©2018 by Udi Edelman

updated July 2019

CV

Curator; Founder Director of the Institute for Public Presence (IPP) - the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon; Director of Print Screen Festival for digital art; Chief Editor of Maarav – Israeli art and culture journal and co-editor of Mafte’akh, an academic journal for political thought, Minerva Humanities Center – Tel Aviv University.


In my practice I deal with history in art, action art and performance in public sphere, art within communities, critics of technology, artistic research and the translation-cooperation between academic thought and artistic practices.

EXHIBITIONS/ART-PROJECTS

2019 Curator of Murals, exhibition and public art project, the Israeli Center for Digital Art.

2019 Curator of Flowers of our Land, the Israeli Center for Digital Art.

2018 Director of Print Screen 2018 – International Festival for Digital Art; Co-Curator of Into the Deep and Fabrication exhibitions, Mediatheque Holon.

2018 Curator of Neo-Andartal, 3rd part of Monument/Action exhibition trilogy, IPP project space, the Israeli Center for Digital Art.

2018 Curator of Belongings, Solo exhibition by Tamar Latzman, the Israeli Center for Digital Art.

2017 Curator of What are Monuments Made of, exhibition within the 11th Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania. https://bienale.lt/2017/en/what-are-monuments-made-of/

2017 Co-Curator of Launch Sites LA : Ezra Orion Revisited, exhibition of Ezra Orion's work, Platt and Borstein Galleries - AJU, Los Angeles, USA. http://arts.aju.edu/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/launch-sites/

2017 Curator of Instruction Manuel, 2nd part of Monument/Action exhibition trilogy, IPP project space, the Israeli Center for Digital Art.  

2016 Co-Curator of Launch Sites, exhibition and archive of Ezra Orion's work, Monument/Action exhibition trilogy, IPP project space, the Israeli Center for Digital Art.  

2016 Co-Curator of Open Phone Booth, Solo exhibition by Nilbar Güreş, IPP project space, the Israeli Center for Digital Art.  

2015 Jessy’s Time Capsule – Exhibition for 2055 at the Israeli Center for Digital Art. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtMghDQgCFg

2015 AKCJA PRL - Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
Research and performance festival of public action including Parade of Parades, Tram stop memorial, State meeting, Chronicles 1988-1989 and forms of collective presence in the streets of Warsaw; joint project with Omer Krieger. 
http://omerkrieger.org/09-15-Action-PRL    

2015 Co-Curator of Ice Happening, construction of an ice wall next to the Western Wall, reactivation of an art work by Allen Kaprow from 1980, Under the Mountain festival 2015, Jerusalem culture season.

2015 Curator of My soul cleaveth unto Thee, Solo exhibition by Tamar Latzman, Alfred Gallery, Tel-Aviv.

2014 State<Chronicle in Weizmann Square, Holon. October 10th 2014. A public performance event; joint project with Omer Krieger. 

2014 Co-Curator of Fine Mechanics at the Israeli Center for Digital Art. Participants: Uri Katzenstein / Tzion Abraham Hazan / Meir Tati and Søren Dahlgaard / Yael Frank / Avi and Mika Milgrom / Tzzazit (Eili Levy and Uri Levinson).

2014 Co-Curator of Ha’Tanayim 11/6 at the Israeli Center for Digital Art. Becky Miner, Solo exhibition.

2014 Co-Curator of HeLa: Formations of Human Existence at Ha’Yarkon 19 Gallery. Participants: Aya Ben Ron / Hadas Ofrat / Ido Bachelet / Yael Frank / Freddy Kislev / Avi Pitchon / Boris Oicherman / Aïm Deüelle Lüski and Zamir Shatz / Shirel Horovitz and Rooly Eliezerov / Eran Hadas and Omer Markovitch / Tal Broitman / Oron Catts / The Printers.

2013 Curator of Histories at the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon. Participants: Roee Rosen / Yochai Avrahami / Michael Blum / Daniel Mann / Tali Keren / Yael Frank / Ori Levin / Helly Mizrai / Yair Agmon / Freddy Kislev / Zohar Gotesman and Avi Milgrom.

2013 Curator of State<Chronicle in Zion Square, Jerusalem. July 2013. 3 days of public performance event, Under the Mountain festival 2013, Jerusalem culture season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8syHF0HVbw   

2012 Co-Curator of Where To? exhibition at the Israeli Center for Digital Art. Participants: Nurit Sharett / Yael Bartana / Michael Blum / Chaya Ruckin / Effi and Amir / Ronen Eidelman and Yulie Khromchenco / Melissa Shiff, Louis Kaplan, and John Craig Freeman / Avi Pitchon / Malkit Shoshan and Nirit Peled / Joseph Otmar Hefter / Michael Zupraner / Ariella Azoulay / Elad Larom / Yochai Avrahami and Doron Tavori.

