Michal Heiman teaches at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Tel Aviv Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. For over three decades, through a network of broad cultural contexts, she has been developing a discipline that inhabits a field between art and therapy, photography and diagnosis, theory and praxis, studying neglected histories and its visual aspects, focusing on the history of women.
Heiman is the founder of the Photographer Unknown archive (1984), creator of Michal Heiman Tests No. 1-4 (M.H.T.s). She exhibited throughout Israel since 1984, and internationally since 1994, at venues such as the University of Melbourne Museum of Art (Australia), Documenta X, Kassel (Germany), the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), the Tel Aviv Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama City (Japan), the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (Holland), the Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria). Heiman was the first recipient of the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography in 2010 with the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Her recent solo exhibition, AP – Artist Proof, Asylum (The Dress, 1855-2017), closed on April 22, 2017 at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art.