Born 1962, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel

Museum Collections

2001     Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Aqua Regia 1996, acquisition
2008     Museum of Arts and Design, Webs June 2008, commission
2011     Holon Design Museum, Primo Bianco 2010, acquisition
2012     The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wild March 2009, acquisition
2012     Mint Museum, Joy of Transition, 2012, commission
2012     Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Andrea’s Trust 2006, acquisition
2013     Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Once May 2006, acquisition
2015     Corning Museum of Glass, Soma 2015, commission
2015     Indianapolis Museum of Art, Memory 2014, acquisition



1984     Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1987     Fine Arts, Middlesex Polytechnic, London

Listed Solo Exhibitions

1994     Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv, Sculptural Furniture
1997     Gallery Inter Nos, Milan, Aqua Creations
1998     Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Strasbourg Antoine Cicero & Ayala Serfaty une dialogue
1998     Gallery Blanchart, Milan, Ayala Serfaty
2000     Meta Gallery, Milan, Evolution 19
2007     Lorenzelli Arte, Milan, Soma: The Beauty of the Moon through Clouds
2008     Tel Aviv Museum of Art - Soma light installation
2009     Sculpture Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Den Haag, the Netherlands, Soma Light Installation
2009     Cristina Grajales Gallery, Design Miami
2011     Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York, In Vein

Listed Group Exhibitions

1991    Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv, The Next Generation
1994    Janco Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, Israel, Object Object: A Dialogue between Art and Design
1995    Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany - Design-Time
1996    Übersee Museum, Bremen, Germany - Design im Wandel
2002    Centre Pompidou, Paris - Carrefour de la Création
2002    The Rockland Center for the Arts, New York, Design show
2003    Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg - Design Museums of the World
2003    Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg - Nature Highly Artificial
2004    Dot Fifty One Gallery, Miami, Red, White and Blue
2005    Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Collect
2005    Triennale, Milan, Promisedesign, New Design from Israel
2006    Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York Solos: Design from Israel
2006    VIA Gallery, Paris, Surfaces
2010    London Design Museum - Brit Insurance Design Awards 2010
2010    Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Re-Location
2011    Design Museum Holon, Israel - New Olds: Design between Tradition and Innovation
2012    Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel - Cabinets of Wonders
2013    Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv - Woven Consciousness
2014    Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel - Gathering
2015    Trapholt Museum of Modern Art & Design, Denmark - Fetishism
2017    Jewish Museum Hohenems, Austria, - The Feminine Side of God
2009-17 Yearly presentations at international Design-Art fairs such as Art Basel, Salon of Art & Design NY, Collective NY, Nomad Monaco

Awards & Scholariships

1985    America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship
2006    Israel Minister of Education and Culture’s annual Design Award


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