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About Me

My name is Ruth Dorrit Yacoby and I am an international artist, painter and poet, who lives in the south of Israel near the Dead Sea, at the edge of the Judean desert. I have held 64 solo exhibitions in major museums and galleries across five continents. In the year 2000 I presented a solo exhibition in the Vatican titled "Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses", held under the aegis auspices of Pope John Paul II and accompanied by an audience with him. was honoured to have a private audience with his holiness.
Since 2008 a permanent exhibition has been open to the public at "The center for art & creation "The Woman of the Thousand Voices", Ruth Dorrit Yacoby" in Arad, accompanied by the film and the book.

My work is an ongoing quest, a long corridor, a journey from the Gate of Tears to the Rain of Roses. A journey of death, fragmentation, salt, and bleeding, to a territory of healing, stitching, comfort, and vocation. Her creation is a transition from the stain of blood to the stain of light, from the muffled pain of generations, from the place of profound death, to rebirth. After a thousand lengthy deaths and slow bleeding at nights, wrapped in an illuminating cloak of light, she can now soar.
I constructed a space, a total place, intense, defined, and composed of many elements, Paintings and written and heard poems.
The paintings themselves were executed over a long period of time, outdoors, and were left there, exposed to the elements of the desert, the salt from the Dead Sea, the blurring sun, the wind the and sandstorms.
The salt is raw, unprocessed salt; it is an ancient, primordial element embedding an essential aspect of preservation. It absorbs the disease and the sorrow, remove the curse and enables life. Like mothers tear, it contains the sorrow as well as the capacity to cure it. The works were created in the desert, exposed to the physical and emotional substances of the place. Dust, clay, prayer beads, sorrow, memory, cycles of life, beginning and end, archaeology of the soul, hope, and life. The works transpire across time, transcending and containing it.
Looking into the clear mirror of eternity where the times of recollection and reawakening from oblivion fuse together, becoming part of the memory, lighting the candle in the eternal fields of light, a time in which all paths are open and healing is possible.
The Center for Art and Creation in Arad is a territory that transcends the limits of a specific time and place, existing as a planet onto itself. This crowded, total installation appears as a mysterious cave – an archive of the history of the world. This is the site where the entire film unfolds.

The story of this center is the story of the primeval journey undertaken by the Shekhina, the Great Mother, the Matriarch Rachel – a journey of wandering and exile, which ends with redemption, healing, and a promise of solace. Every mother is a messenger, the mother of all mothers, a queen mother.

You will go from land to land / Be the bleeding heart of the world/ Its screaming mouth / Be the living heart of the world / Its poetry.

Within a space measuring approximately 700 square meters, the visitor undergoes a personal transformation as he journeys from the land of the dead and of oblivion to the land of life, the source and origin, the time of all beginnings, the genesis of life, joy, color, and poetry born of the heart, at the root of the soul. This primal experience of life, which is integral to our being in the world, has long been forgotten. This unique space enables us to re-experience it, and encompasses all dimensions of time. The Center for Art and Creation draws visitors from throughout Israel and the world. Since its foundation (with the support of the Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts), it has been visited by thousands of visitors. The Center also hosts events and concerts performed by Shlomit Yacoby, who sings liturgical melodies from the ancient Near East as well as her own original compositions. This singing brings solace and healing as it echoes among the artworks, and the concerts are experiential and meditative.

From the letter his holiness Pope John Paul the second
"the work of the artist, Ruth Dorrit Yacoby, will help "to affirm that true beauty which as a glimmer of the spirit of god. Will transfigure matter Opening the human heart to the sense of the eternal". (Letter to artists No. 16)

Recommendation from Carmen Gimenez former Dir. of Museo Picasso Malaga

"I regard her as one of the most remarkable, outstanding artists in both Israel and the international art world. …Dorrit Yacobi's work is unique and highly profound, possessing the rare qualities of Great Art."

Recommendation from Dr. Gabriele Uelsberg former Leader of the Museums of Muelheim an der Ruhr Germany

"…the artist Ruth Dorrit Yacoby creates a Vision of the world which is an artistic language of a general human idea. Her paintings seems to be a symbol of the real world in a matter of a transcendental experience".

