Israele, 1953

The work of the Israeli artist Orna Ben-Ami is characterized by the lightness with which he treats a heavy material like iron, making it so soft and extremely delicate.
The iron expresses the desire to hold firmly to the identity that the object represents, making it eternal and significant as a metal monument.

Orna was born as an artist of jewelry, and then landed to the realization of works of art that are exhibited in public and private places around the world.

The jewels of Orna are real works of art chiseled with mastery to be worn with great simplicity.




Orna Ben-Ami was born in 1953 in Israel, and was the first woman in charge of military radio during the mandatory stop. She studied history and international relations at the University of Jerusalem and worked for many years in advertising, public relations and tourism marketing before moving on to an artist career. Since 1994 she has dedicated himself to the work and sculpture of metals as her personal artistic expression, techniques learned studying the goldsmith’s craft, and iron castings. Her works focuses on burning themes, such as migration.

She has exhibited in New York and in various US cities, in Mexico, in Taiwan, as well as in various contexts in Israel. In 2017 the important exhibition entitled “Entire Life in a Package”, which brought the problem of refugees to global attention, was presented in Geneva at the United Nations Headquarters, and later in New York. The following year this artistic project landed in Italy, in a series of exhibitions curated by Ermanno Tedeschi. The exhibitions in Italy took place at Villa Aurea, inside the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, at the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro in Matera, at the Museo Casa Romei in Ferrara and at the State Archives in Turin.