Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Team
TANIA COEN-UZZIELLI
Director

Tania Coen-Uzzielli served as Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. She holds a BA and MA in Art History and Archaeology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. From her arrival at the Israel Museum in 2000, she served as Curator in the Department of Jewish Art and Ethnography. In this role, she curated several exhibitions on Jewish art and participated in exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects. Among the major projects, she was in charge of the reconstruction and installation of the Portuguese Synagogue from Suriname, and edited the accompanying catalog.

In the renewal project of the Israel Museum she headed the renovation of the Jewish Art and Life Wing and curated the Synagogue Route exhibition, one of the highlights of the Israel Museum, inaugurated in 2010. In 2015, she curated the multidisciplinary exhibition "Brief History of Humankind" which later travelled to the Bonn Bundeskunsthalle. Recently, she was co-curator of the Israeli Pavilion at the 16th International Venice Biennale for Architecture.

Since 2011, Coen-Uzzielli served as Head of Curatorial Affairs at the Israel Museum, and was in charge of the annual exhibition program and coordinating the collection. In this role, she was in charge of all the wing's departments: exhibitions, project and publication budgets, conservation laboratories, travelling exhibitions, photography and copyright, publications, exhibition design, technical services, multimedia, registrar office, insurance, shipping and digitalization of the collection. Since January 2019 she is the new director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

MIRA LAPIDOT
Chief Curator

Mira Lapidot (born 1971) holds a master's degree in Art History and a bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences and Art History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lapidot arrives at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art after 22 years at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, where she served as Chief Curator of the Arts, from 2012 to 2020. During her tenure, Lapidot directed eleven curatorial departments of the Fine Arts Wing, also leading the Wing’s exhibition and acquisitions program; she oversaw close to a hundred exhibitions and special exhibits, as well as dozens of Museum publications, and managed thirty curatorial staff members.

She has cultivated relationships with donors in Israel and around the world, led art-acquisition groups, managed the museum's award process, and promoted collaborations with cultural institutions, universities, and international museums.  As the acting curator of the Department of Contemporary Art (2016 to 2020), she has curated exhibitions by leading artists, notable among them Ai Weiwei: Maybe, Maybe Not (2017), which was attended by more than 400,000 visitors; Christian Boltanski: Lifetime (2018); and most recently, Julian Rosefeldt’s tour-de-force film installation Manifesto (2019). 

SHANI ALMOG
Director of Education

Shani Almog received a B.A. in Art History from Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an M.A. in Cultural Studies for Children and Youths from Tel Aviv University. She started working as a Museum guide and lecturer for TAMA's Educational Wing in 2011. Since January 2018 Almog is the director of Education and is heading all of TAMA's educational initiatives, and is specifically working with the Museum's German Friends to continue and grow the Art Road to Peace project.

Almog believes in the transformative nature of arts education, and sees the Museum's Art Road to Peace initiative as a pivotal step in fostering relationships between Arab and Jewish children.

RAAFAT HATTAB
Head of the Art Road to Peace workshops

Raafat Hattab received a B.Ed.FA, from HaMidrasha Faculty of Arts, at Beit Berl, Kfar Saba, and an MFA, at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. He started working as a Museum guide and lecturer for TAMA's Educational Wing in 2014. He believes that Art is a tool to raise questions and a medium for communication, to stimulate awareness and to change patterns of consciousness.

 

SARAH BLUM
International Relations and Development

Sarah Blum moved to Tel Aviv in 2017 from London where she worked at various public and private art institutions, including Sotheby's, The Cultivist and others. Sarah completed her BA in Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths University, London where her primary focus was on contemporary sculpture and installation.

Since moving to Israel she has been working at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in the International Relations department and manages the Young Friends of TAMA program. Sarah has embraced the thriving art scene that the city has to offer since moving to Tel Aviv.

She is regular writer for Telavivian as well as Art Source and has set up the Save a Child’s Heart Tel Aviv charity committee and is on the Young BFAMI charity committee in London.

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