Dutch-born, New York based Yona Verwer is a visual artist exploring identity, history, immigration, tikkun olam, and kabbalah. She has exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, such as the Jerusalem Biennale, Yeshiva University Museum, Andy Warhol Factory, Holocaust Memorial Center, Reginald Lewis Museum, Ein Harod Museum, the Bronx Museum and many other venues.
She has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Ars Judaica, Huffington Post, and in Ori Soltes’ Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture.
Her current series are interactive, collaborative works (with Katarzyna Kozera) incorporating Augmented Reality: paintings with embedded “hidden” videos, viewable on a smartphone or tablet.
Verwer is the Founder and Director of the Jewish Art Salon, the largest Jewish contemporary visual arts organization.