|Drorit Gur Arie
Chief Curator of Balcony
Tel Aviv, IsraelDrorit 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, Poznań, 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.
Artistic DirectorDoron Polak is an artist and curator living and working in Tel Aviv. He studied Fine Arts at Tel Aviv University and Talma Yalin (Tel Aviv) and completed advanced studies in creative drama in Berlin and London. He is the founder of Projective, an organization to help artists integrate themselves in the art market and Artura, which is committed to promoting public and community art. He has organized to date, more than 300 exhibits in Israel and around the world, including during the Venice Biennale and the Documenta at Kassel.
Michael Lazar is a sculptor, photographer, performer and sound artist, as well as a scientist. He has participated in over 80 group and solo exhibition around the world. Currently, he is a lecturer at the University of Haifa, where, among other things, he teaches a course on Sound and Environment in Art and Science. As both artist and scientist, Michael is often invited to talk about the boundary between the two fields. Since 2014, he has shifted his full-time focus to using the tools of his science to create a cutting edge, contemporary artistic language.