Ionit Behar

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Haifa, Israel
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University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017, PhD
Tel Aviv University, 2010, BA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ionit Behar is an art historian, curator and critic. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her dissertation is on minimalist art in the 1960s in Argentina and the United States. Her interests are focused on 20th century Latin American and North American art, the history of exhibitions, sculpture after 1960, theories of space and place, and curatorial practice. She holds a Master's degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Bachelor of Art Theory from Tel Aviv University, and a degree in Art Administration from the Bank Boston Foundation in Montevideo. She worked at Gallery 400 as a curatorial graduate assistant where she assisted with exhibitions and programs. She is involved in a variety of curatorial projects, including an online exhibition ¿Mañana será asi?; group shows exhibitions at Julius Caesar and Terrain Exhibitions. She served as a curatorial assistant at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago of the 2012 MFA Show and the 2013 Design Show, and co-curated with Julian Myers and Joanna Szupinska at Julius Caesar. She has held curatorial internships at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; No Longer Empty, NYC and Israel Museum, Jerusalem. She writes for La Pupila, Chicago Reader and ArtSlant. 

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