Visual Arts

About Yael Balaban

Born in Moscow, Russia. Lives and works in Haifa.


1978-81: Mathematics and Computer Science BSc TA University.
2004-06: Studies for BA at Midrasha Beit Berl.
2006-08: MFA with excellence at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

Galleries and Cooperations:

2013 – Feinberg Projects Gallery, TA.
2013 – Marina Gisich Gallery, Saint Petersburg.
2013 – Ronit Eden , Amsterdam.
2012 – Marie Laure Fleisch Gallery, Rome.
2009-2012 Shay Arye Gallery TA.

Master class:

2013 – Artistic process Hermitage Center for Youths.

Future exhibitions:

2014 – Kibbutz Gallery project Tel Aviv.
Dinner Party – 39 woman artists chosen in honor of Judith Chicago, Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art.

Solo Exhibitions:

2013 – 2 solo exhibitions: Incorporeal Reality, Marina Gisich Gallery, Saint Petersburg.
2012 – Making Order, Municipal Gallery, Rehovot.
2011 – Lost Time, Artist Wall, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod.
2010 – Kapusta, Shay Arye Gallery, T.A.
Magen-Antoinette, Beit Kanner Gallery, Rishon Lezion.
The Rhizome Passion, Yigal Alon Museum, Kibbutz Ginosar.
Drawing Attack, Kibbutz Cabri Gallery
2009 – Permanent, Shay Arye Gallery, T.A.
2008 – Six at Saf gallery, Artists House, T.A.
Everybody’s Air, Jerusalem Art Center.
2003 – The Clerk, Eisenberg Gallery, T.A.

Selected Group Exhibitions:


Reshamim V: Jerusalem Biennale of Drawing.
Variations of dance: Yavne artist workshop.
Love art: Tel Aviv Open Studio.
Visual Script: The Wilfrid Israel Museum.
Vienna Artfair: With Marina Gisich gallery.
Art Moscow: with Marina Gisich Gallery.
Galil Paint: Hazor Glilit Institute.
Site Specific 3: Nahmani 15 Tel Aviv.
Jane Walking: Haifa Museum Jane’s walkings project.
Curating “Urban Nature” exhibition.
Knitted Registry: The International Curatorial Studies Program CCA
Come closer: Feinberg Projects Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Carrier Pigeon: Flat Iron Gallery NY.
Carrier Pigeon: Grit N Glory NY.
Carrier Pigeon: Metropolis Gallery, NY.
Plaster: Salon Jaffo for Arts, Physicians for human rights.
Site specific: Tel Aviv Gallery.
Local Pulse: TA Artist’s House.
Bologna Art Fair: Italy Bologna Art Fair Foreign Artists.


About Paper: Marie- Laure Fleisch Gallery, Rome.
Left Hand: Schreiber gallery, TA University.
De profundis project: Radio Voice of Music and TV broadcasting.
Work at process: Beit Tami, TA.
Securities: Shay Arye gallery, TA.
Play something: Piano project, TA.
Signature, duo exhibition at Ponte de Sor, Portugal.


Help Mate, Pyramida Center for Signature, duo exhibition at Pontedera, Italy.
Muslala Project, Jerusalem.
Monkeys 9 people, T.A. Israel.
Drawing Connection, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy.
International Mail Art Exhibition Swap, Richmond Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Edges & curves, Haggus Society, LA, California, USA.
Nurtureart Annual Benefit, NY, USA.
Wood’s way, Gallery of Tiveon.
Much More Contemporary, Young art & Discount, Shay Arye, T.A.
Black flowers do not exist, Pyramida, Haifa.
On the Edge, Artist’s House, T.A.
Carrier Pigeon, Sacred Gallery. N.Y.
Rodina-Motherhood, Pyramida, Haifa.
Open studio, Aritst invites another Artist, Pyramida, Haifa.
Bread & Roses, MInshar, an art School, T.A.


Haifa-Povlidiv-Bulgaria, Bulgaria and Haifa.
Neighbourhood, Holiday of Holidays Project, Haifa.
Shamim 4, Drawing Biennale, Artist’s House, Jerusalem.
Sleeping Paralyze, KG45, T.A. Love Arts.
Layers, Pyramida, Haifa.
Dreaming Reality, Pyramida, Haifa.
Sham Festival, K institute of Art Beer Sheva.
Fresh Paint 3, Jaffa.
Selling Happening for “Amutat Tamar”, T.A.
Remains, St-Art Gallery, Serge Tirosh house, Jaffa.
Bank Hapoalim contribution exhibition, Tel Aviv.
Bread and roses, Gallery of Minshar School of arts.
Attention/Art, Art in Haifa.


Links, Holiday of Holidays Festival, Gefen House, Haifa.
Not Necessarily Feminine, Pyramida Gallery, Haifa.
For Sale, Shay Arye Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Environmental Sensibility, Art Biennale in the Menashe Forest, Something Inside the White, Gallery for Art and Culture, Nazareth.
The End is Up There, Pyramida Gallery, Haifa.
Souvenir, Yigal Alon Museum, Kibbutz Ginosar.
Heaven Forbid, Shay Arye Gallery, T.A.


A Question of Control?, Pyramida Gallery, Haifa.
Dreams in Windows, Holiday of Holidays Festival, Haifa.
Alima’s Friends, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Gift, Artopia Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Rakefet Viner Omer.
Souvenir, Pyramida Gallery, Haifa.
Salame 008, MFA graduate exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv, curators: Nahum Tevet and Yossi Breger.
Day and Night, Gilit Fisher Gallery, Tel Aviv.
The Voice of Words, Hazira Performance Art, Jerusalem.
Flock, Gallery of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv.


Engine, Gallery of the Minshar for Art, Tel Aviv, curator: Haim Lusky.
Sleep, Municipal Gallery, Rishon LeZion.
Rockart, Jerusalem Music Center, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem.


Graduate exhibition, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College. Curators: Angela Klein and Shibetz Cohen.


Israeli Art, Reading Power Station, Tel Aviv, curator: Ruti Direktor.
Kir Royal, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Doron Rabina.


About Paper: Contemporary Israeli Art, by Giorgia Calo, Rome. Marie-Laure Gallery.


Carrier-Pigeon-Illustrated-Fiction-and-Find-Art, NY.
Ms.Use: Text & Sex A magazine about Sexuality Art and Culture.



Fresh Paint of Galilee.


Honorary mention for “emerging artist,” Avrahami Prize, Municipal Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion.


Prize for the Encouragement of Artmaking, Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.


Lee Cooper Merit Prize, Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
Since 2008, Young Artists Residency Program, Pyramida Art Center, Haifa.



Bank Hapoalim.
Shlomo Gross collection.


Lise Curry N.Y.
Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel.


Anat Ahuvi, Israel.
David Reznik, N.Y.
Serge Tiroche Collection, Jaffa, Israel.
Gaby Peretz Collection, Israel.
Avi & Niza Reich Collection, Israel.

Yael Balaban

Visual Arts
Drawing & Painting

Haifa, Israel