received a MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2016). Schwartz Lev Har has participated in various exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including at the Museum of Bat Yam, Tel Aviv Artists House and Gabirol Gallery.

PHOTO-TRANSFER 26.07 – 01.09

Mahmood Kaiss

Born in 1985, he lives and works in the town of Nahf, in northern Israel. He is a BA and MFA graduate of Haifa University's Department of Fine Arts. He received the 2016 Young Artist Award by The Ministry of Culture and Sport Prizes in Art of Israel. His works were exhibited at the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art,  The Janco Dada Museum in Ein Hod, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, the Israel Museum of Art in Jerusalem, Beit Hagefen Arab Jewish Culture Center in Haifa, the Jaffa Salon for Palestinian Art and more. His works are part of a number of collections, among them the Haaretz collection Minus1. Kaiss is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Young Artist Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sport in the field of visual art and design in 2016.

Hanita Ilan

Born in 1978 she lives and works in Moshav Beko'a. She is a graduate of the BA and MFA programs at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Recipient of the Artist-Teacher Scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sport (2012-2015) as well as recipient of the Special Projects in Tel Aviv from The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts. Her works have been exhibited at The Negev Museum of Art, Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair in Tel Aviv, as well as numerous galleries. Her work is held in numerous collections in Israel including the Bank Leumi Art Collection, the Serge Tiroche Collection, the Ran Rahav Collection, and abroad such as the Frasers Property collection in Edinburgh.

SCALES 14.06 – 16.07

Guy Levy

Born in Petah-Tikva in 1988. Levy graduated his BFA studies at Shenkar Multidisciplinary Art College in 2016. He has participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Israel, including at Schechter Gallery and Alfred Gallery in Tel Aviv, Sklar Levy Gallery in Modi’in and is the recipient of both the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award for encouraging young artists (2016) and the Margaret and Sylvan Adams Prize (2017).

Nardeen Srouji

Born in Nazareth in 1980 is a graduate of the MFA at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Srouji has held numerous exhibitions throughout the country at The House of Culture and Art in Nazareth, the Arab-Jewish Cultural Center Beit HaGefen in Haifa, the Haifa Museum of Art, the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, the Museum of Bat Yam and more. Her work was also shown at the Qalandiya International Biennale and Manofim Festival and elsewhere.

BUSTAN AL-HUB | 31.05 – 10.06

Yuval Atzili

Born in Holon in 1986. He received a BA from the Photography Department of Bezalel (2012) and graduated Bezalel’s MFA in 2016. Atzili has held a number of solo exhibitions, including at The Art Gallery in Kibbutz Be'eri (2017) and The Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan (2015). He has also participated in numerous group-shows in galleries and museums in Israel and abroad, including at The Cuckoo’s Nest Gallery in Tel Aviv (2018), The Third Paper Biennale at the Erez Israel Museum (2017), the D.I.R of China Photographers Association in Beijing (2016) and The MoBY Museum of Bat Yam following his attainment of The Young Artist Award of the Ministry of Culture Awards for Visual Art and Design (2016).

Michael Liani

Born in Migdal HaEmek in 1987, he currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. He graduated from the Minshar School of Art, earned his BA degree at Tel Aviv University and completed a MFA at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Liani held solo shows in Rosenfeld Gallery and Kav 16 in Tel Aviv, and has also participated in multiple group exhibitions both in Israel and Europe, including the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art and the New Wight Biennale at UCLA. Liani has received numerous awards, including the 2017 International Fine Art Photography Competition, PAC, Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, the Young Artist Prize awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sport (2018), and the 2019 Docaviv Festival Award for Innovative Project.

KEDEM KODEM KADIMA | 29.03.2018 –26.05.2018

Illit Azoulay
Born in Jaffa (1972), she is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design BFA (1998) and MFA (2010). She held solo exhibits in Israel–at The Israel Museum, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art and Braverman Gallery – and abroad, at Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York, at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. Her work has also been shown in group exhibits both in Israel (IThe Israel Museum, and Ashdod Art Museum) and abroad, at the Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Australian Center for Contemporary Art–Victoria, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in France, to name but some.

Wilfredo Prieto
Born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba (1978), he studied at Havana’s Instituto Superior de Arte and was a resident artist at Gasworks, London; Le Grand Cafe, St. Nazaire, France; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, New York and the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.  Prieto held numerous solo exhibits, including:  Kurimanzuto, Mexico, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo del Zulia in Maracaibo, Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana, Havana, S.M.A.K., Gent, NMAC Foundation, Cadiz, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico 11th Havana Bienal, J and Calzada, Havana, Praxis, ARTIUM, Vitoria, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2011), Dia Art Foundation, New York.  Prieto's work has been included in numerous group shows, including the 12th Havana Biennial, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Centre d`Art la Panera in Lleida, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts,  the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in  Amsterdam, Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennial, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo in Madrid, the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2009) and notably the MoMA in New York. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, such as The Cartier Award (Frieze, London, 2008) and the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts (7th Havana Biennial, DUPP, Havana, 2000).

