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Tal Ben Zvi, PhD 

8 Glizenstain st. Tel Aviv 64686

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972-3-6968003, 972-54-7696810

 

Head of the School of Arts at Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel Aviv
http://www.smkb.ac.il/en/Arts

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Education

2010 PhD Doctoral thesis at Tel Aviv University on "Representations of the Nakba in the Palestinian art of the 1970s and 1980s, as reflected in the work of artists who belong to the Palestinian minority in Israel"[ Supervisors: Profs. Hanna Taragan and Moshe Zuckermann]

 

2010-2011 Post-doc, Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

2010-2011, Research group in The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, "Post Communism"

 

2009-2010, Research group in The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, "Myth, Memory & Historiography: The Case of the 1948 War".

2006-2007 "Crossing the borders", The program for reciprocal exploration of the narratives and realities in Palestine and Israel, Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research in Tel Aviv University and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah with the assistance of the Ford Foundation.

 

1999-2004 MA Summa Cum Lauda, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts - Graduate School, Tel Aviv university. her thesis was titled: “Between Nation and Gender: The Representation of the Female Body in Palestinian Art".

 

1995-1997 The new seminar for visual culture, Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv.

 

1989-1992 fine arts and art history (B.A.), Art  department , Haifa university.

 

Edited Books and Catalogues

Tal Ben Zvi, 2010. Abed Abdi, 50 Years of Creativity, Umm el-Fahem Gallery.

(Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Tal Ben Zvi, Hanna Farah-Kufer Bir'im, 2009. Men in the Sun, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Shadi Khalilieh, Tal Ben Zvi, Jaffar Farah(ed.), 2008. Land Day: The History, Struggle and Monument, Published by Mossawa Center, Haifa [Arabic].

 

Ben Zvi, Tal (ed.), 2006. Hagar – Contemporary Palestinian Art , Jaffa: Hagar Association, 2005, (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal (ed.), 2006. Biographies: 6 Exhibitions at Hagar Art Gallery ,Jaffa: Hagar Association, (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal (ed.), 2005. Khilwe: Samira Wahbi ,Jaffa: Hagar Association, (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, "Mother Tongue", exh. cat. 2004. in Yigal Nizri (ed.), Eastern Appearance / Mother Tongue: A Present that Stirs in the Thickets of Its Arab Past ,Tel Aviv: Babel, (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal and Shoub, Moran (eds.), 2003. Brunette: Sixteen Solo Exhibitions at Heinrich Böll Foundation, Tel Aviv ,Tel Aviv: Babel, (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal and Lerer, Yael (eds.), 2001. Self-Portrait: Palestinian Women’s Arts ,Tel Aviv: Andalus, (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal (ed.), 2000. New Middle East: Eleven Exhibitions, 1998-1999, at Heinrich Böll Foundation, Tel Aviv ,Jaffa: Hagar Association, (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Articles- Refereed

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2010. "Reida Adon: Pasateen (Dresses)" in Public: Art/Culture/Ideas 39.

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2009. "Variance through Unity: Contemporary Palestinian Art",

Jama'a Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Middle East, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press. [Hebrew]

 

Articles in Journals

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2008.  Osama Said, "Casting Its Shadow Far ahead",  Etgar - online culture magazine, [Hebrew]. http://www.etgar.info/he/article__264/אוסאמה_סעיד_-_פורש_צילו_למרחוק

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2008. Abed Abdi, "Wa ma nasina", Etgar - online culture magazine, [Hebrew]. http://www.etgar.info/he/article__219/עבד_עאבדי_ומא_נסינא_לא_שכחנו

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2007. "The case of the Hagar Art Gallery", Bezalel protocols: History and Theory, Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Issue No. 2 Contemporary curatorship: new approaches http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/en/1143538156/1143566056_en

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2007. "The case of the Hagar Art Gallery", Maidan: Perspectives on contemporary art and culture from Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East, (editor: Beral Madre, published in Istanbul, Turkey)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2007. PRESENT NOW Reding Art Fair 5

8-10.10.2006, Exhibition Text.

Maarav - online art and culture magazine, [Hebrew]. http://www.maarav.org.il/classes/PUItem.php?lang=HEB&id=797

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, 1999.  "But I, and I Alone, Will Tell My Story: An Interview with Nizar Hassan," Plastica 3, pp. 75-81 [Hebrew].

