dm-portraitDror Maayan
Artist, Photographer, Painter

Born in Israel, in 1967

Art Studies

Hebrew University, Jerusalem (M.A.)
"Bezalel" Academy of Art; Jerusalem
"Avni Institute for Painting & Sculpturing", Tel-Aviv
"Beit-Berl Art Instructors & Teachers' Academy"

Teaching Experience

"The Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design and Education", Wizo-Haifa
"Visual Art Institute", Petah-Tikva
"Comprehensive School for Science & Art", Hadera
"Vital – Center for Design Study", Tel-Aviv
"Center for Art Study, Institute for Art Instructors Training", Old Jaffa, Private studio.

Project Instructor
2006     Graduate-project of Avi Kedem, "Materialistic Culture in Open and Close Urban Spaces", College of Photography, Kiryat-Ono

Selected Exhibitions

2014       Sole Exhibition, Aikido Event and Art, Masatake Dojo, Rehovot.

2014        Group Exhibition, Print, Paper and more, Eftahiel winery gallery, Alon HaGalil.

2013        Group Exhibition, Lithography Workshop, Ein Hod.
2012        Online Exhibition, "Physiognomy"

2009        Sole Exhibition, "Georgia. A Journey through Ages", the main campus of the Open University of Israel, Raanana.
2008        Online Exhibition, "Georgia, Medieval Monuments"

2007        Sole Exhibition, "Graffiti: Street Art as a Statement: A Photographic Look at the Streets of Berlin", Open University Gallery, Raanana, Israel.
               (two online articles (in Hebrew) by Alicia Shahaf

2007        Sole Exhibition, "Across Georgia", TBC bank Tbilisi, Georgia.

2007        Sole Exhibition, "Traces of the Sea", Galerie de l'Espace Culture à Marseille, France.

2006        Sole Exhibition, "Traces of the Sea", the National Maritime Museum, Haifa, Israel.

2006        Sole Exhibition, "Mushrooms - A photographic look at street art in Berlin", Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel.

2006        Group Exhibition, "Captured Moments", The Edge Art Center, Nahariya, Israel.
2006        Group Exhibition, "Haifa in the Eye of the Camera", Haifa City Museum , Israel.

2006        Group Exhibition, "Il Silenzio del Mare", L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

2005        Group Exhibition, "A3, Israeli Drawing", PYRAMIDA – Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel.
2005        Sole Exhibition, "DüsselD(r)ORf", Photography - Painting Exhibition, Gastatelier der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf .
2005        Group Exhibition, "Nostalgie de Paris", Ein Hod, Israel.
2005        Guest Artist, "Message in a Bottle", in Avraham Eilat  "The Silence of the Sea", The National Maritime Museum, Haifa, Israel.
2004        Double men Exhibition, "Close Up Intimacy", Photography Exhibition, Die Akt-Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

2004        Sole Exhibition, "Dror Maayan – Berlin, Personal Journey", Photography - Painting Exhibition, Haifa University, Israel.

2004        Sole Exhibition, "Things That Are Close To My Heart", Painting Exhibition, Gallery "Neeman Towers", Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2004        Sole Exhibition, "Dror Maayan Observing Harold Rubin", Photography - Painting Exhibition, Gallery "Yefet 28", Old Jaffa, Israel.

2002        Group Exhibition, Wintersalon, Judische Galarie, Berlin, Germany.

2002        Group Exhibition, SPRING AWARD 2002, Gallery Slovenijales, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2001        Sole Exhibition, "Portraits", Painting Exhibition at the Sharet Hall, Petah-Tikva, Israel.