2012 Think Tank member - Yael Bartana, JRMiP Congress, 7th Berlin Biennale.

2012 Co-Organizer of research group on Art and Conceptual thought with Artists, Curators, Critics and Scholars, Minerva Humanities Center.

2011 Co-Curator of Where To? Archive research-exhibition at the Israeli Center for Digital Art. Participants: Moti Mizrahi / Public Movement / Yochai Avrahami / Doron Tavori / Avi Pitchon / Michel Kasus Gladiovitch / Ronen Eidelman / Guy Briller

2009 Initiator and Co-organizer of the Lexical Laboratory, a project of the Political Lexicon group at the Israeli Center for Digital Art – 4 weeks project of 30 scholars and artists learning and working together -

2007-Currently Initiator and Organizer of artistic participation and cooperation within the Political Lexicon Project, Minerva Humanities Center, Tel-Aviv University. Among participants: Sigalit Landau; Miki Kratsman; Masha Zusman; Sharon Rotbard; Yair Garbuz; Roee Rosen; Boaz Arad; Yochai Avrahami; Ronen Eidelman; Aya Ben-Ron; Omer Krieger; Galit Eilat; Ido Michaeli; Yael Frank; Anisa Ashkar.

RESEARCH

2015-Currently Director of the Institute for Public Presence (IPP) - the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon.

2011-2015 Director of Research, Art-Community-Technology and Artistic Research at the Israeli Center for Digital Art.  

2009-Currently Fellow researcher at the Minerva Humanities Center, Political-Lexicon group, Tel-Aviv University. http://mhc.tau.ac.il/en/

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2019. “Towards a Lexicon for Neo-Monumental Thought” in There and Not There: (Im)Possibility of a Monument – 11th Kaunas Biennial Catalog. NGO Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania.

2018. Monument/Action, on-line Catalog, www.monumentaction.art/en

2018. "Prefaces to Possession and Passion" in Belongings-Tamar Latzman, The Israeli Center for Digital Art.

2018. "Smugglers and Crossing Point Lingers" in Muslala – the first 5 years.

2017. "In the Suspecting Eyes of the Agent" in Citizens catalog, Petach Tikva Museum.

2016. "Face of Evil" in Mafte’akh – academic journal for political thought, issue #11. Minerva Humanities Center – Tel Aviv University.

2016. "Tamar Latzman - My soul cleaveth unto Thee" in (Dis)Place catalogue, Ashdod art museum.

2015. Introduction to “Room for the Jew!” by Joseph Otmar Hefter and Introduction to “Movement” by Yael Bartana in Mafte’akh – academic journal for political thought, issue #9. Minerva Humanities Center – Tel Aviv University.

2014. “Time” in Cluster - Atlas of suburbia. Sternberg Press. Berlin.

2014. “Remnants of forgotten states and resurrection of suppressed possibilities” – Udi Edelman, Eyal Danon, Ran Kasmy-Ilan. in View - Theories and Practices of Visual Culture. Issue 4. Warsaw, Poland.

2012. “Understanding Disobedience: La Boétie’s Anti-One and Defiance Maneuvers” in Symptoms of Unresolved Conflict, 52nd October Salon - Belgrade edited by Galit Eilat and Alenka Gregorič.

2011. “Not In So Many Words: Political Movement as Conceptualization” - Udi Edelman and Yoav Kenny. in A Cookbook for Political Imagination. Accompanies the exhibition “…and Europe will be stunned” by Yael Bartana, for the Polish Pavilion at the 54th Biennale of Art in Venice.

2011. "Nie w tylu słowach: ruch polityczny jako konceptualizacja" – Udi Edelman and Yoav Kenny. in CzasKultury 162(3/2011).

2008. “Lost with No Sovereign” (Heb) in Zmanim 103, Open university press.

2006. Interruption of Order (Heb) - Series on world activism in Walla magazine.

EDITING

2008-Currently Co-editor of Mafte’akh – academic journal for political thought. Minerva Humanities Center – Tel Aviv University. Heb/Eng/Arb: mafteakh.tau.ac.il

2013-Currently Chief Editor of Maarav – Israeli art and culture journal.

