Visual Arts

About Amira Ziyan

Ameera Zyian, born in 1977, lives and works in Yarka, Israel

Zyian is a MFA graduate from Haifa University. Her staged photos echo absence by revealing evidence from a scene that just took place.
The main subjects of Zyian's artworks are women from the Israeli Druze society, alongside social aspects such as identity and gender in the contemporary Druze culture.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2023       "Beyond", Tei-Hai Arts Institute, curators: curating: students for the curating
                course directed by Michal Shachnai                                                        
2023     "Prize exhibition", Gallery Fighters, Lohamei HaGeta'ot, curator:
             Michal Horvitz
2021    " To Know a Book", Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, curator: Shlomit Perry
2021     "Hidden", Amira Ziyan and Kobi Sibony, Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel,
 curator Avshalom Suliman (Dual Exhibtions)                                                         
2021    "A personal journey", State Comptroller Jerusalem, curator:
            Smadar Messing
2021    "Beyond the Body", Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazora, curator: Shir
             Meller-   Yamagushi
2019      The Illuminated Beauty, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, curator,
              Leah Fish 
2018     "Absence Parts", Art Gallery Ramot Menashe, curator: Miri Werner and Yonit
            Kadosh         
2018     "Crystal Palace" Umm El Fahem Gallery, Umm El Fahem, Israel, curator:
             Gilad Ofir
2017     "Houna ve Hounak", Amira Ziyan and Rami Tareef, Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz
             Cabri, Israel, curator: Anat Gatenio (Dual Exhibtions)
2016     "On Bare Concrete", Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel, curator: Avshalom
              Levi
2015     "To Know a Book", The Man in the Galilee Museum, Kibbutz Ginosar, Israel,
              curator: Nava Shoshani
2013     "The Fragments of the Image", Sudfa Gallery, Nazareth, Israel, curator: Manar
             Zoabi
2012     "New Photographs", Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel, curator: Sharon
             Poliakine
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023     " an instinct to change things", Trotter & Sholer Gallery New York, curator:
             Alexis Mendoza
2023      "Tastes of Heaven", Museum for Islamic Art Jerusalem, curators: Dr. Limor
               Yugman, Adi Namia- Cohen
2022     "Autumn Salon", Keren Bar Gil Contemporary Israel Art, Ramat -Hasharon,
             curator: Keren Bar Gil
2022    "Based on a True Story" The Senate Gallery, Ben Gurion University in the Negev,
            curator: Yaron Attar   
2022    "Apparent the Politcal Bady", the GH Gallery presents, Givat
            Haviva,curator:Daniella Saraya
2022    "Rendez-vous", Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri, curator: Tamar Horvitz Livna
2022    "Blazing Sun" Artspace Tel-Aviv, gallery in Kiryat HaMelacha, curator:Shira
            Friedman   
2022    " Through the mirror", Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazora, curator: Shir 
           Meller-   Yamagushi
2022    " Ras Al Khaima art festival 2022"- central exhibition Longing, be- longing,
            Dubai, curator: Sharon Toval   
2022     " Ne/Aga", Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, curator: Alon Razgour
2021     "On Life and death", International Photography Festival Tell Aviv, curator: Yaara Raz Haklai
2021     "Capsule",Supreme Court of Israel, Jerusalem, curator: Dr. Orna Yair
2021    "The Mediterranean Biennale" 4, Haifa, curator: Blue-Simeon Feinero and Avital Bar-Shai
2021    "International Women's Day Exhibition" - Office of the President of the State of Israel
2020    "My Body is a Monument",The African Studies Gallery, curtor:Idit Toledano
2020    "The Moon Reflection on the Asphalt, Studio of Her Own, Jerrusalem, curator: Natalie Peselev Stern.
2020   "Tresspassing", The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, curator: Dr' Sigal    Brkay
2020     "Holiday Dinner", The Beit Henkin Art Gallery in Kfar Yehoshua, curator: Neta Haber
2019      " Winners Exhibition" The Ashdod Museum of Art, curator:Yuval Bitton, Roni Cohen-Binyamini and Dafna Gazit                                                                    
2019     "Breathing space",Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazora, curator: Shir Meller-   Yamagushi
2019 "Memory is a home, After-Barer Ma'alot Arts and Gallery Center- Tarshiha,curator: Noga Migdal
2019    "Tar and milk",Herman Struck Museum, Haifa, Curator: Svetlana Reingold
2019   " Milkweed", Beit Henkin, Kfar Yehoshua, Curator: Orna Etkin Reviv, Eilat Herzwolf, Neta Habe
2019    " Moon reflected in asphalt", Beit Hagefen Gallery, Haifa, curator: Yael Messer and Hadas Glazer
2018    " The Third Space", Beit Hagefen Gallery, Haifa, curator: Yael Messer and       Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari
2018    "Territories Unraveled", Artist House Jerusalem, curator: Irena Gordon
2018     "The Story Behind The Veil"  the Gallery for Israeli art at the Tivaon Memorial Center, curator: Michal Shachnai
2017     "Cabri Gallery Celebrated 40 Years (1977-2017)", Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel, curator: Drora Dekel
2017     "Art Without Borders", Circle 1, Berlin, Germany, curator: Shirley Meshulam
2017     "Art Now – Interior Exterior: Contemporary Israeli Artists", Danchov House, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, curator: Shirley Meshulam
2017     "Feminist Sculpture in Istael", Mané-Katz, Haifa, Israel, curator: Svetlana Reingold
2017     "Art Without Borders", Transform! Europe, Vienna, Austria, curator: Shirley Meshulam
2016     "In My Own Way", The Apter Barrer Arts Center, Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel,            curator: Noga Migdal
2016     "To Be More than a Rock", P8 Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel,             curator: Sharon Tuval
2016     'Quest", The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel, curator: Roni Ben-Ari (traveling exhibition)
2016     "Textile – Territory – Text", Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, USA,                curator: Irena Gordon
2015     "Quest", Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel,                 curator: Roni Ben-Ari (traveling exhibition)
2014     "To Cross the Sea", Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, curator: Guy Raz
2013     "Museum Without Walls", Beit Hagefen Gallery, Haifa, curator: Yeala Hazut
2013     "Bread and Roses", Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012     "Temporary Name", Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel, curator: Drora Dekel
2012     "40th Anniversary of the University of Haifa", University of Haifa, Israel,                curator: Sharon Poliakine
2012     "Dialogue Encounter", Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel, curator: Drora Dekel
2011     "Face to Face", the Mormon University, Jerusalem, Israel
2011     "Certified Copy", Beit Hagefen Gallery, Haifa, Israel, curator: Yeala Hazut
 
