Esther Naor

Member Since September 13, 2011

Website: etinaor.com/

Curriculum Vitae



Esther Naor was born in 1961 in Israel.

She graduated from the department of Civil Engineering at Haifa Technion Institute, Israel, and the department of Computer Sciences at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Following 12 years of a career in engineering and computers in the high-tech industry, she began art studies at the Midrasha Art School in Kfar Saba and at several artists' studios in Israel. Since the year 2001 she has been dedicating herself to art, working mainly in the mediums of sculpture, photography, and video.

She lives and works in Savion, Israel.


Selected exhibitions

January 2014

I Do Not See the Sky, solo show, Yanco Dada Museum, Ein Hod

December 2013

Ready-Set-Go, group show, the City Gallery, Rehovot

August 2013

Ready-Set-Go 100 Years to the First Ready-made Work, group show, Yanco Dada Museum, Ein Hod

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

Summer Exhibition, group show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England



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

May 2012

Fresh Paint 5, the Tel Aviv Art Fair

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



2012 fashionSCAPES, the 7th Festival of Arts and Fashion (FAT), Toronto
Director: Vanja Vasic

2012 Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows, group show, A.I.R
Gallery, New York
Curator: Catherine J. Morris

2012 Hidden & Forbidden Identities, group show, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice
Curators: Luca Curci, Elis Saint Juste

2011 You Are All Red, and So Very White, installation/solo show, Florentin 45
Gallery, Tel Aviv

2011 A Season in Paradise, group show, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv
Curator: Irena Gordon

2011 Video projections weekend, Centro Labicano Arte Contemporanea (CLAC),
Rome

2011 Infinite Spaces (part two), group show, Sguardi Sonori festival of multi-media and time-based art, Palazzo Orsini, Bomarzo, Italy
Curators: Carlo Fatigoni, Sandro Cecchi

2011 Inter/National Members Exhibition, group show, A.I.R Gallery, New York
Curator: Susanne Altmann

2010 Infinite Spaces (part one), group show, Sguardi Sonori festival of multi-media and time-based art, Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome
Curators: Carlo Fatigoni, Sandro Cecchi

2010 Solo show, Berliner Liste Art Fair, Berlin

2010 Open Portfolio, salon and group exhibition, Chelsea Museum, New York
Curator: Elga Wimmer

2010 Houses in the Boulevard, open-air group exhibition, Rothschild Avenue,
Tel Aviv, Israel
Curator: Ilan Wizgan

2010 Reawakening, group exhibition, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York

2009 Tempus Arti 2009, Landen, Linter and Zoutleeuw, Belgium
Curators: Dirk Lambrechts and Tim Cleuren. Artistic Advisor: Jan Hoet

2009 15th Biennial of Cerveira, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
Curators: Fátima Lambert (Portugal), Paulo Reis (Brésil) and Orlando Brito-
Ginório (Spain).

2009 Contemporary Expressions, international photography group exhibition,
Pen & Brush Gallery, New York
Curator: Daile Kaplan

2009 The 8th A.I.R. Gallery Biennial, New York, USA
Curator: Lilly Wei

2008 International photography exhibition on the theme of "Violence against
Women", Queen Sofía Center, Valencia, Spain

2008 Home, installation, Rothschild Avenue, Tel Aviv, Israel
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2007 Bread and Roses (Group Show), Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Curator: Nir Nader

2007 Mask – Identity (Group Show), Gebo gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Curator: Nurit Tenne

2006 Urban Tales, time based installations on Rothschild Ave., Tel Aviv, Israel
Curator: Ilan Wizgan

2005 100 Artists for A Museum (Group Show), Casoria Museum of
Contemporary Art, Casoria, Italy
Curator: Antonio Manfredi

2005 Unclaimed Luggage (Group Show), Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
Curators: Klitsa Antoniou, Panayiotis Michael, Melita Couta

2004 OPENASIA (Group Show), Venice Lido, Italy
Curator: Chang Tsong-zung

2004 Nomadifesta / Pack Your Suitcase (Group Show), Nicosia, Cyprus
Curators: Klitsa Antoniou, Panayiotis Michael, Melita Couta





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.