Israel Yaakov « The Jerusalem Artists House – בית האמנים בירושלים


Israel Yaakov



Born 1974 in Israel
Lives and works in Jerusalem

Education

Currently       M.A Program, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
2002–2003  Research year; Photography Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
1998–2002  B.F.A. with honors;Photography Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
1997–1998  Photography studies, the Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music

Teaching Positions

Since 2014       Photography Department, Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem
Since 2007       Photography Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
Since 2005       Wizo College of  Design &Teacher Training, Haifa
Since 2005       The School of Photography, Media & New Music, Musrara, Jerusalem
2004 – 2013     Sapir College, Sha’ar Hanegev

Solo Exhibitions

2016   “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Mulhouse Biennial of Photography, France
2016    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Art Cube Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel (Cat)
2015    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Peeler Art Center, U.S.A
2015    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Wallflower Photo-Media Gallery, Mildura, Australia
2015   “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Photo-Book Melbourne Festival, Australia
2014    “The Jerusalem Forest”, The Jerusalem Bird Observatory Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2014   “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, U.S.A
2013    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Spain
2013    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Czech Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
2013    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp, Belgium
2013    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, U.K.
2012    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, La Maison de la Photographie, Toulon, France
2012    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Margaret Street Gallery, London
2011     “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, OSLO 8 Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2009    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey – Part I”, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2007    “Habitus”, The Architecture House Gallery, Jaffa, Israel
2006    “South Jerusalem – Photographs”, Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music
2005    “A Repressed Landscape”, Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park
2005    “Human Portrait”, from the “Marshim” series, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
2004    “Heroes”, The Jerusalem Art Center, Jerusalem, Israel
2003    “Photographs”, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Israel

Group Exhibitions

2017    “A City of Many Face(t)s” – Everyday Vistas of Jerusalem, The Knesset, Jerusalem
2016   The Mute Muse”, The New Gallery, Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music
2016    “Ideals”, City Assembly House, Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin
2016    “Seismograph”, Contemporary Art Gallery – Grand Art, Haifa
2016    “Depth of Field”, Beit HaGefen, Arab – Jewish Culture Center, Haifa
2016    “Photo Speaks 2016”, SangMyung University, Seoul, Korea
2015    “In Tandem”, Hansen House, Jerusalem
2015     The Gallery of the House of Cyprus, Athens Photo Festival
2015   “Track-22. PhotoBooks on Conflict”, Bunkier Sztuki, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow
2015    “The Other Hundred Entrepreneurs”, Derby Museum – The Silk Mill, Format Festival
2014    “Truths, Facts, Fictions, Lies”, Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin
2014     Musrara Mix #14 Festival |’Analog-Epilog’, “Portrait Nude Still Life” and “Dark Matter”
2014    “Re Imagining Jerusalem”, Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem
2014     International Photography Festival, Rishon LeZion, Israel
2013     The 4th edition of the Photoquai Photography Biennial, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
2013   “Lot’s Wife: The Photographic Gaze”, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park
2012    “Eat”: Emergent Artists Trans-Mediterranean, Palace of Lombardy, Milan, Italy
2012  “Contents: Love, Happiness, Anxiety and Everything Else”, Critical Mass Top 50, Photolucida, Traveling exhibition, PhotoCenter NW (PCNW) >> Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR  >>Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco
2011    “The Object of Zionism | Architecture of Statehood in Israel 1948-73”, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
2010    “Building a Place”, The P6 Group and Critical Landscape Photography, Rubin Museum
2009   “Dreary Structures, Dreamy Structures”, The Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center
2008    “Approaches”, First International Meeting of Photography Centers, Centro Andaluz de la Fotografi’a (Caf), Almeria, Spain
2008    “Viewing Time”, The Art Gallery, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa, Haifa
2007    “Jerusalem of one’s eye” – 40 years of documentary photography in Jerusalem,
The Social Gallery at the School of Photography, Media & New Music, Musrara, Jerusalem
2007    “Ashdod Photographed”, The Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center, Ashdod
2007    “From Utopia to Heterotopia – International style in perspective of contemporary Israeli photography”, Art Neuland Association, PeKA Gallery of Architecture and Experimental Art, The Technion, Haifa
2006    “Making a City” Photography in Ashdod 1956-2006, Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center
2006   “Spatial Borders and Local Borders”, The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel
2006    “Haifa in the Eye of the Camera”, Haifa City Museum, Haifa
2005    “Don’t move, we’re photographing”, The Art Center – Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2004    “In days gone by. At this time”, The Rubin Museum, Tel-Aviv
2003    “Jerusalem, A Photographic Installation”, City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2003     “Ani ve Atah” (Me and you), Photography and Graphic Design Department galleries,
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2003     “Kedosha” (Holiness), San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, San Diego, U.S.A.
2003     “Horizons, Place and Time’, High Touch, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Herzlia

Art Fairs

2013    Paris Photo (Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp)|
2013    AIPAD Photography Show (Gallery Fifty One, Antwerp)

Curator

“City, Territory”, The Deane and Paul Shatz International Exchange Program Exhibition
Instructed by Yaakov Israel & Naama Lewin, the photography department gallery,
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, 2017
“The Contemporary City is an Imaginary One”, Hana Primak, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, 2017
“Forging the Melting Pot”, co curated with Mr. Amit Zoller, Beit Hatfutsot Museum, 2014
Ilan Brodsky – Photographs”, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, 2012
“Fair Svetlana”, Photographs by Orly Perel-Nir, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, 2012
“Bat Galim”, Wizo College main gallery, Haifa, 2008
“Downtown”, Wizo College main gallery, Haifa, 2007

Monographs

2015    “Legitimacy of Landscape”, The Photobook Museum / Verlag Kettler
2012    “The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam

Awards and Honors

2016   Jury member of vfg nachwuchsfoerderpreis (Young Swiss Photographs Award)
2014    The Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts,
Visual Arts Grant for Printed Catalog/
Book for “Legitimacy of Landscape” Book
2014    “The Other Hundred Entrepreneurs”, Hong Kong
2012    Winner of the PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos PHE12 Award for
’The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey’
2012    Israeli Center for Libraries, Artist Book Grant for
“The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey”
2011    One of the three winners of the Conscientious Portfolio Competition.
2011    Critical Mass finalist, Top 50, Photolucida, USA

Collections

The Knesset (Israel’s house of parliament)
Haifa Museum of Art
The Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park
Ashdod Art Museum, MonArt Center, Ashdod


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