Bio

Galit Eilat [me] is an interdependent curator and writer based in Amsterdam. Since 2018 I’m the director of Meduza Foundation. My projects seek to develop conditions that enable collective encounters and experiences, underpinned by a critical view towards the status quo. Deploying eclectic, site-specific projects, often in collaboration with grass root, politically active groups and individuals. Pivotal to my projects is the process of knowledge dissemination, which departs from the ethos that art is charged with the potential to ignite social change. My current research trajectories are dealing with the Syndrome of the Present and Totalitarian Art vs Art under Totalitarianism.

In 2001, I founded the Israeli Center for Digital Art, where I served as director for ten years. In 2004, I co-founded Maarav, an online arts and culture magazine and in 2007, together with Eva Birkenstock, I founded the Mobile Archive. Together with Reem Fadda, Eyal Danon and Phil Misselwitz I initiated the traveling seminar series, Liminal Spaces, a platform for joint work, action, and dialogue between the Israeli and Palestinian art communities. I served as the first artistic director of the Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne. Among others I curated and co-curated projects such as VideoZone The 4th International Video Art Biennial in Tel Aviv, And Europe will be stunned Yael Bartana in the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (co-curator with Sebastian Cichocki), the 32nd October Salon, Belgrade (with Alenka Gregoric) and 31st Sao Paulo Biennial (with co-curators Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Charles Escher, the architect Oren Sagiv and associate Curators – Benjamin Seroussi, Luiza Proença).

International collaborations have included projects with gfzk | Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; National Gallery Kosovo; Kunsthaus Bregenz; MG + MSUM Moderna Galerija Ljubljana; SALT, Istanbul; Malmö Konstmuseum; Serralves Museum and more.

In addition to my curatorial activities, I’m also engages in teaching and writing extensively about art and politics.