Visual Arts

About Shy Abady

Shy Abady is an Israeli artist (born in 1965 in Jerusalem). Over the years, Abady created "biographical" series, which followed individual figures (including, Nijinsky, Hannah Arendt and Radu Klapper, Paul Celan).Other series addressed historical-political themes (Including, "My Other Germany", "Augusta Victoria", "Back to the Levant").In some other series, (" Icon – the Golden Age", "The Return of Desire"), Abady examines the language of art itself and the aesthetic influences and relationships between Western-Christian art and Jewish-Israeli art. Abady's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in many galleries and museums in Israel and abroad.


M.A. Art history , Tel Aviv University

B.A. in art Hamidrasha Beit – Berl

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Augusta Victoria, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 Radu, Zadik Gallery, Jaffa
2009 The revolution that danced, Tel Aviv Opera House
2006 Hannah Arendt Project, Jerusalem Artists’ House
2006 Icon – The Golden Age, The Artists’ House, Tel-Aviv
2006 Hannah Arendt Project, Hannah Arendt Zentrum, Oldenburg
2006 Hannah Arendt Project, Heinrich Boell Foundation Gallery, Bremen
2005 Hannah Arendt Project, Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main
1999 For Your Feet Only, The Artists’ Residence, Herzeliya
1998 Anatomy of Myth, Jerusalem Theater
1998 Caressing, Beit-Haam Gallery, Tel Aviv
1995 From Reality to Myth Nijinsky, Beit-Ariela, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Turning Points, Hungarian National Gallry, Budapest (Catalog)
2014 Back to Berlin, Herzliya Museum of contemporary Art

2013 Fans, Zadik Gallery, Jaffa
2012 On a Small Scale, Zadik Gallery, Jaffa
2011 – Appropriated Place, Zadik Gallery, Jaffa
2010 Jewish Icons- Andy Warhol and Israeli Artist, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv
2009 Groom and Bride, The Jaffa Museum
2008 Beware the aftereffects, Infernoesque, Berlin
2004 Tel Aviv Profile, City Hall building, Tel Aviv
2001 Traces, Contemporary drawing in Israel, Jerusalem Artists’ House

Israeli Lottery, support in producing the catalogue for the series Radu 2011

2000 Residency in the Cite des Arts, Paris, scholarship from the Israeli Municipality of Art and Cultur

Artist Photo Gallery

Shy Abady

Visual Arts
Drawing & Painting

Tel Aviv, Israel
Grant Recipient

Artist Gallery