Tali Tamir

Tali Tamir is an independent curator specializing in contemporary art and the history of art and culture in Israel. She holds a B.A. in art history from the Hebrew University and a master's degree in the same subject from Tel Aviv University. These days she is working on her Ph.D. thesis. She began her work as a curator in 1991, with the show "Solar Eclipse," at the Bugrashov gallery, marking a two-year anniversary of the first intifadeh. The show pointed to the direction her curatorial work would follow – focusing on political and social aspects of art in Israel. 
Tamir was the curator of the Kibbutz gallery in Tel Aviv in the years 1994–2004.
Between 2005 and 2010 she served as curator at the Nahum Gutman museum of Art.
Alongside her work as a curator in those institutions, Tamir has been active as an independent curator, curating shows at the leading museums in Israel – the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Isral Museum in Jerusalem, The Museum of Art in Ein Harod, the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, and more. Recently she has also been teaching curating and writing books and articles for various publications.

Portrait of an Artist as an Old-Young Man

As the art schools' graduation exhibition season is winding down, Tali Tamir revisits the work of two veteran artists – Dov Or-Ner and Dov Heller – and wonders why the radicalism that has bound the avant-garde to social values, crossed various lines, and melted away conceptual and geographical borders found no place in the major museums.

The Gardener, the Farmer, and the Urban Vegetable Grower

The Agro-Art exhibition, curated by Tali Tamir at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art earlier this year, explored local agriculture’s representation in contemporary art. This essay expands the discussion on the difference between gardening and agriculture and focuses on the relationships between agriculture, territory, and biography.