Yishay Garbasz / Israel
Granted in December 2017
This British-Israeli artist works primarily in the fields of photography, installation, and performance. Yishay Garbasz is the child of a Holocaust survivor and she grew up in Herzliya, Israel; in her works she frequently deals with autobiographical themes, such as her family's Holocaust past. Another focus of her artistic work is dealing with her identity as a transgender artist. As a feminist, Yishay Garbaz is also politically active in the campaign for more visibility of (transgender) women in the world of art.