Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Dorit Kedar

 Ph.D. Creative Arts, History of Art, Zen Buddhism

 Tel-Aviv, Israel 69715

dorkedar at netvision.net.il

https://doritkedar.wordpress.com

 

Birth: 1948, Israel

 

Education

1990-1995

Ph.D., History of Art and Creative Arts.

The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Advisors: Dr. William Mc-Kelvie, Prof. Donald Klein, Prof. Nurit Cnaan Kedar.

Kedar, D. (1995). Zen as a vehicle to increase Creativity (Doctoral dissertation), Union Institute and   University, Cincinnati,   Ohio.

1990-1991

Teaching License.
The School of Art – Hamidrasha, Ramat Hasharon.

1983-1988

M.A., History of Art and   Philosophy (Including Curatorship Studies). Tel-Aviv University, Art   History Department.

Advisors:  Prof. Gila Balas, Dr. Yona Pinson

Kedar, D. (1988). Caravaggio as a Modernist   (Master’s thesis). Tel Aviv University, Israel.

1979-1982

B.A., History of Art and   Philosophy.
University of Tel-Aviv, Art History Department.

1968-1972

B.A., Philosophy and   Comparative Literature.
University of Geneva. Faculty of Literature and Philosophy.

Diplome D’Interpretes, Spanish   and French.
University of Geneva, Ecole d’Interpretes.

 

Publications

 

  1. A.    Book publications

 Kedar, D. (1989). Fima 1×1 Eastern Western Encounter. Tel Aviv: The Histadrut – Federation of Labor Culture and Education.

Kedar, D. (1990). David Labkovski: A painter of the Holocaust. Ramat Gan: Ramat. Museum of Jewish Art.

Kedar, D. (1991). Chaim Meyers (Weiss): Observation on people. Tel Aviv: Sifriat Hapoalim.

Kedar, D. (1999). Tarot Cards: How to increase daily awareness based on Eastern Philosophy. Tel Aviv: Yaron Golan.

Kedar, D. (2000). Caravaggio as a modernist. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad.
In Hebrew.

Kedar, D. (2013). ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The book of inter-religious peace in word and image. Tel Aviv: The center of Inter-religious Studies.

 

  1. B.     Journal Articles

Kedar, D. (1989). A fine balance: Michael Gross and Micha Ulman. Art in Israel: the Magazine of Art and Culture, Autumn.

Kedar, D. (1989). Art: Desert sculpture. Art in Israel: The Magazine of Art and Culture, Autumn.

Kedar, D. (1989). Essay on Hungarian craft. Umanuyot Magazine.(In Hebrew),

Kedar, D. (1989). Essay on the vices of Israeli art. Muses. (In Hebrew).

Kedar, D. (2008). On The Book of Peace. Estela-Revista Cultural e informative de Carmona, Extraordinario.

 

Kedar, D. (2008). The ‘­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Psychological Foundations: The Book of Peace’. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2(3), 387-390.

Kedar, D. (2008). Mystic Elements in Peter Boiger’s works. Center of Holocaust & Genocide Studies. University of Minnesota, MN.

  1. C.    Monographs  

Art Catalogues

 

Kedar, D. (1987). Senior artists exhibiting: Ashdot Yacob, Israel: Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum.

Kedar D. (1988). Sonia Natra. Human Fragments. Paris, France: Grand Palais.

Kedar, D. (1989). Joseph Chaplin: Retrospective. Ashdot Yacob, Israel: Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum.

Kedar, D. (1991). A renewed meeting: Exhibition about five known teachers in Israeli art. Tel Aviv, Iserael: Omanut La’am and the Ministry of Education.

Kedar, D. (1990). Steffa Reiss-Retrospective 1979-1989. Berlin, Germany: Kunstamt Templehof.

Kedar, D. (1991). Ann Medalie: Fantastic paintings of an exceptional surrealism and realism. Ramat Gan, Israel: Ramat Gan Musuem for Israeli Art.

Kedar, D. (1991). Ruth Horam and the influence of the Far Eastern philosophy. Zurich, Switzerland: Zurich gallery

Kedar, D. (1991). Sonia Natra – Witnesses. Paris, France: Le Grand Palais.

Kedar, D. (1992). Pinhas Gola:  Vicious landscapes. Budapest, Hungary: Hall of The Hungarian Republics Foundation of Art and the ZOA House.

