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In My Mother's Footsteps


















2009 In My Mother’s Footsteps (Hatje Cantz, April 2009) nominated for the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis/German Photobook Award

2010 Becoming (Mark Batty Publisher, July 2010)

2020   Ritual and Reality, the trauma from Fukushima (Kehrer Verlag) Winter 2019/2020




2017 Villa Waldberta, Germany, December .

2016 Baexong Arts, Japan, Jan–March

2915 Eckernförde Künstlerhaus, Germany April – June

2014 National Art Studio, Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, January –June .

2013 IAP Baengnyeong-do Peace Arts Residency Project, Korea, Sep – Nov

Tokyo Wonder Site, exchange program, May – July

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Boston Mass, artist in residency, April 2013

2009 Tokyo Wonder Site Creator-in-Residence – International Nomination Program

2007-2008 Kio-A-Thau Artist-in-Residence

2007 Artist-in-Residence Tokyo (ART)



2016 Baexong Arts, Kyoto, Japan, The long story of the contacts of “the other side”, Jan 15 – Feb 26.

2015 Pixel Grain Gallery, Berlin, Germany, Ritual and Reality, July 23 – September 30. Ronald Feldman Fine Art, NYC, Severed Connection: Do what I say or they will kill you

May 9 –June 13.2014 Ronald Feldman Fine Art, NYC, Ritual & Realty Feb15th  –March 22ed.

2013  Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University. Coming Home, Pictures of Jewish women. April 30- June 14

2010 Northwood University International Creativity Conference

2009 Tokyo Wonder Site, “In My Mothers Footsteps” (installation) catalog

Wako Works of Art (Tokyo), “In My Mothers Footsteps” (various works & book launch) book translated to Japanese.

2008 Chaing Mai museum of art, Thailand “In My Mothers Footsteps” (installation) catalog

2007 Jia-dong, Taiwan: “In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations” (permanent public photo-based site-specific installation)

Meinong Hakka Museum, Taiwan: “In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations”

2006-2007 Cicero political gallery, Berlin Germany: “The Fence” (photography show)

2005 Norderlicht Fotofestival, Groningen, Holland: “In My Mothers Footsteps” (photography show and installation)

2004 Breltsman Campus Center, Bard College, NY: “Israel in More Than One Dimension”

Woods Studio, Bard College, NY: “Being Seen” (photography show and installation)



2019               Kunsthalle Bega, Timișoara, Romania, not to cross the line, September–December.

2017 Luther Kirche, Cologne, Germany, Heimat Variationen, May 19 – June 9. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Art on the Front Lines, May 24 – August 19.

2016 The Museum of Contemporary Art, in North Miami (MOCA), Intersectionality, June – September 4, 2016.

Fotohaus, Arles, France, 4 x The Photographic Salon, July 7.

The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, UK, Nothing About Us, Without Us, July 11 – August 12. (commissioned public installation for trans pride w/ annie goh).

Galerie Confluence, Paris, France, Trans Time, October 6 – 23.

Witzo Haifa school of design, Israel, Revealed Hippocampus: Memories, April 5 – May 7.

Baexong Arts Kyoto Japan (a Kyotography satellite event), Throw the poison in the well, April 30 – May 8.

2015 Landmark College, Putney, Vermont, Alumni Exhibition, September 26 – November 10. Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, Kurogo, August 1 – September 5.

Incheon Art Platform, Video anthology 2015, July - December 2015

Museum of Fine Art Boston, In the Wake, Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11, March 30 – June.

2014 Traveling exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, Transient, November 20 – 24.

L’espace Créatif, Montréal, Canada, Trans Time, September 25 – October 2. Antwerp Queer Arts Festival Port, 2-10 August.

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) Spot Connection. May 28 - June22.

Incheon Art Platform, Baengnyeongdo, Republic of Korea, Here is Baengnyeongdo Report, February 27 – March 8.

Kuntzraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Distant Observations. Fukushima in Berlin, March 8- April 27.

Incheon Art Platform, Korea, Final Exhibition - Residencies 2013, Jan 10 - Feb 23.

2013 Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Gallery selection at ToLot, June 8 – July 27.

2012 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Have We Met Before, February 18 – April 28.

2010 Busan Biennale, South Korea: “In My Mother’s Footsteps”, “Becoming”

Ronald Feldman Fine Art, NYC :"Resurrectine"

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo :"Print & Bound"

2007 Kio-A-Thau, Taiwan: “In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations”

Conference of birds: “The gift of tongues” , Bangkok, Thailand: “Being Seen”

2004 Hillel Foundation, Washington, DC: “Israel in More Than One Dimension”



(* indicates articles pertaining solely to the artist)


2019               Aaron Devor, Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Transgender: A Reference Handbook, ABC-CLIO, 2019

                        Eliza Steinbock, Shimmering images : trans cinema, embodiment, and the aesthetics of change. Duke University Press 2019.

