Lena Zaidel
Born in 1962 in St. Petersburg
Settled in Israel in Jan. 1976
with her parents Olga and Felix Rabinovich
Married to an artist Oded Zaidel since 1989
Their daughter Neta born in 1992
Lives and works in Jerusalem since 1990

Education

1988 - Continuing education at Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
1987 - Graduate of the Department of Graphic Design, 
          Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem 

Courses and Programs

2000-2003 - The MOFET Institute for Educators, Tel Aviv
2000-2004 - Arcane School of Universal Spirituality, Geneva
1997-2003 - Meditation, Teacher  Training in Psychic Reading, 
                  Hechal - Jerusalem Center for Universal Spirituality 
1980-1981 - Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism, Institute of 
                  Kabbalah Research, Tel Aviv

Work

1989 - 2001 - Founded and managed a studio for
                    visual communications
 
Teaching Experience (Drawing, Illustration, Basic Design)

1999 - Musrara School of Photography, Jerusalem
Since 1997 - Private lessons in drawing 
1994 - Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
1993-1995 - Ort College, Jerusalem 
1993-1994 - Hadassah College, Jerusalem
1991-2007 - Emunah College, Jerusalem 
1989-1990 - Meimad School, Tel Aviv 

Instruction (Meditation, Psychic Reading)

2007-2008 - Feng Shui Academy, "East-West" School, Tel Aviv 
2001-2009 - Feng Shui Academy, Schuster Center, Ramat Aviv

Collections

The Israel Museum, Drawing and  Prints Department, Jerusalem, 2015
Gideon Ofrat, Jerusalem, 2013
Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, 2007
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Irina and Alex Vernik, Jerusalem, 2014
Lena and Leonid Zeiger, Jerusalem, 2013
Peter Kriksunov, Jerusalem, 2013
Dima Noff, Jerusalem, 2013
Ira and Michael Grobman, Tel Aviv, 2013
Lena and Asaf Pasternak, Tel-Aviv, 2012
Yosef David, Jerusalem, 2010
Lena and Alon Goldman, Jerusalem, 2010
Elena Gendelev-Kurilov, Jerusalem, 2008
Mikhail Gendelev, Moscow, 2008
Rutty and Yuval Weitzman, Mesilat Zion, 2003
Nurit and Ofer Levy, Mesilat Zion, 2003 
Yael and Zohar Moskovitch, Mevazeret Zion, 2003
Vered and Amir Bitan, Jerusalem, 2003
Dafna and Zeev Goldberg, Ramat-Aviv, 2003

Elena Tolstoy and Michael Weisskopf, Jerusalem, 2000
Yoram Halevy, Haifa, 2000
Mikhal and Tristan Troudart, Jrusalem, 1999
Naama and Efraim Zaidel, Jerusalem, 1998
Neta Peleg, Haifa, 1990
Farideh and Said Golbahar, Jerusalem, 1987

Igor Gurevich, Giv´ataim, 1984

Exhibition Curated

2016 - Ruth Schreiber, Beyond Rubies, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2015 - Nadia Adina Roze, The Earthy Sky-2,
          Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem 
2014 - Oded Zaidel, The Factory Yard, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
        - Sasha Okun and Ronen Siman Tov, Shoshana and Mordechai 
          Ish-Shalom Awards, CREDO, The artist as a Private Detective, 

          Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2013 - Nadia Adina Rose, The Earthy Sky, Agripas 12 
          Gallery, Jerusalem
        - Michael Yakhilevich, An Air Siren, Agripas 12 
          Gallery, Jerusalem
2012 - Natasha Kuznetzova, For Whom the Music
          is Playing, Ha´Bait Ha´Adom Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010 - Michael Yakhilevich, Bon Voyage, The Artist´s House, Jerusalem
        - Natasha Kuznetsov, A Different Reality,  
          The Artist´s House, Jerusalem
        - Four Walls, Agripas 12 Gallery,Jerusalem
2008 - Oded Zaidel, Romema-Talpiot, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2007 - New Mambers, with Oded Zaidel, The Artist´s House, Jerusalem
2005 - Oded Zaidel, Ziurnoff (Landscape Painting), 
          Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem

Spesial Projects

2016 - Pubication of Michail Gendelev´s poems on Hebrew
          "In the Gardens of Allah", Keshev Publishing
          House, Tel-Aviv
2014 - Publication of Michail Grobman´s poems on Hebrew, 
          Translated by Lena and Oded Zaidel in Literary
          Review "GAG", (N-32)
2013 - Publication of Michail Grobman´s poems on 
          Hebrew "Liberty Arrives Naked", Translated by 
          Lena and Oded Zaidel, "Keshev" Publishing 
          House, 
Tel Aviv
        - Publication of Michail Grobman´s poems on 
          Hebrew "Liberty Arrives Naked", Translated by 
          Lena and Oded Zaidel, "Keshev" Publishing 
          House, 
Tel Aviv
2012 - Animation film for M. Gendelev´s poem
2010-2012 - Produssing and montage of documentary videos
2011-2012 - Publication of M.Gendelev´s and M.Grobman´s poems 
                  in Literary Review "Ktovet 4"and "Ktovet 5"
2010-2011 - Translation of Michail Grobman´s Poetry (from Russian 
                  to Hebrew)
                - Translation of Michael Gendelev´s Poetry ( from Russian 
                  to Hebrew)
2008-2013 - Chif of Exhibition Board, The Jerusalem Artists´ House

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lena Zaidel,
2011, Jerusalem, Photo: Dima Noff

Awards 

2016 - Shoshana Ish-Shalom Award for Artwork  
1987 - Bezalel Academy Prize for  
          designing the banner for Israel´s 39th Anniversary
1983 - Young Artists Scholarship,  
          America-Israel Cultural Foundation (Sharet Foundation)

