The body of work of Yael Efrati (born 1978, Petah Tikva) consists mostly of objects and sculptures, while clearly relying on the ‘photographic consciousness’.
Her works capture everyday moments while focusing on spatial situations and points of view, ranging between private memories and the continuous existence of a place (mostly an urban space). For Efrati, the importance is not the object, but the way it evokes the memory, or actually, the imaginative activation of the space – with an emphasis on the relationship between the human, the architect and the place itself.
Efrati’s works have been exhibited in museums, galleries and biennales in Israel and around the world, among them: Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, The center for polish sculpture Oransko, MNAC Bucharest, Art Encounters Timisoara, Biennial of Contemporary Art Cochin, Museu Colecao Berardo, Lisbon, Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum, Petah Tikva Museum, Herzliya Museum and more.
Efrati is the winner of the Encouragement of Creation Award and the Young Artist Award from the Ministry of Culture, the Shmuel Givon Award from the Tel Aviv Museum, as well as the winner of scholarships from Artis, the Ostrovsky Foundation and the Hapais.
Her works are in the collection of the Israel Museum, the collection of Tel Aviv Museum, and the Shoken Collection, as well as in private collections in Israel and around the world.
Efrati is a graduate of Bezalel’s MFA program and has a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Photography at Bezalel.
She currently teaches in the photography department in Bezalel and the kibbutzim seminary.
2016, mixed media
2016, photograph and silk-screened wooden frame
From 14:00 to 16:00
2014, mixed media
2015, mixed media
2013, mixed media
2022, eucalyptus tree figs, plaster, resin
2023, mixed media