Ariela Wertheimer has won the ECC AWARD - in the category of PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA.
The award was given for the sensitivity and capacity of connecting the landscape to the body, the physical to the spiritual, and memories to reality.
Exhibition & Events
Ariela Wertheimer, Homelandscape 2022
Biennial contemporary art exhibition Personal Structures.
23 April - 27 November 2022
Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
Ariela Wertheimer, Homelandscape
Exhibition at RawArt Gallery.
April 23 - May 29, 2021
3 HaMeretz St. Tel Aviv.
Curator: Dana Gillerman.
Open House, Pop-up exhibition
NOX Gallery, Arsuf Cliffs.
19.6 - 15.8.2020
Schechter Gallery, Tel Aviv
20.11 - 13.12.2019
The London Group Open: Exhibitors Announced
The Cello Factory, London.
Ariela Wertheimer, SKIN
Personal Structures / Biennale Arte Venezia 2019
Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova, 3659
11.5 - 24.11.2019
Curator: Dana Gillerman
Ariela Wertheimer – is a multidisciplinary artist: Ariela was born in Israel in 1957. Lives and works in Israel. She is active in a variety of mediums: photography, painting, and video. Her
works focus on identity, time, and the body’s memory She had several solo and group shows in Israel and abroad, among them at the artists House, Haifa; Shechter Gallery, Tel Aviv; Farkash Gallery, and RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv; Art Miami; “Hotel Utopia,” Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv; Art Expo, N.Y.; B12 Gallery, Ibiza; Chashama Gallery, New York; Palazzo Mora,
Venice; Cello Factory, London
1981: Studied sculpture at the Arts Center, Be'er-Sheva / 1990-1: Studied painting at the Culture Center, Nahariya / 1991: Group exhibition at Beit-Rassel, Nahariya / 1992-5:
Studied painting at Oranim Collage, Kiryat Tivon / 1995: Group exhibition, artist house,
Haifa / Design Sculpture garden, Kfar Vradim / 1996: Blue, Red, Yellow, Beit-Hagefen,
Haifa Curator: Hanna kofler / 2016: The freedom to let go, Farkash Gallery, Tel Aviv / 2017: The freedom to let go, Palazzo Mora, Venice / 2019: Skin in PERSONAL STRUCTURES, Palazzo mora, Venice (Curator: Dana Gillerman) / 2019: The London Group Open: Exhibitors Announced, The Cello Factory, London / 2020: Recovery Plan, Schechter
Gallery, Tel Aviv. (Curator: Dana Gillerman) / 2021: Homelandscape, RawArt Gallery, Tel
Aviv (Curator: Dana Gillerman). / 2022: Homelandscape, ECC Palazzo Mora, Venice
(Curator: Dana Gillerman). / 2022: Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon (Curator: Sharon
Toval). / 2022: Alberto by Isrotel Design, Tel Aviv. (Curator: Sharon Toval). / 2022: Gomeh
by Isrotel Design, Tel Aviv (Curator: Sharon Toval).
Rambam Hospital, Haifa. Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv. The Yitzhak Rabin Center, Tel Aviv.
Leora Pina collection
Ofer Krezner collection
Judy and Avi Tiomkin collection
In my work I interpret life processes, fleeting thoughts, and vulnerabilities; I seek to mediate my weaknesses, difficulties, hesitations, struggles, and fears through photography, painting, video
and readymade, wax and light boxes, resin, and tubs of color.
My source of inspiration is my life story and my historical and cultural environment: translate the neon lights of the big city into light boxes, graphically edited billboards transform into photography and digital prints, and the underside of boats into huge abstract and colorful paintings that resemble aerial photographs or perhaps a skin disease. In my first works, I focused on gender equality, social, and gender-based constraints. In recent years I started creating a series of light boxes on the story of The Other: female history, history of immigration, stories that focus on cultural conflicts, traumas, triumph, and empowerment. The works and stories are transformed and become cultural and political, like in the series Skin, now on display in Venice. It was inspired by the MeToo movement as well as the recovery process of fishing boats at a shipping yard in Jaffa – a Jewish-Arabic city in Israel. These two processes are intertwined - my 'skin' with the 'skin' of the boat - until it is no longer possible to tell them apart.