Ariel Efraim Ashbel
B. 1982 in Tel Aviv, he is a Berlin based performance maker, collaborating with his transdisciplinary, international team of friends to make challenging, entertaining compositions at the intersection of theater, visual art, dance, and music. Since 2011, he's based in Germany, and his work is presented in HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, FFT Düsseldorf, as well as the festivals Impulse (NRW), Spielart (Munich) steirischer herbst (Graz) donaufestival (Krems) and more. In 2013 he presented his first German-produced piece “All white people look the same to me”, followed by “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK" (2015) , “DO THE RIGHT THING” (2018), and “no apocalypse not now” (2019). Since 2019 he’s been on tour doing lights for “Sénsa”, a collaboration with artists Nkisi and Paul Maheke. Further recent collaborators include Alona Rodeh, Ligia Lewis, Constanza Macras, Apparatus, Wojtek Blecharz, Melanie-Jame Wolf and more. Ashbel is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater, Jerusalem (2006) and holds a BA in History and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University (2010).