2001        Group Exhibition, "Art in Summer", at Gallery D'Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain.

Selected Photographic Projects

2010             "Graffiti Project", Ron Vardi Center for Gifted Children, Rishon Lezion
                    Article on the project: Tali Bendo Laufer, Maariv, 12.3.2011

2006-2010    "Documentation of Georgian Heritage and Monuments", Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence (Max-Plank) and
                   G. Chubinashvili National Research Center for Georgian Art History Heritage Preservation Tbilisi, Georgia

2009            Guest Lecture on Early Photographic Techniques, Art History Department, University of Haifa

2008            Screening of photographic projects in Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.

2007-2008    "The Wall Project", Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich

2006-2007    "Rakefet cave" – prehistoric site excavations, Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa

2006            "Rare books and collections in the Library", Library, University of Haifa
                   "Architectural Photography", Haifa Court of Justice

2005            The International Conference “Art and the Mediterranean Culture,” Art Department, University of Haifa

Selected Articles

Yehudit Matzkel, "Haifa in Photographs The Development of Haifa in the First Fifty Years of the Twentieth Century", Haifa in the Eye of the Camera, The First Half of the 20th Century, Haifa Museums, Haifa City Museums, 2006

Dr. Yoni Ascher, "Dror Maayan observing Harold Rubin: Direct Photography in its Best", Contact. Magazine of Photography and Digital Media, Vol. 67 (Feb.-March 2004).

Dr. Jochai Rosen, "Graffiti in the Works of Three Israeli Photographers", Contact. Magazine of Photography and Digital Media, Vol. 71 (Nov.-Dec. 2004).

Selected Publications and Catalogues


2011     "Facing the Wall", Walther König Verlag, Thames and Hudson


Other Publications and Catalogues

2012     Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean. Studies in Honor of John Pryor, ed. R. Gertwagen and E. Jeffreys, Farnham, front and back covers.

2012     "Palmyrenes in Beth Shearim: From Diaspora to the Land of Israel, from Memoria to the End of Days", Iconographica 11, by Emma Maayan Fanar, 11-32 (figs.).

2011     Metropolis: Berlin, Tel Aviv (Hebrew), p. 80-87

2010    "Early Christian Tomb at Lohamei HaGetaot: Formation of Christological Symbolism," Eastern Christian Art 7, by Emma Maayan Fanar, 71-89 (figs).

2009     Georgia: A Journey through the Ages. Photographs by the Artist Dror Maayan, Open University Gallery, Raanana, Israel, (exhibition catalogue).

2009     Forschungsbericht Herbst 2006 – Winter 2008. Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut, p. 62-63.

2009     "Word Incarnated in Stone: Iconography of the Early Christian Rock-Cut Tombs in Shefar'am," Iconographica by Emma Maayan Fanar, 11-28 (figs.)

2008     Between Guilt and Victimization: Postwar Germans and the Memory of Nazism and the Second World War, by Gilad Margalit, portrait of the author.

2007     Popes, Church, and Jews in the Middle Ages: Confrontation and Response, by Kenneth R Stow, Ashgate, Ltd, 2007, p. ii.    

2007     Dror Maayan, Graffiti: Street Art as a Statement: A Photographic Look at the Streets of Berlin, Open University Gallery, Raanana, Israel, (exhibition catalogue).

2007     Dror Maayan, Across Georgia: A Photographic Journey, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max-Plank), (exhibition catalogue).

2007     Dror Maayan, Traces of the Sea, Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir Publishing House, 2007 (exhibition catalogue).

2007     "Captured Moments", by Lee Rimon, Contact. Magazine of Photography and Digital Media, Vol. 82 (Jan.-Feb. 2007), p. 99.

2006     Dror Maayan, Mushrooms – A Photographic Look at Street Art in Berlin, 2006 (exhibition catalogue).

2006     Haifa in the Eye of the Camera. The First Half of the 20th Century, Exhibition Catalogue, Haifa City Museum, 2006, p. 8, 131.

2005     In Praise of Joy White-Washing Fences with Jim Haynes, ed. Howard Aster, Ontario, 2005, no page number.

2004     Dror Maayan, "Visa Pour L'Image" – The Pilgrimage", Contact. Magazine of Photography and Digital Media, Vol. 71 (Nov.-Dec. 2004).

2002     CDR cover, Harold Rubin, "One Voice".

1997     Dror Maayan, "No Title", Studio Magazine, Vol. 86 (Sept.-Oct. 1997).


2006     Haifa Arts Foundation.
2005     Guest artist, Düsseldorf, Germany, Ein Hod Artist Association.
2002     Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutschland e.V. Zweigstelle Berlin.