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.
Looking at the Same Water
Izmir Mediterranean Biennial
21 March – 7 May 2023
2015-2019 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Bachelor in Fine Arts (with honors)
2010-2012 Seminary for Girls Petach Tikva, Israel
Awards \ Grants
- Jerusalem Cinema Fund Grant 2022
- 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
Solo and Dual Exhibitions
2019 Graduate Exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Curated by Irena Gordon and Piter Maltz
Screenings and Festivals
2022 Manofim Festival: First Reveal
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.
2018 Tehoma Raba, On the Seam Museum, Curated by Avishalom von Shiloach
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
2015-Now: Entrepreneur, and 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 the USA. In this cinematic world, men do not exist or are alternatively represented by women.
2015 Shvi'it, Oman- Visual Arts Center, Beit-Chelkiya Israel, curated by Adi Greenstein
Teaching, Guest Lectures
2012-2017 The Department of Art and English Education Israel
2015 Writing Art Education Units for Oman Art Center Jerusalem.