NAOMI LESHEM
Born 1963, Jerusalem
Lives and works in Tel Aviv

EDUCATION
1987 Photography Studies, Hadassah College, Jerusalem, Israel
1984 - 1985 General and German Studies, University of Freiburg, Switzerland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Centered, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)

2012
Leisere Toene, Syvla Denzler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2011
Sleepers, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sleepers, Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Between Zones, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Pisten und Wege, Friedrichsbau, Buhl, Germany

2009
The Constantiner Award Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Runways and…, Sylva Denzler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2001
Touches, Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel

2000
Touches, Beit Gavriel, Tiberias, Israel

1998
Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1997
From Medium to Medium, Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1996
From Medium to Medium, Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Perchance to Dream, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Great Wide Open, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2nd International Photography Festival, Jaffa Port, IL
A Prayer is a Prayer is a Prayer, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
Memory Spaces, Beit Kaner, Rishon Lezion City Gallery, IL
Good Night, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
The Under Toad, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL

2011
Little Absurdities, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Recent Acquisitions, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Human Landscape, Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
Project 3, Sylva Denzler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
New Purchases, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

2008
Israel is Real, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Kansas City, MO
Mirror, Mirror, Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007
Moods and Modes in Israeli Photography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Water in Art and Life, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Current Visions #2, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Hands, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1998
Club Kunstsalon Sommerpalais Harrach, Vienna, Austria

1997
Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel

1993
To Live in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

AWARDS
2009
Constantiner Award for an Israeli Photographer, Tel Aviv, Museum of Art, Israel

MONOGRAPHS
2011
Sleepers, Benteli Verlag, Michael Guggenheimer & Peter Rollin

2009
Runways, Benteli Verlag, Michael Guggenheimer & Peter Rollin

SELECTED PRESS
2012
Tamar Arad, "A Story That Begins at an End," published by Keter Books. (Cover image)

2011
Paris Photo Review, Le Figaro Magazine, November 5
“Paris Photo and the Photo Quai”, Tableaux Fine Arts Magazine, October 19th
Michael Mills, Recent Acquisition Review, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, October 27
Birgit Fritsch Baur, Ursula Meier, Exhibition Review, Kunstbulletin, April
Sjostrom, Jan. Exhibition Review, Palm Beach Daily News, Oct 12
Dykstra, Jean. Exhibition Review, Art in America, May 10
Birgit Fritsch Baur, Ursula Meier, Exhibition Review, Kunstbulletin, April
Sharon Begley, “Sleep Your Way to An A” (Featured Image), Newsweek, Feb 21
Paul Laster, Exhibition Review, Time Out New York, Feb 10
Vince Aletti, “Goings on About Town” The New Yorker, Feb 7
Thomas Wolff, “Schlafes Kinder,” Panorama, Feb 7
New York Arts Guide, The Jewish Week, Feb
Exhibition Review, La Lettre de la Photographie, Jan 26
Tzah Yoked, “Dream Team,” Maariv, Jan 8
Pauline Schlaft, St. Galler Tagblatt, AG

2010
“Bilder Sind Wie Kinder,” Stuttgarter Zeitung No 246, Oct.
“Ein Gues Bild Muss Eine Seele Haben,” Ausgabe, No. 232, Oct.

2009
“Die Unschuld der Bilder,” Woz Die Wochenzeitung, July
Dania Zafran, “Orte des Abschieds,” Tachles, May

COLLECTIONS
Norton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Shpilman Collection, Israel
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Private Collections in Israel, United States, Germany, Switzerland, and England

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