Artists in Residence


Yishay Garbasz, England

Throughout her career, Garbasz has worked with themes of memory, history, separation, and healing, spanning works exploring her mother’s experiences as a Jewish Holocaust survivor and Garbasz’s own personal journey involving gender identity. Garbasz has continually captured both the pain of trauma and the beauty of reconciling with it. Physical locations, such as Fukushima, and the inextricable link to the events that take place in them, also loom large in Garbasz’s practice.


Basic Information

    2000-2004 BA in Photography, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    1997-2000 Residential monastic Zen training, Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY
    1995-1996 Landmark College, Putney VT
    1988 Video production, Global Village in conjunction with The New School for Social Research


    2014 Ronald Feldman Fine Art, NYC, Fukushima: ritual and realty Feb15th –March 22ed.
    2013 Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. Coming Home, Pictures of Jewish women. April 30- June 14
    2010 Northwood University, In My Mother’s Footsteps, Nov 16 – Dec 16.
    2009 Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, In My Mothers Footsteps, April 11 – May 17.
    Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, In My Mothers Footsteps, The Fence, In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations, April 11 – May 16.
    2008 Chiang Mai Museum of Arts, Chiang Mai, Thailand, In My Mothers Footsteps, January 31 – February 10.
    2007 Jia-dong, Taiwan, In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations
    Meinong Hakka Museum, Taiwan, In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations.
    2006 Cicero Galerie für politische Fotografie, Berlin, Germany, The Fence, October 15 – March 15, 2007.
    2005 Norderlicht Fotofestival, Groningen, Holland, In My Mothers Footsteps. September 4 – October 9.
    2004 Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College, NY, Israel in More Than One Dimension, April 1 – April 30.
    Woods Studio, Bard College, NY, Being Seen, May


    2014 Incheon Art Platform, Korea, Final Exhibition - Residencies 2013, Jan 10th - Feb 23nd.
    2013 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Gallery selection at ToLot, June 8th – July 27th.
    2012 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Have We Met Before, February 18 – April 28.
    Dumbo Arts Center, New York, A Wake: Still Lives and Moving Images, November 9-November 25.
    2011 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts at Seven, Miami Art Week, Miami, FL, November 29 - December 4.
    Tokyo Wonder site, Tokyo, NEXT – TWS 10 Year, July 7 – October 2.
    Momentum, Berlin, A Wake: Still Lives and Moving Images, October 30-November 20.
    Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Summer Festival at Bethanien, May 28.
    Lutherkirche Köln-südstadt, Cologne, Germany, Fukushima - Opening Doors with Compassion, July 21 – August 14.
    2010 Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea: In My Mother’s Footsteps; Becoming, September 11 – November 20.
    Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York, NY, Resurrectine, May 15 – July 26.
    Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, Print & Bound, September 10 – September 25.
    2009 Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, England, Pruning in the Garden of Eden, February.
    2007 Kio-A-Thau, Taiwan, In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or
    more generations.
    Conference of Birds, Bangkok, Thailand: The Gift of Tongues; Being Seen, July 27 – August 19.
    2004 Hillel Foundation, Washington, DC, Israel in More Than One Dimension.
    Peace Gallery, Kingston, NY, The Fence.
    2003 Up State Art, Phoenicia, NY, Street Photography.
    2001 Fisher Arts Building, Bard College, New York, NY.
    Up State Art, Phoenicia, NY, Germantown,

    (* indicates articles pertaining solely to the artist)

