Meydad Eliyahu (b.1983) is an artist, a curator and educator who lives and works in Jerusalem.
Eliyahu's works have been featured in art projects and exhibitions in Israel and abroad. He often creates site specific installations that relate to the different layers of narratives, histories and cultural contexts.
Among the projects and exhibitions: The Box of Documents as part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kashi Gallery, Kochi, India (2016-17); Empty House artists collective's projects (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016) ;Intricate Affinities- Petach Tikva museum of art (2016); (ID)ENTITY, DEPO2015, Pilsen, Czech Republic (2015); Artifact, duo exhibition (with Jonathan Ofek), Art cube gallery, Jerusalem (2013); Layers of Identity, LA print space, Los Angeles (2012);
Eliyahu received several prizes such as the Israel ministry of culture award for the young artist (2016), the Jerusalem Print Workshop grant (2012), The Shoshana Ish Shalom Prize for a work of art (2011) and The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada (2009).
During the last 10 years Eliyahu has taught in different institutions and has been involved in several socially engaged art projects.
Eliyahu graduated the Jerusalem Studio school master class (2008), and has also studied at the summer program of the International school of Painting, Drawing & Sculpture in Italy (2006), learned printmaking at the Jerusalem print workshop (2009-2010) and practiced Japanese and Chinese calligraphy and ink painting under Master Kazuo Ishii (2009-2011).