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Orit Ishay n. 1961

Orit Ishay focuses on photography, video and neon installation. In her work she explores human-place relations and interactions, and seeks to raise social and mental questions by focusing on the ways identities are constructed. Ishay’s representations of reality is seductive, deceptive, and aesthetic.

Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions organized by galleries and institutions such as the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, MNAC –the National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Seoul Contemporary Art Museum, Christine Konig Galerie Vienna, Hayarkon 19 Gallery TLV, the Art Cube Artists’ Studios Jerusalem…

Her works are in public and private collections, including MUMOK Museum of Modern Art Vienna, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Ashdod Art Museum, Bank Ha’poalim Art Collection IL, Art Hotel Bay Club Haifa, an Atlas Boutique Hotel chain, IL, among others. Ishay is a senior lecturer of photography at the Sapir Academic College School of Art. She graduated from the advanced art studies at Hamidrasha School of Arts, Beit Berl, IL (2012, cum laud); David Yellin College of Education Arts Track, Jerusalem (2007, cum laud); and the Photography Department at Musrara School of Photography, Jerusalem (2006, cum laud).

Orit Ishay has won numerous awards and grants including the Ministry of Culture and Sports Creativity Encouragement Award (2021), the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts (2009, 2020), ARAC artist residency and solo exhibition grant in Bucharest, Romania (2018), Video Art Grant from Petach Tikva Museum of Art (2015), artist residency in MuseumsQuartier 21, Vienna, Austria (2014), Jerusalem Print Workshop (2012), Sharett Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2006,2007,2008).

www.oritishay.com

Solo Shows

2021 A Fingernail in the Eye of the Sun, Hayarkon 19, Tel Aviv, curator: Avi Lubin

2021 Tarnished Gold, Artist Wall, Art Cube Artists’ Studios Jerusalem, IL, curator: Dveer Shaked

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2014 Terribly Pretty, Awfully Beautiful, Ha’Kibbutz Gallery Tel Aviv, Israel, curator: Yael Keini

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

2013 Fire Zone, Ha’Kibbutz Gallery Tel Aviv, Israel, curator: Yael Keini

2012 1917 (as a part of Attributes exhibition), MoBY – Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, Israel, 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, Israel, curator: Ziva Yellin

2010 Public Domain – Seven Boom, the Gallery on the Cliff, Netanya, Israel, curator: Monica Lavi

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

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

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

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

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

Group Shows

2022 Blazing Sun, Art Space TLV, Contemporaray art Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Shira Friedman

2022 Playground, Trumpeldor Gallery, Art Center Beer-Sheva, curator: Dr. Maayan Amir & Graduates of the curatorial course for BA degree in Ben Gurion University of the Negev

2021 Image fantome, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest

2021 The 4th Mediterranean Biennale. Living Together – Crossing Borders, Haifa, Israel

2020 Here Are All the Flowers, Koresh 14 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, curator: Dveer Shaked

2019 ZUMU – Museum on the Move, fourth station, Kiryat-Yam, Israel, curators: Ofra Harnam and Ruth Oppenheim

2019 Rituals II, FotoGallerie Wein, Austria, curator: Susanne Gamauf (Cat.)

2019 THEART, Hamidrasha 19 Hayarkon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, curators: Nicola Trezzi and Didi Hamburger

