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A number of autobiographical circumstances have defined me as a person and an artist. I was born in British Palestine and grew up in Israel in a family and community of European immigrants, refugees and exiles. I resided for many years in Venezuela, where I still spend long periods of time. I lived for a year in India. I travel frequently to the United States and United Kingdom.

My current house and studio are in the North of Israel, a short distance from the border with Lebanon. I express myself in Hebrew, Spanish, and English, which live side by side in my daily language, just as painting, sculpture, photography, etching, and drawing do in my work. I consume books, newspapers and films in multiple languages voraciously, and have done so since childhood. I am never only in one place.

This experiential baggage has made me a person with a hybrid identity, ever shifting between different cultures, languages, lifestyles, and customs, sensitive to issues relating to migration, exile, and the human dramas that cause and are caused by these. Living in movement by choice, I have a deep empathy for those who are forced to move for the sake of their lives or those they love.

This awareness—and the fact that the countries I call home are embroiled in struggles of belonging and exclusion—has imbued my work with very current concerns, such as the ever-changing concepts of territory and border, the status of water and other resources that flow across national boundaries, and the architecture of refugees. My work is political, interested not in politics per se but in how politics shape the fates of human individuals and groups.

My intention is neither a historical nor a journalistic approach, neither testimony nor illustration of conflicts. On the contrary, the spaces I (re)create in my work are symbolic rather than geographical. On a meandering path between photography, etching, painting, and other techniques, I create fiction.


1969 - BSc in Architecture and Urban Planning, Technion, Technological Institute, Haifa, Israel.

1971 - BA in Poetics and Comparative Literature, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1971-74 - Teaches in the Poetics and Comparative Literature Program,Tel Aviv University,Tel Aviv, Israel.

1974-80 - Studies painting at the studio of Israeli painter Pinchas Abramovitch.

1981-83 - Studies printmaking at CEGRA, Centre of Studies for the Graphic Arts, Caracas, Venezuela.

1981-83 - Studies painting at the studio of Venezuelan painter Walter Margulis.

1984 to present - Runs and participates in workshops in Italy, Belgium, Israel, Colombia, Venezuela and USA.


2015 - University of Montevallo, Alabama, USA

1991 - Franz Mazereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium


2019 - First prize winner show at the Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (upcoming)

2016 - Cartographic Anxieties, Mendoza Foundation Centre, Caracas, Venezuela (Prints)

2015 - Holger Wendland:The Marble Stairs, Lihie Talmor:The Inconceivable Simply Is, Fine Arts Museum, Czernowitz, Ukraine (Drawings and lithographs)

2015 - Intimate Place, Public Space, Verdi/Verd Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (Prints)

2012-14 - MAKOM: In Quest of Place: Memories of a Nomad, a travelling show: Caracas-Valencia-Maracaibo, Venezuela (Prints and photographs)

2012 - Mirar el Olvido, CAF Gallery, Development Bank of Latin America, with French poet and photographer Anne Louyot and Brazilian printmaker Kika Levy (Artists’ Book, prints and photographs)

2009 - Traces of Place, Templarios Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela (prints, sculptures and installation)

2008 - Listening to the Shadows, Seeing Them, Kern Museum, Caracas, Venezuela (prints and sculptures)

2006 - Neither Inside nor Outside, Solar Gallery, East Hampton, New York, USA (prints and video)

2006 - Dafna Talmor: Obstructed Views (photographs), Lihie Talmor: Confines (prints and video), Pagés Espai D’Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2005 - Password, Gallery Twenty Four, Tel Aviv, Israel (prints)

2004 - I was there, but you wont see me, Sephardic Heritage Museum at the Blasini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela: memories of a passage to the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, and to Poland more broadly, as part of a group of Jewish Israelis, Muslim Palestinians, and Christian Palestinians. (prints, photographs and video)

2001 Simcha Shirman and Lihie Talmor, Mendoza Foundation Centre, Caracas, Venezuela, with Israeli photographer Simcha Shirman (prints and sculptures)

