Yair Perez (b. 1978, lives and works in Tel Aviv), studied in 'Hamidrasha' Art school, Beit Berl, and presently works in Rehabilitation through art in the Mental Health Center in Florentin, Tel Aviv. Perez received the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport Young Artist Award in 2014, as well as the ARTPORT Residency scholarship for 2012-2013. Perez presented several solo exhibitions including in Haifa Museum of Art (2012); Alfred Gallery (Tel Aviv, 2010); and RawArt Gallery (Tel Aviv, 2007). His works were exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including ST-ART Gallery (Jaffa, 2016); Alfred Gallery (Tel Aviv, 2015); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2014) and Haifa Museum of Art (2012). As part of his work as a guide of rehabilitation through art he opened, in 2014, the 'Keter' Gallery, a non- profit exhibition space in the Mental Health Center in Jaffa, exhibiting the works of patients alongside works of active artists.
A Guide for Rehabilitation through Art at Community Mental Health Center TLV
A Guide for Rehabilitation through Art (Integration of the arts as a tool for rehabilitation), Beit Issie Shapiro, Trump Institute, Ra'anana.
2004-2005 :Fine Arts, Hamidrasha, Beit Berl
Awards and Residency
2014 - Young Artists Award, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Israel
Residency - 2012/13, ArtPort, Tel Aviv
Head to Toe, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv
The Resurrection of David, Artport Gallery space, Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
The sleep of reason, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa.
Kitchen Works, Alfred Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Drawings, Rosh Hanikra Gallery, Rosh Hanikra.
Island, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Street Fighter, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Bread and Roses 10, Art sale for the benefit of the Women and Work project, Sadnaot Haomanim, TLV
Plaster, Physicians for Human Rights–Israel, Beit Kandinof, 14 HaTsorfim St. Jaffa
Sinkholes, Arad Contamporary Art Center, Arad
Summer Group Exhibition, Hezi Cohen gallery, Tel Aviv
Epiosusios, ArtNit festival de la arte, Campos, Mallorca spain
Re seek , START collection, StArt House, Jaffa , curator Carmit Blumenzon
Alfred & Co, Alfred gallery, TLV
And the Winners Are:, Prizes in Art and Design 2014, Tel Aviv Museum
Benefit, Auction of Israeli Art, Stephan Wise Temple, Los Angels
Plaster, Physicians for Human Rights–Israel, Yafo Port
Bread and Roses 9, Art sale for the benefit of the Women and Work project, Kastiel Tel Aviv
Benefit, Auction for CCA, The Center For Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
121 reasons to love art , 121 galley, Tel Aviv.
Planty , Minshar Gallery , Tel Aviv.
Kirya , Shvil Ha Meretz 6 , Tel-Aviv.
Will soon reach pastoral, Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Abdominal Pain, ST-ART House, Jaffa.
Sale, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Friday the 13, Cordovero 4, Tel Aviv.
ST-ART collection, Serege Tirosh collection, Jaffa.
Fresh Paint, Art fair, Tel Aviv, Florentine 45 Gallery.
Hess 8 at a vacant building designated for demolition, Tel Aviv.
Fresh Paint, Art fair, “The Secret Postcard project”, Tel Aviv.
Pulling a rope, Kibutz kabri, former students and teachers.
Refresh, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Photography & painting, Saloona, Jaffa.
Serving Reconciliation, artists collaborate with The Bereaved Families Forum for Peace Reconciliation and Tolerance, Ramat-Gan Museum of Art.
View, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv.