Israel’s arts scene is one of the most vibrant in the world. By presenting Israeli art, music, film, dance and literature to an international audience, the Israel Institute showcases an important aspect of modern Israel that few people get to see firsthand, and fosters the deeper understanding of Israel that the Institute is committed to inspiring.

The Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program,

Nineteen prominent Israeli artists will be in residence at colleges and universities across the U.S. and Europe for the 2016-2017 academic year, among them filmmakers, choreographers, musicians, and visual artists. 


The artists will come as part of the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program. Celebrated in a variety of disciplines, the artists will spend a semester teaching and presenting their work to audiences in local communities through classes, exhibitions and performances. 

The 2016-2017 Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists include:

Musician and Composer, Florida State University, Spring 2017

A composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist, Ben Sira is recognized as a global musician. His 2015 album, Ben Sira, was hailed as one of the 10 best...

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Choreographer, Kennesaw State University, Fall 2016

A choreographer, Ben-Aharon has a particular interest in multidisciplinary collaboration with such fields as architecture and video. Her work has...

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Choreographer, UCLA, Spring 2017

Biniamini, a choreographer whose work has been performed internationally, was a dancer with the renowned Batsheva Dance Company, touring...

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Choreographer, Reed College, Spring 2017

Erez has been creating and performing her own choreography in Israel and abroad, most recently at the Venice Biennale in 2014. For seven years she...

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Filmmaker, Emory University, Spring 2017

Filmmaker Gilady’s first feature, Wedding Doll, won two of the nine Israeli Film Academy awards for which it was nominated in...

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Poet, Caltech, Spring 2017

Hadas has achieved international recognition for his work, which lives on the border between art and technology, combining poetry...

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Actor, San Diego State University, Spring 2017

Ivgy starred most recently in “Zero Motivation,” which won Best Narrative Feature and the Nora Ephron Prize at the 2014 Tribeca Film...

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Composer, University of Virginia, Fall 2016

Kiki Keren-Huss is a composer and sound artist who often works with visual artists and choreographers. She frequently incorporates everyday sounds...

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Media Artist, UCLA, Spring 2017

Initially trained at the Royal Conservatory, The Netherlands, in music composition and new media, Landau is a multidisciplinary artist...

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Dancer, Connecticut College, Fall 2016

Moses is a former dancer with the renowned Batsheva Dance Company and the Batsheva Ensemble and subsequently, a co-founder of the Maria...

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Author, Ludwig Maximilian University-Munich, Spring 2017

Nethanel, who earned a PhD in Modern Hebrew literature, made literary history when, in the course of her dissertation research, she...

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Artists, University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2017
Dancer and Choreographer, Howard University, Fall 2016

A former dancer with the famed Batsheva Dance Company and Inbal Pinto, and a longstanding Gaga teacher, Rothschild is one of the most...

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Musician, Columbia University, Spring 2017

An orchestral conductor and two-time Gramophone winner, Volkov most recently led the New York Philharmonic in June 2016. A frequent guest with...

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Dancer and Choreographer, SUNY Purchase, Fall 2016

A dancer and choreographer, Weinberger began his career in the Batsheva Ensemble, graduated to the Batsheva Dance Company, also danced...

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