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Ester Haya

An egg of rejoicing, an egg of oblivion the wheel of fortune goes round

Opening: Saturday, 25 March 2006

Closing: Sunday, 16 April 2006




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    Haya Ester
    Born in Jerusalem in 1941. Affiliation: Painters and Sculptors Association (1989); Hebrew Writers Association (1992); P.E.N Center,Israel (1997); Artist-in-residence, La Citè des Arts, Paris. Painter, installation artist, writer and poet. printmaker, realizes her works at the Jerusalem Print Workshop and the Galileo Intaglio Press, Kibbutz Kabri.

    Selected solo exhibitions:
    1986 Nora Gallery, Jerusalem; 1993 Navon Gallery, Neve Ilan; 1994 performance, multy-media show, The Jerusalem Forest, exhibition; 1995 “The Mystery of scent”, exhibition, installation, performance, Artists’ House and Botanical Garden, Jerusalem; 1997 “Vision of a Kingdom”, etchings, Jerusalem Theater; 1997 “Soaring in the Abyss,” etchings and drawings, Bet Gabriel at Kinneret; 1998 etchings, cité des Arts Gallery, Paris; 1999 “From My heart to my Heaven”, etching installation, Artists' house, Jerusalem; 1999 “For there is in scent entrance to love”, an installation, the Art Gallery Memorial Center, Kireyat Tivon; 2000 “Dans le secret des odeurs” , Cité des Arts Gallery Paris; 2001 “Permutations”, Nora Gallery, Jerusalem; 2002 “Permutations”, Caracteres Gallery Paris; 2003 Baith Mihal Rhovot. 2004 The Jerusalem khanTheater.

    Selected Group exhibitions:
    1995 “voice and Vessel” Navon Gallery, Neve Ilan; 1995 Kenegawa 18th International Print Exhibition, Japan; 1996 “Artist Design Their Own Memorial Monument”, Artists’ House, Jerusalem; 1996, performance, Phenomena Festival, Jerusalem; 1997 “Object Sanctity Ritual”, Municipal Gallery Jerusalem (Art Focus events); 1997 “Dialogues Manèges”, Central Exhibition Hall, St Petersburg; 1997 “Object Sanctity Ritual”, Partheon, Nashville, Tennessee; 1999 the 4th kochi International triennial of Prints, Japan; 2001 “Traces-Contemporary Drawing in Israel,” Artists’ House, Jerusalem: 2002 The 5th Kochi International Triennial of Prints, Japan: 2002 “Art and the Kabbalah,” Judiska Museet, Stockholm: 2002 “In the footsteps of the Philistine Bird,” Ashdod Museum: 2002 “Local Art”, The Israel Museum Jerusalem; 2002 “The Boundaries of Sculpture,” the Open Museum in Omer; 2002-2003 “Food in Art: a Matter of Taste”, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, The Ruth Youth Wing. 2003 6e triennale mondiale Chmalières France; 2004 “Lehavdil”, Spice boxes from Jermeny, (a poem and an art work) The Israel Museum Jerusalem. 2005 “Traces”, Contemporary Drawing in Israel Artists` House Jerusalem. 2005 Ashdod Museum; 2005 “My mouths inside the pomegranate, The Jewish and Arabic Theater, Jafa; 2006 “Said the moon”, Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Prose
    Soft Stones, short stories, (Eked 1983); A Shirt of Light, short stories, (HaKibbutz HaMeuhad 1988; The Bird from the Arks of law (Carmel 1989); Akdamot Hashem (Carmel 1994); “The Liar”, a story, in the Other Voice, Lily Ratok (ed) (Siman Kriya 1994)
    English translation available, “Nehama Gittel”, in New Women’s Writings from Israel, Risa Domb (ed) Vallentin Mitchell, London 1996 (English). “The Liar” in Rbcage, Israeli women`s Fiction, Ahadassa Study Guide edited by Carol Diament and Lily Rattok. German trunslation available: ”Dunstschleier In Jerusalem”, in Jüdisher Almanch des Leo Baeck Instituts, Gisela Dachs (ed) Jüdisher Verlag 2003

    Poetry
    The Blue Ram (Writers Union, 1996); The Spirit and the Blood, included in a series edited by Menahem Ben (Yaron Golan, 1996); For There is in scent Entrance to Love (Myrhaf 1998); My Flesh Speaks God (Carmel 2001); The Abyss and the making (Carmel 2004)
    Poems translated into French by Esther Orner and published in French journal, Midi.
    Dans Le Secret Des Odeurs, Poems translated into French by Esther Orner published in the France Editions Caracteres (2002)

    I Placed them in the secret niches of history, An artist book,
    Artist Books
    Poem and six etchings, Hebrew and French Translated into French by Ester Orner, (Myrhaf 2002).

    Publications
    1997 catalogue, “vision of a kingdom”; 1999 catalogue, “For there is in scent entrance to love”; 2001 catalogue, “Permutations”

    Prizes and Scholarships
    1988 Kugel Prize (prose) Holon; 1989 Work Grant for Literature and Art, Tel Aviv foundation (prose); 1995 Tschernikhovsky Prize (Poetry), writers’ Association, Tel aviv; 2003 Prize of the prime minister (prose and poem)