Maya Attoun Born in 1974, Jerusalem. lives and works in Tel-Aviv. She received her BFA and MFA (1997, 2006) from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design,.
She has been honored with a number of awards such as the Cultural Ministry award, 2018; The Creative Encouragement Award, 2012; Oscar Handler Award, 2010; Young Artist Award, 2009; and the Oded Messer Award, 2007.
Attoun has had solo and group exhibitions in numerous institutions Such as Magazin III, Jaffa,2020: The Jerusalem Print Workshop, 2019; The Jewish Museum, London, 2018; The Tel Aviv Museum, 2018; RMCA, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Gouangzhou, 2016; Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2015; MACRO Testaccio, Rome 2013; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem , 2011; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2009.
Maya Attoun's installations typically encompass a variety of media, including murals, drawings, prints, sculptural objects, ready-mades and sound art. Drawing is often at the basis of her initial gesture, setting the tone for a project and outlining its theme. Her work is engaging a dialogue between thought processes, intuited gestures, materials and images. Her work reflects on modernity, and the intersection of myth, narrative and science.