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Artis Curatorial Research Trip Alumni

Since 2007, Artis has hosted nearly 100 leading international museum directors, curators, writers and art professionals on our signature weeklong cultural research trips to Israel. This semi-annual program provides participants with an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the Israeli art community, explore historical and sociopolitical developments, delve into the contemporary context in which artistic production is taking place, and ultimately create a platform for projects and initiatives to emerge. Until recently, participation in our trips was by invitation only, but due to high demand and interest from the professional art world, Artis now accepts applications.

Artis Research Trip Alumni (2007-present)
Cecilia Alemani, Friends of the Highline, NY
Miguel Amado, Independent Curator and Writer, Barcelona
Bill Arning, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Nuit Banai, Tufts University/Independent Writer, Teacher, and Curator, Boston
Anne Barlow, Art in General, NY
Regine Basha, Independent Curator and Writer, NY
Christopher Bedford, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Harry Bellet, Writer, Paris
Andrew Berardini, Independent Curator and Writer, LA
Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA / PS1, NY
Dan Byers, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Simon Castets, Swiss Institute, NY
Diane Charbonneau, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Charlotte Cotton, Independent Curator and Writer, London
Joshua Decter, Independent Curator and Writer, NY
Juliette Desorgues, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Ulysses Dietz, Newark Museum of Art, NJ
Lisa Dorin, Williams College Museum of Art, MA
Sarah Douglas, The New York Observer, NY
Julia Draganovic, Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany
Anat Ebgi, Anat Ebgi Gallery, LA
Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC
Peter Eleey, PS1, NY
Carol S. Eliel, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA
Anne Ellegood, The Hammer Museum, LA
Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART, LA
Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher, SFMOMA, San Francisco
Jeff Fleming, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines
Hendrik Folkerts, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Kathleen Forde, Borusan Contemporary, Turkey
Carter Foster, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Kate Fowle, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
Laura Fried, Independent Curator and Writer, LA
Lisa Freiman, Institute for Contemporary Art at the Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
Cesar Garcia, The Mistake Room, LA
RoseLee Goldberg, Performa, NY
Sophie Goltz, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Germany
Susan Goodman, The Jewish Museum, NY
Claudia Gould, The Jewish Museum, NY
Chelsea Haines, Guernica, NY
Ellen Schwarz Harris, Independent Writer, NY
Yuko Hasegawa, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Betti-Sue Hertz, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Jens Hoffman, The Jewish Museum, NY
Ryan Inouye, Sharjah Art Foundation; Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah
Tessa Jackson, INIVA, London
Toby Kamps, The Menil Collection, Houston
Ruba Katrib, Sculpture Center, NY
Marisa Katz, Creative Time, NY
Christine Y. Kim, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA
Adam Kleinman, dOCUMENTA 13, Germany
Daniel Kunitz, Modern Painters, NY
Christine Macel, Musée national d’art moderne–Centre Pompidou, Paris
Joshua Mack, Independent Writer, NY
Chus Martinez, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland
H.G. Masters, Art Asia Pacific, Istanbul
Matilda McQuaid, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NY
Ivo Mesquita, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil
Al Miner, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Shamim Momim, LAND, LA
Aram Moshayedi, The Hammer Museum, LA
Diana Nawi, Miami Art Museum, FL
Nazy Nazhand, Art Middle East / Artnet, NY
Jonathan Neil, Art Review / Sotheby's Institute of Art, LA
Anne Pasternak, Creative Time, NY
Ann Philbin, The Hammer Museum, LA
Christopher Phillips, International Center of Photography, NY
Charmaine Picard, The Art Newspaper / Independent Writer, NY
Sandhini Poddar, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Mumbai
Helaine Posner, Neuberger Museum of Art, NY
Lauren Ross, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
Alma Ruiz, MOCA, LA
Nicolaus Schafhausen, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Ingrid Schaffner, ICA Philadelphia, PA
Paul Schimmel, Hauser, Wirth, & Schimmel, LA
Lanny Silverman, Chicago Cultural Center, IL
Noah Simblist, Independent Curator, Writer, and Teacher, Houston, TX
Mari Spirito, Proto Cinema, Istanbul
Polly Staple, Chisenhale Gallery, London
Cara Starke, Creative Time, NY
Cindi Strauss, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
James Trainor, Independent Writer, NY
Nicola Trezzi, Flash Art, NY
Isabel Venero, Independent Writer and Editor, NY
Gilbert Vicario, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines
Stanislaw Welbel, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Lilly Wei, Independent Curator and Writer, NY
Adam Weinberg, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Connie Wolf, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, CA
Linda Yablonsky, Independent Writer, NY
Emily Zilber, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Heidi Zuckerman, Aspen Art Museum, CO
Lisa Wainwright, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Artis Curatorial Research Trips to Israel are generously funded in part by our Board of Directors, individuals and foundations including the Association for Israel's Decorative Arts; The Shpilman Institute for Photography; and KunstenIsrael. Project-specific support has been received from the Consulate General of Israel in New York and Los Angeles.