Solo Exhibitions 

2015 - Almost Paradise, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem,
          Curator: Oded Zaidel
2013 - Wolves of the Gospel, The Gallery in  Kibbutz Beery, 
          Curator: Ziva Yalin
        - Street Wolves, The Jerusalem Artists´ House,
          Curator: Albert Suisa
2007 - All the Places Are Holy - II, Agripas 12 Gallery,
          Jerusalem, Curator : Oded Zaidel (Catalogue)
2006 - All the Places Are Holy, Cliff (Al Ha Tzuk) Gallery,      
          Netanya, Curator : Monica Lavy (Catalogue)
2003 - Wolves, The Jerusalem Artists´ House
          Curator : Tami Bezalely - Shohat
2000 - Demeter, Antea Gallery,             
          Jerusalem, Curator : Rita Mendes-Flohr 
1999 - Painted Friends, Musrara School of Photography, 
          Jerusalem, Curator : Oded Zaidel

Duo Exhibitions (with Oded Zaidel)

2016 - Lena and Other Animals, Panoramas, Tova Ossman Gallery
2012 - The Monastery, The Surface, Agripas 12 Gallery,
          Curator: Yonatan Amir
        - Jrusalem Panorams, The Migdal David Gallery,
          Tel-Aviv, Curator: David Sharir 
2009 - Nina Gallery, Gilo, Jerusalem, 
           Curator: Boris Lekar

Group Exhibitions

2017 - Between Covered and Discovered, Skeeze Gallery, 
           Beyt Ot Ha-Mutzar, Jrusalem, Curators: Bitya Rosenak, 
           Gabi Yair
2017 - Like a Whisper, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem

           Curators: Alejandra Okret, Doron Adar
2017 - Naight Sailing, "Makom le Omanut" Gallery, TLV, Tel-Aviv,  
           Curator: Shosh Averbukh
2017 - Between sacred and profane, Skeeze Gallery, Beyt Ot Ha-
          Mutzar, Jerusalem, Curators: Bitya Rosenak, Gabi Yair
2016 - Bestiary, Skeeze Gallery, Jerusalem, Curators:      
          Marina Genkina, Marina Shelest
2015 - Ghosts and Demons, The New Gallery,
           Jerusalem, Curator: Max Epstein
        - Beuys, Beuys, Beuys, Meshuna Gallery, Tel-Aviv, 
          Curator: Liav Mizrahi
2012 - The Dark Side, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Curators: 
          Sara-Nina Meridor, Oded Zaidel
        - Mother Tonge - National Language, Beyt Yad-Le´Banim
          Gallery, 
Rishon Le´Zion, Curator: Keren Wisshouse, (Catalogue)
        - Fresh Paint-5, Contemporary Art Fair, Agripas12 Gallery, 
          Tel Aviv
        - Footstaps in the Desert, The Gallery in Kibbutz Beery 
          Gallery,(with artists of Agripas12 Gallery and artists from 
          Fhoenix, Arizona), Curator: Ziva Yalin
        - Jerusalem - sacred and profane, Stern Gallery, 
          Curator: Debby Luzia
2011 - Fresh Paint-4, Contemporary Art Fair,
          Agripas 12 Gallery, Tel Aviv
        - The lie of the land, The Diaghilev, Tel Aviv          
          Curator: Tamar Tadmor
2010 - "Wolf,Wolf!" - Beit Kener, Rishon le Zion, Curator : Efi Gan 
          (Catalogue)
        - Fresh Paint-3, Contemporary Art Fair, Agripas 12 gallery, 
          Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv
        - Four Walls, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem Curator: Lena
          Zaidel
        - Traces IV, Biennale for Drowing in Israel, The Jerusalem
          Artists´ House, Jerusalem, Chif Curator: Tamar Manor
          Fridman 
(Catalogue)
2009 - Heshbon Nefesh, High Touch Gallery, Herzyliya, Curator :  
          Dafna Naor
2008 - Antea Darom, Kaye College of Education, Be´er Sheva,
          Curators : Rita Mendes Flohr, Nomi Tannhauser
        - Manofim Project, Broken Phone, The Artists Workshops, 
          Jerusalem
        - Manofim Project, Edges ,The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium,
          Jrusalem, Curator : Yosi Davara, (Catalogue)
        - Jerusalem - Surface Fractures, The Jerusalem Artists ´House, 
          Curators : Israel Hadany, Zvi Tolkovsky, Hedva Shemesh  
          (Catalogue)
2007 - The Desert Generation, The Jerusalem Artists´ House,
          The Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Orgenizers : Larry Abramson,
          David Tartakover , Saliman Mantzur, David Reeb
        - Traces - III , The Third Biennale for Drawing in Israel, 
          The Jerusalem Artists´ House, Chif Curator : Dalia Manor ,
          (Catalogue)
        - The Alchemists, The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium,
          Jerusalem, Curator : Shosh Averbukh, (Catalogue) 
2006 - Ebb and Flow, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem  
2005 - Traces - II , The Second Biennale for Drawing in Israel, The 
          Jerusalem Artists´ House, Curator : Dror Burnstein,(Catalogue)
2004 - IV International Biennale of Drawing, Pilsen, Czech Republic,
          (Catalogue)
        - Place for Contemporary Art, High Touch Gallery, 
          Herzyliya, Curator : Daphna Naor
2002 - New Members Exhibition, The Jerusalem Artists´ House,
          Curators : Yemima Ergas, Nomi Tannhauser
1995 - Poetic Images, The Jerusalem Artists´ House, (Catalogue)
1982 - From Symbol to Technology, Leviathan Group, The Jerusalem 
          Theatre, Curator : Michael Grobman,(Catalogue)

 


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