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Zeev Engelmayer is an artist, illustrator, comic book artist, performer, activist, and lecturer in the Department of Visual Communication at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Zeev's work has been published in the national and alternative press and includes illustrated books, independent comic books, and animated projects. His works feature in many exhibitions in galleries and museums in Israel and around the world, and his retrospective exhibition at the City Hall Museum in Tel Aviv was selected for "Exhibition of the Year 2016." A retrospective book of his illustrations and works was published by Am Oved publishing house, and in 2016 the book Journey to Vulgaria was published, featuring his alternative work. He has won many awards and participated in projects with international artists and fashion designers. He also collaborates with actors, filmmakers, and musicians. Zeev has served as a judge in design competitions and as a member of a recognition committee on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Museums and Plastic Arts. He often appears as "Shoshke," a comic book character, through whom he creates shows and activist actions to promote tolerance. Shoshke has received recognition and publicity in the press and in academic journals in Israel and around the world. In 2019, Engelmayer won the "Walking Man" award from the Tel Aviv Municipality for his activism against incitement and racism, and was in the "100 Influencers of Israel" list for 2019 by "Der Marker" magazine.



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