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, 1998. "The Right of Return," Plastica 2, pp. 102-112 [Hebrew].

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, 1998. "Palestin(a): Palestinian Women's Art," Maariv, Jewish New Year Supplement, p. 35 [Hebrew].

 

 

Articles in Catalogues

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2009. "The Photographic Memory of Asad Azi", From: Exhibition catalogue: Asad Azi, My Father is a Soldier, The Ramat-Gan Museum. (Hebrew-Arabic-English)

 

Ben Zvi, Tal, 2006. "Khen Shish, Transit", Action Field KODRA 2006

Thessaloniki, Greece. Exhibition Catalogue.

 

Conference Papers

The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem
Myth, Memory and Historiography: The Case of the 1948 War

13-14.12.2010

Tal Ben Zvi: Abed Abdi, "Wa ma nasina"

 

Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace – France (FFIPP-France),

Conference Tour "Palestinian Art" with Taiseer Khatib

15.11.2010, Conference at Science Po (Institute of Political Sciences), Paris

16.11.2010, Conference at Sciences-Po (Institute of Political Sciences), Stendhal University, Grenoble

17.11.2010, Conference at Institute of Political Sciences of Bordeaux

18.11.2010, Conference at CREA (Cultural Organization) Amsterdam University

 

Annual conference in Sderot

17 November 2009 Sapir Academic College

Tal Ben Zvi: Art and Social Issues

 

Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv university

and The NCJW Women Studies Forum, Tel Aviv University

Women Visual Artists in Israel from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the End of the 1960s

Tel Aviv University, 23 November 2008

Tal Ben Zvi: "Palestinian Women’s Arts:  from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the End of the 1960s".

 

The NCJW Women Studies Forum, Tel Aviv University

And The Lesbian & Gay Studies and Queer Theory Forum

An Other Sex 08 - The Eighth Annual Lesbian & Gay Studies and Queer Theory Conference, Tel Aviv University, June 22-24, 2008

Tal Ben Zvi: "Itzik Badash - Diwani"

 

Taub Center for Israel Studies, Association for Israel Studies
24
th Annual AIS Conference
Israel 2008: Sixty Years after 1948
- Are the Narratives Converging?

New York University  May 19-21, 2008

Tal Ben Zvi: "The Story of a Monument: Land's Day Sakhneen 1976-2006"

 

Association for Israel Studies 23rd Annual Conference

June 11-13, 2007 The Open University of Israel

Israel as an Immigrant Society: Between the Melting Pot and Multiculturalism

Gender, Nation, Politics - Chair: Yael Feldman, New York University

Tal Ben Zvi: "Between Nationality and Gender: Representations of Female Body in Palestinian Women's Art"

 

FORUM for European Cultural Exchanges 2006,

"Meetings with Remarkable Situations".  

Athens, Greece from the 24th to the 26th of February.  

Chair: Denis Zacharopoulos (artistic director of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art)

Tal Ben Zvi: "The Voyage In - Contemporary Palestinian Art"

 

FORUM for European Cultural Exchanges 2006,

Action Field KODRA 2006

Thessaloniki, Greece, 28th to the 31th of Augost 2006  

Chair: Efi Strousa (art critic, curator, president of AICA Hellas)

Tal Ben Zvi: "Khen Shish, Transit"

 

“The Contemporary Curatorial Act- Epistemic, Political, and Aesthetic Aspects”

International Conference in Tel Aviv University, 4 - 6 December 2005

The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas,

Chair: Anton Vidokle (co-curator of Manifesta 6)

Tal Ben Zvi: "The case of the Hagar Art Gallery"

 

FORUM for European Cultural Exchanges 2005,

Thessaloniki, Greece, 26th to the 29th of Augost 2005

Action Field KODRA 2005

Chair: Dimitris Konstantinidis (Forum coordinator, curator, Apollonia / European Art Exchanges)

Tal Ben Zvi: "Anisa Ashkar -“Barbur Aswad”

 

‘Cinema and Culture between East and Arabness”

panel discussions at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque

2002 May 25-31

Tal Ben Zvi: "Deferring Language as a Theme in the Work of Mizrahi Artists"

