Name Date & Location
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the MINISTRY OF CULTURE, May 8th, 2023 / IsraelMay 8th, 2023 / Israel

Miriam Cabessa has won the Israeli Ministry of Culture 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cabessa proposes the movement of her body as the last place the world could overpower, the ultimate barricade of the self.  It is not cogito, nor a critical approach in the conventional sense; but it is a very strong and principled point of resistance to control and surveillance. It is the body that knows, the inner rhythm, the eroticism, the libido – and they cannot be dominated or appropriated by the coercive systems of the state or cultural institutions. The mere existence of this place extends hope as to the feasibility of resistance and rebellion. The manifestations of these personal proficiencies are, in Cabessa’s case, outstanding in their peculiarity, and consequently highly credible in the contention they propose; rebellion is launched from the specific erotica of the body.

Miriam Cabessa: Replicated Intimacy, Venice Biennale 1997, Israeli Pavilion

Curator and text: Sarah Breitberg-Semel

“BREATHING SONG”, SPACE WORK, February 9 - June 25, 2023 / Haifa MuseumFebruary 9 - June 25, 2023 / Haifa Museum

Vital Signs: Pulse and Breathing Rhythm in Contemporary Art.

Participating artists: Absalon, Sharon Azagi, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Cabessa, Lilach Chitayat, Sophie Dupont, Regina José Galindo, Gideon Gechtman, Douglas Gordon, Inbal Hoffman, Dikla Moskovich, Avi Sabah, Alma Shneor, Dor Zlekha Levy

Curated by: Dr. Kobi Ben-Meir

Ending June 25th, 2023 at Haifa Museum.

CURRENTLY SHOWING at the TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART, 15/8/2021 / Tel Aviv Museum, Israel15/8/2021 / Tel Aviv Museum, Israel

“Material Imagination” curated by Dalit Matatyahu, Senior Curator of Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Two of Miriam Cabessa’s paintings are currently showing at the new permanent display of the Israeli art collection: “Material Imagination”, which includes works by Israel’s leading artists.
Material Imagination is a model of thinking conceived by philosopher Gaston Bachelard during years of delving into the four elements—earth, air, water, and fire—and their incarnations in the imagination and in art.