RESIDENCIES
2022    Venezia Contemporanea Italy
2022    RU (Residency Unlimited), Brooklyn, NY
 
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Artis Residency RU Grant Support   2023  
2022   Oscar Handler Award from Kibbutz Lohamei HaGetaot
2020   The The Pais Culture Council’s Grant for the solo exhibition “at Wilfrid Israel
           Museum, Kibbutz Hazora
2020   Spectial commendation of "Beki Prize" for the year 2020, from the Assoication
           for women's Art and Gender Research in Israel.
2020    Joshua Rabinowitz Foundation for the Tel Aviv Arts
2017   The Israel Ministry of Culture Creativity Encouragement Award
2016   Pais Cultural Fund’s Grant for a solo exhibition at the Umm El Fahem Gallery
2010   High Achievement in Final Project Award by the Friends of the University of
           Haifa
2009   The Shpilman Award for Photography Students, The Shpilman Institute, Tel
           Aviv
2008   The Saar Efroni Artist Prize, Israel
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
- Haifa Museum of Art
- Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, Germany
- The Israel Knesset
- Diana Lipton
- CCC/A   the Core Collection of Contemporary Art, NYU  
- Umm El Fahem Art Gallery
- Adv. Kofti Mazen, Jerusalem
- The law firm of Herzog Fox Ne'eman, Tel Aviv
- Private collections in Israel and abroad
 
* Member of the judging panel at the International Photography Festival, 2021
* Member and committee for the study of women and gender, 2023

Amira Ziyan

Visual Arts
Photography

Yarka, Israel

Artist Gallery