Leigh Orpaz
Tel: +972-52-2560263
email: leighorpaz@gmail.com
born 1977 New-York


Education:

•"Tel Aviv University" MA, The Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, 2010- today.

• "Bezalel Academy of Art and Design" Master of Fine Arts, Department of Art and Photography, 2005 -2007
• "Bezalel Academy of Art and Design" Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Photography, 1999 – 2003
• "open space-kassel" international workshop for art students, 2007.


Prizes and Awards

• Artis Grant Program, 2015
• Young Artist Award, Israel Ministry of Culture 2013
• Pais Grant- Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Art 2012
• Excellence Scholarship from 2007
• Excellence Scholarship from 2006
• Excellence Scholarship from 2002


Solo Exhibitions:

•"The Present Continuous", Hertzliya Museum of Contemporary Art.
• "Like it Never Happened", Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, May 2011.
• "Minshar" Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel, January 2006.


Group Exhibitions:
• 31st Sao Paulo Biennial
• Young Artist Award exhibition, Haifa Museum
• "Over & Over the Rainbow", the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Feb. 2014
• "Jerusalem Film Festival, Video Art Screening"
Israel Now, Reinventing the Future, Curated by Micol Di Veroli,
MACRO Testaccio museum in Rome, Jan. 2013.
•"Fuori Campo 42/24h", Fuoricampo gallery,Siena,Italy, December, 2011.
•"Making Room: contemporary israeli photography", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, November, 2011.
• “Correspondences”, Yaffo 23 gallery, jerusalem, October, 2010.
• “Longing”, “Shay arye” gallery, May, 2010.
• “In Between”, “ Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center , Ashdod, March, 2010.
• “My Camp”, “Inga” & Minshar Galleries ,Tel Aviv, November, 2009.
• “Last summer”, The Israel Photography Festival, Tel aviv, october, 2009.
• “Lolita”,” office in Tel aviv” gallery, September, 2009.
• “Artlv 09” the tel aviv- yafo biennial,September, 2009.
• "League,100 years-101 women", Amiad center, Tel Aviv, June, 2009.
• "artist@work","Left Bank Gallery", Tel Aviv, May 2009.
• "Power shows 04", museum of fine arts gallery, Taipei national university of the arts, Taipei, February, 2009.
• "Tel Aviv my love" ,"Office in Tel Aviv" Gallery, Tel Aviv, January 2009.
• "There must be something more than this","kav 16" Gallery, Tel Aviv,January 2009.
• "Speed of light", part of the "VideoZone-4, The 4th international video art biennial in israel", the israeli center for digital art, holon, December 2008.
• "True Love", "Shay Arye" Gallery, Tel Aviv, October 2008.
• "Ramat Hasharon biennale for young artists", Ramat Hasharon, Israel, October 2008.
• "Mermaid", "Inga" Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 2008.
• "Borderline/ Mirrorlike" Taiwan-Israel young artist exchange exhibition, Taipei, July 2008.
• Graduate Exhibition "Bezalel Academy of Art and Design", M.F.A program Tel -Aviv,
June 2007.
• "Haashkenazim", "Hamidrasha" Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel, February-April 2004.
• Graduate Photography Exhibition, "Bezalel Academy of Art and Design", Jerusalem, Israel, July 2003.


Publications:
• Haarretz, Newspaper, By Eitan Bogani, 7 October 2013
• Tel Aviv City Mouse, Exhibition Review, By Hila Shkolnik Brener, 31 May 2011
• Haaretz, Newspaper, Exhibition review, By Uzi Tzur, 27 May 2011
• Haarretz, Newspaper, Exhibition review, By Smadar Sheffi, 24 May 2011
• Artforum, Correspondences, By Miguel Amado, 8 December 2010


Teaching Posts:
• 2012- current Photography, Avni Institute
• 2011-2012 Guide, Herzliya Museum