Orly Zailer is contemporary visual artist photographer. She was born in Israel in 1982. In 2004 she started studying photography and education at The NB (WIZO) Haifa School of Design. She completed her studies in 2008 and received a bachelor's degree B.Ed.Des. During that time her main focus in photography was on creating environmental portraitures. She used to photograph residents in old neighbourhoods in their homes. The photo shoots were ‘spontaneous’ with black and white film and a 4x5 camera. In 2010 she moved to London. Between 2011 and 2012 she studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London for a Master of Arts degree in Photography and Urban Cultures. She lived in London until 2014 and during that time created several photography and video projects about council estates in eastern London portraying the changes affected by the 2012 London Olympics on the lives of the residents (video and stills). During that time, she also started her long-term project in which she restaged old photographs from various family albums with the descendants of the people photographed in the old photographs (The Time Elapsed Between Two Frames). In the course of that time she also had numerous group exhibitions and participated in several photography festivals in London. Between 2015 and 2017 she studied Phototherapy and received a diploma from Musrara School of Art in Jerusalem. Throughout that period, she started working on video journals - excerpts of contemporary videos she made, mixed with old video footage from her childhood. In 2018-2019 she was invited by the FO.KU.S gallery in Innsbruck Austria for a residency to realize a second part to her project The Time Elapsed Between Two Frames with the local community. She also received The Mifal Hapais Council for the Cultures and Arts Grant for residencies support in 2019. The outcome of that residency, including the first part of the project, was exhibited in a solo exhibition AHNEN. Neue Porträts in the gallery in 2019. Her works are represented in the FO.KU.S Gallery collection. In the beginning of 2020 she was selected for the artist exchange residency at Düsseldorf by the Cary & Dan Bronner Foundation, Kunststiftung NRW, Goethe-Institut and Tel Aviv artists studios artist exchange residency.

Her work has been covered by the media: Der Spiegel, Die Welt, 3sat, ORF, Arte etc.

Education

2011-2012

Master of Arts

Photography and Urban Cultures

Goldsmiths College, University of London

 

2004-2008

B.Ed.Des Photography and Education

The NB (Wizo) Haifa School of Design

 

2015-2017

Phototherapy Studies

Musrara School of Art

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2019

AHNEN. Neue Porträts 

FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadtforum

Innsbruck, Austria

2021

Mishkan Museum of Art  

Ein Harod, Israel 

Residencies

2018

INN SITU - Photography, Music, Dialogue 

FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadtforum

Innsbruck  Austria  

2020

Düsseldorf artist exchange residency

Cary & Dan Bronner Foundation, Kunststiftung NRW, Goethe-Institut and Tel Aviv artists studios  

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