Ada Rimon

Ada Rimon

Ada Rimon

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Independent animator and illustrator. Graduated from Bezalel Department of Screen Based Arts. Lives and works in Haifa. Together with Ofeq Shemer, she creates short films that combine material and digital techniques. The films have been featured at festivals and exhibitions in Israel and around the world.

 

Alex Kremer

Alex Kremer

Alex Kremer

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Painter, graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem; since 1992 his works have been exhibited in one-man and group shows in Israel and abroad, and are held in collections of the Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museums; among others won the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports Young Artist Award for 2001, and the Benno Gitte Award by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2008.

Amit Drori

Amit Drori

Amit Drori

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Artistic and General Director of Hazira. A Theatre director and space designer, he is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater (2001) and has been teaching at the school since 2006. He is a member of the artistic committee of Bat-yam Festival of Street Art and Theater (2015-2017). He is one of the founders of the artists compound Fest’ Factory and the Pandora Collective. In his work, Drori creates live, intensive and poetic performances, based on human performers that act side by side with robotic objects. These are built by Drori and his team through detailed, unique manual work. In his work, Drori creates landscapes of artificial nature, which give rise to mythical tensions between human consciousness, technology, and nature. His work moves within the boundaries of theater, performance, and installation. His creative work has won recognition both in Israel and around the world and his works have been shown in more than 20 countries. These include a presentation of his work at the Barbican center in London, the Nord-Zone Performance Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands, and the Taipei Art Festival, Taiwan. His works are based on extended developmental processes and cooperative international productions. He is the winner of the Rosenblum Prize, 2010.

Amit Mann

Amit Mann

Amit Mann

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Born 1970; photographer-artist working in analogue format in Israel and abroad.

Atalya Nevo Israeli

Atalya Nevo Israeli

Atalya Nevo Israeli

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Atalia is a performance artist, sociologist and social activist for queer and transgender liberation, animal rights, and against the occupation. She trained in Natalie Igor Dobkin’s and Clipa Theatre’s performance and theatre workshops, and holds a master’s degree in critical sociology from Ben Gurion University, where she teaches in the Gender Studies Program. Her works and studies focus on transgenderism, queer sexuality, femininity, objectification, and temporality. She is co-director of the Hairy Legs PornQueer Festival and a member of Qaveret – A Queer Films Collective. She is currently working on a new performance.

 

Carmel Bar

Carmel Bar

Carmel Bar

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Born in Tel Aviv -1986
Artist, performer and chef.
Graduate of SVT, MASPA- Gaaton Kibbutz and Scuola CONIA- Cesena (Italy).
Teaching sculpting tools and techniques at the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem.
Carmel creates events on the border between performance, fine art and culinary
pleasure. Redefining the "Event" as another form of art, stimulating all the senses.
Since 2014 she has been working with chef and designer Michal Evyatar Together
they opened Studio M.E.L.A., where they create multisensory events and
installation.
Bar's projects were presented in Tokyo (Japan), Cesena and Santarcangelo (Italy),
Prague (Czechia), London ((GB), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv.

Dr. Dafna ben-shaul

Dr. Dafna ben-shaul

Dr. Dafna ben-shaul

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A senior lecturer at the Tel Aviv University Department of Theatre Arts, where she heads the Actor-Creator-Researcher Study Track, and teaches at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem. Her research addresses aesthetics and the ideology of performances, the reflexive performance, the void as a performative phenomenon in theatre and performance groups as well as contemporary Israeli theatre. She heads the "Practical\Theoretical Research Laboratory" Program together with Prof. Freddie Rokem, Prof. Nurit Yaari and Prof. Ruth Kanner, funded by the Humanities Fund for an innovative humanities teaching project.

Dr. Idit Suslik

Dr. Idit Suslik

Dr. Idit Suslik

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Dance lecturer at Kibbutzim College and SVT. Her dissertation, written for the Interdisciplinary Arts Program of Tel Aviv University, explores present-day flamenco in contemporary artistic and cultural contexts. Her teaching and research interests focus on the aesthetics of body and dance, alongside analysis of the stage performance language in a cultural perspective and in relation to the different arts. Publishes regularly in Israeli and international journals, and lectures at dance training institutions such as Kol Atzmotai Tomarna and The Group, at teachers’ further training dance and theatre programs for the Ministry of Education, and for the general public. Former dance and theatre critic for Achbar Ha’ir, and currently writes on the independent platform that she founded, Contemporary Eye. Has served as a teacher, flamenco dancer, and co-creator and performer of the flamenco show Three Perspectives (2011). She also created the movement and choreography for the play Faith Love Hope (2014) directed by Ricki Hayut for Tmuna Theatre. Member of various dance repertoire committees, and since 2019 also serves as a member of the Israeli Society for Dance Research steering committee.

