Menahem Halberstadt is an artist, illustrator, and curator.
With several exhibitions (solo and joint) under his belt, and as a fellow of the Israeli Artists Institute, Menahem is also recognized as a curator for other artists.
His extraordinary ability to produce art in different styles and an innate talent for interpreting and augmenting the written word visually means that Menahem is sought after in the field. A well-rounded Bible and philosophy scholar, Menahem approaches his projects with intelligence and sensitivity, and while steeped in Jewish values, his art is also an amalgamation of his wry sense of humor and attention to detail.
This in turn means that his art is infinitely and elegantly accessible to all. In addition to his talents as an illustrator, Menahem is well versed in talking about his art and creations.
2018 “Watershed.” Mixed media. Outline Festival, Jerusalem. Curated by artist Leonid Balaklav.
2021 "Jump into the water", Tekoa Gallery. Curated By Avital Wexler.
2020 "My Room" , Haifa Museum. Curated by Michal Magen and Adi Shelach.
2019 "Terminal". Illustraion Week Jerusalem. Curated by Naama Lahav.
2016 “Outline,” a body of work inspired by the spoken word. Hansen House, Jerusalem. Curated by Noa Kelner and Yaniv Torem.
2016 “Storytelling City,” a giant billboard as part of Jerusalem’s city-wide project publishing stories and illustrations around the city.
2014 “The Illustrated Version.” Eretz Yisrael Museum, Tel Aviv. Curated by Yuval Saar.
2014 “I’m From Around Here,” a sense of place in Israeli children’s literature. Bet Ariella, Tel Aviv. Curated by Leora Grossman.
Curation: Exhibition & Catalogue:
2018 “Aesthetics of the Nearby.” Paintings and drawings by Leonid Balaklav. Bet Avi Chai, Jerusalem.
Israel Ministry of Culture Award 2021