2019 The Mask Principle, Bar – David Museum of Art, Kibbutz Baram, Israel, curator: Avi Ifergan

2019 Between Real and Abstract, Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel, curator: Ofra Raif

2019 The House of Dwelling, Carmel Forest, Israel, curator: Sharon Toval

2019 Prom, Beit Tami, a Special Projects of Fresh Paint – Israeli art fair, Tel Aviv, Israel, curator: Carmit Blumensohn

2018 Carry That Weight, Jerusalem Artists’ House, IL, curator: Iris Mendel

2018 The Magic Kingdome, Beit Rami and Uri Nehostan Museum, Ashdot Ya’acov, IL, curator: Avi Lubin

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

2018 Eye Contact, Art Gallery of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL, curator: Yivsam Azgad

2018 First Offerings, City Gallery Kfar Saba, IL, curator: Meira Perry Lehmen

2018 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

2017 Zoom from the Inside Zoom from the Outside, Yad Tabenkin Historical Museum, IL, curator: Dalia Keinan

2017 Understanding the Body, Sapir College Art Gallery, IL, curator: Ziva Yellin

2017 Decade and More, Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, IL, curator: Ofra Raif

2017 Residents in Stations, photo archive of residents of Ofakim, exhibition at bus stations in the city Ofakim, IL

2016 Women Resources, ACAC- Arad Contemporary Art Center, Arad, IL, curator: Hadas Kedar

2016 In The Place Where We Stand, JCC New York, USA, curator: Avi Sabag

2016 Ho Guard, Historical Museum Beit Hankin, Kfar Yehoshua, IL, curator: Neta Haber

2016 Monochrome, Kupferman collection Museum, Lohamei Hagetaot, IL, curator: Dalia Levin

2016 On the Verge, Sapir College Art Gallery, IL, curator: Maayan Shelef and students of curating course

2016 Just Another Day, video project with Harun Farocki & Antje Ehmann, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, ES

2016 Is It Art?, Janco Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, IL, curators: Honi Hameagel and Raya Zomer

2016 Other Provisions, Sapir Collage Art Gallery, IL, curator: Michal Shamir

2016 Salon Beton, Outdoor exhibition in Arad City center, IL

2016 Photo Nachum, Photo archive of residence of Nachum Neighborhood, Sderot, IL

2015 Super Women, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, IL, curator: Sigal Kehat Krinski

2015 Drawer, the Barber, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, House of the World’s Cultures, Berlin, DE

2015 Black and White, Shechter Gallery at Neve-Shechter Contemporary Jewish Culture and Art Center, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shira Friedman

2015 Just Another Day, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, KR

2015 Stations #1, Video screening, Cinematheque Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Carmel Gottlieb

2015 Shelters, Senate Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL, curator: Prof. Haim Maor

2015 Scales, Shechter Gallery at Neve-Shechter Contemporary Jewish Culture and Art Center, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shira Friedman (Cat.)

2015 The Other, art in the public space, festival in the southern city – Ashkelon, IL

2014 Homage to Struck: the Art of Print Today, Herman Struck Museum, Haifa, IL, curator: Svetlana Reingold

2014 Rising Star, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL, curators: Dalia Levin, Tal Bechler, Ghila Limon

2014 Just Another Day, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehamann, Mills Gallery, Boston Center, USA

2014 Re-Imagining Jerusalem, dialogue with Beit Avi Chai photography collection, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Rona Sela

2014 Secular Judaism, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Monica Lavi

2014 Just Another Day, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, Folkwangmuseum, Essen, DE

2014 Disturbed Landscape, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shahar Marcus

2014 Confessions, the Artists’ Residence, Herzliya, IL, curator: Karni Barzilay

2014 Living Space, Zaritsky Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Varda Ginosar, Dalia Danon (Cat.)

2014 City Lights 2, Where Is George, The Lake gallery in Anabe Park Modi’in, IL

2014 Stations #1, Video screening in the yard of the Suzanne Dellal cultural center Tel Aviv, IL

2013 Good Girls – Memory, Desire, Power, MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO, curator: Bojana Pejic

2013 Open Doors, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, PT, curator: Claudia Giannetti

2013 Not Book – Pushtit, Beit Ha’ir, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Guy Morag Tzepelewitz

2013 Becoming, Hamidrasha 19 Hayarkon Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Boaz Arad

2013 No Ego, MusraraMix 13 Festival, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Ayelet Hashahar Cohen

2013 Yes Minister (Limited Edition), the Spaceship Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Gilad Melzer

2013 Friends with Benefit(s), CCA, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Chen Tamir, Sergio Edelsztein

2013 Plaster, Jaffa Art Salon Gallery, Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port, IL, curators: Vardit Gross, Karmit Galili

2013 Just Another Day, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ahamann, Lumiar Cite Lisbon, PT

2013 Just Another Day, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ahamann, Museum Sztuki Lodz, PL

2013 Labor in a Single Shot – Just Another Day, EPOS International Art Film Festival, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, IL, Curator: Antje Ehmann

