Lecturer Yaara Zach (School of Multidisciplinary Art) is the 2022 Winner of the Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Prize for Visual Art in Israel

We are pleased to announce that artist and lecturer in the School of Multidisciplinary Art in Shenkar, Yaara Zach, is the winner of the Rosenblatt Prize for Visual Art, 2022.

Yaara Zach was selected by the judging committee, which included Dr. Galia Bar-On, Dalit Matityahu, Dr. Kobi Ben-Meir, Aryeh Berkovich, Orly Hoffman, and Ann and Ari Rosenblatt.

Zach is a multidisciplinary artist who moves between local spaces and personal space. In her works, she uses “ready-made” materials that are transformed, disassembled, reassembled, and welded into a web of relationships between private and collective memories.

She creates a fantastic world with its own identity and sign system that responds to sociopolitical and climatic changes. She draws the viewers into her work, creating an interactive relationship with them, like a choreographed dance taking place between them in the space

Throughout her years of work, Zach has created a personal language inspired by the human image, investigated human consciousness and perception, and encouraged conversations about the society and culture that we live in.

Yaara Zach (born 1984) lives and works in Tel Aviv. Zach graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and is a lecturer in the School of Multidisciplinary Art at Shenkar.

Yaara Zach, Cocoon, 2020, Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Photography: Lena Gomon

Her works have been exhibited in Israel and abroad, including The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; Berado Collection Museum, Lisbon; Givon Art Gallery and Forum; Artport Gallery; Petach Tikva Museum of Art; Haifa Museum of Art.  

Yaara Zach, Unreasonable Doubt, 2018, Petach Tikva Museum, Photography: Elad Sarig.

Zach has won awards and endorsements in Israel and abroad, including the Artport scholarship for an artist in the residency program, Outset Studio Makers, Artis, Asylum Arts, the National Lottery and the Rabinovitch Fund, and the Bezalel Academy of Art. Her works have been purchased for various public and private collections in Israel and worldwide.

Top of page: Yaara Zach, Untitled (dancers), 2016, Photography: Elad Sarig.

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