Naama Benziman was
born in Jerusalem in 1968. She graduated from Bezalel Art and Design Academy in
1992 and is now completing graduate studies in Visual Literacy. She works as a
freelance artist, editor, curator, illustrator and author, and as a lecturer at
Israel’s top visual arts academies. In 1998-1999 she wrote and illustrated a
feminist column for the mass circulation daily Yedioth Ahronoth. Benziman’s
artwork has been featured throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia.
Her posters for the right to education and the universal right to housing won
the international poster competition by Poster For Tomorrow (2011 & 2013).
Benziman's illustrations for Emilia, her second book for children, won an Honorable Mention in the Picture
Book Illustration competition awarded by 3x3, The Magazine of Contemporary
Illustration (2014) and the Merit Award in Hiii Illustration 2015
International Competition (China, 2016). Benziman received the
Ministry of Culture and Sport Prize for Plastic Arts (2016) and an Andersen Citation for Illustration (2017).