(b. 1982, Israel). Lives and works in Israel.
Fruheling earned her MFA at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Tel Aviv (2012). Her primary media are installation and sculpture, using various materials, including nylon threads, embroidery, and paper. She has had solo exhibitions at RawArt Gallery, HaMeorav Gallery, and Darom Gallery, all in Tel Aviv. Her work has also been shown in various group exhibitions in venues such as the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; MoBY (Museums of Bat Yam); The Biennale for Drawing in Israel (Jerusalem); Manofim- Jerusalem Contemporary Art Festival; Yaffo 23, Jerusalem; and the Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv. Fruheling was awarded the 2015 Ministry of Culture Young Artist Award.
(b. 1966, Germany). Lives and works in Berlin and in Tel Aviv.
Studies in painting and graphics at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. Grants awarded include: Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem, Israel; Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral; Else-Heiliger-Fonds; Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany; Villa Aurora, LA, CA, USA. Awarded the Schering Foundation, Germany, Fine Art Award.
Renz has exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries and museums in Germany and worldwide, including most recently the solo exhibition “Legenda in Memoriam” with Belle Shafir, Museum Montanelli, Prague, Czech Republic; and “Heimspiel,” Kunsthaus Erfurt & Kunsthalle Memmingen, Germany.
About the work
Coming from the tradition of figurative painting, my interest goes beyond the outward appearance of the human body. I am curious about how our body-based reality is shaped by social conventions, taboos and our own perception or paranoia. I explore prevailing cultural images, associations, and roles, and try to point out the origins of these cultural standards, which over time evolved into a seemingly “natural” image of what is real.
(b. 1976, Novi Sad, Serbia). Lives and works in Augsburg and Vienna.
Studied art and design from 1995-1998 Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode und Kommunikations design, Munich; 2000-2005 University of Applied Arts, Visual Media, Vienna; 2003-2004 Politecnico di Milano, Facolta di Architettura e Societa, Milan; 2005- 2006 Research Program CCA-Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan.
She has exhibited widely. Among Ribovic’s solo shows are: 2016 Silverio Rabbit, Schaezlerpalais/ Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg (2016); State castles and gardens of Baden- Württemberg; Alles loslassen mit dem Zauberstab, Austrian Culture Forum, Belgrade (2014); Everyone is an Earthist, Aichi Triennale, Nagoya (2010). She has participated in numerous group shows, among them the 2019 Salon MoCAB, Belgrade and MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Australia in 2014, Group show: Faces of Disappearance/ Gesichter des Verschwindens, H2- Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg (2017).
(b.1972, Israel). Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Tal Yizrael’s interests lie in intersections, transdisciplinary research, and serendipity. As an artist, she works both as a collaborator and as an individual artist fascinated by the ethereal, fragile moments that usually stand between order and disorder.
In 2008, she founded the Department of Nocturnal Affairs (DNA) with artist Caroline Maxwell. Envisioned as both installation and performance art, the DNA has opened field offices in various public spaces around Los Angeles and the world to collect reports of nocturnal wildlife sightings.
(b. 1974, USA). Lives and works in Los Angeles.
Caroline Maxwell is a visual artist who works with the mediums of time, darkness, and matter. She prefers thinking through one’s hands, senses, and materials, leaving behind the primacy of language in our encounters with the world and in how we access knowledge. She has been collaborating with artist Tal Yizrael on the Department of Nocturnal Affairs since 2008, as well as exhibiting her own projects internationally.
Moran Shoub Rubashov
Born, lives, and works in Israel.
Artist, curator, writer and editor of texts on art and culture. Lecturer at the College of the Literary Arts, Jerusalem. Shoub Rubashov’s book Mishirei Fahmi Nurin [From Fahmi Nurin poems] was recently published by Tarsat Publishing House.
(b. USA, 1969). Lives and works in Connecticut, USA.
Strassheim holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and an MFA from Yale University.
She has garnered international recognition for her art photography, and has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including the Guggenheim, the Whitney, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne.. She was featured in the Whitney Biennial in 2006. Her work has been published in many books and magazines, such as ReGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow (Thames & Hudson); Role Models (Scala; Harper’s Bazzar; the New York Times Magazine, and more. Her awards included the Women in Photography Award, the Bush Felllowship, McKnight Fellowship and Jerome Fellowship. Her works are in private and public collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Museum, and the Israel Museum.
About the work
“There are no masks in our world at home. Instead there is a lot of privacy and beauty, sadness, longing, and frustration. The photo of the woman wearing a mask indoors was from the first week just days before the shutdown. She had Covid-19 and had to protect her son and father from herself.”
(b. 1974, Jerusalem), Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Attoun earned her BFA and MFA (1997, 2006) from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. Her installations typically encompass a variety of media, including murals, drawings, prints, sculptural objects, readymades, and sound art.
(b. 1965, Israel). Lives and works in Shoham, Israel.
Frid is a graduate of the Pardes School of Art and the Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl. A multidiscliplinary artist, she works in art, drawing, sculpture, and photography. Member, Studio of Her Own group of women artists. Frid is an art teacher at the Talpiot College, and participates in various art projects. She has exhibited at the Jerusalem Biennale of Art, 2019; in “New Old Memory” at the Studio of Her Own Gallery; and in the online exhibition of the literary magazine Yehi, 2020.
(b. 1980, Jerusalem). Lives in Alon Shvut, works in Gush Etzion.
BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, 2006. Member, Studio of Her Own since 2010. Studied at leading Torah study institutions (Matan, Migdal Oz, Lindenbaum) and currently works in Jewish education as a Teaching Rabbanit and Vice-Principal of the Drisha Yeshiva in Rosh Tzurim Tzurim, and member of the Steering Committee of the Meshivat Nefesh Project, the Beit Hillel Rabbinical Responsa Project.
Buchbinder-Shimoni’s art reflects her work and education in both art and traditional Jewish texts: her art revolves around woman’s viewpoint and identity, and on the close connection to Jewish texts and knowledge of traditional sources. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions over the past decade as one of the member artists of Studio of Her Own.
Yafit Tamir Calderoni
(b. 1974, Jerusalem). Lives and works in Italy.
BA, Art History and Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2000). Moved to Italy where she began to study photography and participated in exhibitions. For Tamir Calderoni, “Photography is a kind of therapy, a way to express my sensations and moods in everyday life.”
(b. 1989, USA). Lives and works in Jerusalem.
Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen is a conceptual artist who uses her Syrian heritage as a lens through which to examine cultural shift and change. She explores these ideas across several series which employ calligraphy, embroidery, collage, photography and light. A native Brooklynite, she received her BA in art from Brooklyn College and has worked as an artist, graphic designer and producer since 2009. Her work has been displayed in solo and group shows in the US, Canada and Israel.
About the work
Let’s face it (2020). Selected works from a series of 20 mixed media works on paper. Papercut, fluorescent paint, calligraphy. Each 28×35 cm.
This series is about the nighttime thoughts that give us no rest, in the dark, when there are no distractions or places to hide from our own thoughts and worries. On the reverse side of each piece of cut paper is an answer, yes or no, repeated insistently over the entire artwork. These are not what the true answers to the questions are, but rather what we fear them to be. The complementary colors and symmetrical font contribute to the two-faced nature of these questions and the way on which they can easily fall into either category. The grid of 20 artworks is displayed in a dark room and lit with fluorescent lights, emphasizing the inescapable nature of our inner thoughts. What we worry about at night is a mirror into our true selves: the real question is what to do with these thoughts once we have brought them into the light.