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Maayan Amir

Tel Aviv University

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Maayan Amir (born 1978, in Hadera, Israel) is an artist and independent curator.


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She holds a BA in Art and an MFA in cinema from Tel-Aviv University. In 2011 she was a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Amir edited a book about Israeli documentary cinema published in 2008. She has curated many exhibitions in various venues.

Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions such as the Sydney Biennale (2006), Istanbul Biennale (2009), and Berlin Biennale (2010), and in such venues as the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Art in General (NY), Tate Modern, and Jeu de Paume, among many others. In 2009, together with Ruti Sela she initiated"The Exterritory Project", for which they won an award (2011) for young artists from the The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


  • 2011- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Award for Young Artists
  • 2009 -Video -BJCEM - Skopje 2009, Torino, Italy
  • 2007 -Yehoshua Rabinovich foundation 2006- Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV
  • 2005- New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV 2004 -Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
  • Selected Exhibitions- Curator


  • "Another World is Possible" Bezalel Art Academy Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.
  • "What is the Political", Bat-Yam Contemporary Art Museum, Bat-Yam, Israel
  • "Contemporary", Contemporary Art Gallery Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Exterritory Presentation, Yarkon River, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 2010

  • The Problem with the Horizon, Bat- Yam, Israel
  • Conversion, Petah-Tikva Museum, Petah-Tikva, Israel
  • Lobby, Tmuna Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Homonym, Art Gallery, Cologne, Germany
  • 2009

  • Art TLV biennale, Homonym, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Shelter City, Public Sphere Sderot, Israel
  • Degenerate Art, Dan Gallery: Tel-aviv, Israel
  • The Governmental Body, Tmuna Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 2008

  • The Tyranny of the Transparent- Self-Portrait as Blacks in Israeli Contemporary Art, Minshar Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • The Implied Spectator, Tmuna Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 2007

  • This Is Not Israeli Art, Tmuna Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Publication - Books

  • United States of Palestine-Israel, Exterritory Together with Ruti Sela, Ed. Joshua Simion, Sternberg Press, New-York, 2011
  • Documentally- Collection of Essays on Israeli Documentary Cinema (Ed. Maayan Amir), Am-Oved, Tel-Aviv, 2008
  • Solo Exhibitions (Artist)


  • BG-HOV-PWC, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
  • "Beyond Guilt", 126 Gallery, Galway, Ireland
  • "Beyond Guilt", Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver, Canada
  • 2010

  • "Beyond Guilt", 1646 Gallery, The Hague, Holland
  • Selected Group Exhibitions (Artist)


  • "Un'espressione Geografica",Foneazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
  • ECHT? Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • WeAreTheArtists, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 2010

  • Faux Amis, vidéothèque éphémère, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France
  • Young Artists' Biennial,- Police the police Bucharest, Romania
  • Mediation Biennale, Poznan, Poland
  • Quando Si Parte, Asab 1, Milan, Italy
  • Trembling Time (screening), Tate Modern, London, England
  • 6th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
  • Mobile Archive, Museum of Art and Ideas, Hamburg, Germany
  • Selected Works from Le biennale Marrakech, Istanbul, Museo D'arte Della Sicilia, Italy
  • Beyond Guilt 1646, The Hague, Holland
  • Dark Rooms, Institute of Art in Gdańsk, Poland
  • 2009

  • The 11th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Selected works from 11th Istanbul Biennial, Nova Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Tina B, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • CPHDOX, Art-Cinema: Special Program in the film festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • On the Contrary, Scope Art Fair, New York, USA
  • 2008

  • Welcome to Israel, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA
  • Colon Biennale, Colon Germany
  • 2007

  • Artneuland, Martin Gropius, Berlin, Germany
  • War and Cinema (screening), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Undo, Dazed Gallery, London, England
  • Temporarily Disconnected, CCS Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
  • 2006

  • Zones of Contact- Sydney Biennale, Sydney Australia
  • Dreams and Trauma, Moving Images and the Promised Lands, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005

  • XII Naples Biennale, Naples, Italy
  • Passion, Villa Franchin Gallery, Mestre Venezia, Italy
  • Transmediale Film festival, Berlin
  • Power, Israeli Art Festival, Tel Aviv
  • Gazza, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Hilchot Shchenim C, Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel
  • 2004

  • VideoZone, the 2nd Biennale of Video Art, Tel Aviv
  • Hilchot Shchenim B, Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel
  • References

    Maayan Amir Wikipedia

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