    2013 * L'Heureux, Michele. “On the role of the artist in promoting social change.” Brandeis NOW. April 15, 2013. *
    Staff. “Coming Soon, Coming Home: Portraits of Jewish Women by Yishay Garbasz.” Brandeis University. April 16, 2013.*
    Waxman, Tobaron. “Interview with Yishay Garbasz.” Pretty Queer. March 3, 2013.
    2012 Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Seven Art Fair to Return to Art Basel Miami Beach.” The New York
    Observer Online, Gallerist NY, September 19, 2012. *
    Staff. “Best Basel Headline Grab – 2012.” Miami New Times, June 2012.
    2010 De Tilly, Katie. “Art Spy: Soulful journeys in Korea." Bacharat Magazine Hong Kong, October, 2010. pp.126 -127.
    KlomfaB, Johannes and Sabine Rlester. “Lere Orte und darüber der Geist der Toten”, * Jüdische Zeitung, January 2010.
    Maltz-Leca, Leora. “Critics Pick: Living in Evolution.” Artforum, November 10, 2010.
    Rosen, Bjorn. “Blick ins Innere: Schoa. Das Thema hat mich gewählt, sagt Yishay Garbasz. So folgte die Fotografin.” Juedische Allgemeine, January 28, 2010. p.3. *
    Rosen, Bjorn. “Die Kunst zu leben.” Der Tagesspigel, November, 14, 2010. *
    Staff. “Child of a Survivor Walks in Her Mother’s Footsteps.” Jewish Journal, April, 1, 2010. *
    Staff. “Interview.” Wolganmisool Art Magazine Korea, October, 2010.
    2009 Birmingham, Lucy. “Critics pick: Yishay Garbasz, Wako Works of Art.”, May 2009. *
    Birmingham, Lucy. “Collecting the lost pieces of a soul: Seeking self-discovery, Yishay Garbasz traced her mother’s Holocaust experience.” Japan Times, May 1, 2009. *
    Colberg, Jörg. “Review: In My Mother’s Footsteps.” Conscientious Blog, June, 5, 2009. *
    Staff. “Picture Power.” Newsweek Japan, October 14, 2009. *
    Staff. “Fotoboeken.” Snoecks, October 1, 2009. *
    Staff. “Livers.” Azart, September 1, 2009. *
    Staff.“Neue Buch.” Photonews, August, 2009. *
    Staff. “Buch Des Monats.” ProfiFoto, June, 2009. *
    Staff. “Bilder einer Seele.” Der Spiegel, May 30, 2009. p.50. *
    2008 Brostoff, Marissa. “In Thailand, an Unusual Exhibit.” The Forward, January 23, 2008. *
    Messenger, Jim. “Lost & Found.” Art4d, June 2008.
    Staff. “Moving Work of Yishay Garbasz Exhibited in Chiang Mai, Thailand.” Jewish Times Asia, January 2008. *
    Staff. “The Holocaust Revisited.” The Nation, February 2008. *
    Tilley, Bob. “The Holocaust Revisited.” City Life, January 2008. *
    2007 Staff. “Gift of Tongues.” Art4d (November 2007.
    2006 Der Kellen, Ralf Bei. “Zeitlos und detailgetreu.” Deutschlandradio Kultur, November 21, * 2006.
    Feist, Nora. “Unverstellter Blick.” Berliner Zeitung, October 13, 2006.,10810590,10426310.html
    Kroohs, Dwayne. “2005: A Look Back.” The Daily Freeman, January 1, 2006. *
    Staff.“Die Welt mauert sich ein.” plus, November 2006.*
    Staff. “Mauerbilder mitten in Berlin.” Cicero, November 17, 2006.*
    Staff. “Die Mauer.” Kunst Herbst Berlin, October 13, 2006.*
    Staff. “The Fence.” on “Die Kulturzeit-Tipps in Kürze.” 3SAT, Oct. 12, 2006. *
    Staff. “Mitten in Berlin entsteht unter der Schirmherrschaft des Politikmagazins Cicero ein neuer Veranstaltungsort.” Berliner Zeitung, October 10, 2006.
    2005 Mitchell, Paula Ann. “Heartfelt Journey.” The Daily Freeman, October 30, 2005. *
    De Lange, Henny. “In de voetsporen van een moeder.” Trouw Newspaper, September 3, * 2005
    2004 Kroohs, Dwayne. “2004: A Look Back.” The Daily Freeman, December 26, 2004. *
    Mitchell, Paula. “Retracing a Mother’s Painful Journey.” The Daily Freeman, May 9, 2004. *


    2009 In My Mother’s Footsteps (Hatje Cantz, April 2009) nominated for the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis/German Photobook Award
    2010 Becoming (Mark Batty Publisher, July 2010)


    National Art Studio, Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, January –June 2014.
    IAP Baengnyeong-do Peace Arts Residency Project, Korea, Sep – Nov 2013
    Tokyo Wonder Site, exchange program, May – July 2013
    Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Boston Mass, artist in residency, April 2013
    Northwood University, Midland, MI visiting artist, 2010
    Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, Creator-in-Residence – International Nomination Program, January-April 2009
    Kio-A-Thau Artist-in-Residence, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, October 2007-January 2008
    Artist-in-Residence(ART), Tokyo, Japan, 2007


    Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo 2013
    Brandeis University, Boston Mass 2013.
    Landmark college, Putney, VT 2011
    Rutgers University New Jersey, NJ 2011
    B_Books, Berlin, Germany, 2010
    Busan Biennale Academic Panel. Busan, Korea, 2010
    Colombia University, New York, NY, 2010
    Delta College, Saginaw, MI, 2010
    Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany 2010
    Landmark College, Putney, VT, 2010
    Northwood University, Midland, MI, 2010
    Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, 2009
    Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan, 2007
    Kio-A-Thau, Artist Village, Kaohsiung Taiwan, 2007
    National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2007


    Berlin Tokyo Exchange, Creative City, Berlin 2013
    Artist Help Fund, the Office of the President of Germany, 2013
    Film/Video des Künstlerinnenprogramms, Creative City, Berlin, Germany 2010
    Nederland in Japan, Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan, 2008-2009
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
    Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
    Council for Hakka Affairs, Jia-dong, Taiwan, 2007
    Award for civic merit by the country of Pin-dong for the installation for four generations project, 2007
    Cultural Bureau of Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, 2007
    Zimit Grant, 2007
    The Bick Fund, 2005
    Zimit Grant, 2005
    The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, New York, NY 2004–2005
    Zimit Grant, 2004
    Avi Chai Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel 2004
    Hillel Foundation, Washington DC, 2004
    Human Rights Program, Bard College, NY 2004
    The Bick Fund, 2004
    Voice & Vision Summer Retreat, 2002