Lena Zaidel, 2020, photo: Michael Amar

Lena Zaidel
Born in 1962 in St. Petersburg
Settled in Israel in Jan. 1976
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 


Awards 

2016 – Shoshana Ish-Shalom Award for Artwork  
1987 – Prize of Bezalel Academy
1983 – Young Artists Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation (Sharet Foundation)


Solo Exhibitions

2022 – Upside-Down Objects, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2020 – Homage, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2015 – Almost Paradise, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2013 – Wolves of the Gospel, The Gallery in  Kibbutz Beery        
          – Street Wolves, The Jerusalem Artists´ House
2007 – All the Places Are Holy – II, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2006 – All the Places Are Holy, Cliff (Al Ha Tzuk) Gallery, Netanya
2003 – Wolves, The Jerusalem Artists´ House
2000 – Demeter, Antea Gallery, Jerusalem  
1999 – Painted Friends, Musrara School of Photography, Jerusalem


Selected Duo Exhibitions
 (with Oded Zaidel)

2019 – I Had a Dream…Janco, Janco DaDa Museum, Ein Hod 
2016 – Lena and Other Animals, Panoramas, Tova Ossman Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2012 – The Monastery, The Surface, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 – Running with the Wolves – Version 2023, Reut Artist´s House, Modi´in
2022 –
My  Chaldhood Album, The Gordon College of Education, Haifa
2022 – Spatual Action, Agripas 12 and Marie Gallerys, Jerusalem
2022 – Lena, Oded and Neta Zaidel: My Family and Other Animals,
               The Gallery for Israeli Art at the Tivon Memorial Center
2021  – Neopostism? Neosent?, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
           – House on the Bridge, Museum Kaiserswerth, Dusseldorf, Germany
           – Homage to Moshe Castel, The Moshe Castel Museum of Art,  Ma´ale Adumim
2020 – A House in Ein Hod, Ein Hod Gallery, 
           – Vienna 1900, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2019  – L.H.O.O.Q., The Janco DaDa Museum, Ein Hod
           – Art Fear Fresh Paint 11, Tel-Aviv
           – “…A Sex Life or the Kingdom of Heaven?”, The Lobby Art Space, Tel-Aviv
           – Her Dress, Her Symbol, Antea Reviseted, Agripas 12, Gallery, Marie Gallery, Jerusalem
2018  – Manofim Festival, The Artist´s book of Agripas 12, Jerusalem
           – The Artist´s Family, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
           – The Artist´s book of Agripas 12, TLV, Tel Aviv
           – Fantasy, Sadnaot Gallery, Yavne
2017  – Naight Sailing, “Makom le Omanut” Gallery, TLV, Tel-Aviv
2015  – Ghosts and Demons, The New Gallery, Jerusalem
           – Beuys, Beuys, Beuys, Meshuna Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2012  – Fresh Paint-5, Contemporary Art Fair, Agripas12 Gallery, Tel Aviv
           – Jerusalem – sacred and profane, Stern Gallery, Tel Aviv
2011   – Fresh Paint-4, Contemporary Art Fair, Agripas 12 Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010  – “Wolf,Wolf!” – Beit Kener, Rishon le Zion
           – Fresh Paint-3, Contemporary Art Fair, Agripas 12 gallery, Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv
           – Four Walls, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
           – Traces IV, Biennale for Drowing in Israel. The Jerusalem Artists´ House
2008 – Antea Darom, Kaye College of Education, Be´er Sheva
           – Manofim Project, Edges ,The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem
           – Jerusalem – Surface Fractures, The Jerusalem Artists ´House
2007 – Traces – III ,The Third Biennale for Drawing in Israel, The Jerusalem Artists´ House
           – The Alchemists, The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem
2005 – Traces – II , The Second Biennale for Drawing in Israel, The Jerusalem Artists´ House
2004 – IV International Biennale of Drawing, Pilsen, Czech Republic
1987 – Leviathan Group, Performance and Instalation: “Messiah”, Jerusalem
1985 – Leviathan Group, Performans: “Khlebnikov 100”, Tel Aviv
1982  – From Symbol to Technology, Leviathan Group, The Jerusalem Theatre


Selected Collections

The Janco DaDa Museum, 2019
The Israel Museum, Drawing and  Prints Department, 2015
The Levin Fondation for Israeli Art, 2013
Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, 2007