Kedar, D. (1993). Jacob Zim: Painting. Warszawa, Poland: Museum Niepodlegosci.

 

Kedar, D. (2006). Jacob Epstein: A memorial, the philosophy of observation. Bat-Yam, Israel:  Bat-Yam Museum.

Kedar, D. (2006). Ora Abrahami: Retrospective. Ramat Gan, Israel: Ramat Gan Musuem for Israeli Art.

Kedar, D. (2009). Azriel Kaufman: Wood on wood. Tel Aviv, Israel: The Artists Association. In Hebrew.

Kedar, D. (2010). The science of being. Tel Aviv, Israel: The Artists Association.

  1. D.    Radio Broadcasting

1999-2000

A weekly talk   together with Professor Raphael Carasso on universal archetypes in the traditional   Tarot Deck in the Israeli Broadcasting Radio Station.

 

Paper Presntations

 

Kedar, D. (1987).  Comprehension of Modern Art (series of lectures). Gedera Community House, Gedera, Israel.

Kedar, D. (1987-1988). Modern and Cotemporary Art (series of lectures). Art Museum of Holon and  the Ministry of Education, Israel.

Kedar, D. (1988).  An attempt to define Modernism. Guest lecturer. The Center of Arts, Givat Haviva, Israel.

Kedar, D. (1988). Understanding of modernism in the arts. Guest lecturer. Rehovot Municipality and Rehovot Fund. Rehovot, Israel.

Kedar, D. (1988-1989). The Jewish myth of creation: Comparative study (series of lectures). The Center for Jewish Studies,  Beit Zerubabel, Rishon Lezion, Israel.

Kedar, D. (1991) Intuition and creativity as aspects of contemplation. Guest lecturer.  The Ekked Gallery for artists and poets. Tel Aviv, Israel.

 Kedar, D. (1993). Yoga and art. Guest lecturer. Upon one person exhibition by Dorit Kedar, The death of a cat. Petah Tikvah Museum of Contemporary Art. Petah Tikvah, Israel.

Kedar, D. (1994). Buddhism and creativity. Guest lecturer.  Eked Gallery for artists and poets, Tel Aviv.

Kedar, D. (1996). Virtue and Vice: The Shechina and Lilith in the Jewish mythology. Guest lecturer. The Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

 Kedar, D. (1999). Phases to enhance consciousness day by day. Guest lecturer, upon publication of the book written by Dorit Kedar, Tarot Cards and Zen Buddhism, Published by Yaron Golan. The Artists’ Residents, Herzliya, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2000). A visual dialogue for peace as methodologyPaper presented at the symposium, The Center for Art and Science, Beit-Berl College and Abraham Fund. Beit-Berl College, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2001). Caravaggio as a modernist. Guest lecturer, upon publication of the book written by Dorit Kedar, Caravaggio as a modernist, Published by Hakibbuz Hameuhad. Artists’ Residence, Herzliy, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2001). Religions with no frontiers.  Symposium Paper presented at the symposium, The Spiritual Heights of Man, The Sde Boker College, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2001). Zen Buddhism as means to increase creativity. Paper presented at the symposium, Psychology and Art, The Center of Geographic Studies, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2001). Tolerance in the community by means of the arts. Paper presented at the symposium, Art and Culture. The Municipality of Kfar Saba Department of Art and Culture, Kfar Saba, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2002). Multimedia in Israeli high and low art. Paper presented at the symposium, Art and theatre, Ministry of Education, Center for Art and Theatre teaching, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kedar, D.  (2004). Comparison between Mary of Nazareth and Miriam, Moses’ sister. Paper presented at the symposium: Encounter of the three religions related to Abraham on the subject of The Virgin Mary.  The University of Olavides, Sevilla, Spain.

Kedar, D.  (2004). On the project of the Book of Inter-Religious Peace. Paper presented at the symposium, Re Inter-Religious Dialogue. Olavides University, Seville, Spain.

Kedar, D.  (2005). Indian Tantric: Philosophy on the theme of Chakras (Virtual Energy Centers along the spine). Paper presented at the Olavides University, Seville, Spain.

Kedar, D.  (2005). Solomon Ibn Gabirol – Universalist poetry in medieval Andalucía. Paper presented at the Olavides University, Seville, Spain.

