Ilit Azoulay lives and works in Berlin. Her photographic background emerges from research-based scrutiny, engages with archiving and history, and creates alternative perspectives. Her works break down hierarchies of time and space by overlaying multiple realities and explore alternatives to male-dominated or Eurocentric forms of storytelling and knowledge transfer. In doing so, she deconstructs the notion that photography is meant to capture a decisive moment. Incorporating photomontage, sound, and architectural elements, Azoulay examines how visual information travels and is processed culturally, economically, and politically. 
Ilit Azoulay’s work has been exhibited extensively and internationally in galleries and museums. In 2022, the artist represented the Israeli Pavilion at the 59th Venice Art Biennale with her project Queendom.

2024 Mere Things, Jewish Museum New York

Mere Things, Jewish Museum New York
QUEENDOM. Navigating Future Codes, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg

Common Ground, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Queendom, Lohaus Sominsky Gallery, Munich
Gedanken Spielen Verstecken, Haus Kunst Mitte, Berlin
European Month of Photography, Berlin

Expanded Visions. Photography and Experimentation, CaixaForum Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Queendom, Israeli Pavilion, 59th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Take Care: Art and Medicine, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Mousework, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Hope – Prix Pictet, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

Skɪz(ə)m, Plato Ostrava, Czech Republic
31: Women, Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany
La Colère de Ludd, New Acquisitions, 40 BPS22 – The Art Museum of Province de Hainaut, Charleroi, France

Regarding Silences, CCA, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Transferumbau: Liebling, White City Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Transferumbau: Dessau, Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Germany

The Big Picture, Nelson – Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Kedem-Kodem-Kadima, CCA – The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
No Place Like home – Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Daegu Photo Biennale 2018 – Daegu, South Korea
Excavation Mark! Reveal Preserve Glorify, Hansen House – Centre for Design, Media and Technology, Jerusalem, Israel

No Thing Dies, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Nebraska: unknown aspects, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv

Photography Today: Distant Realities, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015, MoMA, New York, USA
A Seventh Option, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
The Biography of Things, The Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
Les Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award, nominated by Quentin Bajac (MOMA), France
Disorder: Prix Pictet Finalists, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
[7] Places [7] Precarious Fields, Fotofestival Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Affinity Atlas, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Re:Start, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Implicit Manifestation, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art Shifting Degrees of Certainty, KW, Berlin, Germany
Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, Schmidt Centre Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA
The Double Exposure Project, Shpilman Institute For Photography, Tel Aviv, Israel

Linguistic Turn, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Room#8, Andrea Meilsin Gallery, New York, USA Collecting Dust in Contemporary Israeli Art, The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem, Israel


Tree For Two One; Public Installtion, Contact Photography Festival, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto Misplaced, Displaced, Replaced, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland Eyes in the back of the head, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel Private/Corporate VII, The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv, in collaboration with the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin


The Keys, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA The Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel Magic Lantern: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel The Fabulous Eight Or The Mysteries Of The Enchanted House, 27 Hissin st, Tel Aviv, Israel Numerator and Denominator, Herzliya Museum, Herzliya, Israel


The Keys, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel New in Photography: Recent Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel


Art Harvest, Art Farm Residency, Nebraska, USA Findings, Minshar for art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Israel



Israeli Culture and Sports Ministry Prize Artis Project Grant Outset Project Support


Artis Exhibition Grant


Mifal HaPais Foundation Grant


Israeli Culture and Sports Ministry prize The Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Art Institute Chicago, USA
Centre Pompidou, France
Daimler Art Collection, Germany
Doron Sabag Collection, Israel
Elstein Collection, Israel
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Hainaut Province Collection, France
Hangar Photo Art Center, Belgium
Igal Ahouvi Collection, Israel
Julia Stoschek Collection, Germany
Knesset Israel (the Israeli Parliament) Collection
Rivka Saker Collection, USA/Israel
Mandel Collection
MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
National Gallery of Australia
The Ekard Collection, Netherlands
The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Tiroche de Leon, Israel
Tony Podesta Art Collection, USA
Yona Fischer Collection, Israel
Ashdod Art Museum – Monart Center, Israel
SIP – The Shpilman Institute for Photography, Israel

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Mere Things
Sep 12, 2024 – Jan 5, 2025: The Solo Exhibition Mere Things will be presented at <a href="">Jewish Museum New York</a>. Featuring works from 2011 to the present.
Mere Things
Jan 26 – Jun 16, 2024: Queendom will be presented at <a href="">Museum der Moderne Salzburg</a> together with a new large-scale sound installation and its project archive.
QUEENDOM. Navigating Future Codes
Digital Amnesia or Constructed Memory is now permanently installed at Munich's historic Maximilian Gymnasium. Explore the project on its exclusive <a href="">website</a>
Digital Amnesia or Constructed Memory
Expanded Visions. Photography and Experimentation, <a href="">CaixaForum</a>, Madrid, Spain
Expanded Visions. Photography and Experimentation
Ilit Azoulay launches an immersive  <a href="">digital platform</a> to accompany her exhibition ‘Queendom’, currently on view at the Israel Pavilion of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia from April 23 to November 27, 2022.
Queendom – online exhibition
Group exhibition Kunsthaus Zürich
<a href=>TAKE CARE: ART AND MEDICINE</a> Wanderings through the history of illness and healing
Take Care: Art and Medicine
<a href=>Ilit Azoulay’s ‘Queendom’ Reconstructs the Past</a>,  interview with Boaz Levin
Representing Israel at the <a href=>59th Venice Biennale</a>, Venice, Italy
23. April – 27. November 2022
59th Venice Biennale Israeli Pavilion
presented by <a href=>Braverman Gallery</a>
November 2021
Paris Photo