Eytan Shouker



  • Senior director with high-level artistic orientation, business acumen, and ability to manage every type of human resource
  • Former Chairman of the Union of Plastic Artists; senior lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in the art sphere with leanings toward culture, community, and education; Chairman of the Lecturers’ Organization at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (from 2023)
  • Entrepreneur with expansive vision and extensive ability to manage community relations; experience in project management and multi-cultural environments
  • Proven experience in overseeing agreements; educational art projects; community development; budget management; and determining work protocols
  • Multi-disciplinary artist, initiator of social and community projects based on art and design

Employment Experience 

From 2023: Chairman of the Lecturers’ Organization at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

1996-2023: Senior lecturer Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

  • Initiated and was a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Academic Conference “Kehilademia ״ (Community-Art-Academy relationship 2022)
  • Initiated the multi-departmental course, Art and Activism in the Public Space (2004-2018)
  • Received the Berlinski Prize from the Council of Higher Education, for Outstanding Lecturer in the field of academy and community (2014)
  • Supervision of about 45 art projects with multi-cultural communities, fundraising and creation of partnerships with nonprofits, organizations, and institutions
  • Director of communication and media projects; supervision of creation of websites and interventions in the public space
  • Director of academic and budgetary relations for the project Developing Modernized Curricula (DEMO) on Migrant’s Lives, funded by ERASMUS+ of the European Union, for the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (2017-2020)
  • Supervised evaluation and consolidation of guiding principles for courses that integrate community in European countries in the academic framework of Tempus – Esprit (2014-2016)
  • Lecturer and facilitator of course for studio photography and photography on location; led photography projects in collaboration with communities and institutions


2018-2023: Freelance Projects for the Jerusalem Municipality

  • Supervised for community liaison processes for the creation of unique libraries in multi-cultural neighborhoods
  • Provided oversight for budgetary and professional processes with representatives of the municipality, builders, welders, designers, and volunteers from the community

2011-2017: Publication of Studies and Reports

  • Published study about Interdisciplinary and Plastic Artists – review and analysis of creative and exhibition processes; mapping of approaches to acquire funding and support; operational recommendations for changes to existing mechanisms; and proposals for the adoption of new mechanisms in cooperation with the lawyers Nurit Asher Fenig and Roy Fabian
  • Published report about the state of culture in Israel for the European Union as part of the Med Culture program to empower the cultural sphere in southern Mediterranean countries
  • Published a study about economic and statutory aspects in the sphere of the plastic arts

2008-2010: Chairman of the Professional Union for Plastic Artists in Israel (Voluntary Position)

  • Created a team of seven board members for a registered nonprofit, that was funded by the Culture Authority
  • Created working groups from among the members of the nonprofit for designated committees
  • Increased the number of registered artists from 200 to about 1,000 over a two-year period
  • Managed marketing, branding, and creation of a revived image, including upgrading of the website
  • Successfully managed conflicts with the arts establishment, to the benefit of the status of the artist in Israel
  • Headed a campaign to change the character of the contracts between large museums and leading commercial galleries and plastic artists
  • Raised the status of the plastic artist in Israel, led negotiations regarding conditions, regulations, and more

2011-2013: Initiated Projects that Combine Art and Communities

  • Initiated and produced largescale projects funded by the Ted Arison Family Foundation and commercial companies, in cooperation with municipal bodies, hospitals and nonprofits, that aim to foster community empowerment; examples of projects: NON Stigma, Shapira Art Project

1992-2010: Managed “Shouker Studio” for Commercial Photography and Projects, Tel Aviv

  • Managed a team, provided supervision, assigned tasks, and defined procedures
  • Provided training and guidance to staff regarding photography, including mentoring staff
  • Managed comprehensive budgets and dealt with marketing; resource allocation; negotiations with clients and suppliers; wrote contracts and agreements

1997-2002: Initiated the Pen Pal Project

  • Distributed 500 disposable cameras to Palestinian and Israeli youths for a correspondence via photography
  • Secured three-year funding from the Norwegian organization People to People, in the framework of the Oslo Accords
  • Trained and managed volunteers
  • Transformed project into traveling exhibition in Israel and abroad; presented the project and accompanying catalog at the Jewish Museum Berlin
  • Managed project budget; liaised with sponsors; liaised with Palestinian peace organization

2003-2005: Head of Photography Department, Askola-Meimad College of Art and Design – Tel-Aviv

  • Created multi-year curriculum; recruited 20 lecturers; facilitated meetings and monitored students’ progress
  • Implemented management program; monitored syllabuses; liaised between lecturers and management; initiated projects on departmental level
  • Managed acquisitions for the department, provided maintenance of computerized systems, including printers and scanners
  • Conducted personalized, individualized work with students in accordance with educational and emotional needs


2010: MA film studies, directing and producing track, Tel Aviv University

1997-1998: Graduated Advertising Management Studies, Tel Aviv University, Lahav Executive Education

1991: Photography Studies, School of Visual Arts SVA, New York, U.S. (student exchange)

1992-1998: Graduated Photography Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (BFA)

Languages: Hebrew – mother tongue | English – high-level | Arabic – can communicate at basic level

Computer Skills: Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Office

Personal Information: Married + 3 * DOB 1963 * ID No. 058423625

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