Kedar, D.  (2005). The art of Rothko: Concretization and abstraction. Paper presented at the Olavides University, Seville, Spain.

Kedar, D.  (2005). The Design of a catalogue on the late artist Yaacov Epstein and the Zen Way. Guest lecturer at  the Bat Yam Museum. Bat Yam, Israel.

Kedar, D.  (2005). The resemblance to Judeo-Christian belief in angels. Paper presented at the symposium, Re Inter-Religious Dialogue. Olavides University, Seville, Spain.

Kedar, D.  (2006). Goya as an enigma. Paper presented at the symposium at Levinsky College and Cervantes Institute Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kedar, D.  (2006). The Book of Peace exhibition. Guest lecturer. St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London, England.

Kedar, D.  (2006). The image of angels in the Cantiques. Paper presented at the symposium, Re Inter-Religious Dialogue. Olavides University Sevilla, with the cooperation of The Catholic University of Rome and Islam Institute of Granada. Carmona, Spain.

Kedar, D.  (2006). The image of angels in the Psalms. Paper presented at the symposium, Re Inter-Religious Dialogue. Olavides University, Seville, Spain, The University of Rome and Islam Institute, Granada, Spain.

Kedar, D. (2009). Leading criteria towards a spiritual revolution. Paper presented at the Symposium: The Book of Inter-Religious Peace. The Museum of World Religions & The Israeli Representation in Taiwan,  Taipei, Taiwan.

Kedar, D. (2009). The project of The Book of Inter-religious Peace. Guest lecturer. National Chi Nan University, Nantou Hsien, Taiwan.

Kedar, D. (2009). The project of The Book of Inter-religious Peace. Guest lecturer.
Fo Guang University, Jiaosi Township, Yilan County, Taiwan.

Kedar, D. (2010). Childish and fatalist characteristics in Kaufman’s art. Paper presented at the symposium, on the occasion of the exhibition of Azriel Kaufman. The Tel Aviv University, Main Library. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2010). The Science of Being: A comparison between the theories of Mahesh Yogi and Michel Foucault. Guest lecturer. On the occasion of the exhibition of Albert Yohai at the Artists Association. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2010). Trees with a giant belly. Paper presented at the symposium: Azriel Kaufman, Artist and Poet, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2011). On masks and mental health. Guest lectures. Health Department of Israel and Yavne Municipal Gallery, Yavne, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2011). Some ideas on changing education. Paper presented at the DPR – International Symposium: Discourse, Power, and Resistance. Plymouth University, England.

Kedar, D. (2011). The concept of nature in the Bible. Guest lectures at Yavne Municipal Gallery, Yavne, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2011). The meaning of the Tibetan Mandala “Sri Yantra”. Guest lectures At the Artists Association. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Kedar, D. (2012). Creation myth, Chaos and animal symbolism in Chinese zodiac. Paper presented at the University of Pisa, Department of Interdisciplinary ciences for Peace – National Festival of Cultures, Pisa, Italy.

Kedar, D. (2013). DPR13: Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion. University of Greenwich, London, England.

Kedar, D. (2013). The foundation of the Book of Inter-religious Peace (The digital version). upon publication of the book written by Dorit Kedar, Book of Inter-religious Peace, Published by The Centre of Inter-religious Studies, Artists Association, Tel Aviv.

 

Exhibitions

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

 

  1. A.    One person shows

2013

Chaos, Myth and Symbolic Animals,  University of Greenwich, London.

2012

Creation myth, Chaos   and animal symbolism in Chinese zodiac, University of Pisa, Department of   Interdisciplinary Sciences for Peace – National Festival of Cultures.

2009

Leading Criteria   towards a spiritual revolution : The book of inter-religious peace making.    Museum of the Religions of the World,   Taipei, Taiwan.

2007

Zen and Tantra Masks,   The Gallery of Design, Holon, Israel.

2006

The Book of Peace.

St   Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London, England.

2005

The Book of Peace.

With the collaboration of   Muhammed Sharif, Head of The Jenin Artists Association. Ara Village. Addresses:   Ambassador of Jordan and The Israeli President for Arab Affairs. Blessing:   Sheich Raed Salach from Um El Fahem.