Prop. Mordechai Omer, manger & chief director of Tel-Aviv museum of art from the catalogue of the Tel-Aviv university art gallery

"Ruth Dorrit Yacoby's art is rooted in the depths of a personal emotional experience, in which suffering is perceived as a continuous, primeval state of existence. Subjective events, just like natural phenomena, are experienced as an expression of magical powers and as an embodiment of a spiritual force that appears to unify the entire world. This mode of existence is closely affiliated with religious, mystical experiences and with the ancient world of myth, and is thus interpreted as a journey: a transformative subjective and spiritual process, much like the journey of mythical heroes to the underworld and back to the world of the living, or like the soul's journey towards redemption and eternal life. In Yacoby's art, this journey unfolds between the polar extremes of birth, death, and rebirth, in a cyclical movement that heralds the resurrection of life from within death".

Ruth Dorrit Yacoby
Ruth Dorrit Yacoby is an internationally recognized artist, painter, and poet, whose works have been featured in over 67 solo exhibitions worldwide; they have been shown in major galleries and museums in New York, Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Mexico City, Lima, and Buenos Aires, as well as at the Tel Aviv Museum and the Israel Museum. In 2000, her solo exhibition "Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses" was featured at the Vatican in Rome blessed by the Pope.
In 2008, a permanent exhibition of her works was inaugurated at the Center for Art and Creation – The Woman of the Thousand Voices. This exhibition is housed in a former industrial hangar in Arad, on the outskirts of the Judean Desert, along the road leading to the Dead Sea. The exhibition is accompanied by the film The Woman of the Thousand Voices.

Biographical Notes
Born in 1952

EDUCATION
1978 B.A. in Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
1982 Graduate School of Visual Arts, Beer Sheva, Israel
1983 Teacher Training School, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Since 1995 Working towards Master Degree in Mystics in Judaism, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

GRANTS AND AWARDS
1981 Sharet Foundation, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
1986 Sharet Foundation, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
1988 Minister of Education and Culture Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Israel
1989 Visual Arts Project Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts
1992 Visual Arts Project Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts
1992 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize
1995 Travel Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts
1996 Prize of Creation, Ministry of Education and Culture
1998 Travel Grant, The Canadian Council of the Arts
2004 Creation Prize, Ministery of Education and Culture Israel
2008 The Council for culture and art of the lottery of Israel
2010 The Michel Kikoïne Prize 2010, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv University