 

Academic Awards and Grants:

2004 Masters thesis awarded summa cum laude

2005-2009 The Rector's excellence Scholarships

 

2008 The Ministry of Culture Prizes for Curatorship and Design – awarded

Monday, 15 September 2008 05:52 awarded to curator Tal Ben-Zvi , a PhD candidate in the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts. The committee: “Tal Ben-Zvi has been known for the past decade as an outstanding curator and researcher of Israeli and Palestinian art.”  The judges wrote regarding their decision to award her the prize: “The disciplines with which she engages are anchored in those strata of societyor populations that have not taken a central place in the hegemonic Israeli art.  Thus, for example, the representation and discourse of Palestinian arts and artists, mainly women, forms the subject of in-depth research by her in her doctoral dissertation at Tel Aviv University.  Ben-Zvi demonstrated her impressive intellectual ability and productivity, expressed in her curatorship of the “Hagar” gallery, which she established in Jaffa”. The prize is awarded to promote Ben-Zvi’s research on Palestinian art and culture and toward the forthcoming exhibition “Men in the Sun”. http://www.israelidesign.org.il/english/News/Default.aspx?NewId=177&NwsCatId=3

 

Teaching Experience:

1998-2005 Lecturer, The Department of Visual Studies, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv

2000-2005 Lecturer, The new seminar for visual culture, Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv

2006-2007 Lecturer, The Department of History and Theory in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

2008-2010 Lecturer, The Department of Art History, Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv

2009-2010 Lecturer, The Department of Art History, Sapir Academic College

2009-2010 Lecturer, The Department of Art History, Oranim Academic College

2008-2011 Lecturer, The Department of Art, Kalisher School of Art, Tel Aviv

 

Exhibitions as a Guest Curator

2007-2011, "The Story of a Monument: Land's Day Sakhneen 1976-2006" Abed Abdi - Gershon Knispel

Photographs of the Monument and Land's Day in Sakhneen:

Rafik Bachri, Amin Bashir, Yaron Kaminski, Gidon Gitai, Salam Munir Diab.

2011 Arrabe Community Center (With the Curator Shadi Khalilieh)

2010 Tamra Community Center (With the Curator Shadi Khalilieh)

2009 Yafia Community Center (With the Curator Shadi Khalilieh)

2008 Mossawa Center, Haifa (With the Curator Shadi Khalilieh)

2007 YAFA / BOOKS AND COFFEE Jaffa

 

2010  Abed Abdi, 50 Years of Creativity, Umm el-Fahem Gallery.

 

 2009. Men in the Sun, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (With the Curator Hanna Farah-Kufer Bir'im)

Abed Abdi, Osama Said, Asad Azi, Ibrahim Nubani, Asim Abu Shakra, Michael Halak, Durar Bacri, Rani Zahrawi, Raafat Hattab, Fahed Halabi, Ala Farhat, Scandar Copti, Rabia Buchari

 

2008 Osama Said, "Casting Its Shadow Far ahead"
Curators: Tal Ben Zvi, Yaniv Shapira 4.9.2008-10.10.2008
Ha'kibbutz Art Gallery

2008. Abed Abdi, "Wa ma nasina"

Arabesk Art Gallery, Haifa

 

2007 Itzik Badash, "Diwani"

"Comme il Faut" exhibition space, Tel Aviv

 

2007. PRESENT NOW Reding Art Fair 5, Tel Aviv

(group exhibition) 8-10.10.2006

 

2006 "Khen Shish, Transit"

Action Field KODRA 2006

Thessaloniki, Greece, 28th to the 31th of Augost 2006  

 

"SLOW DANCE MARATHON" – TEL AVIV -  48 HOURS / 2006

Christodoulos Panayiotou, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv

In April 2006 Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square was the venue of the Slow Dance Marathon initiated by the artist Christodoulos Panayiotou, curated by Tal Ben Zvi and produced by Raw Art Gallery. 96 volunteers aged 20 to 40 took part in the marathon, which went on for 48 hours straight, dancing on a small stage erected in the middle of the square. Each participant danced for an hour where after 30 minutes, they would switch partners, as new dancers mount the stage. Most dancing couples were not previously familiar with each other and had first met on the marathon stage with a view to form a human chain of intimacy and romance amidst a public sphere.

