Vered Lahav

Position: Senior Lecturer. BA (Hons) Photography

College: College of Arts

Department: Art and Design

Subject area: Photography

Research Centre: D-Marc

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Senior Lecturer-  BA (Hons) Photography


Teaching responsibilities

BA (Hons) Photography - Stage 3 Coordinator

Supervise MPhil/PhD post-graduate research


Research interests

I am a photographer and installation artist. Curator Brigit Cramp described my work as beautiful and unusual photographic installations, juxtaposing photography and three-dimensional objects made from a variety of materials - glass, wax, wood and rusted metal. My work has been exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Past exhibitions have been shown in Hamburg, London, Bath, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Birmingham, Osnabruck, Munich, China and other venues. Four publications have been published to accompany four of Lahav's solo exhibitions and at 2010 for the exhibition Sleepless a retrospective monograph 'Sleepless' (125pp) essay by: Kate Pryor Williams, Professor Carol Mavor & Professor Mark Durden

I attained a BA (Hons) in photography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. I won the prestigious Clore scholarship, which funded my MA at the Royal College of Art, London. I am also the recipient of awards from the Shapira Foundation, the Avi Fellowship and the ACAVA award. In addition, she has received Arts Council Grants for Individuals in 2004, 2008, 2013 and the Awards for Excellence - Promising Researcher 2006/7 and again for 2007/8.

I am lecturing in photography and fine art since 1999. Her teaching principles focus on enabling students to realise their artwork through theoretical and philosophical perspectives combined with practical application.

Membership of professional bodies

FHEA –Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy


1996 – 1998. Royal College of Art. London
MA Fine Art Photography

1991 – 1995. Bezalel Academy of Fine Art & Design. Jerusalem
BA Fine Art Photography


Recent publications

• The Garden, essay by Paul Kilsby, 2013 (ISBN- 978-1-907796-15-9)
• Sleepless – Monograph, essay by: Kate Pryor Williams, Professor Carol Mavor & Professor Mark Durden, 2009 (ISBN 0 947642277)
• Legendes, essay by Robert Clark, 2006 (ISBN 0 9535274 4 1)
• A Boy in a Woman's Body, essay by Dr Mark Durden, 2005 (ISBN 0 9534477 66)

Recent conferences

2015-  ‘WELCOME TO MIDVILLE’ – Art, Money, Market - event Birmingham –speaker

2013 - 'Lessons in Geography' (co-organiser international conference) mac, Birmingham, 8-9 November 2013

Experience in industry

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2015 -2015 -  'SALON' -Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery –Group exhibition, Birmingham.
  • 2013 -The Garden, solo show, mac, Birmingham
  • 2012 -Uncommon past, Group Show, SFIA, Chongqing, China
  • 2011 - 'short stories', Nerina Wilter Gallery (Home from Home), solo show, Munich, Germany.
  • 2011- Ostrale'011 festival , group show, Dresden, Germany
  • 2010 Derby Museum & Art Gallery – 'Sleepless', solo show,Derby
  • 2009 Wolverhampton Art Gallery – 'Sleepless', solo show,Wolverhampton
  • 2008 (July- September), Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Group show 'The Beguiling ... fairy tales, myths and witchcraft in contemporary art' 
  • 2008 (Feb-march) Derby Museum & Art Gallery, group show,Derby
  • 2007 (Sept- Oct) ‘After’, larage-scale solo show, Kings Lynn
  • 2006 BCA Gallery, Légendes, solo show and a catalogue, Bedford
  • 2006 Kulturgeschichtliches Museum and Felix Nussbaum Haus, Group Show Osnabrueck, Germany
  • 2006 BCA Gallery, Légendes, solo show and a catalogue,Bedford
  • 2005 MAC Gallery - solo show and a catalogue. Birmingham
  • 2004 The Manchester Museum, Group Show, Manchester
  • 2003 Focal Point Gallery, Solo show, Southend-On-Sea
  • 2002 Worcester City Art Gallery Museum. Solo show. Worcester
  • 2001 Hakibbutz Gallery. Solo show Tel– Aviv
  • 1999 - 2000 The British Airways show. Group show, London
  • 1998 Stillwerks. Solo Show, Hamburg
  • 1998 Zelda Cheatle Gallery. Group show, London
  • 1998 Shoreditch Biennale. Group show, London
  • 1997 F. Stop Gallery. Group show, Bath

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