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ABOUT

The Jerusalem Biennale is an OPEN PLATFORM for Artists creating today who refer in their work, in one way or the other, to the Jewish world of content. The Biennale will take place every two years in different locations around the city and will give an opportunity for different creative forces to manifest themselves within the framework of Contemporary Jewish Art.

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4 ELEMENTS CONCEPT

Biennale

This is not a one time event! We are introducing a new institute in Jerusalem- one that will live in the city for the coming decades. Over 100 cities around the world host a Biennale, which prove to be catalysts for urban development and cultural enrichment. Like in Venice, Berlin, Los Angeles, Sao Paolo and Istanbul, art lovers will always have the next Biennale to anticipate to in Jerusalem.

Jewish Art

Jewish Art can be an aesthetic, conceptual or a practical response to Jewish concepts and ideas. It can offer a zone of reflection on the way those concepts and ideas manifest themselves in different Jewish communities around the world, and help us understand historic, social and religious processes.

Contemporary

Contemporary Jewish Art can reflect what is happening today in the Jewish world and catalyze historic, social and religious processes. It can open up new avenues of discourse and become a powerful arena for re-invention. Contemporary Jewish art is not only about Jews and not necessarily made by Jews: all it must have is the Jewish world of content at its core.

Jerusalem

Where better than the city of Jerusalem to promote a new discourse on the intersection between all aspects of the Jewish imagination—intellectual, spiritual and artistic? Jerusalem—both the sacred center of Judaism for thousands of years and the capital city of the modern State of Israel--is uniquely positioned to be the site for this conversation.

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Achim Chasid Complex

Curator : Ram Ozeri
Cooperation : Kol Haot

Hechal Shlomo

Curator : Nurit Sirkis Bank 
Cooperation : Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art

Beit Avi-Chai

Curator : Neta and Michael Elkayam
Cooperation : Beit Avi-Chai

Musrara

Curator : Ram Ozeri
Cooperation : Muslala

The First Station

Curator : Rei Dishon
Cooperation : Urban Gallery

TEAM

Ram Ozeri

Ram grew up in Jerusalem. After earning his BA in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics and MA in Economics, he has decided to dedicate his time to his true love: Contemporary Jewish Art.

Eitam Tubul

Talented graphic designer of the Grotesca studio, Eitam is active in many social circles. He is an amateur radio host and holds an addiction to Arab music.

Shani Hajbi

Best website designer, an applications developer, an amateur carpenter and a regular customer at all the best café's at the center of Jerusalem..

Secret Artist

Secret Artists is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist and up&coming curator. In 2009 he graduated from H.I.T academy studying social and sustainable design and started his art career in 2007 at the end of a 4 months art residency at Foundation Pistoletto

Nurit Sirkis Bank

Nurit Sirkis Bank is the curator of the Wolfson Museum of Jewish art. She is working on her PHD in Jewish Studies at Bar - Ilan University, and addresses meeting points between the Israeli and Jewish identities.

Oryan Galster

Oryan Galster is a young Artist. She finished her studies at the department of inter-disciplinary art at Shenkar. Her work is varied and moves from drawing and instillation to photography and sound.

Ronen Izhaki

Choreographer, born in 1972 in Israel, studied under Ruth Ziv Ayal at the Academy of Music and Dance. He graduated with both first and second degrees in music.

Porat Salomon

Porat has just finished his Masters of fine arts in Bezalel. Porat lives in Bat Ayin in Samaria, and he is one of the founders of Pardes art school.

Amy Schwartz-

Amy came to live in Jerusalem 3 years ago. Since, Amy has produced over a 100 clips for non-profits organizations as United Hatzala and Save a child'sheart.

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