Dr. Alma Itzhaky is an artist and scholar based in Berlin and Tel-Aviv. Rooted in painting and drawing, her work addresses questions of place and locality, of urban environment and nature, and the relations between humans and nature. Alongside her work as an artist, Itzhaky is a researcher in both political and art philosophy. Her PhD dissertation discusses political action in contemporary art in light of Hannah Arendt’s philosophy of action. She is currently a Minerva Fellow at the Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research, where she explores environmental imaginaries in Palestinian and Israeli art – the engagement between contemporary art and collective perceptions of the local environment and its history.
Itzhaky exhibited numerous group and solo exhibitions, including the Tel Aviv museum, the Hertzelia museum, and Hezi Cohen Gallery. Her residency programs include the NARS foundation residency and the Drawing Center viewing program – both in NYC. She’s won notable prizes including the Rappaport Prize for a Young Artist (2014), and the Osnat Mozes Painting Prize (2012). Itzhaky taught at Shankar College and at the Tel Aviv university.