 

Eitan Buganim

Eitan Buganim

Eitan Buganim

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Eitan Buganim, Born 1974, Dimona, Israel. Live and work in Tel Aviv. Artist, lecturer and writer.Studies for MFA, Film and Video Department, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois, and graduated with excellence at the Fine Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Eyal Weiser

Eyal Weiser

Eyal Weiser

Eyal Weiser

Eyal Weiser

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Born in Israel, 1975, Lives and works in Tel Aviv.

Graduate MA and BA programs for theater writing and directing (Department of Theater Arts/Tel Aviv University), Graduate "Beit-Zvi" School of the preforming arts, Graduate directing course (Room Theater) and the Performance Art Workshop (Performance Art Platform/Tel Aviv). Playwright and director of "How's the Beast?" (Israel Festival 2015), "Merchav" (Hezi Cohen Gallery, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, New York), "Nystagmus" (Münchner Volkstheater), "This is the Land – The Zionist Creation Rejects' Salon" (Winner of Israeli 2013 Fringe Theater Awards: Best stage language, The Master Class Award - Radikal Jung Festival 2014), "Mein Jerusalem" (Winner of Israeli 2012 Fringe Theater Awards: Best Show and Best Director, The Critics' Choice Award - Radikal Jung Festival 2013), "Hokey-Pokey", "Ayeka?" and "Vetu Lo" (Best Fringe performance 2005 - Ha'aretz Newspaper), Playwright of "Shufra" (Best Fringe performance 2007 - Time Out magazine). His productions performed at the Volksbühne Theater (Berlin), THOC (Cyprus National Theater), Vienna Volkstheater (Austria), Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum - Power Station of Art (China), Centrum Kultury Lublin (Six Verbs Movement as a part of Konfrontacja Teatralne Festival, Poland) IATI Theater (New York), Media Bureau (Philadelphia), ROXY Theater (Culturescapes Festival, Basel, Switzerland), Tristan-Bates Theater (London), Tmuna Theater, Beit Lessin Theater, ZOA Theater (Tel-Aviv), Arab-Hebrew Theatre, Mandel Culture Center (Jaffa), Haifa Theater, Giv'atayim Theater, Acre Theater Center, The Lab, Beit Mazia (Jerusalem), The Shlomi Center for Alternative Theater, Arad Contemporary Art Center and the Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon).

Recipient of the Rosenblum Prize for Performance Art - 2012, Recipient of the America Israel Culture Foundation writing scholarship and the David Mercer and Josef Levi acting scholarship, worked as lector for Habima Theater and as a culture journalist in several newspapers and magazines. 

 

Gai Shref

Gai Shref

Gai Shref

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Musician, graduate of the School of Visual Theatre, plays in various ensembles, arranges and writes music for theatre, film and video. Collects musical instruments originating everywhere, and plays them untraditionally. Has created and directed several stage works, among them 'Schmetterling' that was based on musical instruments of his own invention, and won an award at the Acre Festival of Alternative Theatre, 2005.

Guy Gutman

Guy Gutman

Guy Gutman

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Artist and Director. Director of Miklat 209. During 2009-2017, he was the Head of the School of Visual Theater. Founder and curator of the school’s International Performance Conference. An editor in of the journal Maakaf. Studied at the École des Beaux Arts in France and the Central Saint Martins College in London. Taught at the Central Saint Martins College and served as head of the program of Space Design at Shenkar College.

Haim Abramsky

Haim Abramsky

Haim Abramsky

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Acting teacher and coach. Studied at Lee Strasberg’s acting school in New York, and trained in diverse acting techniques that involve the body, voice, text, and space, including Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints and Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theatre. Holds a bachelor’s degree in cinema from the New School University, New York, and a master’s degree in theatre (with special honors) from Tel Aviv University. Teaches acting and stage presence at SVT, the Hebrew University, Move Studio, Beit Zvi, Shenkar, the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and leads private group actor training workshops as well as one on one sessions. Has served on several committees, among them: IsraDrama & International Exposure of Israeli Theatre, the Fringe Section of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Golden Hedgehog Jury, Sal Tarbut, and Culture for the Periphery. 

