Avi Sabah (1977) was born in Ma’alot Tarshiha.
In 2004, he graduated with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and since 2006 has served as the lecturer. Sabah was part of the founding team of preparatory studies of Bezalel and taught there from 2011-2019.
In 2017-2018, he also served as a lecturer in Bezalel’s Second-Degree Studies and in 2018, was awarded an Outstanding Lecturer Award at Bezalel.
Sabah is also one of the founders of the Barbur Art Gallery in Jerusalem, a contemporary and social art gallery, where he curated numerous exhibitions and established art workshops for youth and senior citizens.
Sabah taught in the art department in a variety of courses: painting, printmaking, first-year studio, conceptual workshops and personal guidance.
Sabah’s work has been widely exhibited in Israel and around the world. Among other things, he exhibited solo exhibitions at the Asuncion Biennial in Paraguay and at the Curitiba Biennale, Brazil. In addition, he showed at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Bat Yam Museum of Art, Haifa Museum, Israel Museum, Givon Art Forum, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv Artists’ Workshops, Regina Rex Gallery in New York, Zorcher Gallery in New York, Tokyo Wonder City, Magazine 4 in Austria, Gallery 39 in Tel Aviv and more.
Awards: Excellence Award at Bezalel College (2004), Moses Award for Painting (2009), Young Artist Award (2011), Bezalel Excellence Lecturer Award (2018), and Culture Minister’s Award from the Ministry of Culture (2018).