Sharon Balaban, born 1971, lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel.

Head of The Video Unit, at the Screen based arts department, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.


Academic Background


MFA Hunter College, The City University of New York, NY, USA.


BFA (cum laude), Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.


 Awards & Scholarships


Gesher Foundation Award for “Jersualem, Wildlife Diary”.

The Encouregment of Creation Award, The Israeli Ministry of Culture.


Young Artist Award – The Israeli Ministry of Culture.


Returning Artist Scholarship (Cum Laude) – The Israeli Ministry of Immigration & Absorption.


The America – Israel  Cultural Foundation (AICF) Scholarship Award for Artistic Achievement.


The Foundation for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Art Award in Memory of Dan Zakheim.


Solo Exhibitions


Video Installation, , Israel Pavilion, NordArt, Kuntswerk Carlshutte, Germany Curator: Carmit Blumenson.


Video works, The Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv, curator: Maayan Amir.


Engine head, Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, curators: Sagi Refael & Dana Gilerman.

Home made video, Appendix2 gallery, Warsaw, Poland, curator, Pawel Sosnowski.


Video installation, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.


Video screening, inova, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US, curator: Peter Doroshenko.


Outside, Video trip, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Diana Dalal.


Video installation, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.

Video installation, Haifa Museum of Art, curator: Yehudit Metzkel.


Group Exhibitions


“Behind the wall”, works form the collection, Center for Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland, curator: Natalia Cieślak


“Objectonomy”, Meat Factory, Prague, Curator: Sally Heftel.

“Birds field guide”, the Gail Rubin wildlife art gallery, Jerusalem, curator: Gustavo Sagorsky

“The refrigerator”, Hachashmonaim 80, Tel aviv, Curators Iris pshedezki & Gily Zeidman.


“Operation – contemporary art at the supermarket” curatorial project featuring 22 artists, Shufersal-Deal, Lev Talpiot, Jerusalem

“Heara 12”, Maamuta media center, Jerusalem

“Woven Consciousness”, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Curator Irena Gordon.״

“Go get you Knifes”, Warsaw Arts Academy, Poland, Curator Yazek Sosnowski.

“Fields of Judgment”, Screening, Tmuna Theatre, Curator Maayan Amir.


Stock, 2013, Two person show with Etty Abergel, the new Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem.

“Dance Variations”, Yavne Art workshop, Curator: Irit Levin.


Mannered Attitude, Soloway Gallery, NYC, curator: LIor Shvil.

Summer show, Dan Gallery, curator: Ravit Harari.

Workin class, Loving Art, Tel Aviv, curator: Ravit Harari.

“What is real?” ME contemporary gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark: curator Malou Erritzoe

“Looking for Nature”, Art Cube Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, curator: Sandra Weil.


Seraphim, The New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, curator, Ilanit Konopny.

“Among others”, Carrefour, Center of Mediterranean Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel, curator: Belu-Simion Fainaru and Avital Bar-Shay.


Neo Barbarism, Rostchild 69 Gallery, Tel Aviv, curators: Naomi Aviv & Noam Segal

Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, curator: Pawel Sosnowski.

The problem with the horizon, Bat yam promenade, curator: Maayan Amir.

Making it work, Art Cube, The Artist Studios Gallery, Jerusalem, curator: Tal Yahas.

Entangled, Art Cube, The Artist Studios Gallery, Jerusalem, curator: Tal Yahas.

Damage control, Video screening, MoBY, Bat Yam, Israel


Talitha, rise! Hamashbir department store windows, Jerusalem, curator: Sharon Balaban.

Body and shadow, Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, curator: Irena Gordon.

Minister of Culture Award Winners, Ein Harod Art Center, Israel, curator:Galua Bar-or.


Panorama’s, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.

Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, curator: Pawel Sosnowski.

Under the skin. Artist Workshops,Tel Aviv, curator: Ronen Leibman.

On the move, Video Screening, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, curator:Jenifer Wilkey.


Raft of the Medusa, The National Museum in Krakow, Poland, curators: Naomi Aviv & Pawel Sosnowski.

New members, Artist’s House, Jerusalem, Israel, curator: Lena Zidel.


Raft of the Medusa, The National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, curators: Naomi Aviv & Pawel Sosnowski.

New Territories, Gothic Halls of Bruges, Belgium, curator: Michelle De wilde.

Body, missing, present, Bat Yam museum of art, Israel, curator: Heli Guvrin.


Ministry of Culture Award Winners, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, curator: Ellen Ginton.

Hunger, Pollack Gallery, Tel aviv, Israel, curator: Naomi aviv.

Photographed, Hadassah College, Jerusalem.


Territories, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Holland, curator: Anslem Franke.

Good Humor – Video screening, PULLOX, Berlin, Germany.


Territories, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany, curator: Anslem Franke.

 HYPERLINK “mailto:Video-Zone@Lx.pt”Video-Zone@Lx.pt, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal.


Paradise, Video Zone 1, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.

MFA Thesis Show, Hunter College, NYC, USA.

Metropolis, Art Chicago, Chicago, USA, curator: Peter Doroshenko.

Israeli Video Show, “Balagan” Screening Room, Boston, USA.

Marshim, National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curator: Yehudit Metzkel.

Peepshow28 –The Lusty Lady Peep-booths, Seattle, San Francisco, USA.


e/motion studies, Queens Museum of Art, NYC, USA, curator: Hitomi Iwasaki.

Spunky Video Lounge, Exit Art, NYC, USA.

Self-Portrait,The Bezalel Academy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Good Humor – Video screening – ECP’s storefront space, NYC, USA.

Artik3, America – Israel Cultural Foundation award winners exhibition, University Gallery, Tel Aviv.


Three cubed, Artists Space, NYC, USA, curator: Barbara Hunt.


Artik2, The America – Israel Cultural Foundation award winners exhibition,  Ramat Gan Museum, Ramat Gan.


Infernale, International Video Art Festival, Munich, Germany.