Born 1952

Lives and works in Jerusalem



1981                Photography Department, The New School, New York, NY

1978                Photography Department, School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1973-1977       BFA, Section of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University, Israel




Leora Laor, Metamodernism ≠ Utopia, Haifa Museum of Art



Wanderland #2, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

Leora Laor: Images of Light, Ellen Curlee Gallery, St. Louis, MO 

Wanderland: Works by Leora Laor, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, The JCC in Manhattan, New York, NY



 Leora Laor: Image of Light, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL

Leora Laor, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel



ParisPhoto, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

Wanderland, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY



Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY



Oggi Domani Gallery, New York, NY

Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY




Cherchez la femme: Wig, Burqa, Wimple, Jewish Museum of Franconia, Furth

All in the Family, Family Legacy in Israeli Art, The Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva

Cherchez la femme: Wig, Burqa, Wimple, Berlin Jewish Museum

Pillar of Cloud, Hermann Struck Museum, Haifa



Quest, Tel-Hai Museum

Virtual Reality, Andrea Meislin Gallery online exhibition

Masters, Andrea Meislin Gallery online exhibition



By The Sea, Sara Arman Gallery, Tel Aviv

Quest, Benyamini Center, Tel Aviv



Light Painting, Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv



Games in Light and Shadows, Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem



Paris Photo – Vu Par David Lynch, represented by Andrea Meislin Gallery

A Prayer is a Prayer is a Prayer, Andrea Meislin Gallery



Of Women’s Modesty and Anger, Villa Empain, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels

From the Collection, Barsky Gallery, The Jewish Museum, New York



Tel Aviv Time, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv



Realite passee, Realite presente, Hagalleria, Paris

Dateline Israel: Recent Photography and Video, The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Dateline Israel: Recent Photography and Video, The Jewish Museum, Berlin



Romantic Perspectives in Contemporary Israeli Photography, Gallery for Experimental Art and Architecture, Technion, Haifa

Bare Life, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem

Moods and Modes in Israeli Photography, work from the collection gift of Leon and Michael Constantiner, The Tel-Aviv Museum

Dateline Israel: Recent Photography and Video, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Current Visions: Inside Israel (Part 2), Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY



Laterna Magica: Metaphysical Light in Israeli Photography, Bat Yam Museum of Art, Bat Yam, Israel

Wanderland, Museum Haus Lange, The Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany

Shadows and Silhouettes, The Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel



Recent Acquisitions / Nieuwe Anwinsten, Museum of Photography, The Hague

The Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist: Pavel Wolberg, Leora Laor, Igael Shemtov, Tel Aviv Musuem of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Lights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Chaim-Life: Israel through the Photographer’s Lens, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, The JCC in Manhattan, New York, NY

Fotografia Israellana Contemporana, Hendrik C. Anderson, Rome, Italy

Luca Pagliari and Others, After Hopper, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY



'Etude pour un Premier Amour'Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Water Water Everywhere, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

Current Visions: Inside Israel, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY


2000    Saying Hello, Gallery for Peace, Center for Arts, Givat-Haviva, Israel

1999    Illusions, New Art Workshop, Ramat Eliyahu, Tel Aviv, Israel     

1993    Alef Beth Bgimel, Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel         

1989    Alef Alef Bgimel, Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

1988    Three-Year Anniversary Exhibition, Achad Ha’am Gallery, Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

Photographs From The Museum’s Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY



 Landscapes And Mindscapes, The American Cultural Center in conjunction with Gallery Contretype, Brussels, Belgium

Summer Group Show, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

H2O, Curated by The Art Advisory Service Association Council, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Photo Limbo, Limbo Lounge, New York, NY

Just Appearances, New Math Gallery, New York, NY

Limbo, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, NY

New Galleries In The East Village, Artists’ Space, New York, NY

Contemporary Israeli Photography, Lieberman & Saul Gallery, New York, NY

Photographs from the Museum Collection; Highlight of the Museum Collection, Metropolitan 

Museum of Art, New York, NY



Terminal, NYC

Photo-Vision 83’, Foto Gallery, New York, NY

Group Preview, Oggi Domani, New York, NY

Variations, Caidoz Gallery, New York, NY

The Ritz, Collaborative Projects Inc., Washington D.C.

7 Days Of Creation, ABC – No Rio, New York, NY



 Pinko, West-Beth Painters Space, New York, NY

Salmagundi First Annual Photography & Sculpture Exhibition, New York, NY

Photography Show, Foto Gallery, New York, NY



Stephen Rose Gallery, Boston, MA




2018    All in the Family, Family Legacy in Israeli Art, The Deparetment of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva , Edited by Prof. Haim Maor, 2018, pp. 113-114 (Cat.)

