Miriam Cabessa was born in Morocco and grew up in Israel. She lives and works in New York since 2000 and has shown in the United States, Europe and Israel.



1997-1998               Cultural Studies at Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv, Israel

1990-1992               Ha’Midrisha College of Art, Ramat-Ha’Sharon, Israel

1988-1989               Kalisher College of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

selected solo exhibitions

2012                       Variations with Hands , Performance , Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv , Israel

Miriam Cabessa / / Performance, Rothschild 69, Tel Aviv, Israel

2011                        In Her Wake , Julie M. Gallery , Toronto , Canada

2010                      79 , Slate Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2009                      Slow Motion Action Painting , Performance , Pulse Art Fair, New York

2008                      Marking Time, Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery, New York

2007                      Shelef & Schneidman, Tel Aviv, Israel

Slate Gallery, New York

2005                      Moti Hasson Gallery, New York

2004                      Pack Gallery, Milan , Italy

2003                      Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv , Israel

2001                       New Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, Project Room, New York

1999                        Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv , Israel

          Letters, ” The Office ” Gallery, Tel Aviv , Israel

1998                       Coins , Oranim College of Art , Israel

Installation, Kibbutz Rosh-Ha’nekra, Israel

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv , Israel

1997                       Venice Biennale , Israeli Pavilion , Venice , Italy

1996                      The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

            Mary Faouzi Gallery, Jaffa , Israel

1995                      Palindrome, Installation at Janco-Dada House, En-Hod, Israel

New Work , Tel – Hai Gallery, Tel Hai , Israel

1994                     Pyramus and Thisbe, Installation Kibbutz-Nachshon Gallery, Israel

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv , Israel

 selected group exhibitions

2014                   Chicago Triangle , Haifa museum , Israel.

       Broken Beads , Beer-Sheva University , Israel.

Contemporary Israeli Art , Julie M , Toronto , Canada.

2013                    Passive Aggressive , University Gallery , Tel Aviv, Israel

 A Picnic and Smokes, group show curated by Kipton Cronkite from @60, QF Gallery, East Hampton

2012                    The Merry Mummy, Ramat Gan Museum , Israel

Three people show, Nye+Brown Gallery, LA

Monkeys Nine People, Tel Aviv, Israel

Masonite, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Take my Breath Away, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2011                     Festival of Ideas-performance, The New Museum, New York

A Group Exhibition, Julie M Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010                    Balancing act, Hendershot gallery, New York

Sweet Dreams, Bet Haomanim, Tel Aviv, Israel

2008                  Lyons Weir Ortt Gallery, New York

Black & White, Slate Gallery, New York

Timeless: The Art of Drawing, The Morris Museum, New Jersey

Eventually We’ll Die: Young Art In Israel Of The 90’s, Herzilya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

2007                   Displacements, Ben-Ari Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

Promised Land, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome, Italy

Gallery Auction, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York

Of The Painted Image, Jewish Museum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

2006                    Hybrid Space, Kulture Gardin, New York

2005                    Head Over Hand: Pushing the Limits of Paint, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York

Little Red Riding Hood, Art Basel Miami, Dot Fifty One Art Space, Miami, Florida

On The Mark, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

Viewfinder, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York

Dreaming Art Dreaming Reality, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

2004                   Paintings that Paint Themselves, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan

Staccato, Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art, New York

The sun still shines, Pack Gallery, Milan, Italy

I Want To Take You Higher, McKenzie Gallery, New York

2003                    Momus Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Scope, Armory Show 2003, New York

                       Liminal, Hamden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

2002                    Artscape 2002, curated by John Yao, Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland College of Art, Baltimore

        New York in Texas, New Gallery, Houston, Texas

Armory Show 2002, Stefan Stux Gallery Booth, New York

Graham & Sons Gallery, New York

  Mother Tongue, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel

2000                    The Vera & Arturo Schwartz Collection of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Ladies and Gentlemen, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

1999                      Liste 99, The Young Art Fair, Sommer Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

1998                      Spring at the End of Summer Young Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Women Artists, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

1997                       The Museum Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

1996                      Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco, California

      The Vera & Arturo Schwartz Collection of Contemporary Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

New in the Collection: Prints, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

1995                     The Ministry of Science and the Arts Prize for a Young Artist, Artist’s House Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Blind Spot Test, Pyramid Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Genia Schreiber University

Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1994                    90-70-90, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Along New Lines: Israeli Drawing Today, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Meta-Sex, Mishkan-Le’Omeont Museum of Art & Bat-Yam Museum of Art, Israel

1993                     Subtropical: Between Figural and Abstract, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel


2013                   “Mavirot project” , Comme-il-faut, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2012                    Artist Book, With poet Natan Zach. monotype prints. Gallery Harel, printers & publishers, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

teaching experience 

1997                  The School of Art Hamidrasha, Beit Berl College

Shenkar College of Engineering and Design

awards & scholarships

2011                     Artist Pension Trust Organization

2001                    International Studio & Curatorial Program, sponsored by the NY-Israel Cultural Corp

1995                     Commission Ministry of Science and the Arts Prize for Young Artists

The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize 

1994                    Scholarship from the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation

1991                     Scholarship from the American-Israeli Cultural Foundation

public collections

Frederick R Weisman Art foundation, Artist Pension Trust Organization

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Israel, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Texas State University, Texas