Gallery talk in the exhibition:

  Artist: Hila Ben Ari, Sign (Ot) 2016    
 Photo: Asaf Saba            


The Jerusalem Biennale is dedicated to exploring the places in which Contemporary Art and the Jewish World of Content meet. It is a stage for professional artists, who create today and refer in their work to Jewish thought, spirit, tradition or experience, to exhibit their work in Jerusalem.

Diversity and Dialogue
The main mission of the Jerusalem Biennale is to allow different creative forces to manifest themselves, in Jerusalem, within the framework of Contemporary Jewish Art.
The Biennale strives to exhibit the most updated, challenging, creative and varied selection of exhibitions and events under that framework.

The Biennale explores the possibility of expanding the concept of Jewish Art beyond the field of Judaica (though it is certainly possible that works of Judaica will be incorporated in the exhibitions) to mediums such as photography, video art, installation and performance. The Biennale works in a bottom-up approach — we do not try to define what Contemporary Jewish Art is, but rather to discover a variety of creative responses that this combination might provoke.

Watershed 2017

Adam: Male and Female Created He Them | October 2 – November 16

Participating Artists: Micha Ullman, Efrat Natan ,Hilla Ben Ari, Nechama Golan
The deep structure of the works reveals the common roots between these working artists who belong to different social and religious circles: Bringing together these works reveals a common ground, that of Jewish culture and its position of full equality between women and men.

Curators: Rivka Baklash and Ruti Rubenstein

Gallery talk in the Jerusalem Biennale exhibition:

Friday | October 20 | 12:00 | Rivka Baklash with the artist: Nechama Golan

*Free with museum admission

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  Artist: Hila Ben Ari, 'Dawn', 2011                                                              Artist: Nechama Golan  

Photo: Amit Yasour                                                                    Created as Male and Female, 2016-2017                    


Artist: Efrat Natan                                                        Artist: Micha Ullman                     

Yousef 1980-2017                                                           Who What, 2009