Naama Benziman

Naama Benziman is an acclaimed illustrator, author, editor, curator and lecturer at Israel’s most prestigious visual arts academies. Her artwork has been featured throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. She is an award-winning artist, and her children’s books have been highly praised by critics. Naama won the 2018 IBBY Honour Citation by the prestigious Andersen Children’s books Honour List. Among her other awards and publications are:

  • 2019-2020 Silver Medal by Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Prize for Illustration
  • 2020 Recommended book – Lenny & Benny – for school’s book list by The Ministry of Education
  • 2020 American Illustration Award of Excellence
  • 2019 Merit Award by 3×3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration
  • 2018 IBBY Honour Citation by Andersen Children’s books Honour List
  • 2018 CIA Emerging and Established Award
  • 2018 The Hebrews Project, Jewish Museum, Berlin
  • 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 High Commendation by 3×3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration
  • 2017 Merit Award by Little Hakka International Picture Book Competition
  • Winner of the 2017 United Nation posters competition for the 70th Anniversary campaign of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 2016 prize money for illustration by The Ministry of Culture Office, Israel – Sole illustrator winner
  • 2016 Israel Museum silver medal for book illustration
  • 2016Behind Every WomenSolo exhibition at Periscope Gallery
  • 2015 The Cheltenham Illustration Awards, England
  • 2015, 2014 Curator of exhibitions in the Israeli design week and the Israeli illustration week
  • 2014 Editor of the Amharic-Hebrew book Transparent Authors (Yaldei Ha-Khol), Tales from Ethiopia, Illustrations from Israel
  • 2013, 2011 winner of the Poster for Tomorrow, international poster competition