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 .
Sheffi is the curator of the 2013 exhibitions “New Directions” in Beit Mani, Tel Aviv: “To eternity’s end, beyond the sea…”, Art Intervention I at the Beit Bialik Museum
co-curator of “Complex Families,” a video-art project at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theatre, Tel Aviv.
2014 – Curator of “MABATIM (Gazes)’ an evening of Video art and directed panel
In June 2014 she will present her paper Leadership / Dictatorship: Raffi Lavie and the Israeli Art Scene Or, the Sabra, Modernism and the Guru at 31th AIS Annual Conference at Sede-Boqer.