Orit Ishay, B. 1961 Tel Aviv Jaffa, Lives and works in Tel Aviv, active artis in the fileds of photography and Video Art. A lecturer of Photography and Creative Place Making studies at Sapir School of Art Academic College.
Studies: Postgraduated of The Fine Arts Program at Hamidrasha Faculty of The Arts, Beit Berl Academic College (2012, with honors). In 2007 graduated with honors from the Arts in Education Program at David Yellin College; in 2006 I graduated with honors from the Photography Department at Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music, Jerusalem.
Ishay’s work has been exhibited in museums and art institutions in Israel and abroad, among them: Beit Uri&Rami Nehostan Museum IL; Anca Poterasu Gallery Bucharest (2018); DANA art gallery kibbutz Yad Mordechai IL (2018); Cristina Koenig Gallery Vienna (2017); Prague City Gallery House of Photography, CZ (2017); Historical Museum Beit Hankin Kfar Yehoshua, IL (2016); , Petach Tikva Museum of Art, IL (2015); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL (2014); MNAC, National Museum for Contemporary Art, Bucharest(2013); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2012); Ashdod Art Museum, MonArt Center Ashdod IL (2012); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2011); Total Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA), Seoul, Korea (2012); Derby Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2011), Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria (2010).
Grants and awards: ARAC-Artist in Residence program Bucharest (2018); Petach Tikva Museum – video production grant(2015); Artist in Residence Árad- Art-architecture’ program, Arad, IL(2015); Guest Artist In Residence Studio Program, The Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem, IL(2015); Museum Quartier Wien, Quartier21 Artist-in-Residence Studio Program(2014); Jerusalem Print Workshop, a scholarship for a yearly new project & exhibition(2012); The Gottesman Etching Center, Residency and grant for creating a project , Kibbutz Cabri, IL (2011); the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts (2009); Recipient of the Sharett Scholarship, awarded by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation – Sharett Creative Exellnece Grant (2006-7 and 2007-8);
Ishay’s work is represented in a number of public and private collections, among them: Mumok Museum of Modern Art Vienna; MOCAK Museum of Contemporaray Art Krakow Poland; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; CCA Tel Aviv Video Archive; Ashdod Art Museum; Bank Ha’poalim; America-Israel Cultural Foundation; private collections in Israel and abroad.