Curatorial Residency

Launched in 2020, the Artis Curatorial Residency Program provides mid-career curators and writers an opportunity to spend three months at a partner residency to develop research and curatorial projects that engage with the work of artists from Israel and related discourse. Participants conduct studio visits and meetings with arts professionals from Israel, while immersed in an international arts community at the host residency, and receive support to develop their professional practice, experiment with new ideas, and foster collaboration.

At the end of the residency, the participant develops a final project, which is shared publicly and may take the form of an exhibition proposal, essay, online publication, or digital project that brings the work of artists from Israel into dialogue with international artists. The residency is fully funded, and the participant receives an honorarium for the duration of the residency as well as for the development of the final project.

Participants are selected through an annual open call to participate in the Curatorial Residency Program. 2021 curators-in-residence will be announced in the spring of 2021. The next open call will be announced in spring 2022 for residencies that take place in 2022.

Current Residents

David Everitt Howe
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, New York 2021

David Everitt Howe is a Brooklyn-based critic and curator. His work, broadly speaking, is interested in how gender and sexuality are constructed and performed, as well as the ways in which they’re shaped and controlled by art institutions and other institutions of power. Currently, Howe is Curator-at-Large at Pioneer Works as well as Arts Editor of its online editorial platform, The Broadcast. Recently curated exhibitions and performances at Pioneer Works include Patty Chang’s Milk Debt (2021), Tamar Ettun’s Dead Sea (2019), Gerard & Kelly’s CLOCKWORK (2018), Nan Goldin’s Kathleen (2017), and with Gabriel Florenz co-curated Doreen Garner and Kenya (Robinson)’s White Man on a Pedestal (2017). Previously, Howe was Online Art Editor at BOMB, where he remains a contributing editor; Curatorial/Development Associate at Participant Inc, where he curated Every Ocean Hughes’s (Emily Roysdon’s) If Only a Wave (2015); and Curator-in-Residence at Abrons Arts Center from 2011-2012. His writing regularly appears in Artforum, Art in America, BOMB, The Broadcast, frieze, and Mousse. He received his MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University and his BFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Howe is a curator-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, July 1–September 30, 2021.

Maya Bamberger
Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, New York 2021

Maya Bamberger is a curator based in Tel Aviv. Currently, Bamberger is the curator of RawArt Gallery, a gallery in Tel Aviv dedicated to representing emerging and experimental artists. Recently curated exhibitions at RawArt include Dov Heller’s “Nirim” (2021), Sharon Glazberg’s “Nowhere” (2021), Sagie Azoulay’s “Ernie” (2020), the group exhibition “Raw Art” (2019), and Maya Perry’s digital residency youaresafe.net (2020).

In her practice, Bamberger examines the notion of the “ignorant curator” and the limits of curatorial practice. She explores alternative ways of explaining contemporary art. As an independent curator, Bamberger co-curated a solo exhibition of work by artist Hilla Toony Navok at the OnCurating Project Space in Zurich, along with curator Ronny Koren, and accompanied by curator Sergio Edelzstein. This show was part of a multi-format series titled, “Choreographing the Public.”

Bamberger holds a MAS in curatorial studies from Professor Dorothee Richter’s program at the Zurich University of the Arts, and a BA in art history and cognitive science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her writing regularly appears in OnCurating magazine.

Bamberger is a curator-in-residence at Triangle Arts Association in Brooklyn, September 1–November 30, 2021. The residency is conducted virtually.

Ella Navot
TBA–21 Academy, Venice, Italy 2021

Ella Navot holds a masters degree in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is engaged with experimental anthropological research methods working with moving images as a process of unlearning. Her thesis research originated from the sea: following the objects and histories that it reveals as a strategy of refusal and attempting to disrupt the visual regimes that articulate hegemonic representations. In her work, she aims to visualize the entanglement of people, stories, and places otherwise perceived as separated by concrete and imagined borders, born from a need to reimagine the future of Israel-Palestine and the region. She has researched topics around contemporary migration and has professional and activist experience supporting the struggle of African asylum seekers in Israel. Her interest lies in subversive storytelling at the intersection of materiality, spatiality, decolonial and feminist thought and filmmaking practices.

Navot is participating in the 2021 Ocean Fellowship at TBA21–Academy's Ocean Space venue, a 4-month fellowship in Venice, Italy dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative research on oceans and waterways, June 21–October 17, 2021.