                        Karen Wright, “The Art Book: Women Artists” Phaidon Press.upcoming spring 2019


2018               Natalie Chui, “Hystereo“ Arcades Magazine Issue 3, Dec 2018.

                        Julia Steinmetz “Material Enactments: The Transformational Aesthetics of Cassils and         Yishay Garbasz” Transgender Studies Quarterly volme 5, issue 2, 1 May 2018

                        Catherine Alexander, Andrew Sanchez, Indeterminacy: Waste, Value, and the Imagination Berghahn Books, 1 Oct 2018 pp57

                        Ragen Chastain, These Higher-Weight Female Athletes Are Shattering Myths About Fitness US news and world report, June 7, 2018

                        Madeline Rasmussen, Female Bodies at the Forefront of Protest. Moda Madison Magazine: 20 April 2018

                        Villalpando, Mark J, Battling the big one: LGBTQ+ inclusive art education during the Trump era. Journal of Social Theory in Art Education . 2018, Vol. 38, p25-37. 13p.


2017               *Burdu’ja, Cristina. “On the Inheritance of Post-Traumatic Memory.” Thiiird Magazine, March 2017.

            *Shandler, Jeffrey. “The Unsightly and the Unseen: Yishay Garbasz at Home at the Border.” Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences.

            *Staff. “Yishay Garbasz identity, agency, human rights and the construction of gender.” The Disfactor. March 18 2017. identity-agency-human.html

            Nihan Akdemir, Gender and Its Representation in Contemporary Arts, European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 7, p. 11-22, oct. 2017.

            *Ken Johnson, Severd Connections: Do what i say or they will kill you. They magazin, 15 August 2017 pp31-34.

            Grayson Morley, Where are they now, Bardian spring 2017 pp15

            Ella Klik, Customizing Memory: Number tattoos in contemporary Israeli memory work, 14 December 2014

            Jeffrey Shandler, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age, Stanford University Press September 2017


2016               *Staff. “The long story of the contacts of “the other side.”” Kansai Art Beat, February 17, 2016.

            *Coles, Alex Hiroki. “The long story of the contacts of “the other side.”” Shift, February 26, 2016. side.html

            *avidog. “The Art of Trauma.” Art History Grrrls, May 19, 2016.

                                    *Berlin Community Radio, HYSTEREO #31: Against the Art of Exclusion, March 30,

                                    *Alison Hugill, BODY // Trauma and Identity: An Interview with Yishay Garbasz, April 19, 2016 

                                    *Göksu Kunak, Temporality Of Traumas: Yishay Garbasz’s Time Drag Through Images,m-est, Mar 22, 2016

                                    Angie Kordic, 10 transgender art creatives whose work you should follow, Wide walls, Jan 27, 2016

                                    *Staff. “イシャイガルバシュ、ユミソン Throw the poison in the well.” Artscape, June 15, 2016.

                                    Claire Zalc, Tal Bruttmann, Microhistories of the Holocaust

                        Volume 24 of War and Genocide pp309, Berghahn Books, 2016

                                    *Emma Frankland, Trans Pride Special, August 6th, 2016

                                    Juliet Jacques, Trans: A memoir, Verso publishing, 2016

                                    Rose, Emma; Lonsdale, Stephen. Hidden Identities and Concealed Dangers: Visual Art, Transgender Health, and Wellbeing.  International Journal of the Image . 2016, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1-12.


2015               Palmer Lauren, 15 Revolutionary and Influential Transgender Artists Who Refuse to Be Invisible Artnet News. Nov 20 2015.


            *Yamamoto Nine "We have to think intersectionally"—Yishay Garbasz on the politics of allyship and solidarity Verso Book Blog,

                                    Anne Nishimura Morse and Anne E. Havinga, In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11 (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2015). ISBN: 978-0-87846-827-0

                                    *Halutz, Doron. “Artist Yishay Garbasz burned flesh and trauma works.” September 3, 2015. Haaretz.

                                     *Steinbock, Eliza. “Walking into Conflict: Trans Woman and Visual Artist Yishay Garbasz on Chronicling Trauma.” The Huffington Post, May 1, 2015. tra_b_7188450.html

                                    Juliet Jacques, Translating the Self, Frieze 25 September 2015

                                     Alison Hugill, “ART&FEMINISM // 5 Berlin Artists Who Happen to Be Feminists” Berlin Art Link, June 5, 2015

                                    Matt Breadmore, “A Boston Photo Exhibition Focuses on a Disaster in Japan”. The New York Times, May 19, 2015.

                                    * van der Poel, Stephan, Yishay Garbasz: In zijn moeders voetspoor. Journal JaGDaF, (Issue 7), P.24. 2015


2014               Frank, Priscilla. “10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing The Landscape of Contemporary Art.” The Huffington Post, March 26, 2014.


                        *Johnson, Ken. “Yishay Garbasz: ‘Ritual and Reality.'” The New York Times. March 6, 2014. reality.html?_r=0


                        Laura Erickson-Schroth, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, Oxford University Press 2014

                        *Staff. ”Yishay Garbasz: Ritual and Reality.” Afasia. March 14, 2014.


