Penny Hes Yassour is a multidisciplinary artist, in her artistic oeuvre she investigates the subject of Mental Maps; she is a guest artist at the Institution of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University, and a lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, in the Department of Architecture and the Multi-Disciplinary unit.
Penny Hes Yassour exhibits extensively in Israel and abroad. She participated in the 10th Documenta in Kassel, 1997, with her work Mental Maps – Involuntary Memory, for which she was awarded the Arnold Bode Prize, after which she exhibited her multidisciplinary project Echolalia at the Friedriezianum Museum in Kassel (2000).
In 2009 she was invited to the Freiburg Theater to create an art installation for a performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in which actors, opera singers, and the Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra took part.
In 2011 she participated in the Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan, and in 2014 she was invited to residence and lectures at Stanford University in California. Penny Yassour was awarded the Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts Award for Excellence in Art in 2009, and the Israel Minister of Culture and Sport’s Award in 2003.