Day: August 7, 2022 / 10. Av 5782

Artist: Ali Shrago-Spechler

Ali Shrago-Spechler is an interdisciplinary artist whose installations, paintings and performances examine the malleability of history and imagined community. Her hybrid actions explore the comedy, violence and ubiquity of Jewish histories while creating a familiar and strange space for her audience. Ali is a Fulbright Scholar (Germany 2020-21) and the recipient of the Naomi Anolic Emerging Artist Award. She has participated in residencies at Mass MoCA, ProjectArt in Crown Heights, Art Kibbutz NY, Vermont Studio Center, Art Cube Artist Studios in Jerusalem and Trestle Artist Space. Her work has been featured in the NY Times, Time Out NY, VICE, The Forward, New Times Broward, The Miami Herald and ArtNet News. She received her BFA in Painting and Art History from Pratt Institute and her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Artist: Yael Roberts

Yael Roberts is an artist and educator living and working in London. In her studio, she prints from found objects to create large-scale installations exploring nature, myth, and place. She loves learning and teaching chassidut and bringing its relevance to the times we find ourselves in and to the creative process.

Artist: Sandra Yerushalmi

Sandra is inspired by many cultural international influences: her Sephardic Jewish identity, her trips in India, and her international encounters bring her to incorporate Hebrew calligraphy, Indian mandalas or North African arts in her artwork.

Both a Jewish professional and an activist, Sandra is a member of ROI Community, Paideia, Moishe House, Yesod Community Institute, etc.

Artist: Jérôme Avraham Benarroch

Born in 1977 in Paris Dr. Jérôme Avraham Benarroch, is a professor of philosophy and Talmud, lecturing at Paris-Cité University. His photography has been presented at  Maison Contemporain.

Artist: Andrea Ausztrics

Andrea Ausztrics is a creative producer and curator with a background in Culture Anthropology and Art Theory with a specialization in Film Studies, she also holds a PhD in Social History. Since 2003 she has worked across several production roles on her way to become an independent producer and artistic director. In 2018 she established, a collaboration-based interdisciplinary art project that mainly creates zines and prints.