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Yvonne  L I V A Y                                                        Biographical notes

Born in Zürich, Switzerland, is a professional voice teacher (Music Academies in Berne, Basel, Jerusalem) as well as a music therapist (Institute of Remedial Therapy, Jerusalem) and has been active in these fields for many years.

Writes poetry in Hebrew and German and is a member of the LYRIS-Group (German writing poets in Israel).

Her poems have been published in various anthologies in Israel as well as in Germany.  Two full volumes of poetry in German were published in 2010  and 2011(“Rostige Zeiten”, “Herbstbrand”) by rainStein-Verlag, Berlin.
She is currently writing a book about her mother during the Holocaust.

In 1992 started to study art with Joseph Hirsch (drawing), Jan Rauchwerger (painting) and Zwicka Lachman (sculpting).  Studied traditional Chinese painting at the Institute of Fine Arts, Beijing, China and printing techniques at the Jerusalem Print workshop.

Lives and creates in Jerusalem.

WRITER IN RESIDENCE:
Stiftung Künstlerhaus Schöppingen, Germany                                      June/July              2012
Recipient of literary award, ”Baumstiftung”, Berlin                                  May                     2016

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Zaritzky Artists House, Tel Aviv                                                           May                     2017
Primobuch Gallery, Berlin-Steglitz, Germany                                        May                     2016
Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts                                             February              2014
Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv                                                             2008, 2011             2013
Espace 10 Gallery, Jerusalem                                                             February               2012
Gollwitz Castle Foundation, Brandenburg (Berlin)                                  June                     2011
Artists House, Tel Aviv                                                                        February               2011
Ghetto Museum Theresienstadt, Czech Republic                                  October                2010 
Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts, Jerusalem                             2001, 2003, 2005, 2009
Tel Aviv Opera House, Tel Aviv                                                             January                2009
Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv                                                               September           2008
Goethe Institute, Jerusalem                                                                January                2008
Targ Music Centre, Ein Karem                                                                              2001,  2003 
Mediterranean Towers, Tel Aviv                                                            October                2002
Nora Gallery, Jerusalem                                                                      June                    2002

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden, Germany                                  Sept.            2016-2017
Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany                                                    July                      2012
Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv                                                                         2009, 2010, 2011
Bible Museum, Tel Aviv                                                                       December             2010
Yavne Art Gallery, Yavne                                                                     February               2010
ZaritzkyArtists House, Tel Aviv                                                             August       2002,  2009
Ella Gallery, Jerusalem                                                                       Summer               2008
Artists House, Haifa                                                                           February               2003
Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts, Jerusalem                            December              2002