Hila Laiser Beja

Hila Laiser Beja

Mevasseret, - choose your state -, Israel

About Hila Laiser Beja

Hila Laiser-Beja is a multidisciplinary artist creating works of sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, video, and etching; as well as collaborating in the fields of choreography and dance. She holds diplomas in photography from the Camera Obscura School in Tel Aviv and in interior architecture from ORT Career College in Jerusalem. Laiser-Beja received her B.F.A in The department of fine arts & education for arts from Haifa University and her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Art from Tel Aviv University.
For the last few years, Laiser-Beja's works have explored the image of the ‘Home’ and its perception in the Israeli and international cultural contexts. Her works deal with the place of the home as a domestic space in light of the national and symbolic home; a sheltered and personal space vs the society’s public image of it, a secluded sanctuary yet also acting as a limitation; an ideal but yet mundane habitat. The idea of home and house is expressed in her works not only through the image but also through materials: Laiser-Beja creates symbolic sculptural environments, composed of concrete and iron rods, typically used for building construction. In her creations, these materials are subjected to her private point of view in terms of form, concept and materiality.
Along with her main focus, Laiser-Beja deals with the representation of women and their presence in desolate, abandoned, and often dangerous places. She examines the individual coping with the situations in which they are placed. Similarly, in her abstract video pieces, Laiser-Beja creates a continuous narrative relating to the connection between video, painting, static and motion; and also touches on social, political, and historical narratives; which are not classified under specific titles but rather allow the viewers to form their own associations.
Laiser-Beja has exhibited her works in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including exhibitions in the Petah Tikva Museum of Art, the Ilana Goor Museum (Jaffa), the Artist's House (Tel Aviv), and the Suzanne Dellal Center (Tel Aviv). Her works are found in collections in Israel, Italy, England, and the United States.
Hila Laiser-Beja lives in Mevasseret Zion and works in her studio in Tel Aviv Israel.

Education

M.A. The Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel-Aviv university
B.F.A. ART & art education in Haifa University,

Events

The Other Art Fair - London 2017

Exhibitions


Education

2013-2016 MA, Multidisciplinary-Arts program, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
2011 Progressive Etching, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Israel
2003-2004 Photography courses, "Masa Aher" - Geographic Photography College, Tel Aviv
1996-1998 Interior Architecture and Design, ORT College, Jerusalem
1989-1992 BFA, Creative Arts Faculty, Haifa University, Haifa

Solo Exhibitions

2020
White Days, Gordon-London Gallery, Rishon Le-Tzion, Curator: Efi Gen
2019
The collapse of the middle class, 9 Artist Wall, ArtspaceTLV Gallery, Curator: Dalia Danon
2018
FE male, SBCAST - Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology, Santa Barbara, Ca. Curators: Sagi Refael & Lynn H. Holley
2017
Home Face, Hankin gallery of Design, Holon
On The Edge, The Other Gallery, Talpiot College, Holon, Israel. Curator: Avner Bar-Hama
2016
Leakage, Tova Osman gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
Loose Foundations, ArtSpace, Tel Aviv. Curator: Nir Harmat
2014
Creation Looking for a Home, Beit Arza, Motza Ilit, Jerusalem. Curator: Dr. Lihi Habas.
2013
Harvest Moon, Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv. Curator: Sagi Refael (Catalogue)
2012
Elementary Particle, Iron sculpture, Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv. Curator: Arie Berkowitz


















Group Exhibitions


2020

The Feminine Agenda" ,Women's Work Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie NY
Curated by Ana Maria Farina. .

Internally: Emotional Landscapes from Israel, Hillel gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

2019

The House of Dwelling, The Carmel Forest Spa Resort, Isrotel Excllusive Collection, Curator: Sahron Toval

3 Minute Film Festival, SBCAST, Santa Barbara, Curator: Lynn Hushion Holley

Dress, Symbol – Back to Anthea, Mery gallery, Jerusalem Curator: Rita Mendes-Flohr, Nomi Tannhauser

2018

Girl Power, Group Exhibition, IAILA, Artsy, December 2018-2019

Beyond Words, Artspace gallery Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Liliana Orbach.

707070 - 70 Artists, 70 Days, Israel's 70th Anniversary, Jewish Federation of the Greater Santa Barbara, California. Curators: Sagi Refael and Lynn H. Holley

Diversion, Site Specific installation in the old city of Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Development Authority, Artistic consultation: Shai Azulay.

2017
Salon Hacubia, The Cube, Jerusalem. Curators: Ella Cohen Vansover, Dan Orimian
Housewarming, Galil Art Gallery, Western Galilee College, Acre, Israel. Curator: Hagar Bril
Knot Theory, Bet Michal, Rehovot. Curator: Carmit Blumensohn
Aiming for Touch(down), P8 gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Sagi Refael
Home Sweet Home, Beit Benyamini , Tel Aviv. Curator: Merav Rahat

2016
One Night Exhibition, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Curator Or Tshuva.
Heaven & Earth, Ilana Goor museum, Jaffa. Curator: Nit Harmat

2015
Collections, Traces in the Valley Museum, Gan Hashlosha. Curator: Elad Armon

2014
Trapped?, Galuyot 45, Tel Aviv. Curator: Shirley Meshulam

2012
The 5th Sculptural Initiative, Galil Park, Karmiel. Curator: Salo Shaul
State of matter, Titan House. Curator: Merav Zaks
Tabula Rasa, Art in the Public Space, Jerusalem. Curators: Hila Smolyanski and Itamar Paloge 2011



2011
Panta Rei, Testing Tools, Mazeh 9, Tel Aviv. Curator: : Arie Berkowitz.

2010
The Annual Yearot Menashe Festival. Curator: Hila Sali


Multimedia Projects

2012
"Home", Set design, Dance performance by Yuko Imazaike, Nights of the Rising Sun, Contemporary Japanese Dance, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv
2010
"Too light of a Darkness", Video documenting Dance performance by Ari Fasterman, Inga Gallery, Tel-Aviv


Art Fairs

2017
Solo Booth, The Other Art Fair, in collaboration with Saatchi Art, London. Curator: Rebecca Wilson

2009
Florentin 45 gallery, Fresh Paint art fair, Tel Aviv. Curator: Gilat Nadivi

Residencies

2018
SBCAST - Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology, Santa Barbara, California

2015
Adama Dance Company, Mitzpe Ramon

Private collections in Italy, United Kingdom, USA and Israe