is a visual artist and paper maker from The Netherlands.
Aliza teaches paper making at the International Papier Biennal Rijswijk and has done extensive research into the history of Islamic paper making. She specialises in asian style paper and printmaking and has studied the art of paper making in many places worldwide, including Japan. She has participated in the paper fashion shows in Jeonju, South Korea which are part of the Hanji Cultural Festival. She has recently made a journalistic contribution, together with the Royal Dutch Library and Henk Porck, to the Hand Paper Making Journal.
As well as all her paper making activities, Aliza has studied the art of Qigong and Taiji quan (Tai Chi) under the instruction of Mr Gerard Pronk and Grand Master Kong Mien Ho. She now teaches lessons in Qigong in rehabilitation programmes as well as to companies. Aliza has travelled to China many times to continue her study of the art there.
Aliza has exhibited her works in many places worldwide including Amsterdam, Netherlands, South Korea, Bulgaria, France, Australia, Israel, Lithuania, Philippines, Indonesia, Belgium. Her works are held in many collections including Haifa Museum of Modern Art Israel, Bertha Urdang Gallery New York, University of Cape Town, Cannabis Press Japan, Honolulu Book Arts Society Hawaii, Israel Museum Jerusalem, City of the Hague Holland, Royal Dutch Library Holland and Kyoto Paper Museum Japan.
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