Visual Arts

About Aya Eliav

Eliav was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2002 graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts “Bezalel” in Jerusalem. In 2003 she completed her studies specializing at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome. Since 2006 she has been active in the art world as a painter and later on also as a video and performance artist, exhibiting in Israel and worldwide, solo and group exhibitions. Eliav has been teaching applied art since 2009, either in private classes as well as in a professor position in “Estudio Nomada” (Barcelona) and in the department for art and design, in “Hayovel” school, (Herzeliya, Israel).

Eliav was invited as an artist guest to the AFAR residency program, Israel (2017) as well as to the ArtVenture residency program in St. Helena, California (2018)

Eliav received a scholarship for specialization in art studies from the Israeli/Italian foreign ministry 2003, and her works are featured in various art collections worldwide, among them: The Olympic Art Center, Beijing, China, Videobrasil Festival archive, Sao Paolo, Brazil, B.I.M Archive, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bank Leumi collection, Tel Aviv, Israel, Bank Hapoalim collection, Tel Aviv, Israel, Isrotel Hotels collection, Israel.

Main solo exhibitions and performances:

“Growth”, Galeria Mutuo, Barcelona, Spain (2019);
“Waymarks” Artventures gallery, Menlo Park, California, USA (2018);
Alumá, Galeria Vanguardia, Bilbao, Spain (2015);
A Crawling Home Narrative, Galeria ArtStation, Tel Aviv, Israel (2014);
Inundation Land, Haifa Museum for Arts, Israel (2012);
Art Idol, 17th Video Brasil Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2011);
Remanents, Artists’ House, Tel Aviv (2010);
Feelings of Descent, Artists’ House, Jerusalem (2009)

Main events and exhibitions that have featured her works:

Arte Emergente Sabadell 2017, Sabadell (2017);
Museo provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez, Santa Fe, Argentina (2017);
BIM, Biennale del Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires (2015);
Art Revolution, The World Trade Center, Taiwan (2015);
Swab Art Fair, Barcelona (2014) The Barbican Institute, London (2012);
Optica Festival – Madrid, Girona, Buenos Aires (2011);
The 4th Biennale for Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China, (2010);
The 3rd Fresh Paint Art Fair – Tel Aviv, Israel - 2010

Aya Eliav

Visual Arts

Barcelona, Spain