Dor Zlekha-Levy (b. 1990, Tel Aviv) lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. In 2014, he graduated with Dean’s Honors from the media department in Hamidrasha Beit-Berl Faculty of the Arts.
Dor uses sound as a core element in installations, videos, and live performances. He creates continuous collaborations with musicians that move beyond the traditional use of music. His works do not only play original sounds, but aim to present new ways to experience sound. In Mañana Mañana (2014), Levy projects two rosettes that function as a singular source of light and sound onto a pyramidal ceiling; the rosettes were filmed through ancient musical instruments, an Oud and a Lute.
Dor’s latest works are inspired by a Jewish-Arabic cultural identity. His creations echo forgotten traditions, exploring them in a contemporary light. Dor’s works have been shown in exhibitions in private and public spaces in Israel since 2010. He has held solo exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Braverman Gallery, among others, and participated in group shows at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Kunsthalle Stavanger, The Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem and others. His videos have been screened at international festivals such as Ars Electronica (2013, Linz) and institutions such as Kadist Foundation (2016, San Francisco and 2017, Paris). Dor had conducted several major events – “bad seeds of summer” (2015) and “Songs of the Next War” (2016-2018). These events included live audio-visual performances and art installations, all developed in collaboration with several musicians as part of a unique working process.
In 2017, Dor received the Israeli Ministry of Culture prize for young artist. He is the winner of ‘Zoom 2016’ prize for young Israeli artist. In 2014, Dor received the AICF Hurvitz Scholarship for graduate students in the arts, and Hamidrasha Ruth Schloss’ award for excellent socio-political artwork. His projects have been supported by the European Cultural Foundation, The Rabinovich Foundation and Tel Aviv Municipality Grant for special projects in arts. His works are held in the collection of The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and in private collections.