2016 Co-editor of issue #19 "Orion" and issue #18 "What makes public space? / What does public place do?" of Maarav. Heb/Eng: http://maarav.org.il/  

2015 Co-editor for Neighborhood as a Global Arena – The Israeli Center for Digital Art Reader/2. Heb/Eng/German.

2014 Series Editor for Chosen – The Israeli Center for Digital Art Reader/1. Eng.

2014 Co-editor of Mafte’akh: Political Concepts – A Selection. Minerva Humanities Center – Tel Aviv University. Heb.

2013 Editor for a special issue of Maarav on Art and History. Heb/Eng.

2012 Co-Editor and Curator of The Political Lexicon of the Social Protest – Israel (summer 2011-), Hawkibutz Ha’meuchad. Heb.

2012 Co-Editor for The Israeli Center for Digital Art – Agendas 2001-2012. Heb/Arb/Eng.

2012 Editor for a special issue of Maarav on The Jewish Question in History and Contemporary State of Jewish Life. Heb/Eng.

2012 Conceptual Editor of Depending on Others, MFA Bezalel. Heb/Eng.

2011 Co-Conceptual Editor of Yafo-Tel-Aviv, MFA Bezalel. Heb/Eng.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

2018 “Cathedrals and Monuments from Outer Space” - SVIVOT Conference: In the spirit of Ezra Orion, Midreshet Ben-Gurion.

2018 What is a “Monument” – 15th Lexical Conference on Political Thought, Tel Aviv University.

2016 "How to Learn the Language of Public Space? Artistic and Political Action in Communist Poland" - Action Research conference. Architecture Faculty, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

2016 "When art breaks through the museum walls: Art in the public space" at Art Cube Artists' Studios, Jerusalem.

2016 "Akcja PRL: The Unannounced Festival" at the Israeli Center for Digital Art.

2015 “Action PRL: Performing the Language of Political and Artistic Actions” – Art of Execution: Social Choreography seminar. Department of Theatre and Performance and the Department of Film and Visual Culture Institute of Polish Culture, Warsaw. http://www.instytut-teatralny.pl/kalendarium/sztuki-wykonawcze-zrodla-i-mediacje-taniec_2015-04-24

2015 “Evil” video program – Tel Aviv University, 12th Lexical Conference on Political Thought, Tel Aviv.

2014 “Doing words with things: conceptualizing through artistic act” – Doing things with words conference, MANOFIM 2014, Jerusalem.

2013 “What contemporary art teach us about history?” - Photography and Fantasy conference, Museum for photography – Tel Hai.

2013 Lifta, Last Call Conference, Bezalel academy of arts.

2013 Reflections on art and history – Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, "Doing Memory" Conference.

2011 “Conceptualizing Art” – Tel Aviv University, 6th Lexical Conference on Political Thought, Tel Aviv University.

2010 “Lexicon as a network: Creating knowledge together” – Anglia Ruskin University, Thinking Network Politics, Cambridge, UK.

2008 “Embarrassment” – Tel Aviv University, 1st Conference for Political Philosophy Beyond the Horizon of Liberal Thought, Tel Aviv.

2006 "Interruptions of Order: Outline of Resistance Thought"– Van leer Institute, Advanced Studies - Workshop on Bare Life, Jerusalem.

SELECTED CONFERENCES ORGANIZATION

2015 Co-Organizer of Neighborhood as a Global Arena conference - The 2nd Annual Conference of the Israeli Center for Digital Art.
2015 Co-Organizer of DALUT HACHEREM: The Cultural Boycott of Israel and What It Means for Israeli Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv.
2014 Co-Organizer of the 1st Annual Conference of the Israeli Center for Digital Art.
2008-2011 Co-Organizer of 1st-5th Lexical Conference on Political Thought, Tel Aviv University.

EDUCATION

2005-2010, Tel-Aviv University, History and Philosophy, M.A. All but Dissertation.
2002-2005. Tel-Aviv University, Philosophy and Interdisciplinary studies, B.A., Cum Laude.

TEACHING

2018-2019 Lecturer, with Michal Givoni, Ben Gurion University - Department of Politics and Government, Course: Art and Action in Public Space.
2013 Lecturer, Ha’Midrasha College of Art, Course: Media and Activism.
2012 Workshop Lecturer at Design week, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
2010-2012 Students Instructor for MFA students, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
2011 Workshop Lecturer on Conceptualizing Art for the Advanced Visual Art Studies, Ha’Midrasha College of Art.
2008-2010 Teaching Assistant and Students Instructor, Tel Aviv University, Chon Institute. Course: Lexicon for Political Thought.
2008 Lecturer, With Galit Eilat and Eyal Danon, H.I.T College. Course: Language for the Political.