2017    Il Trirrico by Giacomo Puccini, Munich National Opera, Munchen, Libretto, pp. 4-5 (Cat.)

2016    Gideon Ofrat, Jerusalem - Tel-Aviv, Art in Urban Conflict, Ofer Levin Foundation for I     sraeli Art, 2016. p.12

2015    Andrea Meislin Gallery 10 Years, Printed on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Andrea Meislin Gallery, 2015, pp. 120-121, 138-139

2014   Milly Heyd, The Running Girl in Mea Shearim: Gender, Nostalgia, and the Uncanny in Leora Laor's Photography (2002-2004), Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, B. Kühnel, G. Noga-Banai, H. Vorholt (eds.) Brepols, 2014, photos p. xxv, pp. 153-158



Annelien De Troij, Elisa De Wyngaert en Sarah Gallasz, Mea Shearim: eeen Joods Orthodox eiland in Jerusalem. een interview met Leora Laor en een studie naar de vrouwelijke identitieit, De Lagen Van Jerusalem, Facetten Van Eeen Hemelse Stad Op Aarde, Barbara Baert & Niels Schalley (eds), 2013 ,p. 33-56

Jene Lee, Value vs. Value: An inside look at appraising artworks in museums, Dec.14, 2013, Createquity (Web platform for arts policy and related issues)

Prof. Milly Heyd, The Hebrew University Jerusalem, From Boris Schatz (1906) and Ephraim Moses Lilian to Leora Laor (2013): Essential vis-a-vis Liquid Jewish Identities. Memory and Journey, Dimensions of Israeli Art, International Conference, The Department of Art History, Heinrich Heine Universitat Dusseldorf, Summer 2013, July 1-3, 2013 (Lecture)

Prof. Milly Heyd, Happiness vis-a-vis Melancholy in Art, Happiness or Its Absence in Art, Edited by Ronit Milano and William L. Barcham, Cambridge scholars publishing, 2013, pp.129-147

2012    Nissan N. Perez, Picturing faith, Christian Representations in Photography, A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the University of Brighton for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Vol. 1, Dec. 2012 p.  132

Avital Burg, Why the Curator Came Down to Earth, Haaretz, Sept. 27, 2012

Lilith Magazine, spring 2012, New York, pp. 20, 23

Paris Photo, Vu Par David Lynch, Steidl Press, 2012, p. 102



Leora Laor, Pudeurs et coleres de femmes, Villa Empain, Foundation Boghossian, 2011, p. 82 (Cat.)

Tablet, Abigail Miller, A thousand words to go with ours, Oct. 24, 2011 (Internet daily newsletter)



The Beracha Foundation: Through an Israeli Lens, 2008, p.63. (cat.)

Dana Gilerman, The returning of the Muse, Ha'aretz, Gallery, Sep.5, 2008, p.4



Bare Life: The Museum on the Seam, Coexistence Art Museum, pp. 32-33

Dezeuze,“Wall of Silence, on art and the climate of censorship that bedevils relations between the US, 

Gilerman, Dana.  “Cameras Follow us,” Ha’aretz, Gallery, October 11, 2007, pp. 4

Heller, Fran.  “Exhibit at Jewish Museum Captures Israel’s Pulse,” Cleveland Jewish Press(online), July.

The New Yorker,  Jewish Museum : Dateline Israel – Review, July 23, 2007

McBee, Richard.  “Dateline:Israel at the Jewish Museum”, The Jewish Press, July 2

Moodes and Modes in Israeli Photography Catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum of Art Publication

Israel and the Palestinians”, Art Monthly, June, Issue No. 307

Grosz, David. "Conflict in High Resolution," The New York Sun, March 15

Ronnen, Meir.  “Israeli Art Invades New York”, The Jerusalem Post, Arts & Culture, February 26.

ARTnews, New York Reviews, February, p. 137

Bennette, John A.  “Trends in Collecting Photography,” Focus, February, pp. 39-40

Novak, Alex.  “Photography News”, E-Photo Newsletter, Issue 119, January 3.



Dateline Israel, The Jewish Museum, New York, Yale University Press, 2006 pp. x, 15, 36, 74-75

Ausstellung Wanderland : Israel – Palestina, Westdeutsche Zeitung Newsline, November 17.

Time Out New York, November 16-22, Issue 581

The New Yorker, November 13

Mendelson, Amitai.  “The Revival of Beauty by Contemporary Israeli Artists, Bezalel,” Proceeding of History and Theory, Vol. 3, October

Imdahl, George.  “The Common Language is Missing”, Kolner Stadt-anzeiger, October 28.

