chen tamir

is Curator at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv. Until recently she was based in New York working as an independent curator and also as Program & Operations Manager at Artis. Prior to her work with Artis, she served as the Executive Director of Flux Factory, a non-profit arts center in Queens, NY, where she founded an acclaimed residency program and set up a thriving institution. Chen holds an M.A. from Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies, a B.A. in Anthropology, and a B.F.A. in Visual Art from York University.

Chen's recent exhibitions include Emotional Blackmail at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery as well as Into the Eye of the Storm at the Israeli Center for Digital Art and Double Take Triple Give at the Museums of Bat Yam. Others shows include Life Stories at TPW (with a master workshop at Union Docs), Stutter and Twitch at the Justina Barnicke Gallery, and the Mobile Archive at Art in General. (An interview of Chen and Galit Eilat by Thom Donovan about the Mobile Archive is on Fanzine.)  Her commission for one of Liam Gillick's Pinboards was recently on view at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College for his retrospective. See also One After Another, a curatorial project that was held at the now defunct National Gallery of Saskatchewan.

Chen has spoken or lectured at the Power Plant, Sotheby’sArt Gallery ofOntario, Vanderbilt University, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Open Engagement, and the 2009 Scope Art Fair. Her writing has been published in Flash Art, C Magazine, Ciel Variable, BlackFlash, and various monographs. An embarrassing article about Chen was published in Manhattan Magazine. Check out her contribution to Ex-Territory, the 2009 Athens Biennial, and Reverse Pedagogy. Chen also advises several organizations including the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New SchoolA Blade of Grass, and EFA Project Space

Selected writings by Chen are here.
For a full list of Chen's projects please click here.
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