About Yona


As a Dutch-born artist living in New York my art explores identity, immigration, heritage, tikkun olam, and kabbala.

I have exhibited, curated and produced in galleries and museums nationally and internationally.

View my resume here and press here.

In addition I am doing interactive, collaborative works incorporating Augmented Reality. These works consist of mediated digital painting collage and acrylic paint on canvas, with Augmented Reality. Using an iPad or smart-phone, the viewer triggers videos embedded in the artwork, embarking on a discovery process that leads the viewer closer to experiencing the themes of the work.

With artist Katarzyna Kozera I am collaborating on the series “The Book of Yona”, which blends the stories of our immigrant lives with the biblical tale of the prophet Jonah / Yona, my namesake. Embedded videos in the artwork provide a deeper context for these narratives.

Our series “Umim & Tumim” addresses the current situation in the MidEast and kabbalah.

With artist Cynthia Beth Rubin our series “History, Heritage and the Lower East Side” weaves together the stories of the past and the present in layers of paint, photographs, video, recordings, and music. Working with Jewish architecture from throughout the world, our work evokes the traces of melded histories.

I am the Co-Founder / Director of the Jewish Art Salon, the largest Jewish contemporary visual arts organization in the world. In addition I provide art tutoring services.


Top: New Museum, NYC, 2014, with Art Kibbutz NY.

Left: Jerusalem Biennale, 2015, with the Jewish Art Salon.


Name: Yona Verwer

College: Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands.

Master’s Degree Fine Art.





  1. yonaverwer.com

  2. History Heritage & the Lower East Side

  3. Jewish Art Salon

  4. NY Art Tutor

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