Yaelle Amir

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Quick Facts
Haifa, Israel
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
New York, NY

Yaelle Amir (b. Haifa, Israel) is an independent curator and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has curated exhibitions at Artists Space, ISE Cultural Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation, Nurture Art, and Wallach Art Gallery, among others. She recently curated the 2010 edition of Art in Odd Places—an annual public art festival in New York City. Her writing has appeared in numerous art publications including Art in America, ArtLies, ArtSlant, ArtUS, Beautiful/Decay, and Sculpture Magazine. She has worked at major New York art institutions, such as the International Center of Photography, Rubin Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, and currently holds a Research Scholar position at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. Her writing and curatorial projects focus primarily on emerging and mid-career artists whose works meld the creative process with immediate social concerns, with an emphasis on photography, video, and new media.


Art in Odd Places: CHANCE
October 1 - October 10, 2010 | 14th Street, New York

Post Memory: A Collection of Makeshift Monuments
February 21 - March 28, 2009 | EFA Project Space, New York

Sound Off
November 5 - December 19, 2008 | BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Making History
May 29 - July 3, 2008 | Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York

In the Private Eye
January 18 - February 29, 2008 | ISE Cultural Foundation, New York

Quote Unquote
September 7 - October 7, 2007 | Nurture Art, Brooklyn 

Salad Days: Second Course
July 12 - August 4, 2006 | Artists Space, New York 

Middle Ground: Photographs from the Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art
January 24 - February 11, 2006 | The Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, New York 

New Found Land
September 8 – October 8, 2005 | Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York


