2004-4005 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Independent study, Trans Europe.

2000-2004 BA in Photography, Bard College, studied with Stephen Shore, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1997-2000 Residential monastic Zen training, Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY 

1995-1996 Landmark College, Putney VT

1988 Video production, Global Village in conjunction with The New School for Social Research


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 & Reality Feb15  – March 22.

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, In My Mother’s Footsteps, Nov 16 – Dec 16.

2009 Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, In My Mothers Footsteps, April 11 – May 17. (Catalog)
Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, In My Mothers Footsteps, The Fence, In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations, April 11 – May 16.

2008 Chiang Mai Museum of Arts, Chiang Mai, Thailand, In My Mothers Footsteps, January 31-February 10. (Catalog)

2007 Jia-dong, Taiwan, In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations.
Meinong Hakka Museum, Taiwan, In The Same House: Where a family lived for four or more generations. (catalog)

2006 Cicero Galerie für politische Fotografie, Berlin, Germany, The Fence, October 15 – March 15, 2007.

2005 Norderlicht Fotofestival, Groningen, Holland, In My Mothers Footsteps.  September 4 – October 9. (Catalog)

2004 Bertelsmann Campus Center, Bard College, NY, Israel in More Than One Dimension, April 1 – April 30.

Woods Studio, Bard College, NY, Being Seen, May 1 – May 31. 


2019 Baexong Arts, Tokyo, Oriental Discourse, nov 29- Dec 9

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Summer show, June 19- July 26.

Kunsthalle Bega, Romania, Timișoara, Lay me down across the lines, September 13–December. (Catalog)

2017 Luther Kirche, Cologne, Germany, Heimat Variationen, May 19 – June 9. (Catalog)

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Art on the Front Lines, May 24 – August 19.

Villa Waldberta,Münich, solo performance untitled, 21.12.2017

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). 

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 (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. (Catalog)

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 – June 22. (Catalog)

Incheon Art Platform, Baengnyeongdo, Republic of Korea, Here is Baengnyeongdo

Report, February 27 – March 8. (Catalog)

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.

Dumbo Arts Center, New York, A Wake: Still Lives and Moving Images, 
November 9 – November 25. 

2011 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts at Seven, Miami Art Week, Miami, FL, 
November 29 – December 4.

Tokyo Wonder site, Tokyo, NEXT – TWS 10 Year, July 7 – October 2. 

Momentum, Berlin, A Wake: Still Lives and Moving Images, 
October 30 – November 20.

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Summer Festival at Bethanien, May 28.

Lutherkirche Köln-südstadt, Cologne, Germany, Fukushima – Opening Doors with Compassion, July 21 – August 14.

2010 Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea: In My Mother’s Footsteps; Becoming, 
September 11 – November 20. (Catalog)

Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York, NY, Resurrectine, May 15 – July 26.

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan, Print & Bound, September 10 – September 25.

2009 Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University, London, England, Pruning in the Garden of Eden, February 2 – February 17.

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

more generations. 

Conference of Birds, Bangkok, Thailand: The Gift of TonguesBeing Seen, 
July 27 – August 19.

2004 Hillel Foundation, Washington, DC, Israel in More Than One Dimension.

Peace Gallery, Kingston, NY, The Fence.

2003 Upstate Art, Phoenicia, NY, Street Photography.

2001 Fisher Arts Building, Bard College, New York, NY.

Upstate Art, Phoenicia, NY, Germantown.


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

2010 Becoming (Mark Batty Publisher, July 2010).

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


(* indicates articles pertaining solely to the artist)


Karen Wright, “Great Women Artists” Phaidon Press 

* Tsafi Saar,This Trans Artist Couldn’t Register as a Woman in Israel. Until Haaretz Intervened, Haaretz (English) 7 Nov 2019

Andrea Lieber, The State of the Romanian Avant-garde (I), Revista ARTA, 5 November 2019

* Tsafi Saar, אמנית לא מוכרת, Haaretz (Hebrew) 30 OCT 2019

Artspace Editors, Great Women Artists: The 400 Most Important Female Artists Over the Last 500 Years, Artspace, 28 September 2019

* Editors, In My Mother’s Footsteps, Vostok Magazin Seoul, 17호 _ 다크 투어리즘, 18 September 2019

Luc Schicharin, L’art transgenre, vers d’autres expériences corporelles du temps, GLAD! Issue 6 July 2019

Hilary Robinson, Maria Buszek, A Companion to Feminist Art, Blackwell Companions to Art History, John Wiley & Sons, 2019

Jung-Ah Woo, United to Be Dispersed: The WAWA Project and Community Art after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Archives of Asian Art Volume 69 Issue 1, 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.


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. 

Yoram Mark-Reich, To Remember and not to forget. Yediot Haifa 15.4.2016

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 solidarty, 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. *



(* indicates articles pertaining solely to the artist)

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 


Kimberly Brown, A report from the 2010 Busan Biennale, 27 October 2010’

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.



2017 Villa Waldberta, Germany, Dec .

2016 Baexong Arts, Japan, Jan – March .

2015 Eckernförde Künstlerhaus, Germany Apr – June.

2014 National Art Studio, Changdong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Jan – 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, Apr.

2010 Northwood University, Midland, MI visiting artist, .

2009 Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, Creator-in-Residence – International Nomination Program, Jan – Apr .

2007-2008 Kio-A-Thau Artist-in-Residence, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, Aug – Jan

2007 Artist-in-Residence(ART), Tokyo, Japan, .


2018 Weld, Stockholm Sweden 

2017 Art & Activism symposium Rotterdam Holland 

2016 Hospitable project, Tottori Japan 

2015 Tate Modern, London UK

2014 Cal Arts (CSSSA) LA, USA

Oberwelt collective Stuttgart 

2013 Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo 

Brandeis University, Boston. USA

2011 Landmark college, Putney, VT USA

Rutgers University New Jersey, USA 

2010 B_Books, Berlin, Germany, 

Busan Biennale Academic Panel, Busan, Korea.

Columbia University, New York, USA.

Delta College, Saginaw, MI.USA

Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany 

Landmark College, Putney, VT, USA

Northwood University, Midland,USA 

2009 Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, 

2007 Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan, 

Kio-A-Thau, Artist Village, Kaohsiung Taiwan

National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan


2016 Berlin Senat travel grant 

2014 Deutsche Künstlerhilfe Bundespräsident

2013 Berlin Tokyo Exchange, Creative City, Berlin 

Brandeis University Project grant.

2013 Deutsche Künstlerhilfe Bundespräsident

2010 Film/Video des Künstlerinnenprogramms, Creative City, Berlin, Germany 

2009 Book of the month Profifoto magazin Germany. June 2009

Art It best exhibition of 2009 

Conscientious, Book of the year

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan, 

Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan,

2008 Embassy of Israel, Bangkok, Thailand

Nederland in Japan, Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan,

Stef Werthimer, Israel.

City Life Publishing, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2007 Council for Hakka Affairs, Jia-dong, Taiwan, 

Award for civic merit, county of Pin-Dong for the installation of four generations project, 

Cultural Bureau of Kaohsiung County, Taiwan, 

Zimit Grant, 

2005 The Bick Fund, 

Zimit Grant, 

2004–2005 The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, New York, NY 

2004 Zimit Grant, 

Avi Chai Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel 

Hillel Foundation, Washington DC, 

Human Rights Program, Bard College, NY 

The Bick Fund, 

2002 Voice & Vision Summer