Drorit Gur Arie

Chief Curator of Balcony Tel Aviv, Israel
Drorit Gur Arie is an independent curator focusing on multiculturalism, cultural dynamics in the geopolitical sphere, and the interrelations between hegemony, center, and periphery. She has served as director and chief curator of the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (2004-2019) and was responsible for the museum's re-opening as a museum of contemporary art. She has curated numerous local and international exhibitions in Israel and the world over including the Mediations Biennial, PoznaƄ, Poland, the OSTRALE Biennale in Dersden, Germany, as well as the National Gallery in New Delhi. She extensively publishes essays about contemporary art in books, exhibition catalogues, and periodicals in Israel and abroad and is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards. She is a lecturer at the Department of Art History, Tel Aviv University, instructing students in their final dissertations on exhibition-related themes. She also lectured on art and curatorship throughout the world.