Hadas Maor is a contemporary art curator based in Tel Aviv.
She received her academic training in art history and photography, as well as critical theory and hermeneutics. Since the late 1990s Maor has been collaborating with the leading contemporary art museums in Israel (among them the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Haifa Museum of Art, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon and more), holding solo shows of Israeli and international artists as well as large scale thematic group exhibitions such as Embroidered Action, (after), Temporally, History of Violence,Living Room and more. These shows featured works by artists such as Nelly Agassi, Carlos Amorales, Kader Attia, Jordi Colomer, Tsibi Geva, Mona Hatoum, Michal Heiman, Sigalit Landau, Maria Marshall, Ernesto Neto, Hanna Sahar, Chiharu Shiota, Naama Tsabar, Wang Wei, Gal Weinstein and more.
In 2015 she curated the Israeli Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Maor’s curatorial work often addresses theoretical notions that pertain to contemporary existence. It strives to identify significant relations between Israeli and international art while interlinking the work of emerging young artists with that of the well established ones. A major emphasis in her work is promoting the creation of new, large-scale and site-specific works.
Hadas Maor regularly contributes essays to artist books, catalogues, and other publications.
In addition to her ongoing work as an independent curator, Hadas Maor is also a consultant to some of the major international contemporary art collections in Israel, among them the Brandes Family Art Collection. Her work in these collections emphasizes the relations between Israeli and international art.
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