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1986 Works 85-86, Arad Museum, Arad, Israel
1987 Special Exhibition: Dorrit Yacoby Paintings, Chief Curator Igal Zalmona, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1989 Dorrit Yacoby, Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery, Rehovot, Israel
Dorrit Yacoby's Works, Abraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Dorrit Yacoby, Mishkan Le'Omanut Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
1990 Dorrit Yacoby, Kunst-Auktionshaus Poorhosaini, Darmstadt, Germany
Works 87-90, the Art Gallery of YMHA Bergen County, Washington Township, New Jersey, USA
Works 87-90, Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1991 Dorrit Yacoby, Gallerie Gottfried Weber House, Freinsheim, Germany
War Signals, K.A.A.I., Kingston, Ontario, Canada
War Signals, Connexion Gallerie, Fredericton, Canada
Dorrit Yacoby, Gallerie Kurhaus, Bad Zalhausen, Germany
War Signals, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncaton, Canada
War Signals, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1992 New Works of Dorrit Yacoby, Gallery am Dambach, Aachen, Germany
War Signals, Arnold Gottlieb Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Dorrit Yacoby, The Saydie Bronfman Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada
Daphna Naor Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1993 The P.C.I. Gallery, Heidelberg, Germany
Eyla's S Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1994 "Vessel of the Soul", Arad Museum, Arad, Israel
New Works, Haldenslaben, Germany
Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel
Gallerie Himmelreich, Magdeburg, Germany
Industrie Kredit bank AG, Berlin, Germany
Sara Levy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1995 "Flying Woman and White Erosion", North Dakota Museum, USA
Dresden Archive Gallery, Dresden, Germany
"Woman and Paint", Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
"Flying Woman and White Erosion", Jewish Community Center, Vancouver, Canada
"Vessel of the Soul", Visual Theatre Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
"Letters to Yael, Journey to Osaka", Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel
1996 Mulheim Museum of Contemporary Art, Mulheim, Germany
Canadian Art Gallery, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
2001 Art Gallery, Kobe, Japan
Wan Fung Art Gallery, Beijing, People Republic of China
Avraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Dynslakn, Bank Sparkasse, Dynslakn, Germany
Imperial Queen's Park Hotel Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
Notices - The Gallery, Singapore
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1997 Flying in the Fragile Light, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Flying Woman, Kolon, Germany
To Have and To Hold, Songowon Gallery, Kwangju, Korea
1998 To Have and To Hold, Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Woman Holding Chaos and Pain, Dresdner Bank, Mainz, Germany
The Secret Rose Garden of the Angels, Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
1999 The Secret Rose Garden of the Angels, National Museum of Peru, Lima, Peru
Woman Holding the Sun and the Moon, Gallery 2001, Kobe, Japan
Woman Holding the Sun and the Moon, Contemporary Art Center, Sabea, Japan
Woman Holding the Sun and the Moon, Centro Cultural Recolata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000 Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses, Pontifical Council for Culture of the Holy See,
The Vatican
Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses, Abraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
2004 For Thou Wilt Light My Candle, Korner Park Gallery, Berlin
The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Key Art College, Beer Sheva, Israel
2005 The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile
The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Peoblo Blanco cultural Center, Punta del Este,
Uruguay.
2006 The Woman of the Thousand Voices, Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, Montevideo
Uruguay.
2010 The Woman of the Thousand Voices, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery,
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1983 Artists of the Negev, Municipal Gallery, Arad, Israel
1984 Ahad Ha'am Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1985 Ahad Ha'am Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1986 "Pressure Cooker", Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel
Scholarship Winners Exhibition, Sharet Foundation, America Cultural Foundation,
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Summer Show", Mary Anne McCarthy Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA
"Art Israel, the 1980's", Mary Anne McCarthy Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA
1987 Meimad Visual Arts Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Visiting Card", curated by Dr. Gideon Ofrat, Bezalel Academy Art Gallery,
Jerusalem, Israel
"Found Materials", The Art Workshop Gallery, Yavneh, Israel
"On the Ground", Kalisher 5 Art Gallery, Omanut La'am, Tel Aviv, Israel
1988 "Fresh Paint: Contemporary Israeli Art", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
"Yezier Ramon", Curated by Dr. Gideon Ofrat, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Special Show, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel
1990 18 Kunstler aus Israel, Die Pupme, Berlin, Germany
Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Feminine Presence: Israeli Women Artists in the 70's and the 80's", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
1991 "Summer 1991: Israeli Art Now - An Extensive Presentation", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel "The Presence of the Absence: The Empty Chair", The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel "Perching 91", Jaffa House of Artists, W.L.S.Y., Tel Aviv, Israel Israeli Art Month, Painting and Sculpture, Israel Festival, Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel Emptiness in Israeli Contemporary Art, The Art Workshop Gallery, Yavneh, Israel
1992 "Painting Flowers Now", Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery, Rehovot, Israel "From the Limits of the West" (the 500th anniversary of the Expulsion from Spain), Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem; Artist's House, Tel Aviv , Israel
Abraham Baron Art Gallery, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
"Seeing Through: Transparency of Color and Material in Contemporary Israeli Art, Arad Museum; Bat-Yam Museum; HaZore'a Museum, Israel
Postscripts: End Representations in Contemporary Israeli Art, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ayala Zacs Abrahamov Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel Josh Baer Gallery, New York, USA
1993 "The Range of Realism", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 1994 "Raw Material", Yaffet Gallery, Jaffa, Tel Aviv; Kibbutz Nachshon, Israel
"Encounters", Joe Alon Museum, Kibbutz Lahav, Israel
Dafna Naor Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel "First Person Unknown", Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod; Bat Yam Museum, Bat Yam; The Art Workshop Gallery, Yavneh; Israel
1995 Contribution to UNICHEF, Istanbul, Turkey Dialogue, Cosmos Gallery, Vienna, Austria Dialogue, Bad Kissingen Kunsthalle, Bad Kissingen, Germany Dialogue, Graz - Kunsthalle - Graz, Germany Art Expo, Istanbul, Turkey Containers of the Soul, Merkin Gallery, New York, USA
1996 Link Hambhach Castle, Castle of Bad, Durkheim, Germany Blue and White, Binnet Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Letters for Peace, Eretz-Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; Amman, Jordan; traveling show, U.S.A. Women's Work, Yadaim Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Vision of the New Morning, Hambacher; Schiab Neustadt, Germany Woman's Voice Against Violence, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, Israel Israeli Artists in Dresden, House of Parliament of Saxony, Germany Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
10 Years of Ministry of Education and Culture Prize Winners Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel Creation Prize, Artists' House, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997 Samson and Delilah, Ashdod Museum, Ashdod, Israel Women Against Violence, Hebrew Union College, New York Portraits, Bat-Yam Municipal Museum, Israel Trianalle, New Delhi, India Miniature, traveling exhibition, Italy Women of the Eighties in Israeli Art, Artists' House, Haifa, Israel
1998 Women of the Nineties in Israeli Art, Artists' House, Haifa, Israel Gallerie des artist, Singapore Forum of Peace, Givataim Theater, Israel Current State-of-Affairs, Arad Museum, Israel Hachmi Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
1999 Plasmo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2000 The Human Figure in the Third Millenium, The Vatican
2002 Artists Against the Occupation, traveling exhibition
Homage to a Great Master, Givatayim Theater, Israel Matter as Spirit, Spirit as Matter, Umm el-Fahem Gallery of Art Israel Reflections of Light, Haifa Theater Gallery, Israel Empowerment: Female Leadership, David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
2003 The Wandering Library, The Artists' Museum, Venice Biennale, Italy Art of the Eighties, Oranim College Gallery, Israel Screening of Gate of Tears, Rain of Roses, Oren Suns Foundation, New York
2004 The Masked Ball, The Corine Mamman Ashdod Museum, Israel Women Love, Thirty + Three, Haifa Theater Gallery, Israel The Wandering Library, The Artists' Museum, Lodz, Poland
2005 As if the plenty never stopped, High-Touch, Hertzeliya, Israel Urim-lights, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel Recipients Prizes in Art from the Ministry of Education and Culture, 2004, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2006 Receptacles of spirit, Museo de la Cultura Maya Chetumal, Mexico
2007 Alchemy, The new Gallery, Jerusalem
2009 "Vanishing faces" museum for the arts Lyon France
2010 "Sham" Festival the art gallery, "K" College Be'er Sheva Israel
"Women Engaged with God" the Central memorial gallery, Tivon Israel


PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Mr. Ronald S. Lauder, USA Mr. Leon Recanati, Israel Carmen Gimenez, Madrid, Spain Arad Museum, Arad Israel Ayala Zacs-Abramov, Jerusalem, Israel Ein Harod Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel Dan Mayer, Paris, France Musee d'Art Moderne, La Terrasse, Saint Etienne, France Gabriele Uelsberg Collection, Aachen, Germany Kapito Collection, Germany Peter Raue Collection, Berlin, Germany Poorhosaini Collection, Insbruck, Austria Canada Art Bank, Ottawa, Canada Discount Bank, New York, USA The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada Judy Mastai, Vancouver, Canada Sara Reisman, Montreal, Canada Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan Wan Fang Art Gallery, Beijing, China Jacky and David Berger, Israel Santa and Norbert Pinch, Berlin, Germany Uri and Tami Slonim, Israel Charles Andy Bronfman, Montreal, Canada Akiko Nawata, Tokyo, Japan Louis Hammel, Tokyo, Japan William Chan, Singapore Mee Din Castronavo, Singapore Mariko Ito, Tokyo, Japan 2001 Gallery, Kobe, Japan Mulheim Museum, Mulheim, Germany Notices The Gallery, Singapore Komho Cultural Foundation, Kwangju, Korea Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea The Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture Estrid and Henry Misrachi, Madrid, Spain Dina Recanati Miriam Doron Amnon Goldenberg Tulio Demicheli, Madrid, Spain The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Israel Joseph Hackmey – Israel Phoenix Collection Jennifer and David Serrour, Mexico Mary Beth Sherydon, Washington, USA Avi Angel, Israel

 

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