Noa Arad Yairi is an Israeli-born Jerusalem-based contemporary artist working mainly in the media of sculpting. Arad Yairi studied visual arts at the NB Haifa School of Design (1984-1988). Soon after her graduation she opened a design studio and has been an art director and graphic designer.
On 2007 Noa closed the studio and started working full time as a sculptor. She is showing in exhibitions since 2009.
Noa sculpts in clay in the subtraction technique. Some sculptures are fired and stay in clay but more often she makes a mold and casts different materials, depending on the subject (cement, polymeric plaster, polyester among others).
Alongside her work in the studio Arad Yairi is working with the Empty House group in artistic ventures since 2012, as an artist and as an artistic manager. She was invited by the Jewish culture festival in Krakow to a residency during the festival, with a group of artists from HaMiffal (an artistic venue in Jerusalem she is one of its founders) on 2018. On 2018 she was invited to an international residency in HaMiffal.
Arad Yairi’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Israel, Europe and in the US. Among them:
2019 “Hinter/vor und nach der Mauer” (Behind /before and after the Wall), 2019, Klostergalerie Zehdenick, Germany. Curator: Jörg Zieprig
2019 “The Schneller Order”, Schneller compound, Jerusalem. Curator: Meydad Eliyahu
2019 The Dream of those who are awake, installation, “Hope”, Rishon LeZion Museum, Curator: Dana Arieli
2018 Madonnas, “New Members”, The Jerusalem Artists’ House, Curator: Noga Davidson
2017 Woman, longitudinal cross-section, “Water, Heart, Face”, The Jerusalem Biennale, Curator: Avital Naor Wexler
2017 from Rituals, “Channa Orloff: Feminist Sculpture in Israel”, Mane-Katz Museum, Haifa, Curator: Svetlana Reingold
2016 Splittings, The 8th Israeli Biennale for Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv. Curator: Dr. Eran Ehrlich
2015/16 One possible future, “Quest”, Beit Benyamini, Tel Aviv ; Tel Hay Museum Curators: Talia Tokatly and Roni Ben-Ari
2012 “Nomansland”, Petach Tikva Museum of Art. Curator: Drorit Gur-Arie
2011 Noman, Visit Nomanssland, Art event, Jerusalem. Self-Broadcasting Council & Muslala group
Arad Yairi teaches sculpture in the Emuna Academic College of Art and Education, and is an advisor for projects at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.