Danielle Kaganov is the winner of the Ilana Elovic-Bezalel Prize for Excellence in the Arts 2022
The prize in memory of Ilana Elovic, at the amount of 7,000$, is awarded to graduates of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, up to 7 years from their graduation, for excellence in the arts.
Dr. Eugene Elovic and Family together with Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem are proud to announce that the winner of the Ilana Elovic-Bezalel Prize for Excellence in the Arts 2022 is Danielle Kaganov. Kaganov is a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts (2017), an award-winning multidisciplinary artist whose works have been exhibited in Israel and around the world.
According to the Selection Committee: "In her work, Kaganov uses a variety of technological and performative mediums and installations. Her works, which stem from extensive in-depth research, address power relations and cultural contexts by means of various artistic manipulations. Her works present a layered and wild image of reality mixed with fiction and theatricality. Outlined with originality and full commitment, this image is surprising and intriguing."
Selection Committee Members: Chair - Jossef Krispel, Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Bezalel, Artist Leor Grady as public representative, Prof. Yehudit Sasportas, artist and senior lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts at Bezalel, Raeda Saadeh, artist and lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts at Bezalel, and Sharon Yaari, photographer and lecturer in the Department of Photography at Bezalel.
The prize ceremony was held on 9 November, 2022, at 12:00, at the Bezalel Academy's New Campus in the center of Jerusalem, in the presence of Dr. Eugene Elovic and family.
Previous winners are: Tal Engelstein (2021), Asaf Elkalai (2018), Oree Holban (2017), Esther Schneider (2016), Yitzhak Golombek (2014) and Amnon Ben Ami (2012).
Ilana Elovic passed away in 2006 after battling with cancer. Ilana dedicated her life to art, and worked in different mediums, including painting, ceramics, glass and jewelry design. Upon learning of her illness, Ilana began to engage almost exclusively in her artistic work.