Lena Zaidel, 2020, photo: Michael Amar

Lena Zaidel
Born in 1962, St. Petersburg, Russia (FSU)
Settled in Israel Jan. 1976
with her parents Olga and Felix Rabinovich
Married artist Oded Zaidel 1989
Daughter Neta born 1992
Lives and works in Jerusalem since 1990


1988 – Continuing education at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1987 – Graduate of the Department of Graphic Design, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem 


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

Solo Exhibitions

2023 – 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 at  Kibbutz Be’eri       
          – Street Wolves, The Jerusalem Artists´ House
2007 – All the Places Are Holy – II, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2006 – All the Places Are Holy, 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

2024  Through & Beyond Paper, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem.
2023 – Tell Me More, One Thousand Shoshkes, Herzlia Museum of Contemporary Art.
          – Running with the Wolves – Version 2023, Re’ut Artist´s House, Re’ut
2022 – My Childhood Album, The Gordon College of Education, Haifa
           – Spatial Action, Agripas 12 and Marie Galleries, Jerusalem
           – 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, 
           – The Salon at Agripas Street, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
2019  – L.H.O.O.Q., The Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod
           – Fresh Paint Art Fair ’ 11, Tel Aviv
           – “…A Sex Life or the Kingdom of Heaven?”, The Lobby Art Space, Tel Aviv
           – Her Dress, Her Symbol, Antea Revisited, Agripas 12, Gallery, Marie Gallery, Jerusalem
2018  – The Artist´s Family, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem
           – The Artist´s book of Agripas 12, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv
           – Fantasy, Sadnaot Gallery, Yavne
2017  – Night Sailing, Artspace Gallery, 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 Drawing 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 Installation: “Messiah”, Jerusalem
1985 – Leviathan Group, Performance: “Khlebnikov 100”, Tel Aviv
1982  – From Symbol to Technology, Leviathan Group, The Jerusalem Theatre

Selected Collections

The Janco Dada Museum
The Israel Museum, Drawing and  Prints Department
Gideon Ofrat Collection, The Levin Foundation for Israeli Art
Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery