In November 2019, the SALOON Jerusalem was founded as the SALOON Tel Aviv by Danielle Gorodenzik, a writer, curator, and co-founder of In Print JLM; Cornelia Renz, an artist living in Berlin and Tel Aviv and member of SALOON Berlin; and Jenna Romano, a writer, founder of CAIJ.co, and co-founder of In Print JLM.
In Spring of 2022, the network transferred to SALOON Jerusalem and is being headed up by Jerusalemites Andi Arnovitz; artist, and Noa Arad Yairi; artist. These two women are the current board of the SALOON Jerusalem. Our new members include curators, cultural directors, artists, directors of museums, and represent a cross spectrum of Israelis. Future plans include creating events which focus on reassessing culture post Covid, reimagining career opportunities, hearing about future plans for museums and festivals and learning more about each other. Our hope is to build a strong and cohesive network of women in the arts who live and work in Jerusalem.
You can find out more about SALOON Jerusalem via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andi Arnovitz lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel. A conceptual artist, she uses printmaking, and digital information to create both print series, artist books and installations. She has had solo and group shows in in England, China, The United States, Israel, Spain, Poland, Germany, Finland, France, Lithuania, Canada, Italy, Mallorca and Bulgaria. Her work is in private collections in both the United States and in Europe, as well as universities, museums and institutions, including the US Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Museum, Anu Museum and The Israel National Library.
Noa Arad Yairi (b.1960) is an Israeli-born Jerusalem-based contemporary artist working in sculpting, installation and painting. Her works are shown in exhibitions and site specific projects in Israel and abroad. She graduated from the visual communications department at WIZO Haifa Academy of Design in 1988. Arad Yairi's portfolio consists of works in the studio and site specific works that stem from the study of the historical, cultural and political narrative associated with the place. Arad Yairi teaches sculpture in the Emuna Academic College of Art and Education, and is a professional advisor in a course at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.