Lives and works in Haifa, Israel
In 2017 I got diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease aroused my curiosity: there is something very beautiful and intriguing about sickness. The loss of my hair and the thought that I might lose my breast, made me wonder what femininity means.
I'm engaged in painting that stems from a constant search. I create many series of paintings of myself and especially of my body.
My work is not a monolog to the world, instead it’s a dialog with myself. I explore the body, because it’s my way to cope with my own past trauma and present fear.
Self portrait with a flower
Self portrait with Nerium
A scar on my right knee
A scar from a lumpectomy
Scars from a lumpectomy
A scar from my cat
Self portrait with plants
Valeria Ganzman is an artist who currently lives and works in Haifa, Israel.
She was born in 1990 in Babruysk, Belarus. In 1996 she immigrated to Israel with her family and lived there ever since.
Valeria studied at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education in the photography and new media department.
In her work she focuses mainly on figurative painting.
Valeria deals with the female body from various perspectives; the wear & tear and its sickness as well as sexuality, mortality and self-exploration.