Ishay Orit


1961 born in Tel Aviv
Lives and works in Tel Aviv -Jaffa
Active in the fields of photography, video and installation 



2010-2012    Post Graduate Fine Arts Program, Ha’midrasha College of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, IL (graduated with honors)
2003-2007    The Naggar School of Photography, Media & New Music in Musrara, Jerusalem (graduated with honors)
                       B.Ed, The David Yellin Academic College, Jerusalem (graduated with honors)
Workshops (2010-2012)
Interruptive Communities, Mass & Art Critic with Jan Verwoert 
Video workshop with Hito Steyrl
Contemporary Art, Reading Art with Anri Sala
Memory and the Object & The Joy of Becoming a Machine with Jan VerwoertShort Video Shooting, active video workshop with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann
Solo Shows
2019             Golden Ring, Art Cube Artists' studios Jerusalem, IL
2019             Someone Has Been Sleeping In My Bed, Philomena+, Vienna, AU
2018             There Is a Lion Across The River, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, RO 
2018             Land Stand!, Dana Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, IL
2017             Deer Country, Prague City Gallery House of Photography, Czech 
2015             Half Moon Half Sun, The Art Cube Gallery Jerusalem, The Artist's Studio's, IL
2015             Public Domain, Shelters, The Senate Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University Of The Negev, IL
2014             Terribly Pretty, Awfully Beautiful. The Kibbutz Gallery Tel Aviv, IL
                      Way 2 Way, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem
2013             Fire Zone, Tichonet Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL
2012             1917 (as a part of Attributes exhibition) MoBY - Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, IL 
2011             Lucky Numbers, The Kaye Gallery for the Arts, Kaye College, Be’er Sheva
2010             Lucky Numbers, The Gallery in Kibbutz Bee’ri , IL
                      Public Domain - Seven Boom, The Gallery on The Cliff, Netanya, IL
2009             Public Domain, TheHeder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv 
2008             Fire Zone, The Gallery in Kibbutz Nachshon, IL
                      Blocked, The Morel Derfler Gallery, Jerusalem
2007             Regarding Pilgrims, The Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg
2006             Regarding Pilgrims, Galicia Jewish Museum, Krakow 


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019        ZUMU-Museum on the Move, fourth station, Kiryat-Yam Hiyfa, IL 

                Rituals II, FotoGallerie Wein, AU

                THEART, Hamidrasha 19 Hayarkon Gallery Tel Aviv

                The Mask Principle, Bar-David museum of Art, Kibbutz Baram, IL

                 Between Real and Abstract, the Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, IL

                 The House of Dwelling, Carmel Forest, IL                                                                                                                                                             

                  Prom, Beit Tami, a Special Projects of Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv, IL


 2018            Carry That Weight, Jerusalem Artists' House, IL 

                    The Magic Kingdome, Beit Rami and Uri Nehostan Museum, Ashdot Ya'acov, IL

                    KOLNOA.CZ-Israeli Film Festival 2018- Israeli Videoart, Kino Pilotu & Kino 35, Prague, CZ     

                    Eye Contact, Art Gallery of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IL

                    First Offerings, City Gallery Kfar Saba, IL 

                    Eid al Adha, Hanina Contemporaray Art gallery, IL


2017             Free Radicals and Anti Oxidants, The New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, IL

                      Zoom from the Inside Zoom from the Outside, Yad Tabenkin Historical Museum, IL

                      Understanding the Body, Sapir College Art Gallery

                      Decade and More, Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, IL

2016             Women Resources , ACAC- Arad Contemporary Art Center, Arad, IL

                      In The Place Where We Stand, JCC New York, USA

                      Ho Guard, Historical Museum Beit Hankin Kfar Yehoshua, IL

                      Monochrome, The Kupferman collection Museum Israel 

                      On the Verge, Sapir College Art Gallery, IL

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

                      Is It Art? The Jancko Dada Museum Haifa, IL

                      Other Provisions, Sapir Collage Art Gallery, IL 

2015             Super Women, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, IL 

                      The Barber, video project with Harun Farocki and Antje Ehmann, House of the World Culture Berlin