* “Adam Helms: Without Name,” Art in America (February 2010)
* "NADA Miami 2010," ArtSlant (December 2010)
* "Sarah Sze at Tanya Bondakar Gallery, New York" (October 2010)
* “Around Town: Jennifer Dalton and 1984 at the Austrian Cultural Center,” ArtSlant (August 2010)
* “Around Town: Elisabeth Smolarz and Kambui Olujimi,” ArtSlant (June 2010)
* “Around Town: New Photography at Winkleman Gallery and Bas Princen,” ArtSlant (May 2010)
* “Around Town: Alejandro Vidal and Shannon Plumb,” ArtSlant (April 2010)
* “Around Town: Volta and Verge Art NY Fairs,” ArtSlant (March 2010)
* “Around Town: Anna Von Mertens and Martin Wilner,ArtSlant (Jan 2010)
* “Around Town: Andrea Bowers and Shannon Ebner,” ArtSlant (Nov 2009)
* “Michael Rakowitz at Lombard-Freid Projects,” Sculpture Magazine (Nov 2009): 75.
* Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video Catalogue (Chernysheva, Djurberg, Hassink, Hu Yang, Kimsooja, Kolbowski, Kruger, O’Malley, Ndiritu, Thomas), October 2009
* “Around Town: Character Generator at 11 Rivington and Britto, Sandoval de Leon, Wah at Number 35,” ArtSlant (August 2009)
* “Maja Vukoje: Interview,” Beautiful/Decay issue 1 (July 2009): 38-57 [Feature]
* “Around Town: Christian Maychack and Dannielle Tegeder,” ArtSlant (June 2009)
* “Around Town: Lili Almog and Francis Cape,” ArtSlant (May 2009)
* “Around Town: Mike Womack and The Future is not what it used to be at Postmasters gallery,” ArtSlant (March 2009)
* “Matthew Monahan,” Beautiful/Decay, issue Z (Feb/Mar 2009): 26-33 [Feature]
* “Around Town: Looking at Music at MoMA and Henry Darger at the American Folk Art Museum,” ArtSlant (December 2008)
* “Party HQ at Pratt Manhattan Gallery,” ArtCat: the Zine (November 2008)
* “Around Town: Eric Beltz and Christoph Draeger,” ArtSlant (October 2008)
* “Around Town: Yevgeniy Fiks and Diana Al-Hadid,” ArtSlant (September 2008)
* “Around Town: Who Are You? at Galerie Adler and Utopia/Dystopia at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks +  Projects,” ArtSlant (August 2008)
* “Around Town: The Future as Disruption at The Kitchen and If Love Could Have Saved You, You Would Have Lived Forever at Bellwether Gallery,” ArtSlant (July 2008)
* “Norm Magnusson at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,” Sculpture Magazine (July 2008): 71.
* “Around Town: Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Sean Dack,” ArtSlant (June 2008)
* “Tim Lee at Cohan and LeslieBeautiful/Decay, issue W (May/June 2008): 18.
* “Around Town: Tala Madani and An-My Lê,” ArtSlant (May 2008)
* “Joseph DeLappe: dead-in-iraq,” CODE, issue 6 (Spring 2008): 30-31.
* “Lawrence Weiner at the Whitney Museum of American Art,” Artlies, issue 57 (Spring 2008): 115.
* “Mark Dean Veca at Jonathan LeVine Gallery,” Beautiful/Decay, issue V (March/April 2008): 20.
* “Scott Hug at John Connelly Presents,” Beautiful/Decay, issue V (March/April 2008): 24.
* “Around Town: Be Marginal, Be a Hero at Thrust Projects and The Cult of Personality at Carriage Trade,” ArtSlant (March 2008)
* “Around Town: Georg Gatsas and Ramak Fazel,” ArtSlant (February 2008)
* “Guy Ben-Ner at Postmasters,” Whitehot Magazine (February 2008)
* “Gray Matters,” in: Daniel Mirer: ArchitorSpace, catalogue essay (February 2008)
* “Rackroom Interview: Lisa Segal,” ArtSlant (January 2008)
* “Seher Shah at Momenta Art,” ArtUS (January 2008): 53.
* “Lordy Rodriguez at Clementine Gallery,” Artlies, issue 56 (Winter 2007): 115.
* “Around Town: Duke Riley and Adrian Paci,” ArtSlant (December 2007)
* “Mark Bradford at the Whitney Museum of American Art,” Beautiful/Decay, issue U (November/December 2007): 30
* “Carlos Motta: The Leningrad Trilogy,” Whitehot Magazine (Fall 2007)
* “Aaron Johnson,” Beautiful/Decay, issue T (Sept/Oct 2007): 38.
* “Tim Hawkinson,” Beautiful/Decay, issue T (Sept/Oct 2007): 40.
* “Psychological Prosthetics,” Slash Seconds (July/August 2007) [online]
* “Olga Chernysheva at Foxy Production,” ArtUS, issue 19 (Summer 2007): 23.
* “Bryan Zanisnik: Studio Visit,” Whitehot Magazine (Summer 2007)
* “Christian Maychack at Jeff Bailey Gallery,” Sculpture Magazine (June 2007): 74.
* “Diana Al-Hadid at Priska Juschka Fine Art, NY,” Sculpture Magazine (June 2007): 70.
* “Thomas Allen at Foley Gallery,” ArtUS, issue 18 (May-June 2007): 53.
* “Sarah Smith and Jeff Morris at Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco,” ArtWeek (May 2007): 16-17.
* “Jason Middlebrook at Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco,” Beautiful/Decay, Issue S (May 2007): 40.
* “Unmarked Territory: Trevor Paglen’s Exploration of CIA Black Sites,CODE, issue 4 (April 2007): 9-11.
* “Augustin Pozo Galvez at Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco,” ArtWeek Magazine (March 2007): 15.
* "Randall Sellers at Jonathan LeVine Gallery," Beautiful/Decay, Issue R (March 2007): 38.
* “Kate Gilmore at Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY,” ArtUS, issue 17 (March/April 2007): 43.
* “Keegan McHargue at Metro Pictures,” ArtUS, issue 16 (January/February 2007): 60.
* “Anna Von Mertens at Jack Hanley, San Francisco,” ArtUS, issue 16 (January/February 2007): 18.
* “The Invisible Forces of Ben Grasso,” CODE, issue 3 (October 2006): 24-25.

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