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What is the MAOA Gallery ?

The MAOA Gallery is an innovative art project, based on an internet platform, simulating a museum gallery exhibiting ten one-person exhibitions selected by a curator.
Each space focuses on a single artist, with 10 to 15 selected works, resumé, statement from the curator, and the option to chat with the artist. The website integrates a sales space for the purchase of Israeli art, as well as a video room for events and artist talks.
All of the above are linked to a platform for the promotion and branding of Israeli art as high quality, unique, and financially valuable.

Our objective: Recognition and acceptance for Israeli art and artists in the world.
Our vision: The creation of an international network of cooperative projects, exhibitions and sales of works on display by MAOA Gallery artists. 

New concepts such as sustainability, a green environment, social responsibility for cooperation, empowering all partners in the project, lie at the foundation of this business-social model.The project initiators, artists, collectors, connoisseurs of art and culture are all partners and all benefit from the project.

How will it work?
In Israel:
The MAOA Gallery will hold an annual exhibition in a “groovy” atmosphere, where works by the exhibiting artists will be on view for acquisition, and present the activities which took place over the past year.
This will create a tradition of a regular contemporary art happening for promotion and sales of Israeli art. A local sales set-up will enable potential purchasers, curators and art lovers to meet in the artists' studios.
Throughout the world:
An international network of partnerships will be in place with sales agents, local galleries, and PR firms specializing in art. An e-journal will be produced for direct mailing to target audiences in Israel and abroad.

Who is behind the MAOA Gallery?

Anat Mandil – Owner and manager, graduated from the Midrasha College of Art and studied filmmaking at Camera Obscura, then worked as a journal editor for over a decade before returning to the field of art and studies in art history and gender studies at Tel Aviv University.
Based on her background and studies, Mandil is familiar inside and out with the fields of discourse of the creative artist as well as the audience of art lovers.

 David Mandil - Owner and manager of  MoviePlus Productions - An independent production company, specializing in full length Feature films, documentaries, TV series and dramas. Over the years the company has produced more than fifteen full length feature films Amongst our award winning films are: FOOTNOTE- Dir. Joseph Cedar - Best Screenplay award at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, nominee for best foreign picture at the American Film Academy awards 2012. Beaufort –Dir. Joseph Cedar -Silver Bear award for best director Berlin 2007, nominee for best foreign picture at the American Film Academy awards 2008.

Daphna Naor - Art  consultant. Naor earned BA in Art History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she also completed her MA (with distinction) in Educational Administration.  She also took art classes at the University of California in Berkeley and in Los Angeles.
Naor curated, organized and produced exhibitions and special art events in Israel and abroad. She founded and directed A Place for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem  1992-2001). Moving her activity to Herzliya Pituah in 2002, Daphna Naor established a new gallery, A place for Contemporary Art in HighTouch , which she directed together with Lilach Gilliam until 2011. The two then developed Naor & Gilliam Art Consulting helping private and corporate clients to select and acquire contemporary art for public spaces and for private and corporate clients.

Yuval Kedar -  Painter, curator&art teacher studied in Bezalel academy of art & design.   

   "We are sure that the project embodying an innovative encounter between artists and art lovers
     will generate success for all parties involved.

The project has been taking shape for nearly a year now, with many resources invested in it.
we had recruited a skilled staff and are determined to succeed."