2002-2004

Theater play, Taxi   drivers life stories and the pictorial series the Capital Seven Sins.  The Hasimta Theater – Tel-Aviv-Jaffa

2002

The Jewish Kabala Tree of Life, The Spirit of St Francis and The   Flowers of Koran.

Dionysia, International   Center for Culture and Arts, Rome, Italy.

The Book of Peace   based on the Three Religions.

 Dionysia, International Center for Culture   & The Arts, Rome, Italy.

2000

Flowers of the Koran   and the Kabbalah Paintings. With collaboration of the Calligrapher Sa’id   El Nahari. Natania Municipality Gallery, Givat Haviva -– Arab-Jewish Cultural   Center, Israel.

1999

Koran and Sufi Flowers.    Tova Osman Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1998

Omens and Animals.   Ziurim Gallery, Kibbutz Urim., Israel.

1998

Works Inspired by   Debussy’s La Mer.  Conservatory, Tel-Aviv,   Israel.

1998

Shamanism, With   the collaboration of Niza Zadikov. Yeffet Gallery, Tel-Aviv Jaffa’ Israel.

1996

Tarot-Zen Cards –   Major Arcana. Punchline Gallery Theater, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1996

Good Omens.  ZOA House, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1993

Death of a Cat, Museum   of Petah Tikvah, Petah Tikvah, Israel

1993

Children following   Kedar’s drawings. Museum of Petah Tikvah, Petah Tikvah, Israel.

 

  1. A.      Group shows

30 years of Activity,   Tova Osman Gallery Tel Aviv and Yavne Art Workshop, Yavne, Israel.

2010

Women International   Day, Tova Osman Gallery,Tel Aviv, Israel.

 The struggle against Aids,   Hapoalim Bank, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Birds of Prey.   Museum of Man and his Environment, Ramat Gan, Israel.

2009

Image and Text, Zagreb   Biennale, Galeriya Klovicevi Dvori, Zagreb, Croatia.

2008

Portrait of Animal Man:    The Art Teachers Exhibition, The   School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel.

Diecianni, Ten years with the Gallery’s artists, Cappelania de   gli Artisti, Sienna, Italy

2007

Painting Psalms, Hanita Museum for Contemporary Art,. Kibbutz   Hanita, Israel.

2007

Cats, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2007

VIth Biennial of Sacred Art.

Under the sponsorship of the President of The European Parliament,   The President of The Republic of ItalyThe President of The Holy See   Concillium of The Church Culture, The President of the Junta Andaluza del   Rio,The Municipal authorities of Rome, Siena, Carmona, Ecija, Montoro,   Almodovar del Rio, Marchena.

2007-2006

Biennale of Sacred Art on the theme of Angels in the three   religions. Church of the Artists Basilica Santa Maria, Rome and The   Monastery of Mount Olives, Siena, Italy.

2006

Birds, Gallery Begovaeinaim, Educational Municipal Gallery for   adults and children, Holon, Israel.

2005

Vth Biennial of Sacred Art. Sponsorship: The President of the   European Parliament, The President of The Republic of Italy, The president Of   The Holy See Concilium of The Church Culture, The President of the Junta   Andaluza, the municipal authorities of Rome, Siena, Italy; Carmona, Ecija,   Montoro, Almodovar del Rio, & Marchen, Spain.

2004-2005

Vth Biennial of Sacred Art.

2005-2004

World Art Festival. Beijing Museum of Modern Art, Beijing,   China.

2004

World Art Festival for Peace.

Beijing Museum of Modern Art, Beijing, China.

2004

The Three Faces of Animals. With collaboration of, Amos Golan,   Moshe Shak. Yavne municipality gallery, Israel.

2003

Against violence towards   women and children. Studio Oman Hadera, Steinberg Gallery, Holon. Ashkelon   Municipality Gallery,  Kastra Galleries   Haifa, Bar David Museum, .Israel

2001

Peace Greetings, Group   exposition. Givat Haviva, Jewish-Arab Cultural Center, Israel.

2000

Inter-Racial group   exposition.  Organized by Studio   Hadera and Harambee Production. Michigan University, Ann Arbor, MI; Rackham Gallery, Columbia University,   New York, NY.

Peace Project – Israel   Lebanon border. Museum Bar David, Israel.

Contemporary Israeli Artists.

Croatia Rebublican Party – Museum of Contemporary Art.

