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Born in 1950 in Israel. Lives and works in Israel.
Teaches at Bezalal Art Academy (Jerusalem) at the Architecture department and the interdisciplinary department.

EDUCATION

1972
B.A studies at the Fine Art Department and the Geography Department, Haifa University.
1988
Studies at the Art History Department, Tel Aviv University.


SPECIAL PROJECTS

2009
Stage Installation for "The Tempest" Shakespeare, Director: Jarg Pataki, Freiburg Theater, Germany.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Phantom Landscapes, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris.
Phantom Landscapes, Stux Gallery, New York, NY.

2008
Kibbutz, Bochum Art Museum, Germany (A Cooperation with Patrick Feigenbaum, Paris).

2007
dsArt Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany.
Deep Skin, Herzelia Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel.

2006
And I was filled with shame and fear, installation work in the frame of the Exhibition: Light Art with Artificial Light, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2005
GreenBlueprint (Lament), Bauhouse Fisher, Wuppertal, Germany.

2004
After Images, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany.
Special Drafts, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2003
UnseenScene (10th Letter), Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany.
UnseenScene (10th Letter), Kunstverein Oldenburg, Germany.
UnseenScene (9th Letter), Haifa Museum of Art, Israel.

2001
The Irrationality of Rationality Itself, installed within the framework of: Israeli Art Today, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan.

2000
Echolalia, Kasseler Kunstverein, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel.

1999
Space is never less than doubled or Daddy dear, come to the Luna-Park, Museum of Modern Art, Ein-Harod, Israel.

1998
La ville d’à côté / Unmentionable Neighborhood MAC, Galeries Contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, France.

1997
Mental Maps - Involuntary Memory, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; a project within the framework of Deutshlandbilder.
Mental Maps - Involuntary Memory, Kassel, 1997, Documenta X, Kassel, Germany.

1995
Mental Maps - Default Space, National Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zachenta, Warsaw, Poland, within the framework of: Where is Abel, Thy Brother?

1993
Mental Maps - Production Halls, Museum of Modern Art, Ein-Harod, Israel.

1990
Artist’ Studios, Aika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Les chemins du dessin, Communs du Château de Tanlay, Auxerre.

2009
Á Fleur de Peau II: Le Dessin à l'épreuve, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris.

2008
Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum.

2006
Mini Israel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

2004
Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2003
Das Recht des Bildes – The Jewish Perspective in Modern Art, Bochum Art Museum, Bochum, Germany.
Drawing Exhibition, Binet Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1996
Critical Utopia, Ein-Harod Museum of Art.

1994
The Sense that Something Happened, Haifa University Art Gallery.
Anxiety, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel.
Artist House, Tel Aviv.
The Suitcase, Gallery Bugrashove, Tel-Aviv.
Different Natures, La Défense, Paris; Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona.

1993
Informationsdienst, Gallery Barbara Gross, Munich; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz.
Informationsdienst, Gallery Barbara Weiss, Berlin; Art Acker, Berlin; Gallery Marc Jancov, Zürich.

1992
Informationsdienst, Kunstlerhous, Stuttgart; Gallery Kubinski, Cologne; Unfair, Cologne.
The Second Biennale of Sculpture, Ein-Hod, Israel.

1991
The Center of the World, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, England.

1989/90
Contemporary Israeli Art, travelling exhibition in Sweden, Denmark, Spain.

1988
Regga Gallery, Tel-Aviv.

1987
Tel-Hai 87’ – Contemporary Art Meeting.
Landscape Structures, Herzelia Museum of Art.
Meimad Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Towards a Godless Myth, Artist House, Jerusalem.

1985
The front Line, Ein-Harod Museum of Art.
June 85, painting, sculpture and an installation in Tel-Aviv/Jaffa.

1984
“Cycles”, a Contemporary Art Meeting, Ra’anana.

1983
Tel Hai 83, A Contemporary Art Meeting, Tel Hai.

1980
The Biennale for Young Artists, the Museum of Modern Art, Haifa.
Landscape, Climate, Earth, Kibbutz Gallery’ Tel Aviv.


AWARDS

2009
The Prize for Excellency in the Arts, given for the 1st time, Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts.

2003
The Prize of the Minister of Culture, Israel.

2000
Award of Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, INC New York.

1999
Arnold – Bode - Prize, (Founder of Documenta) for the contribution to Documenta X, Kassel, 1997.

1994
The Prize of the Visual Arts Section, Ministry of Science and the Arts, Israel.


COLLECTIONS

2012                       

Donation of the Collection of drawings Florence and Daniel Guerlain, 2012, collection of the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou / Centre de création industrielle

2009
Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany.

2008
Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel.

2000
Staatliche Museen Kassel (oeuvres présentées lors de la Documenta X), Germany. Neue Galerie, Germany.

1999
The Open Museum – Tefen, Israel.

1998
Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

1997
Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, USA.

1996
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel.

1987
The Open Museum – Tel-Aviv, Israel.


PUBLICATIONS

2008
NO SO NO ROUS, Catalogue accompanying exhibition in Kibbutz Gallery Tel-Aviv.

2003
UnseenScene (10. Brief) Catalogue accompanying exhibition in Oldenburger Kunstverein and Kunstahaus Hamburg, 2003.

1998
La Ville d’à côté / Unmentionable Neighborhood, published by the Bureau des compétences et désirs.

1995
Mental Maps - Production Halls, Museum of Art, Ein-Harod, 1995.
Text by Jean Francois Chevrier: MENTAL FABRICATION.
Text by Galia Bar Or: MENTAL – MONUMENTAL.

1994
Atlas: A Spatio-Historical Voyage, artist book; published by Villa Arson, Nice, France.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008
NO*SO*NO*ROUS Catalogue.

2005
Light Art with Artificial Light, ZKM – Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2004
After Images, Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Germany.

2003
UnseenScene (10. Brief) Catalog accompanying exhibition in Oldenburger Kunstverein and Kunstahaus, Hamburg.

2001
Israeli Art-Today, Messages to the New Millennium, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama.

2001
ECHOLALIA, Penny Yassour, Kasseler Kunstverein, Jonas Verlag.

2000
Arnold-Bode-Pris 1980/2000 Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst, Jonas Verlag.
Art in America, May; Report From Israel, Wider Focus by Richard Vine.
Kunstverein + Kunsthalle, Das Fridericianum Magazin no. 5 herbst.
Kunstverein + Kunsthalle, Das Fridericianum Magazin no. 4 herbst.

1999
Studio, Art Magazine no. 109 Nov.-Dec.
Kunstverein + Kunsthalle, Das Fridericianum Magazin no. 3 herbst.
Erinnern und Erben im Deutschland, Versuch einer Öffnung, Eva Schulz –Jander u.a.Hersg, Euregio verlag.

1998
Kunst+Unterricht, Erinnern und Gedenken, Heft 227. November.

1997
Documenta X- short guide, Art das Kunstmagazin nr. 9 September.
German Art from Beckmann to Richter, Images of a Divided Country; edited by Eckhart Gillen, Berliner Festspiele GmbH and DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne; English Translation: DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne.
Kunstforum International, bd. 138 September – November, Die Documenta X.

1993
Mental Maps - Production Halls, Museum of Art, Ein-Harod.

1992
X mal documenta X, Über Kunst und Künatler der Gegenwart Vein Nachlesebuch zur 10.Documenta, Kunsthochschule, Universität Gesamthochschule Kassel.

Penny Hes Yassour

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