Episode 187: Painting Her Way From a Kibbutz to The Venice Biennale
From the time of the cave-men to this day, painting has been deeply rooted in the DNA of mankind. It’s as primal as humanity itself, and can teach us much about what it means to be human. Maybe that’s why millions of people visit the louvre to see the Mona Lisa, or to Rome to behold the Sistine Chapel – maybe through these works of art, they can understand themselves.
Miriam Cabesa’s career has reached peaks many Israeli artists can only dream of. For the past 20 years, she’s lived in NYC, devoting herself to her art. Since the 90’s Cabesa has been known as one of the most important Israeli artists. She was born in Casablanca, Morocco grew up in a kibbutz and became extremely influential, showcasing in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and various galleries in NYC and throughout the United States and even representing Israel in the Venice Biennale.
Now she’s back in Israel, which gives us a rare opportunity to talk with her about her art and her life story.