critical Israelis in the Netherlands

Security, State, and Art

Amir Yatziv works with video and photography. Yatziv’s works subverts the conventional boundaries between documentary and simulation. He examines historical and mythical narratives and their connection to contemporary ones. Yatziv exhibits his works around the world, including the Tate modern, KW-Berlin, the Van Abbemuseum and more. He won the Edith Reus award (Germany 2015), Idud Hayezira (Israel 2014), Kunst fonds award (Germany 2012), DAAD study award (Germany 2010) and more.

Galit Eilat is an independent curator, a writer and the founding director of The Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon (2001 – 2010). She is the cofounder and was the chief editor of Maarav — an online arts and culture magazine (2004 – 2010). Lately she was a research curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (2010 – 2013) and between 2012 – 2013 she was the President of the Akademie der Künste der Welt. Recently she co curated the 31st Sao Paulo Biennial and the exhibition ‘Rainbow in the Dark ‘ at Salt Istanbul and Malmo Museum (2014 – 2015). She has published in periodicals and is the editor of numerous books.

Noa Roei is Assistant Professor at the Department for Literary and Cultural Analysis and a research fellow at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam. She is also a board member of Gate48. Roei has published material on various aspects of Israeli visual culture in several edited volumes and journals  including  Afterimage and Image and Narrative. Her book, Civic Aesthetics: Militarism, Israeli Art, and Visual Culture (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016) examines the convoluted relationship between civilian militarism and contemporary Israeli art.