Esther Naor was born in 1961 in Israel. She graduated from the department of Civil Engineering at Haifa Technion Institute, Israel, and the department of Computer Sciences at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Following a career in engineering and computers, she moved to art studies at the Midrasha Art School in Kfar Saba and at several artists’ studios in Israel. She is working mainly in the mediums of sculpture, photography, and video. She lives and works in Israel.
“Although I focus on installations, my work involves also video and photography. I’m interested in issues of identity, social behavior, and physical and mental borders, but I always take something very personal as a point of departure. Such points have been my family personal history and its immigration from Iraq and integration in Israel, the tension and conflicts involved in my being both a mother and an artist, and personal traumas which influenced my artistic work.”