Alma Itzhaky, (b. 1984) lives and works in Tel Aviv, has received her Fine Arts Diploma from Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College (2005), and graduated the Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio Program at Hamidrasha School of Art (2012). Currently, Itzhaky is teaching at the interdisciplinary art department at the Shenkar Academy. Itzhaky’s paintings and drawings are rooted in the social and political reality of Israel. Her work has been featured in numerous local and international solo and group exhibitions, most recently in a solo exhibition at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art (2015). Among numerous prizes and scholarships Itzhaky was granted the Rappaport Prize for a Young Artist (2014), and the Osnat Mozes Painting Prize (2012).
In addition to her work as an artist, Itzhaky engages in writing and philosophy. She is an alumnus of The Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students, at Tel-Aviv University and currently writing her PhD in philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Itzhaky focuses on Psychoanalysis, aesthetics and Political philosophy.
2012-2016 PhD in Philosophy, Tel Aviv University
2011-2012 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio Program, Hamidrasha School of Art,
Beit Berl College
2002-2005 Fine Arts Diploma, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College
(summa cum laude)
2013 present Professor of Painting at the multidisciplinary Art Department, Shenkar
College of Engineering, Design, and Art, Ramat Gan
2012-2013 Lecturer and Program Coordinator at the Advanced Interdisciplinary
Studio Program, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College
2017 The city is the pot, and we are the meat, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016 Iscorit, Be’eri Gallery, Israel
2015 Judaea Navalis, recipient of the Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, Tel
Aviv Museum of Art (catalogue)
2012 Living Room, Osnat Mozes Prize for Young Artists, Artists House, Jerusalem;
2008 New Paintings, 2006-2008, Artists Studios, Tel Aviv
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Ingathering, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2015 Temporary Relocation: The Bronner Residency, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel,
Düsseldorf and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (catalogue)
2012 Midaya, MoBY Museum of Bat Yam
Minor Exhibition, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv
Passive, Aggressive, Expressive, Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel
Exile, Host and Guest collaborative project led by Dora Garcia, Tel Aviv
Museum of Art; curated by Steven Madoff (catalogue)
2011 Emerging Artists Hothouse, Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv
Fire in Foxes’ Tails, Rothschild 12 Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 Dead Horse, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Grants and Awards
2016 Shortlisted for the Sovereign Middle East and North Africa Art Prize
NARS Foundation International Residency, New York, NY
2014 Artist Career Development Program, Artport, Artis and Asylum Art
Rappaport Prize for Young Israeli Artist
2012 The Bronner Residency, Düsseldorf
Osnat Mozes Prize for Young Artists
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
Alma Itzhaky, “Fascism Is Already Here: Roee Rosen’s Out,” Maarvon Magazine, no.
8, ed. Joshua Simon (Summer-Autumn 2012), pp. 82-83.
Alma Itzhaky, “And Reality Enters Your Film: a Conversation with Guy Ben-Ner and
Avi Mugrabi,” Hamidrasha 16 / The Screened Image 2: Ideas/Interviews, ed. Gilad
Meltzer (Autumn 2013), pp. 25-49.
Alma Itzhaky, “Belief and Disbelief in Painting,” Hamidrasha 17: Judaism, ed. Gilad
Meltzer (Autumn 2014), pp. 169-181.