2013 Artificial Islands, Municipal Art Gallery, Ramla, IL, curator: Shahar Marcus

2013 Taboo Registration, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Shira Gepstien Moshkovich

2013 Videocracy, open screening in the CCA Tel Aviv square, IL

2013 Pathways in the Air, a group exhibition on bridges over Nahal Alexander (Alexander stream), IL

2012 Patterns of Behavior, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Irena Gordon

2012 Breathing Concrete, KB45 art space, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Karmit Galili

2012 Safe Harbor, the Cube Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Nitza Perry

2012 Daily Reports, MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO, curator: Carmen Iovitu

2012 Minor Exhibition, Hamidrasha 19 Hayarkon Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Haim Deuel Luski

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

2012 Land of Promise, video screening, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Hagit Peleg Rotem

2012 New in the Collection, Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, IL, curator: Yona Fischer

2012 Land of Promise, video screening, TMCA Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KR

2012 In The Making – Testing Tools #9, Beit Tami, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Carmit Blumensohn

2012 Written On Wall, Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion, IL, curator: Effi Gan

2012 Closing Party, the Heder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Neta Gal-Atzmon

2012 Sand Uproar, AUP Arcive project by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Guy Tortosa with e-flux & the Serpentine Gallery – London at the DAADGalerie Berlin, DE

2012 The End of the World, Meyuhas Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Galit Semel

2012 Fresh Paint #5 – Israeli Art Fair, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Ofra Raif

2012 One Kilometer, #2 Haifa Walks, as a part of the exhibition HAIFA-JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV, Haifa Museum of Art, IL

2012 Green Kuku, a site specific installation, Contemporary Art Festival, #9

2012 Testing Tools, In the Making, a site specific installation, Contemporary Art Festival, #9

2012 City Lights, a group exhibition in the business district, Modi’in, IL

2011 Right Here, Right Now, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK, curator: Clement Louis

2011 Out of Proportion, Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion, IL, curator: Effi Gen (Cat.)

2011 Fox Tails on Fire, Rothschild 12 Art Space, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Gilad Ratman

2011 Where is There, Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery, IL, curator: Ora Kraus (Cat.)

2011 Hunger Rush, the Farm Gallery, Holon, IL, curator: Nitza Perry

2011 Land of Promise, Video screening, Plaza Hotel, Boston, USA, curator: Hagit Peleg Rotem

2011 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

2010 Safe Haven, Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Shelly Cohen, Tula Amir (Cat.)

2010 Identity 3: Positioning, WUK- FotogalerieWien, Vienna, AU, curator: Susanne Gamauf

2010 Small is Beautiful – Fire Zone, Vernon Gallery, Prague, Tina B. Contemporary Art Festival Czech, CZ, curator: Monika Burian (Cat.)

2010 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

2009 Art of Emergency, Artneuland Berlin, DE, curator: Yael Katz Ben-Shalom

2009 Compact Duo, 10 Gallery, Beit Michal, Rehovot, IL, curator: Carmit Blumensohn

2009 Big Spender, 5 Place for Art, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Gilit Fischer, Raz Samira

2009 Bread and Roses, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

2009 Idolatry/Foreign Work, MusraraMix 09 festival, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Irit Carmon Popper

2009 The Musical Car, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Gilit Fischer, Karin Medelovici

2009 Oskar, protest installation, setting a 3 meters high sculpture, The Tel Aviv #1 International Art Biennial public square

2008 Holga, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, USA, curator: Ann Jastraub

2008 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

2007 Jerusalem of One’s Eye, the Social Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Eyal Ben-Dov

2007 Artic 9, the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Sorin Heller

2007 Desert Generation, Ha’Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curators: Larry Abramson, David Tartakover, Sliman Mansour, David Reeb

2007 Desert Generation, Jerusalem Artists’ House, Jerusalem, IL, curators: Larry Abramson, David Tartakover, Sliman Mansour, David Reeb

2007 Collective 82, Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Rachel Sukman

2007 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

2006 Attitude 03, Magaza Museum, MK, curator: Bilijana Petrovska (Cat.)

2006 Periphery, Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Gaston Zvi Ickowicz

2006 Anonymous, Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa, IL, curators: Elad Armon, Philip Rantzer

2006 Captured Moments, the Edge gallery, Nahariya, IL, curator: Lee Rimon

2006 Graduate Exhibition, Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Ram Bracha

2006 Kogniya, Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: David Daniel

2005 Attitude 02, Magaza Museum, MK, curator: Basak Senova (Cat.)

2005 Moroccan Charm, Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Rachel Hasson

2005 MusraraMix05, The social gallery, Jerusalem, IL, curator: Avi Sabag

2004 Disinformation My Love, Israel Festival in Jerusalem, IL, curator: Buki Greenberg

2004 Installations and Activities in the Public Realm