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Dvora Bochman

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Nationality  Israeli
Known for  Painting

Name  Dvora Bochman
Role  Artist
Dvora Bochman
Born  1950Tel Aviv Israel

seventy art exhibition by the painter bennie ribak curated by dvora bochman

Dvora Bochman (Hebrew: דבורה בוצ'מן‎‎) (born 1950) is an Israeli artist, painter, sculptor, graphic designer and art educator.


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Nirit sharon art exhibition curator dvora bochman

Early life

Dvora Bochman was born in 1950 as Dvora Rivka Zemel, to Shoshana Zemel and Arye Zemel. Bochman completed her art and education studies at Hamidrasha College for Arts in 1972. In 1972 she married Zvi Bochman and moved to Givatayim.


In 1984, Bochman relocated to Nairobi, Kenya. During this time, she was involved in the local arts. She volunteered as a docent at the National Museum of Kenya where she attended training courses at the National Museums of Kenya in 1982. She assisted local theatrical companies by painting theatrical backgrounds for play and ballet productions, which included the Hurlington Players production of the Canterbury Tales, the National Theatre, and the Nairobi Ballet. She also took on commercial engagements including work for the Kenyan Postal Authority and murals. In the 1990s, Bochman was involved in producing stamps and other philatelic materials for post offices in Kenya and Israel. She also created some large scale compositions.

In 1992, Bochman returned to Israel and resumed her university education. She continued her artistic activities, accepting commercial commissions from the Israeli and Kenyan postal authorities as well as participating in art exhibitions.

In 2003 Bochman relocated to Budapest, Hungary. She volunteered as a docent in the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts and made several exhibitions. She joined many programs of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she was active as an art information scientist, setting up the digital library and instructing on better presentation skills.

As of 2012, she is a member of Israel Miniature Art Society (IMAS) and painters and sculptors association Givatayim Ramat-Gan.

Works and criticism

Bochman has worked with oil paints and acrylics on canvas and plywood. More recent works include mixed media on a papier-mâché foundation, embedding of small objects and often featuring multi-chromatic glazing.

One of the notable works by Bochman was painted on a wooden wall and commissioned by Vamos & Partners Architects for the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi. Another mural was a more abstract composition called Maasai Necklaces at the entrance of the Ya-Ya Centre in Nairobi.


  • 1968: a citation from the Department of Education Municipality Tel Aviv in jewelry design
  • 1971: a score respect and scholarship from Sharet Foundation for young artists in Tel Aviv
  • 1997: a scholarship from Beit-Berl for her B.A. studies in computer science
  • Philatelic materials

    Philatelic materials produced for 1991-3 are included in the permanent collection of the Alexander Museum of Postal History and Philately, and near the entrance to the Eretz Israel Museum.

    Solo exhibitions

  • 1979 Beit Sokolov (House of journalists) — Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1980 Beit-Emmanuel — Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • 1984 French Cultural Center — Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1985 Goethe Cultural Institute — Nairobi, Kenya – Fantastic Realism
  • 2009 MadeByYou — Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009 Rumbach Old Synagogue — Creation – in the 2012 Summer Festival Of Tolerance – Budapest, Hungary
  • 2010 Bible House Museum — Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Selected group exhibitions

  • 2009 Biennale Venice – ScalaMata Gallery — Venice, Italy
  • Exhibitions as curator

  • 2012 CCA — Tel Aviv, Israel – “Mágia(r) kocka” – Hungarian Magic Cube – video exhibition of Hungarian artists
  • References

    Dvora Bochman Wikipedia

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