2000 - Grand Prix exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ibiza, Spain (prints)

1999 - A Perfect Staging for a Happy Childhood, Antea, A Woman’s Artspace, Jerusalem, Israel (prints)

1998 - Lihie Talmor - Sculpting Iron, Tel Aviv Performing Art Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel

1996 - The Creativity of Evil, Sofía Imber Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela (sculptures and installation)

1994 - Aguariacuar, The Departure, Sextante Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia; Sofia Imber Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela (prints and Artist’ Book)

1993 - Lihie Talmor: Works on Paper, Iron Sculptures, The Artists' House Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel (prints and sculptures)

1992 - 93 - Horowitz the Storyteller: Cahiers de Voyage, Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, Israel; Studio Tommaseo, Trieste, Italy (prints and sculptures)


2018 - Exercises with Stones, Alte Feurvache Loschwitz Gallery, Dresden, Germany

2017 - New from the Press, The Gottesman Etching Center, Cabri, Israel

2017-2016 - Unfolding, Latin American and Caribbean Graphic Art, a travelling exhibition organized by CAFA, Central Academy of Fine Art, Guanlan, Beijing, China

2016 - KCPA Southern Hemisphere International Printmaking Exhibition, Alive Jincheon Printmaking Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2015 - Transformed Moments of Origin, Ivano-Frankivsk Centre of Contemporary Art, Ukraine

2013 - Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics, GBG Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

2008 - The Last Book, Travelling International Project, curated by Luis Camnitzer

2008 - 2008/Culturas, Exhibition of Intercultural Dialogue of Short films, Music, photography, Video Art and Net Art, State Society for Cultural Commemoration, Ministry of Culture, Madrid, Spain

2005 – 06 - White Coffee: Culture, Migration and Identity; Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela

2005 - Caracas Flash, Video Spaces 2005 Edition; CorpGroup Tower, Caracas, Venezuela

2005 - 5th Ile de France International Print Biennial, Versailles, France

2005 - ExxonMobil Salon, Fine Arts Museum, Caracas, Venezuela

2004 - 05 - Impressions II, Artist’ House Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

2004 - Intimate Sculptures for the Public Space, Banco Provincial Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela

2002 - Four Directions, One Encounter, Banco Industrial Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela; Fragments of Universe, CorpGroup Center, Caracas, Venezuela

1997 - Artist, Mazah, Idea, Museum of Human Sciences and the Environment, Petah Tikva, Israel

1997, 1994 - The 6th and 5th Habana Biennial, La Habana, Cuba

1997 - Box, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

1995 - The Artist Designs his Own Gravestone, The Artist’s House Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel; To be or not, Rebecca Crown Gallery, The Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts, Jerusalem, Israel


2021 - La Trayectoria Inédita, Mirar al mundo de nuevo. Hacienda La Trinidadd, Caracas, Venezuela

2021 - Visions of Nature, Contemporary views in Alternative Photographic Techniqes. Light Art Space, Silver City, NM, USA

2021 - Framed: Shadow and Light, Black Box gallery, Portland, Oregon

2021 - International Triennial of Contemporary Prints, Fine Arts Museum, Liège, Belgium

2021 - International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland

2020 - 4th International Printmaking Biennial, Cacak, Serbia

2020 - NOTES, Artists play with music sheets, Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2020 - Over there is over here, Private homes in Umm el-Fahem, Hosting art exhibitions, Umm el-Fahem, Israel

2021, 2020, 2019 - IV International Mini Print Cantabria, The Sea & the Lighthouses, Faro Cabo Mayor Art Center, Santander, Cantabria, Spain

2020, 2018, 2016, 2014 - VI, V and IV International Print Biennial Aguafuerte, Valladolid, Spain

2019 - El cálculo de las proporciones: percepción-pensamiento-imagen. Andrés Bello Catholic University, Caracas, Venezuela

2018 - Open Portfolio at IMPACT 10, International Interdisciplinary Printmaking Encounter, Santander, Spain (upcoming)