 

2006, Anisa Ashkar, “I have returned Jaffa”

Performance

27.5.2006 YAFA / BOOKS AND COFFEE Jaffa

 

2005, Asaf Abutbul

"Where do we come from?, What are we?, Where are we going?"

“Camera Obscura” School of Art, Tel Aviv

 

2005, Samira Wahbi, "Khilwe"

“Camera Obscura” School of Art, Tel Aviv

 

2004 Dafna Shalom, "Shirat Hayam" (song of the Ocean)
Photographs and video installation

"Camera Obscura" School of Art, Tel Aviv

 

2002 Raeda Adon, “Pasateen” (Video Art)

Al Kahf Gallery, The International Center of Bethlehem

 

2002 Faten Fawzy Nastas, “Overloaded – Bethlehem”

Al Kahf Gallery, The International Center of Bethlehem

 

2002 Ahlam Shibli, “Unrecognized” (Photograph)

Al Kahf Gallery, The International Center of Bethlehem

 

2002 Aida Nassrala, ‘Sabha” (Painting)

Al Kahf Gallery, The International Center of Bethlehem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 “Mother Tongue” project

‘Mother Tongue’ is an a ambitious multi-faceted cultural project which aims to take a new look at Mizrachi (Oriental) culture in Israel and its connection with the Arabic ‘mother tongue’. Through cinema, panel discussions and exhibitions, ‘Mother Tongue’ maps the cultural, social and political intersections between ‘Mizrachi’ and Arab culture and throws new light on the links between them.

The project, organised by the Hagar n.g.o. led by artistic curator Tal Ben Zvi, and funded under the ‘EU People to People Programme’ began chronologically with , ‘Mother Tongue’ film festival, editor: Sigal Eshed, production: Tal Yahas.

 

Between May 25-31,2002, ‘Mother Tongue’ explored ‘Cinema and Culture between East and Arabness” with a film festival and panel discussions at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. As programme editor Sigal Eshed wrote,” For many the Jewish-Arab language with its many idioms is the mother tongue; a language that became illegitimate, the language of the enemy, hidden away at home and forbidden in the Israeli space. What is the Jewish-Arab mother tongue? How can its expressions be found in the cinematographic and cultural creations of Mizrachi artists who were active in different periods and contexts.” To answer the question the film festival screened the works of Mizrachi filmmakers active in Egypt, Iran, Israel, France and Morocco and held a series of panel discussions. The opening film was Benny Torati’s ‘Desperado Square’ and the festival featured retrospective screenings by the Iranian-Israeli director George Ovadia.

 

The art section of the project, a wide-ranging art exhibition, opened at Mishkan Le’Omanut Ein Harod on 24 May and closes on 1 August.

 

2002 "Mother Tongue" exhibition

Adi Nes, Alice Klingman, Baruch Shacham, Chen Shish, Dafna Shalom, David Adika, Eli Petel, Eliahou Aric Bokobza, Irit Hemmo, Meir franco, Meir Gal, iriam Cabessa, Mush Kashi, Neta Harari Navon, Pinchas Cohen Gan, Rami Maymon, Tal Matzliah, Tal Shohat, Tal Shoshan, Y.R. Morad, Yigal Nizri, Zamir Shetz. Curator: Tal Ben Zvi

Ein Haroud Museum 24.5.2002-1.8.2002

Hagar Art Gallery 24.5.2002 – 1.7.2002

Exhibition text in:

Tal Ben Zvi: "Deferring Language as a Theme in the Work of Mizrahi Artists," in Eastern Appearance: A Present that Stirs in the Thickets of Its Arab Past, ed.: Yigal Nizri (Tel Aviv: Babel, 2004), pp. 107-128.

