Ariel Efraim Ashbel is a Berlin based artist who graduated at the School of Visual Theater Jerusalem and holds a BA in History and Philosophy from the Tel Aviv University. Originally a theater director, the work he's creating is dealing with the development of interdisciplinary structures for stage events, located in the gap between theater, dance, music and installation. He received various scholarships and prices. Ashbel also collaborates with fellow makers as performer, dramaturge and sometimes light designer. Between the years 2008 and 2010 he was associate artistic director of the "IntimaDance" Festival Tel Aviv's Tmuna Theater. Since 2011 he is based in Berlin, and has contributed to various projects in at HZT Berlin (Uferstudios), ausland, the Berlin Biennial, the Berlin Porn Film Festival, Transmediale festival and more. In 2013 his work “All White People Look the Same To Me: Notes on the National Pornographic” was premiered at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. In 2015 it was followed by “The Empire Strikes Back: Kingdom of the Synthetic” which was rerun in 2016.