Hadas Rosenberg Nir

Ceramics

Artist and ceramicist, graduate of the Bezalel Academy and the Bezalel Master’s Program, Tel Aviv. Teaches in Haifa University and Beit Berl College. Rosenberg Nir’s works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, and she is the recipient of various awards, including the Education, Culture, and Sports Ministry Design Award.
“Ceramics is an art field that has undergone periodical changes, shifting from an appearance of glittering perfection and technological prosperity to the rawness of simplicity, even to the point where the clay seems tired and overused. It is this very quality of the material, this ability to provide a huge range of effects, this lack of identity and versatility, that most intrigue and fascinate me”, says Rosenberg Nir. “I am greatly interested in the many possibilities of conceptual expression this material makes possible, as well as the search for these possibilities”. 
 “Nature is immense and complex, but it is not impermeable to the intelligence; we must circle around it, pierce and probe it, look for the opening or make it” - Primo Levi, The Periodic Table

Academic positions
From 2004: Haifa University Art Department
From 1992: Beit Berl College
1986-1992: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Select Exhibitions:
2006: “Blue Mimosa”, solo exhibition, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
2004: “Artificial Horizon, solo exhibition, Aharon Cahana Museum, Ramat Gan
2004: Education, Culture and Sports Ministry Design Award winners’ exhibition, Haifa University
2006: Israeli Contemporary Applied Arts exhibition, Ben Uri Gallery, London
2011: Technological tools, Sixth Biennale of Israeli Ceramics, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
2014: “HEADREST”, SOLO EXHIBITION, p8 Gallery, Tel Aviv

Awards
2007: Lecturer of Excellence, Faculty of Humanities, Haifa University
2006: Andy Prize, first place for excellence in the arts
2003: Education, Culture, and Sports Ministry Design Award
2000: “The Art of the Vessel” , Alex de Rothschild Fund – Second place
1985: Sharet Fund scholarship - America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF)
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