2018 - International Print Triennial, Krakow, Poland

2018, 2016 - 14th and 12th International Biennial of Miniature Art in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

2018 - 25 Maximo Ramos International Award for Graphic Arts, Ferrol, Spain

2018, 2015 - Tama Art University International Mini-Print Triennial, Tokyo, Japan

2017 - 5th Annual International Juried Print Exhibition, Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

2017, 2015 - International Biennial of Contemporary Prints, Fine Arts Museum, Liège, Belgium

2017, 2015, 2013 - The III, II, and I National Drawing and Printmaking Biennial, Valencia, Venezuela

2016, 2007 - The 8th and 4th Douro International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

2015 - III International Exhibition-Contest of Small Graphic Forms and Exlibris, Brest Regional Museum, Belarus

2015 - 67 Arturo Michelena, Biennial, Valencia, Venezuela

2015 - II Global Print, Cultural Centre, Alijo, Portugal

2013 - International Printmaking Prize, FIG Bilbao, Spain

2013 - International Print Net, Krakow - Falun, Sweden

2011- Northern Print: International Print Biennial, Newcastle, UK

2011,2007, 2005,2001 - Trois-Rivieres International Contemporary Print Biennial, Canada

2010 - International Print Net, Krakow-Oldenburg-Vienna, Oldenburg, Germany and Vienna, Austria

2009 - Yozo Hamguchi 100th Anniversary International Print Competition and Exhibition, Hamguchi Yozo Museum ,Tokyo, Japan

2009 - VI Novosibirsk Graphic Art Biennial; State Museum of Novosibirsk, Russia

2008 - Edmonton Print International 2008, Alberta, Canada

2008 - 13th International Biennial Print Exhibition, R.O.C.; Fine Arts Museum Taiwan R.O.C.

2007 - Prints Tokyo, International Print Exhibition; Sakima Arts Museum, Okinawa, Japan

2007, 2005 - 7th and 6th National Biennial of Plastic Arts of Puerto La Cruz; Puerto La Cruz, Gallery of Modern Art , Venezuela

2006 - 6th Art and Science Salon; Simón Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela

2000, 1997 - The 6th and 5th International Triennial of Majdanek, State Museum of Majdanek, Lublin, Poland

2000, 1993 - The Sapporo International Printmaking Biennial, Sapporo, Japan

1999 ,1996 - The International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany

1993 - The International Award for Printmaking, Biella, Italy


2021 - Special Prize MTG 2021, founded by the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

2017 - First Prize, at the 5th Annual International Juried Print Exhibition, Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

2016 - First Prize in the category of Photography, International Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

2016 - Mention of the Jury, International Biennial of Contemporary Prints, Liège. Belgium

2015 - Gran Prix, at the 67 Biennial Arturo Michelena, Valencia, Venezuela

2009 - Second Prize, at the Yozo Hamguchi 100th Anniversary International Print Competition and Exhibition, Hamguchi Yozo Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2006 - First Prize, 6th Art and Science Salon, Simón Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela

2000 - First Prize, Caracas International Printmaking Biennial, Caracas, Venezuela

1998 - First Prize, at the Ibizagrafik,'98 Biennial, Ibiza, Spain

1998 - Honorary Mention, San Juan Biennial of Latin American and Caribbean Prints, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1997 - Grand Prix, at the Aragua National Art Salon, Museum of Modern Art, Maracay,,Venezuela

1995 - Andrés Pérez Mujica Prize for Sculpture, Arturo Michelena Biennial, Ateneo de Valencia, Valencia, Venezuela

1993 - Special prize of the Jury at the International Award for Printmaking, Biella, Italy


Sofia Imber Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela

National Art Gallery Caracas, Venezuela

IVIC, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Altos de Pipe, Miranda,Venezuela

Cisneros Foundation, Caracas, Venezuela and New York, USA

Institute of Culture, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wilfredo Lam Centre; The Americas House, La Habana, Cuba

