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Galina Bleikh


CV

Galina Bleikh graduated from the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry, Russia (MA).
In 1982-1987 she regularly participated in the non-conformist exhibitions of Leningrad’s Fellowship of Experimental Art (TEII), including one of the first non-conformist exhibitions abroad, 21 Artists from the Fellowship for Experimental Art Exhibition (Route One Gallery, California, USA, 1988).
Since 1993, Galina Bleikh lives in Jerusalem. In 1996, she was awarded the grant of Israeli Ministry of Culture for six months in the International Art Center (Paris).
In 2008, she was awarded the first prize at the art competition (among 18,000 entries), organized by Cellcom company.
Galina Bleikh participated in over 40 solo and group exhibitions in Russia, Israel, USA, France, UK, Germany, and in several international festivals of performance art. Among them, the International Triennale of Contemporary Art (Osaka, Japan, 2001) and two Moscow International biennales of Contemporary Art (2005 and 2007).
In 2009, Galina Bleikh was awarded the diploma “Art of Book – 2009″ by Association of Publishers of Russia for her design of book of poetry by A. Altshuler (in Russian).
She is an author of novel Anait (in Russian) which is published by Galina Scripsit Publishing in 2008.
Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak introduced into international lexicon a new term – Ferror (Female Terror) – a phenomenon of XXI century, acts of terrorism perpetrated by women. The term Ferror was first performed at the sensational cancelled exhibition by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak in Tel Aviv Journalists Center Beit Sokolov (2009).
Galina is a member of the UNESCO Association of Artists (Jerusalem branch).
In 2002 she founded her design studio, GalaStudio for art projects and design.
Her works belong to the collections of the Museum of Non-Conformist Art (St. Petersburg, Russia), Aushra Museum (Vilnius, Lithuania), and to private collections in over ten countries.

Personal site: www.bleikh-art.gala-studio.com

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