“Leora Laor”, The New York Sun, October 23, p. 12.

Herschthal, Eric. “Shooting Without Violence,” The Jewish Week, October 21, pp. 54-55

Mendelson, Amitai.  Bezalel, Issue #3

“Leora Laor,” The Jewish Week, October 13, p. 42

Jaffe-schagen, Judy. “Eerbetoon aan geluk,” Levend Joods Geloof, July, pp. 16-17 

“Leora Laor,” Riverfront Times, St. Louis, March 13-22, p. 21



“Photos from a Distance,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Everyday, Section E, March 15

Louria-Hayon, Adi.  “Objects of Desire,” Afterimage, Issue 33.3, The Journal of Media, Art and Cultural Criticism, Rochester, NY, pp. 44-45

Louria-Hayon, Adi.  Bezalel, Issue #1, November

Artner, Alan G.  “Images Extract Visions from the Commonplace,” Chicago Tribune, October 21

Adler, Tony.  “Now You See It, Now You Don’t,” Chicago Reader, Section 1, October 7

“Laor Photos Explore ‘Image of Light,’” Chicago Sun-Times, September 23

Tzur, Uzi. “Leora Laor, Photographs, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv,” Ha’aretz, Literature and Cultures

Sheffi, Smadar.  “melancholia with fish,” Ha’aretz, Gallery, September 14, p. 3d

Louria-Hayon, Adi.  “Fotografia Israeliana contemporana,” Roma

Casgar, Amanda. “Chelsea Galleries Provide Diversity at Every Turn,” Art Business News

Von Seckendorff, Klaus.  “Exposure,” BMW Magazine (Australia), February 



The New York Sun, December 15, p. 12

Aletti, Vince. “Image Bank,” Village Voice, November 30 

Demir, Anaid. ”La fait sa foire,” Les Journal des Arts, Numero 202, Du 5 au 18 novembre, pp. 14-15

Menkes, Suzy. “At Paris Photo, A Focus on the Power of Women,” Herald Tribune, November 9, p. 11 

Cowgill, Erin. “New – Paris Photo2004,” Artnet.com Magazine

Radescu, Eugen. “Paris Photo 2004,” artphoto, contemporary art magazine, Issue #6-7,printed edition

Hanworker, Haim. “Bar-Yam Jaffa border in New York,”Haaretz, Galleria, Sep. 29, p. d4 

Meislin, Andrea. “Current Visions: Inside Israel,” NY ARTSVol. 9 N. 3/4 Mar/Apr

“Wonder as she Wanders,” The New York Sun, February 27-29, p. 15


1989    Sgan-Cohen, Michael.  “The Israeli Artists in New York, The 80's,” Dec. 1 (not published)

1986    “In an Underground Atmosphere, 3 Years' anniversary to Ahad Ha'am 90 Gallery in the basement of Dizengoff Center,” Tel Aviv, Yedioth Aharonot

1984    Sgan-Cohen, Michael. "Between New York and Jerusalem,” Kav, June pp. 64-76

Robinson, Walter and Carlo McCormick. "Searching Towards Ave. D,” Art in America, Summer, pp. 135-160

1983    Baruch, Adam and Leora Laor. "New York, Now,” Eye Contact, Yedioth Aharonot, Dec. 9, p. 23 

McCormick, Carlo. “Leora Laor, New York Beat,” New York's Cultural Newspaper, Vol.1, No. 3, December 

            McDarrah, Fred. “Leora Laor,” The Village Voice, Nov. 29, p. 77 

            McDarrah, Fred. "Six Photographs," The Village Voice, Sept. 20, p. 66 



2005    Leon Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist



The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Museum for Contemporary Art (GEM), Hague, Netherlands
The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Knesset Israel Parliament Art Collection, Jerusalem, Israel
Leon & Michaela Constantiner, New York, NY
ESKFF foundation (Eilleen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation), NJ
Israeli Art Collection, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis Uni. Waltham, MA 
Viviane Bergman, Fine Art, New York, NY
Wolfgang Tillmans Collection, Berlin, Germany
I.B.M. White Plains, NY
Jordache Enterprises, New York, NY
Colgate-Palmolive Corporation, New York, NY
Smart Foundation, New York, NY
McDonals'd Corp, New York, NY
Coca-Cola Corp, New York, NY
Liberty of The Seas Royal Caribbean
Time For Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Discount Bank, Israel
Private Collections

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