Efrat Zehavi (Haifa, 1974) is a visual artist based in Rotterdam. In her multidisciplinary installations she interweaves figurative sculptures, short films, decors, texts and photography into theatrical scenes. Her work is unmistakable due to her expressive painterly sculptures and the dramatic atmospheres of her scenes. Zehavi works depict the tragic aspect of human existence focusing each time on a personal story or experience of one individual. The narratives she creates describe the struggle of the individual to find his personal freedom and his attempts to release himself from a ‘determine destiny’ or behavior patterns that restrain him. This ‘destiny’ can be a result of his origin, gender, upbringing, or arbitrary sociopolitical circumstances. Zehavi tries to unveil the hidden emotions, experiences and other (unconscious) factors that influence the individual choices and actions. Zehavi’s installations and performances have been shown in solo and group exhibitions, among others: Haifa City Museum, Haifa 2013, Gallery Joey Ramone, Rotterdam 2013, Witteveen Gallery, Amsterdam2012, Saarländische Galerie – Europäische Kunstforum, Berlin 2012, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf 2011, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem, Holland 2010, Centre for Visual Art Rotterdam 2009, Art Amsterdam Solo edition 2009, Amsterdam, Biennale for Young Artists, Ramat-Ha’sharon 2008, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam 2008, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven 2007. Zehavi obtained a Master in Fine Art from the Piet Zwart Academy, Rotterdam in collaboration with Plymouth University of Arts and Education, UK 2003. She graduated Cum Laude from the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem 1999.