 

 

2001 “Palestinian Women’s Art - self portrait” (group exhibition)

Ahlam Shibli, haifa / Faten Fawzy Nastas, Bethlehem / Haida Nasralla, Um EL Fahem / Hanan abu Husain, Um EL Fahem / Jumana Emil Abboud, Shefaram / Manal Marcus, East Jerusalem / Manar Zuabi, Nazareth / Iman Abu Hamid , acre / Suheir Ismail, Deheishe. Curator: Tal Ben Zvi

 

The exhibit "Self Portrait" was supposed to open at Al-Wasati Arts Center, East Jerusalem in October 2000; at Ami Steinitz Gallery, Tel Aviv in December 2000; and at International Center, Bethlehem in February 2001. All three exhibits have been postponed indefinitely due to the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The catalogue “Palestinian Women’s Art - self portrait” was published by Andalus Publishing (2001)

 

1998 "Palestin(a) - Women's Art from Palestine" (group exhibition)

Azza El Hassan, Ram'aala / Dina Ghazal, Ram'aala / Faten Fawzy Nastas, Bethlehem

Jumana Emil Abboud, Shefaram / Nidaa Khoury, Fasota / Noel Jabbour, Nazareth

Rana Bishara, Tarshiha / Suheir Ismail, Deheishe

1998 Ami Shtainish Gallery in Tel Aviv, Al-Wasiti art Center in East Jerusalem

Curator: Tal Ben Zvi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions in Hagar Art Gallery 2002-2003

2002 “Sainthood & Sanity Hood “, Jumana Emil Abboud 

2002 “Pasateen”, Raeda Adon

2002 “Panorama”, Sami Bukhari

2002 “Positioning”, Ahlam Shibli

2002 “Overloaded – Bethlehem”, Faten Nastas

2002 “Portrait – Mother Tongue”, David Adika

2002 “Video Art - Mother Tongue”, Zamir Shetz

2002 “Lattice”, Tsivi Geva

2002 “Jericho First”, Sharif Waked

2003 “Buenos Aires”, Gaston Tzvi Itzkowitz

2003 “Déjà vu”, Jumana Emil Abboud 

2003 “Thirty Years”, Danush Lachman

2003 “Ikhtilal”, Ashraf Fawakhry

2003 “Birthday”, Khen Shish

2003 “Tommema” (Hide & Seek), Ahlam Jomah

2003 “Barbor Aswad”, Anisa Ashkar

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions in Heinrich boll foundation, Tel Aviv 1998 – 2001

1998 "Rapunzelina", Jumana Emil Abboud (Palestinian artist)

1998 "Concavity, Sculpture", Danoush Lachman.

1998 "In Public", Nati Shamia Opher.

1999 “Wadi Saleib in Nine volumes”, Ahlam Shibli (Palestinian artist)

1999 "Ahad Ha'am", Keren Amiran.

1999 "A New Middle East", Tal Matzliah.

1999 "KRAFTWERK", Zoya Cherkassky, Ruti Nemet.

1999 "Depth", Kim Danieli.

1999 “Overloaded” - Faten Nastas  &  Jabra Mitwasi (Palestinian artists)

1999 “On the Verge” , Tal Shoshan

2000 “Body Induction Site” Ran Nahmias

2000 “Professionals’ - Photographs exhibition, Joshua Simon,

2000 “Seven on the Wall”, alice Kelingman

2000 "Unrecognized" , Ahlam Shibli (Palestinian artist)

2000 “When This You See, Remember Me”, Ronit Shalev

2000 “Sheharhoret” (Brunette), Neta Harari Navon

2000 “Group of dreams and hunting”, Zamir Shatz

2000 “Quarantine”, Ayelet Zohar

2000 “Tel-Aviv Berlin”, Andrea Peschel

2001 “Hotel Toledo: Three Love Songs”, Sigal Eshed

2001 " There is no such place as far away", Samira Waebi

2001 " A non-united mass is more easily controlled ", Eliav Lilti

2001 " Garden Yard", Efrat Shalem, Street Project # 2

2001 "13 Live Bullets",  Shula Keshet

2001 "Nose",  Maria Pomianski

2001 "After the war", Eyal Ben Zvi

 

Exhibitions as an Artist

1998 "11+1 Administrative Detention", group exhibition, Beit Ha'am, Tel Aviv

1997 "HER STORY", video installation, Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv

1996 The new seminar for visual culture, Group Exhibition, Tel-Hai Museum

1994 "LooL", sculpture exhibition, Limbus - A Place for Photography, Tel Aviv

1992 Fine Arts Graduation Show, Haifa University, Haifa

 

 
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