Biography

Yaron Leshem is an Israeli-born artist, living and working in New York City. He received a B.F.A. in Photography from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2004.

Since graduating, Leshem’s work has been exhibited in several international group exhibitions and his contemporary art piece, “The Village” is part of the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel. In addition, he has appeared in various publications including: The Baltimore Jewish Times, August 2008; NY Times (photo credit front of Arts and Design Section, April 14, 2007; and Bidoun Magazine, 2006.

Leshem’s international group exhibition participation include the following:


2009:         “Dream and Reality,” Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

2008:         “Dateline Israel,” The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany

                  “Simultude and Simulacre,” Agnes B., Paris, France

                  “Southern Scenes,” Musee Carre D’Art, Nimes, France

                  “Camp,” Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

                  “Dateline Israel,” The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore,     
                   MD, USA

2007:         “Construction Time Again,” Lisson Gallery, London, England

                  “Dateline Israel,” The Jewish Museum, New York, USA

                  “There Is No Border,” Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 
                   Austria

2006:          Biennale Cuvee, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

                   Group Exhibition, P.S. 1 The Contemporary Division of The    
                   Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA

                  “Mini-Israel,” The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

                  “Photo-Trafic,” Centre De La Photographie, Geneva, Switzerland

                  “Six Degrees of Separation,” Stux Gallery, New York, USA

                  “Wanderland,” Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany

2005:          “Next Wave of Israeli Contemporary Art: living in a multi-
                   cultural society,” Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan

                  “9th International Istanbul Biennial,” Istanbul Turkey

2004:          Science Museum of Jerusalem, Israel

                   Tel Chai Museum for Photography, Israel

                  “Video Zone 2,” Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

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