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DR. Zvika israel

General background:
Dr. Zvika Israel (born 1954) artist, poet, curator and manages arts and cultural institutes. A member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors in Israel since 1986 and a member of the International Miniatures Association, Israel. Established, and from 1999 has served as the chairman of the International Cultural Union, whose aim is to form a bridge between groups, communities and nations through art and culture.

Supervises students for academics degrees at all levels in universities in Israel and worldwide.

Editor-in-Chief of the high-quality special-interest magazine KAN – Israel Arts Reality, that aims to reflect the contemporary arts scene in Israel, in cooperation with prominent museums, galleries and cultural institutes in Israel.

Selected One-Man Exhibitions
1987 Chagall Artists House, Haifa; 1989 Artists' House, Ein Hod, 1989;

1989 Artists' House, Jerusalem; 1990 Municipal Museum, Ramat Gan; 1991 Wilfrid Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea; 1991 Farm Museum, Kfar Tabor; 2000 'Genesis', Bible Museum, Tel Aviv; 2000 Aritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv; 2002 Gerard Bechar Theatre; 2005 International Congress Center, Haifa; 2005 Kastra Arts Center, Haifa; 2009 Chagall Artists' Center, Haifa.

Selected Group Exhibitions
1982 Art Expo, New York; 1982-1983 Israeli Artists in USA Jewish Centers; 1988 Ramat Gan Municipal Museum; 1998 'Negev Desert', Dimona Municipal Museum; 2002 Municipality Gallery, Baltimore, USA; 2002 MOMA Washington; 2002 'Art in a Changing World' international peripatetic exhibition, (Peking Arts and Design Academy, 'Tasingoa' University and 'Capital Normal' University in China and 'Lalit Kala' Naitional Academiy of Arts, New Delhi, India); 2004 7th International Salon for Miniatures, Paris; 2009 Chagall Artists' House, Haifa.

Zvika israel's Concept of Artistic creation:
Zvika Israel's work is founded on the values of coloour and substance, drawing inspiration from reality through the use of visual images, expressing his aesthetic consciousness through symbols, as a metaphor for life. His works examine aesthetic trends in art, in relation to the reality in Israel. Creative works are constructed from a wealth of memories that enable Israel to elicit abstraction from nature, to represent the essence of a landscape and its immensity in a just a few sparse lines, sharpening and empowering the aesthetic and philosophical sense of his works in their entirety. Additionally, his works explore questions of identity, employing metaphorical forms, that embody additional multiple meaning contents, symbolizing the right to hope and tolerant understanding between man and his environment.

Work as a curator:
Israel served as Artistic Manager in several international festivals including: Alternative Theatre Festival, Acre; 'Nature and Music', Misgav; Israel Festival, Jerusalem.

1995-2009 Curator for galleries and art institutes in Israel and curator under the auspices of the Israel Foreign Ministry in museums worldwide; 2003 Ljubljana Castle Museum, Slovenia; 2004, Der Kunstraum Vienna, Austria;.
2005-2007 Municipal Gallery, Lyons; Bucharest National Museums, Sibiu, Brasov and Cluge, Rumania.
2004-2007 Su-On International Gallery in Zoffingen, near Zurich Switzerland; Lugano Municipal Museum.

Creative writing:
Israel has produced a variety of exhibition catalogues on issues relating to society and arts and culture and contributed to magazines and journals in Israel and in Switzerland.
He has published five books of poetry on subjects relating to society and culture: Between a Plot of Land and a Piece of Native Soil (2005); Like the Creation of a Pearl (2006); Man does not live by Bread alone (2007); For, Lo, the Winter (2008); Yesterday, and also Today (2009). Tel Aviv: Tzivonim Publishers

Academic studies:
1996-1997 University of Tel Aviv, Israel, Management of Cultural and Arts Institutions
1998-2006 Leeds University, U.K. B.A. and M.A. in Education through Arts 1999;
2002-2006 Anglia Ruskin University, UK. Ph.D. in Arts and Philosophy

Membership of public committees:
2000-2003 Member of Directive Committee for Minister of Culture Prize.
2002-2009 Chairman Haifa Municipality Judgment Committee for Struck Prize
2002-2006 Member of Public Spaces Sculpture Committee, Haifa.
1998-2006 Member of Haifa Municipal Culture Committee, Artistic Manager of 'Femina' Festival for International Women's Day celebrations.
2006 Chairman of Judgment Committee at 'Creators Exhibit' Festival in cooperation with Haifa high schools.