1999

Small Archaeological Collection.   Sculptures exhibited in the New School of Art and Science, Technological   Institute, Holon, Israel.

1997

To the memory of Prime   Minister Itzchak Rabin,

Dizengoff Center and   Rabin Square,   Israel.

1996

The image of a tree,   Art Focus, Art Studio, Hadera, Israel.

 

1994

  1. B.       Curator

The science of being. Tel Aviv, Israel: The Artists Association

2010

Azriel Kaufman: Wood on   wood. Tel Aviv, Israel: The Artists Association. In Hebrew.

2009

Jacob Epstein: A   memorial, the philosophy of observation. Bat-Yam, Israel:  Bat-Yam Museum.

2006

Ora Abrahami:   Retrospective. Ramat Gan, Israel: Ramat Gan Musuem for Israeli Art

Jacob Zim – Painting.

Museum Niepodlegosci, Warszawa, Poland.

1993

 

Pinhas Golan – Vicious Landscapes,

Vigado Caleria Budapest – Hall of The Hungarian Republics   Foundation of Art and the ZOA House.

1992

A renewed meeting:   Exhibition about five known teachers in Israeli art. Tel Aviv, Iserael:   Omanut La’am and the Ministry of Education.

1991

Ann Medalie: Fantastic   paintings of an exceptional surrealism and realism. Ramat Gan, Israel: Ramat   Gan Musuem for Israeli Art.

1991

Sonia Natra – Witnesses.

Le Grand Palais, Paris, France.

Ruth Horam and the Influence of the Far Eastern Philosophy. Zurich   gallery, Switzerland.

Joseph Loven Soft pastels. Gallerie     Lion, France.

1990

Steffa Reiss-Retrospective 1979-1989,

Kunstamt Berlin-Templehof. Germany.

1990

Joseph Chaplin:   Retrospective. Ashdot Yacob, Israel: Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum.

1989

Sonia Natra. Human Fragments. Grand Palais Paris.

1988

Senior artists exhibiting:   Ashdot Yacob, Israel: Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum.

1987

 

Editor

 

2008-2009

The International Journal of   Interdisciplinary Social Sciences,
 Co-editors.

1980-1995

Muzot (Muses), The School of Art,   Hamidrasha, Ramat Hasharon.

The Art and Culture Section/

Psifas, Eked Pub, Tel Aviv.

The Art and Culture Section.

 

 

Professional Membership

Israeli Painters and   Sculptors Association

International Artists   Association

Clara, National Museum of   Women in The Art,
Washington D.C. Library and Research Center

Grants and Fellowships

2012

The Museum of World Religions, Taipei,   Taiwan,
The fund for the textual and pictorial design of the Book ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ of inter-religious peace (The center of   Inter-religious Studies).

1992

Trade And Industry   Ministry, Israel. Best Designed Book: David Labkovsky the painter of the   Holocaust.

1991

The MOFET   Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel. Fund for Doctorate Thesis.

1987

Tel-Aviv Fund For   The Arts, Creative writing in the art essays and criticism.

1985C

Tel-Aviv   University, Faculty of The Arts, History of Art Department, Scholarship of   excellence for M.A Thesis.

1983

Tel-Aviv   University, Faculty of The Arts, History of Art Department, Excellence in   studies.


 

Positions Held

Academic positions

1983 – 2016

The School of Art, Hamidrasha, Beit-Berl   College.

1980-2000

Tel-Aviv University, Extra Mural Department.

Teaching   Experiences

1978-1993

I.D.F. (Israel Defense Forces), High School.

House Curator

1998-2003

Gallery Yeffet 28, Tel-Aviv Municipality   School of Arts,

1994-1998

Z.O.A. House Gallery, Tel-Aviv.

Journalist

Themes: Local & International Art, Inter-Cultural subjects,
Western Spirituality, Eastern   Philosophy.

2000-2003

Israeli Monthly Magazine, New Life.

 

Israeli Daily Newspaper, Maariv.

1993-1998

Israeli Daily Newspaper, Maariv.

1989

Member of the Committee appointed by The Ministry of Education,   Israel. To grant official status to The Workshop of Design and Architecture   and the Ramat-Gan College of Art.

1980-1995

Israeli Daily Socialist Newspaper Al Hamishma.

Art in IsraeI (Magazine).