Smadar Sheffi , PhD, is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, art critic and an independent curator.
She earned her from the same institution after an MA with distinction from Tel Aviv University. Sheffi was the art critic for Haaretz daily for 20 years and since 2012 has been publishing an independent art blog “The Window,” and writing for online and print art publications as well as being art crtic on Gali Zahal national radio. Since 2012 she has been a visiting lecturer at The Museology study program at the Tel Aviv Unversity.
Her current research focus is on representations of the Holocaust in contemporary Israeli art and Infiltration of memories of emigration –multipel identities in contemporary Israeli art.
Her recent texts for artists publications have been about Jonathen Hirscfeld and Shai Saul.
Since 2010 she has an ongoing program of artists talks and studio visits for public .
Recent curatorial activities:
2013 Beverly Barkat, “Screening Layers” (Catalog), Zaritsky Artists’ House, Tel Aviv
2013 Art Intervention Project I, “To eternity’s end, beyond the sea?” Beit Bialik Museum, Tel Aviv
2014 Art Intervention Project II, “Revealment and Concealment,” Beit Bialik Museum, Tel Aviv
2014 Simon Adjiashvili, “One City, One Summer,” Rothschild Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 Philanthropic Art Project Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinic, Galilee Medical Center
2015 Philanthropic Art Project, Cardiac Surgery Department, Sheba Medical Center
2015 Lisa Gross, “Turmoil,” Zaritsky Artists’ House, Tel Aviv
2015 Eliahou Eric Bokobza, “United Colors of Judaica,” Beit Hatfutsot-Museum of the Jewish People, Ramat Aviv (Catalog)
2015 “100 meters above sea level,” Rova Lev Ha’ir Project, Tel Aviv
2015 Exhibition of Israeli Art, The Oncology Department, Galilee Medical Center, Nahariya.
2015 Art Intervention Project III, “Behind the Fence,” Beit Bialik Museum, Tel Aviv
2016 “Genius Loci,” Rothschild Fine Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016 “Intricate Affinities: Recollections of Western Tradition in Local Contemporary Art,” Petach Tikva
Museum of Art
2016 Art Intervention Project IV, “Property and Fetish,” Beit Bialik Museum, Tel Aviv.
2017 Gallery Talk with the exhibiting artists, New Gallery at Teddy Stadium, “Thoughts on making reality present,” with Sara Benninga, Noam Bar, Yonatan Ron, and Eyal Sasson.
2017 Avner Sher, Jerusalem, 950m2, Jerusalem Biennale of Jewish Art.
2017 Jerusalem Artists House, Partial Portraits.
2017 Art Intervention V, Beit Bialik Museum, Tel Aviv.
2018 From Vienna to Jerusalem: Immigration and Cultural Transition/Grete Wolf-Krakauer, a test case. Museum of Israeli Art Ein Harod