Maayan Sheleff is an independent curator based in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Her projects take a reflexive approach towards participation, collaboration and communing. Since 2014 she is the artistic advisor of The Art Cube Artists’ Studios in Jerusalem, and the curator of its international residency program “LowRes Jerusalem”. She was the Curator at the CCA, Tel Aviv, as well as assistant Director at its international Curatorial Studies Program (2009-2012). She curated various projects in different venues and in the public sphere, among them at the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Madre museum in Naples, Herzlyia Museum in Israel, Shift festival in Basel, and the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem. I was the co-curator of various exhibitions, among them the first Tel Aviv- Yaffo Biennial. She is currently studying for a Practice-Based curatorial PHD at the University of Reading (UK) and Zurich University of the Arts ( ZHdk, Switzerland). Her latest publication was Fear and Love in Graz, (in:) Empty Stages, Crowded Flats. Performativity as Curatorial Strategy, performing urgency #4, Editors Florian Malzacher and Janna Warsza.
"The resolution of the occupation is obviously not going to happen right now, but there are a lot of things that might happen very soon. The question is where to start.” The Yes Men’s Jacques Servin (aka Andy Bichlbaum) in conversation with Maayan Sheleff, following his recent visit to Jerusalem.