About | Curriculum Vitae

I am interested in a new form of theater, in a theater that is free of definitions. An outside theater, one that is unbound from any restrictions, a joined creation that is available to anyone who desires it.
My works usually deal with the public sphere in historical, political or social contexts. I examine the ways in which performance and theater play a role in creating social and political change, not from its usual stage in theater halls, but rather from the streets, deriving from the element of participation of the public.

A member of Reflektor Neukölln art collective since 2019.

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Born 1979 in Tel Aviv, Israel
Based in Berlin, Germany

Education


2014-2016
  • MFA, “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies”, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany

2009
  • Art History studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

2006
  • Photography studies at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2004-2008
  • BFA, Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2003
  • Film Studies at HaMidrasha school of Art, Beit-Berl, Israel

Selected Exhibitions, Projects and Workshops


2020
2019
  • Just a Simple Algorithm, Performance, “Verbindung” – Group exhibition, REFLEKTOR-NEUKÖLLN, Berlin, Germany

  • Das Mahl der Verdrängten, Performance with REFLEKTOR-NEUKÖLLN Kollektiv, Rathaus Charlottenburg Berlin

2018
  • “Art Matters, Reclaim the Discourse”, Workshop Series,  Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network, Berlin, Germany

2017
  • “Art Matters, Contemporary Arts Practices in Post-Migrant Societies”, Workshop Series, Robert Bosch Cultural Managers Network, Berlin, Germany

  • “IMPACT17 – Don’t Follow the Wind”,  Transdisciplinary Symposium, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany

  • Land/Sea, In collaboration with Vanessa Brazeau, Participatory project, “Giennale”, Giessen, Germany

  • “Month of Research” Exploring Collaborative Investigation, Uferstudios, Berlin, Germany

2016
  • From A to B: Learning the Art of Balancing, Performance, “Art Spin”, Berlin, Germany

  • Public Reading of the Daily Newspaper, Participatory project, Weimar, Germany

  • Just a Simple Algorithm, Performance, “You say Art I Say What”, Group exhibition, ProjektZentrum Berlin der Stiftung Mercator, Berlin, Germany

  • “Sub-Space”, International Photography Festival, Group exhibition, Jaffa, Israel

2015
  • Don’t Tell Yourself not to Tell Yourself not to Panic and Follow Me, Performance, “2nd Berliner Herbstsalon”, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, Germany

  • Just a Simple Algorithm, Performance, “Walk of Art”, Group exhibition and Book launch, Universitätsbibliothek, Weimar, Germany

  • Just a Simple Algorithm, Performance, “There is an exhibition in prison. It is called crack”, Group exhibition, Ehemalige Justizvollzugsanstalt, Weimar, Germany

  • Über Pässe, Performance, Weimar, Germany

  • “Work”, Group exhibition, Other Music Academy, Weimar, Germany

2014
  • “What have you done last summer?” Art event: Israeli artists respond to the last war in Gaza, Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel

  • “Art Vending Machine”, the Jewish Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2012
  • “Reference”, Group exhibition, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • “Passengers list”, Group exhibition, Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • “Beyond Illusion”, Group exhibition, Space for Art Gallery, Jaffa, Israel

2011
  • “Requiem- Incomplete Chapters”, Solo exhibition, the New Artists Colony Gallery, Kiryat Tivon, Israel

  • “Constructions”, Group exhibition, Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
  • “Qui Vive?”, 2nd Moscow International Biennial for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

2006
  • “Holon Now”, Group exhibition, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel

Grants and Scholarships


2016
  • Frauenförderfonds, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany

  • Kreativfonds , Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany

2015-2016
  • DAAD Stipendium

2006-2008
  • America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Sharett Scholarship Program

Publications and Press


2016
  • June 28: Kunstaktion soll Leser aufs Podium locken, Interview, Thüringische Landeszeitung, Weimar, Germany

  • June 10: Zeitung vorlesen als Kunstprojekt, Interview, Thüringische Landeszeitung, Weimar, Germany

2015
  • You Say Art, I Say What, Publication, a companion project to the publication “Zur Sache. Kulturelle Bildung: Gegenstände, Praktiken und Felder” by the Council for Cultural Education in collaboration with the MFA Program “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies“, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany

  • April 11: Radio Lotte, Interview, Über Pässe performance, in the frame of 70 years for the liberation of Buchenwald, the Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar, Germany

2014
  • December 30: A Film Still in the Mail Box; Daphna Westerman’s Postcards in Motion, Interview, Jewish Museum Berlin Blog, Germany

2011
  • March 25: In the eyes of the observer, Interview, Zman Haifa weekly Newspaper, Israel

2006
  • Holon Now, Exhibition Catalog, Published by The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon and the Photography Department, Bezalel academy, Yossi Breger (Ed.)