2013               * L'Heureux, Michele. “On the role of the artist in promoting social change.” Brandeis  NOW. April 15, 2013. *

            Staff. “Coming Soon, Coming Home: Portraits of Jewish Women by Yishay Garbasz.” Brandeis University. April 16, 2013.*

            *Waxman, Tobaron. “Interview with Yishay Garbasz.” Pretty Queer. March 3, 2013.


2012               Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Seven Art Fair to Return to Art Basel Miami Beach.” The New York Observer Online, Gallerist NY, September 19, 2012. *

            Staff. “Best Basel Headline Grab – 2012.” Miami New Times, June 2012.


2011   Marina Cashdan, Show of Support, Seven Miami December 2, 2011 NYtimes blog


2010   De Tilly, Katie. “Art Spy: Soulful journeys in Korea." Bacharat Magazine Hong Kong, October, 2010. pp.126 -127.

            KlomfaB, Johannes and Sabine Rlester. “Lere Orte und darüber der Geist der Toten”, * Jüdische Zeitung, January 2010.

            Maltz-Leca, Leora. “Critics Pick: Living in Evolution.” Artforum, November 10, 2010.

            Rosen, Bjorn. “Blick ins Innere: Schoa. Das Thema hat mich gewählt, sagt Yishay Garbasz. So folgte die Fotografin.” Juedische Allgemeine, January 28, 2010. p.3. *

            Rosen, Bjorn. “Die Kunst zu leben.” Der Tagesspigel, November, 14, 2010. *

            Staff. “Child of a Survivor Walks in Her Mother’s Footsteps.” Jewish Journal, April, 1, 2010. *

            Staff. “Interview.” Wolganmisool Art Magazine Korea, October, 2010.

            *Staff, Nymphoto Blog women in photography, January 2010

            Ozaki Tetsuya, 222: A truning point for international art shows, RealTokyo, 21 December 2011

            Naofumi Osaka, Report: A talk on works by Yishay Garbasz , 21 January 2010


2009   Birmingham, Lucy. “Critics pick: Yishay Garbasz, Wako Works of Art.”, May 2009. *

            Birmingham, Lucy. “Collecting the lost pieces of a soul: Seeking self-discovery, Yishay Garbasz traced her mother’s Holocaust experience.” Japan Times, May 1, 2009. *

            Colberg, Jörg. “Review: In My Mother’s Footsteps.” Conscientious Blog, June, 5, 2009. *

            Staff. “Picture Power.” Newsweek Japan, October 14, 2009. *

            Staff. “Fotoboeken.” Snoecks, October 1, 2009. *

            Staff. “Livers.” Azart, September 1, 2009. *

            Staff.“Neue Buch.” Photonews, August, 2009. *

            Staff. “Buch Des Monats.” ProfiFoto, June, 2009. *

            Staff. “Bilder einer Seele.” Der Spiegel, May 30, 2009. p.50. *

            Shihoko Lida, contributor best five exhibitions of 2009, ART iT


2008   Brostoff, Marissa. “In Thailand, an Unusual Exhibit.” The Forward, January 23, 2008. *

            Messenger, Jim. “Lost & Found.” Art4d, June 2008.

            Staff. “Moving Work of Yishay Garbasz Exhibited in Chiang Mai, Thailand.” Jewish Times Asia, January 2008. *

            Staff. “The Holocaust Revisited.” The Nation, February 2008. *

            Tilley, Bob. “The Holocaust Revisited.” City Life, January 2008. *


2007   Staff. “Gift of Tongues.” Art4d (November 2007.


2006   Der Kellen, Ralf Bei.  “Zeitlos und detailgetreu.” Deutschlandradio Kultur, November 21, * 2006.

            Feist, Nora. “Unverstellter Blick.” Berliner Zeitung, October 13, 2006.,10810590,10426310.html

            Kroohs, Dwayne. “2005: A Look Back.” The Daily Freeman, January 1, 2006. *

            Staff. “Die Welt mauert sich ein.” plus, November 2006.*

            Staff. “Mauerbilder mitten in Berlin.” Cicero, November 17, 2006.*

            Staff. “Die Mauer.” Kunst Herbst Berlin, October 13, 2006.*

            Staff. “The Fence.” on “Die Kulturzeit-Tipps in Kürze.” 3SAT, Oct. 12, 2006. *

            Staff. “Mitten in Berlin entsteht unter der Schirmherrschaft des Politikmagazins Cicero ein neuer Veranstaltungsort.” Berliner Zeitung, October 10, 2006.


2005   Mitchell, Paula Ann. “Heartfelt Journey.” The Daily Freeman, October 30, 2005. *

            De Lange, Henny. “In de voetsporen van een moeder.” Trouw Newspaper, September 3, * 2005


2004   Kroohs, Dwayne. “2004: A Look Back.” The Daily Freeman, December 26, 2004. *

            Mitchell, Paula. “Retracing a Mother’s Painful Journey.” The Daily Freeman, May 9, 2004. *