Alex Mirutziu

Born in Sibiu, Romania (1981), Mirutziu represented Romania at Venice Biennale in 2015. He studied at the Art University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, University of Fine Arts, Cuenca, Spain, and the University of Huddersfield in Great Britain. He has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most notably: Power Plant, Toronto; The Glass Factory Lab, Boda; Mucsarnok Kusthalle, Budapest; Center for Contemporary Art and National Museum, Warsaw; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest.

MY NAME IS LEGION, FOR WE ARE MANY | 15.02.2018 – 18.03.2018

Niv Cohen
Born in Tel Aviv (1980), he graduated the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design MFA, the Avni Institute of Arts and Design and has partaken in the Shenkar Jewelry Design Department. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Nahum Gutman Museum, the Koresh 14 Gallery and the Museum of Israeli Art in Ramat Gan.

Meital Katz Minerbo
Born in Israel (1974) and raised in Venezuela, she is currently living and working in Tel Aviv. She is a graduate of the Bezalel MFA (2007), Midrasha BA (2000) and Illustration Program of the Design Institute of Caracas. Her works have been exhibited both in Israel and abroad, including at the MACRO and The Gallery Apart in Rome, the Haifa Museum of Art, Ein Hod Museum as well as the Alon Segev Gallery.

MOTION TRAP | 11.01.2018 – 11.02.2018

Michael Halak

Born in 1975 in Fassuta village and currently lives and works in Haifa. After studying Fine Arts at Haifa University, Halak won a residence scholarship in 2005 to attend the Florence Academy of Art, where he perfected his hyper-realist style. He graduated a MFA at Haifa University in 2009. Halak has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries in the USA, Europe and Israel– including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Noga Gallery in Tel Aviv, Haifa University Art Gallery, Haifa Museum, Herzliya Museum and Ramat Gan Museum– as well as in Europe and the USA. Halak received several awards including the Young Artist Award from Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports (twice) and the Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter.

Samah Shihadi

Born in Sha`b in 1987, is a Haifa-based artist. She is a graduate of the Oranim College where she obtained a BA in 2012, and the Haifa University where she completed an MFA in 2015. Shihadi has received numerous prizes and has exhibited consistently both in Israel/Palestine and abroad. She received the Haim Schiff Award, awarded annually by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2018.

 STILL EARLY FOR SUNSET | 20.11.2017 – 01.12.2018

Guy Aon

Aon (b.1986) is an artist and photographer, graduate of the Photography Department of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2014), and the exchange program at the Slade School of Fine Art. Aon has participated in numerous shows, among them a solo show in Rosenfeld Gallery and Gabirol Gallery, and a group show in MOCAK, The Open Museum of Photography in Tel Hai and more.

INDIAN RED | 20.10.2017 – 20.11.2017

Daya Belzer

Daya Belzer works and lives in Tel Aviv. She studied fine arts and education at HaMidrasha School of Art at Beit Berel College, and graduated with honors in 2013. She has participated in numerous exhibits, including solo exhibitions at HaYarkon 19 Gallery and the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art.

Ktura Manor

Born in 1982, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Graduate of Tel Aviv University, Hamidrasha School of Arts and the MFA program of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Manor held a solo show at Ramat Gan Museum and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including in Jerusalem at Hansen House, and in Ben Gurion University. Manor is the recipient of scholarships, and residencies, including the UNESCO 4th Art Camp in Andorra, Mamuta Art and Media Center, Jerusalem.

DYNAMISM | 02.09.2017 – 12.10.2017

Abraham Kritzman

Abraham Kritzman (b.1983) lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. Kritzman holds an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2014) and a BFA with honors from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem (2011), where he currently teaches. He is a recipient of numerous prizes, including the Young Artist Prize of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Israel (2017), and has exhibited his work both in collectives and as a solo artist throughout Israel and the United Kingdom. Kritzman is a member of Barbur Gallery, an artist-led nonprofit in Jerusalem. 

Guy Nissenhaus

Guy Nissenhaus was born in Kiryat Ono in 1986. He lives and works in Tel Aviv. He received his BFA from the Interdisciplinary Art Department of Shenkar and a MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2016 and received the 2017 Young Artist Prize of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in Israel. Guy currently works in the field of art education, teaching at the fine arts department of the Thelma Yellin high school of the arts. He also teaches in an elementary school, where his studio is located.

Tal Yerushalmi

Tal Yerushalmi was born in Netanya in 1978. She resides in Givataim and works in Tel Aviv. She earned her BFA (2004) and MFA (2006) at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Yerushalmi has held solo shows in galleries and museums in Israel, including Hezi Cohen Gallery in Tel Aviv, Barbur Gallery in Jerusalem, Qiryat Tiv'on Gallery and the Janco Dada Museum. She also took part in group shows including at The 9th Istanbul Biennale, Alon Segev Gallery in Tel Aviv, and The Petah Tikva Museum to name but some. Yerushalmi is the recipient of a number of awards from Mifal HaPais, the Ministry of Culture, and the America-Israel Foundation.