The New York Public Library, New York, USAThe National Library, Madrid, Spain

The National Print Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

Hamguchi Yozo Museum, Yamasa Collection Tokyo, Japan

Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan

Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China

The Gottesman Etching Centre, Cabri, Israel

The Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Israel

International Print Triennial Society, Krakow, Poland

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium

University of Montevallo, Alabama, USA

Collection Mini Print Cantabria, Santander, Spain


Ruti Talmor, A Subtle Beyond. Featured Print. IMPACT Printmaking Journal, Spring 2021. Centre for the Fine Art Reaserch at the University of the West England. UK

Nostos/Algos, 2016, A bilingual (Spanish and English) Artist’ Book. Lithographs by Lihie Talmor, texts by various authors. Edited and printed by Lihie Talmor

Sombra de paraíso, 2016, Oscar Todtmann editores, Caracas, Venezuela. Texts and poems by Claudia Sierich (Spanish and German), etchings and lithographs by Lihie Talmor

Maria Elena Ramos, El Ávila en la mirada de todos, 2015, Playco Editores, Caracas, Venezuela

Richard Noyce, Printmaking off the Beaten Track, 2013, Bloombsbury Publishing, London, UK

Mirar el olvido, 2012, A trilingual collaboration Artist’s Book (French, Spanish and Portuguese); containing lithographs by Lihie Talmor, etchings by Kika Levy (Brazil) and poems by Anne Louyot (France), Sponsored and funded by CAF - Development Bank of Latin America. Printed and edited at TAGA, Taller de Artistas Gráficos Asociados Luisa Palacios, Caracas, Venezuela

Identity and Diversity, 2011, A bilingual (Spanish and Hebrew) Artist’s Book: 13 Latin American Jewish Artists illustrate 13 poems by Latin American Jewish poets. Stephen A. Sadow, Ed. Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Fe de errantes, 2006, Anthology of poetry in four languages (Spanish, Hebrew, Ladino and Portuguese) containing etchings by Lihie Talmor and Juan Manuel de la Rosa (Mexico), Otero Ediciones, Libros el Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela

Artists - Messengers of Peace, 1996, Drawings on first day covers issued upon the signature of the Israel-Egypt Peace Treat. Edited by Ahva Jerusalem

The Creativity of Evil, 1995, A bilingual (Spanish and English) Artist’s Book. Etchings by Lihie Talmor, poems by Edda Armas. Edited by Lihie Talmor and Edda Armas, Caracas, Venezuela

Aguariacuar, The Departure,1993, A trilingual (Spanish, English and Hebrew) Artist’s Book. Etchings by Lihie Talmor, poems by Edda Armas, prologue by Juan Pedro Possani, Taller Arte Dos Gráfico, Bogotá, Colombia

El viaje, The Journey 1993, A bilingual (Spanish and Hebrew) Artist’s Book. 18 Latin American Jewish artists and 15 Latin American Jewish poets depicting the journey of Jewish families from Europe and Middle Eastern countries to Latin America. Museo Sefardí de Caracas (Sephardic Museum of Caracas), Caracas, Venezuela, and Taller Arte Dos Gráfico, Bogotá, Colombia.


In recent years, the work of Lihie Talmor has been like a progressive conquest of artistic space: from the two-dimensional plane of the etched page, with its illusionary spaces

Is it necessary to have the proper distance so as to see the full picture? And how does one know what the proper distance is?

In recent years, the work of Lihie Talmor has been like a progressive conquest of artistic space: from the two-dimensional plane of the etched page, with its illusionary spaces

Is it necessary to have the proper distance so as to see the full picture? And how does one know what the proper distance is?

It is not difficult to see in Lihie Talmor's work the expression of a sensitivity in its utmost development, that the artist knows how to communicate assertively

There exist an overriding need to distinguish between the ephemeral and the essential; the ephemeral wounds, the essential yet endures; until the day when the ephemeral will have corroded the essential, will have destroyed its very nucleus, its hard nucleus…

In a country where oblivion is who gathers the remains of the city, where the blanks of collective memory decide about the changes in power and the markets, the work of LIHIE TALMOR functions as a film of the subversive unconscious.

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