Lior Pinski

Lior Pinski

Lior Pinski

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Lior Pinsky, musician and sound artist. Graduated from the Department of New Music in Musrara School of Arts and the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University. Builds circuit-based and hacking electronic musical instruments and writes and plays experimental electronic music. Pulsim, his latest album, was released on the Berlin label Full Body Massage Records. Sculpting in wood, metal and electronics. His sound installations consist the use of kinetic elements alongside physical and digital programming and combine analog synthesis, sound hacking and acoustics. His works have been exhibited at festivals and exhibitions in Israel and abroad. In recent years, he has researched, produced, and curated a number of series exploring the connections between experimental music, stage, and visual art.

Marcelo Pilewsky

Marcelo Pilewsky

Marcelo Pilewsky

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Studied composition and orchestra conducting at UCA University in Argentina, and musicology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; presently lectures and conducts youth orchestras and various chamber music and jazz ensembles; since 2008 coordinates the Film Music and Soundtrack program studies at the Sapir Academic College; composer and musical director of theatre plays performed in numerous international festivals in Israel and abroad, as well as composing music for numerous films of various genres.

May Zarhy

May Zarhy

May Zarhy

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Choreographer & performer. Graduate of the Rotterdam Dance Academy Codarts and the post-graduate program for choreography "ex.e.r.ce 2007", directed by Xavier Le Roy and Mathilde Monnier. In 2005 she assisted choreographer William Forsythe. A founding member of the choreographic collective mamaza, with whom she created and performed extensively. May works within a wide definition of the medium of choreography; her work ranges from stage pieces, site-specific work and urban interventions. Fascinated with the space between the media of dance and music, between the materiality of movement and that of sound, she created works such as: the VOICES together with vocal artist Michal Oppenheim (Diver Festival 2017), the urban sound tour Kol Yom in Levinski neighbourhood with musician Elad Bardes (Loving Art 2018), YES with Michal Oppenheim (Diver Festival, Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2015). Curator of the choreographic cinema series Cinemay since 2017, at the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv. Works as a dramaturg for fellow choreographers, such as: Shira Eviatar, Adi Boutrous, Fabrice Mazliah and others.

Meirav Ben David

Meirav Ben David

Meirav Ben David

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Singer and interdisciplinary artist. Graduate of vocal studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Specialized in medieval music of France and Italy, Arab music and Ladino singing. Performs the music-theatrical works 'Virga' and 'Membrana', and in the concert 'Amant de mo name" - Jewish music of the Sephardi diaspora, published by the French label "Alpha". Member of creative research group 'Vertigo' in the framework of
culture labs, has taken part in creating the performance 'Mamalela'. Currently performing her new work 'Ode to the Box'. Senior instructor of the "Discovering the Voice" method.

Menahem Goldenberg

Menahem Goldenberg

Menahem Goldenberg

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Philosopher. Professor of Western Philosophy and Culture. Editor of Maakaf, school Magazine. Member of Shelter 209 ensemble.
Michal Harada

Michal Harada

Michal Harada

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Miki Polonski

Miki Polonski

Miki Polonski

Naama Arad

Naama Arad

Naama Arad

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Naama Arad (B. 1985) is a sculptor and installation artist based in Tel Aviv. Arad held solo exhibitions in ACUD Gallery, Berlin; Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund; Four A.M., New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Hamidrasha Gallery in Tel Aviv. Amongst others, Arad’s work has been exhibited in group shows in 49 Nord Est Frac Lorraine, Metz; Kunstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen; nGbk, Berlin; 83 Pitt Street, New York; Sector 2337, Chicago, Petah Tikva Museum of Art, Petah Tikva; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv and Artist House, Jerusalem.
Naama Arad is the recipient of the 2017 Israeli Culture and Sports Ministry Award for Young Artists and the 2015 Ingborg Bachmann scholarship, established by Ansalem Kiefer. Arad holds an MFA in sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in Fine Art from the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem.

Ofeq Shemer

Ofeq Shemer

Ofeq Shemer

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Independent animator and special effects supervisor in the film and television industry. Graduated from Bezalel Department of Screen Based Arts. Lives and works in Haifa. Together with Ada Rimon, he creates short films that combine material and digital techniques, with an emphasis on the interplay of sound and image. The films have been featured at festivals and exhibitions in Israel and around the world.

 

Omer Shizaf

Omer Shizaf

Omer Shizaf

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Independent animator and special effects supervisor in the film and television industry. Graduated from Bezalel Department of Screen Based Arts. Lives and works in Haifa. Together with Ada Rimon, he creates short films that combine material and digital techniques, with an emphasis on the interplay of sound and image. The films have been featured at festivals and exhibitions in Israel and around the world.

