Hanoch Piven

Hanoch is an artist whose art stimulates us to look playfully at our world and reconstruct what we are used to see in one preconceived way, and discover it in a fresh way.

For the past 15 years, Hanoch has been teaching an easily accessible collage method which opens an inviting window into the basic principles of visual communication and creativity, whether in any form of art, or in education, business and life.

Hanoch’s colorful and witty collage portraits have appeared throughout the last 25 years in many international magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and Ha’aretz.

In addition, Hanoch has written and illustrated children books, including What Presidents Are Made of, elected by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Children’s Books of 2004, and also created TV programs for Israel’s Educational TV and HOP channels.

Schools and education institutions throughout Israel, the United States, and other countries have adopted his collage method to make art and visual communication more comprehensible and achievable for children and adults alike.

In the past years, Hanoch has used his playful workshops as an engaging space for Palestinian and Israeli youth and adults to meet, play, communicate, and create together.

Hanoch, a 2015 Seeds of Peace Fellow in the Educators Program, was born in Uruguay, raised in Israel, educated in New York City, and currently divides his time between the two warm Mediterranean cities of Tel Aviv and Barcelona.