2021 Prize Winner
Shay Zilberman lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, to which he returned after a long sojourn in Europe. His artistic practice is centered on manual collage—a modernist technique that serves him as a fundamental mechanism and modus operandi. In his collage works, Zilberman weaves culture, nature, and man together, creating a stratified world which oscillates between the personal and the collective, using paper and scissors. He breathes life into the surface, infusing the work with volume to spawn a breathing, vibrating work that responds to the cutting motions.
Zilberman culls memories. He extracts his work materials from written texts: travel and history books, texts about art and politics, as well as old notebooks, architectural blueprints, office documents, and similar materials found in markets or redeemed from the ash heaps of history. Drawing his inspiration from these finds, which function as an inexhaustible, endless repository for research and creation, he combines them with neither hierarchy nor reference to place, language, borders, or agenda... more
2020 Prize Winner
In her multidisciplinary art, Ashkar engages with issues of identity, social critique, and gender. Using painting, photography, performance, and installation, she creates a fantastic dream-like world, directly connected to changes in the sociopolitical atmosphere, offering an opportunity to generate dialogues on our society and culture. In her years of activity as an artist, Ashkar created a personal language that draws on her Arab cultural origin, tradition, texts, poetry, and eastern and western local politics. She works with the private realm and uses her self portrait as a platform for various visual representations that echo the interrelations between her and her surroundings. The calligraphy that she paints on her face as a daily practice has become a unique and fascinating identifier and a performative act that carries a message and a statement, resonating and impacting her work in a range of mediums... more
2019 Prize Winner
Ruven Kuperman’s virtuous painting technique corresponds with various traditions and artistic media. His work offers a perspective on current local and contemporary agenda, going back and forth from the public to the personal spear while being inspired by oriental and occidental history and mythology.
Roey Victoria Heifetz
2018 Prize Winner
Heifetz presents a journey in progress while she divides her time between Berlin and Tel Aviv. It is a transition between places, gender transition, and artistic practice that reflects personal processes, which come to the fore in her artworks.
2017 Prize Winner
We are proud to announce the winner of the second edition is Artist Shay-lee Uziel who will exhibit his solo show at the Tel Aviv Artist House in November 2017.
Shay-lee Uziel lives and works in Tel Aviv. He is inspired by the neighboring urban surroundings. In his art, he explores the urban phenomena in various media with humor and irony.
The first winner of the prize, Amitay Sadovsky has been working as an artist and scientist for most of her life. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the University of California at Berkeley (CA, USA), the Open Museum (Tefen, Israel) The Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel),
Who would be the 2022 Prize Winner?
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