Orna Levi

Orna Levi

Orna Levi

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BA in film and television studies at New York University, studied animation at the School of Visual Arts, New York; has written and directed programs for Israeli TV Channel 1 and documentary films for Castel Films; wrote, directed and produced independent documentaries 'Akkeda', 'Head and Figure' and dramas 'Halvah' (– awarded the judges’ prize at the Efrati Short Film Contest), and 'To Take a Breath' shown in the Jerusalem Festival and aired on Channel 2; presently writing a script for a feature film; lectures at the Jerusalem Cinematheque and teaches film-directing and script-writing at Sapir College, Minshar Art School and Ma’aleh Film School.

Ruth Vider Magen

Ruth Vider Magen

Sagit Mezamer

Sagit Mezamer

Sagit Mezamer

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Sagit Mezamer, artist and curator, studied MA in Clinical Psychology.
Lecturer in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
Artistic Director and Curator of “Yaffo 23”, Center for Art and Research in Jerusalem 2010-2013
Curated The Curfew Tower residency in Northern Ireland 2014-2017 (with artist Bill Drummond).

A drawer, researcher, has a great interest in drugs and addictions, historically, visually and personally. She is currently working on a project "The Mother of Opium".

 

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Shelly Palmon

Shelly Palmon

Shelly Palmon

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Born in Haifa, lives and works in Jerusalem.
Graduated The School of Visual Theater and  the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem (B.d). 
Danced at “Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal Dance Company".
Creates dance and videodance.

Tami Lebovits

Tami Lebovits

Tami Lebovits

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Tel Aviv based Choreographer, (b’ 1983), her works examine the living body in-between dance, performance, and visual art. Graduate of SVT in Jerusalem (2007), the 2 years Choreography program in Kelim Center (2011), BA at Seminar Hkibutsim (2014). at 2015, Tami was part of the team “Homo Novus” for contemporary theatre, as part of Nomadic School in Riga Festival. teaching in SVT, Jerusalem. work as costume designer, collaborated with various artist including: Iris Erez, Yasmeen Goder, Nava Frenkel, Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Guy Gutman, Anat Danieli, Daniel Landau, Amos Chetz and Gunilla Heilborn.

Tomer Damsky

Tomer Damsky

Tomer Damsky

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Tomer Damsky is a sound artist, graduate of the New Music Department in Musrara, external studies
at the School of Visual Theater, and the Department of Art, Film & Theater Studies at the Open
University. She researches philosophies of listening and social dissonance in a context of gender,
performance and existential boredom and wanders the areas between voice, drumming, improvisation,
electronics and amplified metal sculpture. Participated in musical and stage projects such as the
theatrical Doom Metal parody "PARVE", the play "Raful and the Sea" and ceremonial performance
"Ghom! A Gibberish Cantata" by Yonatan Levy, Nir Shauloff and Noam Enbar. Creates, performs and
designs sound for dance pieces such as Yasmeen Godder's "Simple Action", "CLIMAX" and
"Common Emotions". Together with her partners in OOMVABOREG collective builds sound and video
installations, exhibited in Musrara Mix Festival, InDnegev, Tectonics Festival and Medditeranea
Young Artists Biennale in Albania. Member of A/V trio WACKELKONTAKT. Active in the underground
and DIY community, one of the founders of Studio Straus collective and a Teacher in Musrara Art School.

Tzipi weizman

Tzipi weizman

Tzipi weizman

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MA in art history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduate studies in stage and costume design at the University of Michigan; has been teaching literature and art history for many years, focusing on art schools and academies such as Bezalel and the School of Visual Theatre, closely involved in students’ projects; curated parallel exhibitions in Art Focus II; presently writing on accumulated experience of reading, interpretation and artistic creation, so unique to art school learning processes.

Yonatan Levy

Yonatan Levy

Yonatan Levy

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Yonatan Levi, a writer, director, artist, journalist and a teacher. lives in Tivon, and one of the funders of Shaked – Voldorf high school in Kiriat Tivon. a funder of Shech Abrek for civil culture. an ex editor of the magazine ‘Man World’. his first plays collection “Malchitavas – Liric Drama and Dramatic Poetry” was publish under “Dahak”, with the support of Hazira. working for a premier at the Luksemburg Opera House.

Yuval Rimon

Yuval Rimon

Yuval Rimon

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Graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; worked for several years with the Dutch performance group Dogtroep and performed with them in Europe; his works have been exhibited in various venues; outdoor sculptures in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; participated in planning architectural projects; in 1985 founded Zik Group with several other artists, creating inter-disciplinary performances, installations and sculptures in Israel and abroad; 2000-2009 Director of the School of Visual Theatre, teaching at the school since it was founded.