Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir
Ruti Sela is an artist. Her works have been shown internationally in numerous exhibitions and venues, including the Biennale of Sydney, the Istanbul Biennial, the Berlin Biennial, Manifesta, the New Museum Triennial, Israel Museum, Centre Pompidou, Art in General (NY), Tel Aviv Museum, Tate Modern, Jeu de Paume, ZKM, Ludwig Museum, HKW, and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. In 2009 she initiated together with Maayan Amir the onegoing art project Exterritory, for which both artists won a Young Artists Award from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2011). She studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, where she graduated with distinction, and attended the MFA program at the Tel Aviv University Film Department. She is the head of the Video Department at the Midrasha Art School and teaches also at the MFA in Fine Art program Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and Haifa University. Throughout 2011 she was a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. A book about her works titled “For the Record” was published by Archive Books in 2014. She also edited the anthology “Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds” (together with Maayan Amir, Punctum Books 2016).
Maayan Amir is an artist. Her collaborative works with Ruti Sela have been shown internationally in exhibitions, including the Biennale of Sydney, the Istanbul Biennale, the Berlin Biennale, the New Museum Triennial, Centre Pompidou, Art in General (NY), Tate Modern, Jeu de Paume, Ludwig Museum, HKW, and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. In 2009 she initiated together with Ruti Sela the ongoing art project Exterritory, for which both artists won a Young Artists Award from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2011). She holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the editor of Documentally (2008), an anthology of essays on Israeli documentary cinema. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published essays in books and catalogs. She is a researcher on the Forensic Architecture project. She is the director of the MFA Program in Fine Arts at Haifa University, and also a lecturer at Tel Aviv University. Throughout 2011 she was a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She also edited the anthology “Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds” (together with Ruti Sela, Punctum Books 2016).
Renrad Gluzman has completed his MA dissertation on the subjects of Sea Routes in the Mediterranean, at the Early Modern Department in Tel Aviv University, and is now working on his PHD on the subject of Renaissance ships and sailors in Venice. Other than that, he owns a small ketch boat named “Halcyon” and cruising Mediterranean waters in his spare time.
Anat Ben-David is affiliated with the Digital Methods Initative (University of Amsterdam), and with the Amsterdam-based research foundation Govcom.org, which develop software and tools for mapping and studying social and political issues on the Web. In the past five years she contributed to a research project called “Mapping the Ideational Space of the Palestinian Israeli Conflict”, collaboration between Govcom.org and the Advanced Network Research Group, Cambridge Security Programme. Anat’s current research focuses on the role the Internet plays in the process of Palestinian state-formation.
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