Hadas Maor is a contemporary art curator based in Tel Aviv.
Maor received her academic training in the fields of art history, critical theory and hermeneutics. Since the late 1990s, she has been collaborating with Israel’s leading contemporary art museums (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, Refik Anadol, Kader Attia, Janet Cardiff, Jordi Colomer, Tsibi Geva, Mona Hatoum, Michal Heiman, Sigalit Landau, Maria Marshall, Ernesto Neto, Mel O’callaghan, Hanna Sahar, Timur Si-Qin, Chiharu Shiota, Tatiana Trouvé, Naama Tsabar, Micha Ulman, Wang Wei, Gal Weinstein and additional artists.
In 2015 Maor curated the Israeli Pavilion at the 56th Venice Art Biennale; In 2019 she was the chief curator of Traces VII – Action Line, the 7th Biennale for Drawing in Israel; In 2021 she co-curated Seeing the Invisible – a groundbreaking augmented reality exhibition on view in twelve botanical gardens across the world. In 2023 she co-curated the Israeli Pavilion at the 18th Venice Architecture 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 and established artists. A major emphasis in her work is promoting the creation of new, large-scale and site-specific works.
Hadas Maor is a lecturer at the MFA program of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. She regularly contributes essays to various publications and is a member of numerous prize, scholarship, and grant committees.
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