Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Yoav Horesh has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including in Germany, Italy, Israel, the United States, Russia, Hong Kong, and Myanmar. Horesh’s work has been featured in magazines, art journals, and on websites across three continents. He has also given public lectures and artists talks in art schools, universities, and galleries in the United States, Israel, China and Europe.
Horesh’s black and white and color photographs since 2001 have dealt with conflict, human tragedy, memory, and recovery in Europe, Asia, and America. His deep interest in the history of “sites” led him to explore locations far and wide in search of cultural clues and personal histories. His evolving practice has grown from “street photography” to large format landscapes, interiors, and portraits that initiate a discussion between the present and the past. His projects have taken place in the American southwest, Germany, Laos, Israel, the Gaza Strip, and Cambodia, where history still shapes and influences current events and life.
Horesh’s work is included in numerous private and public collections including the Addison Gallery for American Art, Ashdod Museum of Art, and The Museum of New Art. He has received awards, commissions, and grants including the Agnes Martin Award, the Exceptional Artist Award in Israel, the Projektraum-Bahnhof 25 residency award, an Emmanuel College Artist Residency, and the Mortimer Frank Grant.
Since completing his MFA from Columbia University in 2005, Horesh has taught in numerous universities in the United States, Hong Kong, Europe, and Israel. Most recently he established and ran the Photography Department for the Savannah College of Art and Design’s new Hong Kong campus. He has also taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Emmanuel College.