                      Black and White, Neve-Shechter space for art and culture, Tel Aviv

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

                      Stations #1, Video screening, Cinematheque Tel Aviv

                      Shelters, Senat Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL

                      Scales, Neve-Shechter space for art and culture, Tel Aviv

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

                      Rising Star, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL 

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

                      Re-Imagining Jerusalem - A Dialogue with Beit Avi Chai Photography Collection, Jerusalem

                      Secular Judaism, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

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

                      Disturbed Landscape, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv

                      Confessions, The Artists’ Residence, Herzliya, IL

                      Living Space, The Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv

2013             Good Girls - Memory, Desire, Power, MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

                      Open Doors, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal

                      Not Book - Pushtit, Beit Ha'ir, Tel Aviv, IL

                      Becoming, Ha'midrasha Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

                      No Ego, MusraraMix 13 Festival, Jerusalem

                      Yes Minister (Limited Edition), The Spaceship Gallery, Tel Aviv

                      Friends with Benefit(s), CCA, Tel Aviv

                      Plaster, Jaffa Art Salon Gallery, Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port

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

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

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

                      Artificial Islands, Municipal Art Gallery, Ramla, IL

                      Taboo Registration, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012             Patterns of Behavior, Jerusalem Print Workshop (JPW), Jerusalem Breathing Concrete, KB45 art space, Tel Aviv
                      Safe Harbor, The Cube Gallery, Jerusalem
                      Daily Reports, MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania
                      Minor Exhibition, Ha'midrasha Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
                      Teen Spirit, Grid 2012, International Photography Biennial, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
                      Land of Promise, video screening, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
                      New in the Collection, Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, IL
                      Land of Promise, video screening, TMCA Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
                      In The Making - Testing Tools #9, Beit Tami, Tel Aviv
                      Written On Wall, Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion, IL
                      Closing Party, TheHeder Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
                      Sand Uproar, AUP Arcive project by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Guy Tortosa with e-flux & the Serpentine Gallery London - at the
                      DAADGalerie Berlin
                      The End of the World, Meyuhas Gallery, Tel Aviv
                      Fresh Paint #5, Israeli Art Fair, Tel Aviv
2011             New in Photography, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem 
                      Right Here, Right Now; Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK
                      Out of Proportion, Beit Kaner Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion
                      Fox Tails on Fire, Rothschild 69 Art Space, Tel Aviv
                      Where is There, The Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery
                      Hunger Rush, The Farm Gallery, Holon 
                      The Promise Land, Video screening, Plaza Hotel, Boston, USA
                      Fresh Paint #4, The Botanic Gardens Tel Aviv 
2010             New in Photography - Recent Acquisitions, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem
                      Safe Haven, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv 
                      Identity 3: Positioning, WUK- FotogalerieWien, Vienna 
                      Small is Beautiful & I already Said So, Vernon Gallery, Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Czech
                      Fresh Paint #3, Jaffa Tel Aviv Port
2009             Fotografie aus Israel, Kultur Bahnhof Eller Dusseldorf
                      Art of Emergency, Artneuland Berlin 
                      Compact Duo, 10 Gallery, Beit Michal, Rehovot
                      Big Spender, 5 Place for Art, Tel Aviv
                      Bread and Roses, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv
                      Idolatry/Foreign Work, MusraraMix 09 festival, Jerusalem
                      The Musical Car, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008             Holga, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco
                      No Where, Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa
2007             Cats and Others, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
                      Jerusalem of One’s Eye, The Social Gallery, Jerusalem
                      Artic 9, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv 
                      Desert Generation, Ha’Kibbutz Israeli Artists Gallery, Tel Aviv
                      Desert Generation, The Jerusalem Artists' House, Jerusalem
                      Collective 82, Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv
                      Go A-Hat, Corinne Maman Ashdod Museum of Art
2006             Bread, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
                      Attitude 03, Magaza Museum, Macedonia
                      Periphery, The Social Gallery, Jerusalem
                      Incognito, Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa
                      Captured Moments, The Edge Gallery, Nahariya
                      Graduate Exhibition, Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem
                      Kogniya, Musrara Community Gallery, Jerusalem
2005             Attitude 02, Magaza Museum, Macedonia 
                      Moroccan Charm, Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem
                      Disinformation My Love, The Israel Festival in Jerusalem
Installations and Activities in the Public Realm 
2015             The Other, art in the public space, festival in the southern city -Ashkelon, IL
2014             City Lights 2, where Is George; The Lake gallery in Anabe Park Modi'in
                      Stations #1, Video screening in the yard of the cultural center Susan Dalal Tel Aviv 
2013             Videocracy, open screening in the CCA Tel Aviv square, Israel
                      Pathways in the Air, a group exhibition on bridges over Nahal Alexander (Alexander stream), Israel
2012             One Kilometer, #2 Haifa Walks, as a part of the exhibition HAIFA-JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV, Haifa Museum of Art
                      Green Kuku, a site specific installation, Contemporary Art Festival, #9 Testing Tools - In the Making, Beit Tami Tel Aviv
                      City Lights, a group exhibition in the business district, Modi’in, Israel
2009             Oskar, protest installation, setting a 3 meters high sculpture, The Tel Aviv #1 International Art Biennial public square 
Work Experience and Special Projects 
2015-…..       Lecturer of Photography; Lecturer of Creative Place Making, Sapir Academic College of Art, IL
                      Guest lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
                      Guest curator, Afternoon Tea- photography and Video, the Artists House Gallery Modi'in, IL
2014             Lecturer of Photography, Hacubia, Jerusalem in collaboration with David Yellin Academic College, Jerusalem
2013             Conductor of the project The Home - a book which interlaces Avot Yeshurun’s poems with selected
                      contemporary artworks. Published by ‘Hakibbutz Hameuchad - Sifriat Poalim ’, Tel Aviv
2011-12       Lecturer and exhibition curator in a two year photography project, joint to students from Corcoran
                      college of Art and Design, Washington D.C. USA and Musrara School of art, Jerusalem, Israel
                      Lecturer in “Place of Art Study - The Program for Active Artists”, Museum for Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
2009-10        Guest lecturer, Sapir Academic College, The School for Art, Society and Culture
                      Guest lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of the Arts - The Yolanda & David Katz
2007-10        Lecturer of Photography in special needs education program, The Naggar School of Photography in Musrara, Jerusalem
Awards, Scholarships and Residencies 
2018           The Gottesman Etching Center Kibbutz Cabri, AIR and a scholarship to create a photo etching project
2018            AFCN -National Cultural Fund Administration Romania, a Scholarship for a solo exhibition, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest, Ro
2018             Arac-Plantelor 58, Artist in Residence Program, Bucharest, RO
2017             Foreign Ministry support for a solo exhibition in Prague, Czech 
2016             Eikon International award, 5X5 photo tracks, A book about 25 contemporary photographers 
2016             Arad-Art-Architecture, AIR program
                      Scholarship for producing VideoArt work, Department of Art and Culture and art Jerusalem municipality
2015             Petach Tikva Museum - video production grant, Il
                      Arad- Art-architecture, Artist in Residence program . Arad, IL 
                      Guest Artist In Residence Studio Program, The Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem, IL 
2014             Museums Quartier Wien, quartier21, Artist-in-Residence Studio Program, Vienna 
2012             Jerusalem Print Workshop, a scholarship for a yearly new project & exhibition
2011             The Gottesman Etching Center, AIR Program, Kibbutz Cabri, IL
2009             The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts Tel Aviv
2007-8          America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Keren Sharett
2006-7          America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Keren Sharett
MUMOK, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center
The Sip, Shpilman Photography Institute
Bank Ha'poalim Art Collection
Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem
Recanati Art Collection, Tel Aviv
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Tel Aviv
CCA Tel Aviv Video Archive
The Video Archive of the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
BAAD Gallery - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem
Hotel Bay Club Hiafa, an Atlas Boutique Hotel 
Private Collections in Israel and abroad


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