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Marcelle Tehila Bitton is a multidisciplinary artist working across diverse mediums such as installation, video, drawings, 3D interactive graphics, writing, social innovations and creative content.

Her works often deal with questions of glamor and value, related to gender games, attribution and belonging- through Kabbalistic customs and myths to canons of beauty, luxury, and hierarchical criteria within political and socio-cultural systems.

Education

2015-2019  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Bachelor in Fine Arts (with honors)

2012-2014  Levinsky College Tel Aviv, Bachelor in English & Education

2010-2012  Seminary for Girls Petach Tikva, Israel

Awards \ Grants

- Recanati-Kop-Rashi Award for the Entrepreneur Teacher 2021

- Excellence Award by the Fine Arts department of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design 2019
- Young Artist Grant - America Israel Cultural Foundation 2019

-  Mifal HaPais Council for Culture and Arts Grant for Solo Exhibition 2018

- Certificate of Commendation- 3rd year by Bezalel-Oman, Fine Arts department 2017

 

Solo and Dual Exhibitions

 2021   Prestige, a dual exhibition with Aniam Deri, Jerusalem Artists' House, Curated by Etti Abergil

2019  Graduate Exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Curated by Irena Gordon and Piter Maltz

Screenings and Festivals 

2022  Jerusalem Film Festival: The Experimental Films and Video Art Awards.

2022 Jerusalem Cinematheque, Zirot Tarbut Festival

2021  TISFF: The International Students Film Festival, Lookout: The Experimental Film

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022  Knotted Threads, Bezalel Gallery, Curated by Masha Zusman, Yochay Avrahami and Noa Miro

2022  Black Light, Geula Gallery, curated by Elchai Solomon

2022  “Koresh- gallery, building, street”, led by 14 Koresh Gallery  Jerusalem and Mifal HaPais Council  for Culture and Arts. Curators: Dveer Shaked and Hadassa Cohen.

2021  RASH RASH , The Judaica Museum, Cymbalista Jewish Heritage, Tel Aviv University. Curated by Shirat Miryam Shamir and Ido Noy

2019  ZIARA, Jerusalem Biannual 2019, Jerusalem International YMCA, Curated by Amit Hai Cohen

2019  Dreams about Another Place, Edmonde de Rothchild Center Tel Aviv, Curated by Tal Ben Tzvi

2019  Watershed Moments, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, JCC Manhattan and Luz Art Gallery Los Angeles

2018  Haredi Made, Jerusalem Design Week 2018, Jerusalem Theather, Curated by Noa Cohen

2018 Tehoma Raba, On the Seam Museum, Curated by Avishalom von Shiloach

2017  Popthodox, Jerusalem Biannual 2017Beit Hasid Jerusalem 

2017  Gesher Alliacne, Alliance House, curated by Jenia Cris, Doria S and Shlomo Blazer

2017  Twenty Four, Calaclit Jerusalem, Instructors: Sagit Mezamer, Hadas Satt, Yochay Avrahami

2018  Bird Heart Crow, Bezalel-Oman. Instructors: Sagit Mezamer, Yochay Avrahami

Special Projects

2015-Now  Entrepreneur, co-founder of the digital platform “Bishvilech”, a non-profitable collective database for female Orthodox teachers. Over 16,000 registered users per year.

2021  Producer of performance arts- fashion event in the spirit of Michaela Luptakova (Slovakia) and Boutique Shawarma (Israel),  Jerusalem Design Week 2021.
2020  Writing (Heb) the article “Four seasons and Maya Shalev”. Published at “Erev Rav”- an independent art journal
of Arts, Culture, and Society, Israel.
2016-17  Artistic Manager of “Studio 8” for Haredi artists at Alliance House, Jerusalem 
2010  Filmmaker and writer in the “orthodox female cinema” wave: cinema that is made, played, and screened in a
closed circle of orthodox women in Israel and USA. In this cinematic world, men do not exist at all or are alternatively represented by women.

Residency

2015  Shvi'it, Oman- Visual Arts Center, Beit-Chelkiya Israel, curated by Adi Greenstein

  

Teaching, Guest Lectures

2019  Art Cube Artists' Studios, Jerusalem

2019  Edmonde de Rothchild Center, Tel Aviv

2012-2017  The department of Art and English Education Israel

2015  Writing Art Education Units for Oman Art Center Jerusalem.