esther naor

esther naor

Savion, europe, Israel

About esther naor

Luce Irigaray based her feminist theory on the corporeal body and on its sexual specificity as consciousness and as an entity, both of which go beyond cultural discourse. Esther Naor relates to Irigaray's philosophy and at the same time expresses the manner in which she experiences her body as a woman and as an artist. Her work deals with the duality of control and the loss of it, with the beautiful and the abject, with the logo-centric white and the spreading passionate red, with the pure and the blemished and the inherent tensions between them. The duality presented by the work is both a trap and an introduction to another repressed and ambiguous world, centered around threat and fear, sexuality and eroticism. In Naor's work, expressiveness meets the limitations of clean aesthetics to create a space in which everything is turned from the inside to the outside. The resultant effect evokes an experience of the suppressed, of the "Other" - an "Other" in a continuous search for her own voice.


Midrasha Art School in Kfar Saba, Israel


HEAD curated by Robert Curcio and D. Dominick Lombardi July 10 - August 11, 2013 featuring: Christophe Avella-Bagur, Benedetta Bonichi, Richard Butler, Lori Field, Rieko Fujinami, Chambliss Giobbi, Ronald L. Hall, Nina Levy, D. Dominick Lombardi, Esther Naor, and Lena Viddo - See more at:


July 2013

Head, group show, Bosi Contemporary Gallery, New York

June 2013

Testing Tools #10, group show, Beit Tami Center, Tel Aviv

New commission for a permanent wall installation, Yanco Dada Museum, Ein Hod

Awakening, group show, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv

April 2013

Fragment, group show, A.I.R Gallery, New York

March 2013

Women Creation, video art group show, 4th Epos International Art Film Festival, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

February 2013

Imagination, Group show for the Israel AIDS Task Force, Hapoalim Bank, Tel Aviv

January 2013

Hamangalistim, group show, Hachava Gallery, Holon

October 2012

Side Effects, solo show, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv

July 2012

Tempus Arti Triennial 2012, Belgium

June 2012

Night of Festivals, international multi-media festival, Old Market Square, Nottingham, England

May 2012

The Summer Show, group show, the Royal Academy of Arts, London

Fresh Paint 5, the Tel Aviv Art Fair

Hidden Cities, group show, Koza Visual Culture and Arts Association, Istanbul, Turkey

April 2012

fashionSCAPES, the 7th Festival of Arts and Fashion (FAT), Toronto, Canada

March 2012

Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows, group show, A.I.R Gallery, New York

February 2012

Hidden & Forbidden Identities, group show, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice, Italy

September 2011

You Are All Red, and So Very White, installation, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv

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