Dr. Tal Dekel

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Dr. Tal Dekel
External phone: 03-5496678
Office: Rosenberg - Jewish Studies, 2

CV

Name: Tal Dekel           Academic degree: Dr.       

Departments: Art History & Gender Studies Program, Tel Aviv University

 EMAIL: tdekel@tauex.tau.ac.il 

EDUCATION

1993-1994    Art History Department, TAU                             B.A.

1996-1998    Art History Department, TAU                             M.A. studies

1999-2004    Art History Department (direct to Ph.D.)            Ph.D.

2015             Institute for Israel studies, U. Maryland              Post-doc

 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017-present     The Visual Literacy Program; Curating Program      Chair

2015-2017         The Women Studies Forum, TAU                             Chair

2010-present     Department of Art History, TAU                                Lecturer

2004-2015         Beit Berl College, Ha'midrasha & Gender Studies   Lecturer

2001-present    The Gender Studies Program, TAU                         Lecturer          

1996-1997         "Sabag – O.R.S" Art Collection, Tel Aviv                Chief Curator

 

BOOK AND MONOGRAPHS

1. T. Dekel, 2013. Gendered – Art and Feminist Theory, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (205 pp.)  [also published in Hebrew: Tel Aviv: Kibbutz Meuchad Press, 2011 (232 pp.)]

2. T. Dekel, 2016. Transnational Identities – Women, Art and Migration in Contemporary Israel, Detroit: Wayne State University Press. [also published in Hebrew: Tel Aviv: Resling Press, 2013 (266 pp.)].

3. T.Dekel, 2020. Women and Ageism: Gender and Art in Israel. Raanana: Open University Press, IL.

 

SELECTED REFEREED ARTICLES

1. T. Dekel, 2006. "Following Kathe Kollwitz: Gendered Aspects in the Work of Israeli Artist Ruth Schloss", Pictorial Languages and Their Meanings (eds. C. Verzar and G. Fishhof), Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University Press (pp. 323-338).

2. T. Dekel, 2007. "Sex, Race and Gender – Contemporary Women Artists of Color, the Case of Kara Walker", Atlantis Journal, vol. 31.2 (pp. 82-93).

3. T. Dekel, 2007. "Center-Periphery Relations: Women's Art in Israel during the 1970s, the Case of Miriam Sharon", Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, vol. 8.3 (pp. 1-22).

4. T. Dekel, 2007. "Rediscovering Feminism in Israeli Art – New Aspects of Pamela Levy's Early Work", Hagar – Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, vol. 7.2 (pp. 129-153).

5. T. Dekel, 2009. "Body, Gender and Trans-nationalism: Art and Cultural Criticism in Changing Europe", SEN – Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol. 9, no. 2 (pp. 175-197).

6. T. Dekel, 2009. "Art and Struggle: Ethiopian-Israeli Women Artists", The International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 3, issue 5 (pp. 43-52).

7. T. Dekel, 2009. "Gendered Aspects in the Art of Ruth Schloss: Anti-War Protest", Proceedings: History and Criticism, Bezalel, vol. 14 (pp. 1-16) [in Hebrew]

8. T. Dekel, 2009. "Connected Vessels: Gender Fluidity as Reflected in Boaz Tal' Work", Boaz Tal – Boazehava, A Retrospective, Tel Aviv: The University Press (pp. 115-126).

9. T. Dekel, 2011. "From Fist-Wave to Third-Wave Feminist Art in Israel: A Quantum Leap", Israel Studies Journal, vol. 16.1 (pp. 149-178).

10. T. Dekel, 2011. "To (un)Dress: Women, Clothing and Feminist Ideology in Modern Art", The International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 6, issue 2 (pp. 171-188).

11. T. Dekel, 2012. "Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel: Three Case Studies in Impossible Times", Frontiers - A Journal of Women Studies (special issue: Feminist Art and Social Movements: Beyond NY/LA), vol. 33, no. 2 (pp. 111-128).

12. T. Dekel, 2012. "Identity, Representation and Discursive Resources – Art as Agency and as Praxis, about Esti Almo's Art", Proceedings: History and Criticism, Bezalel, vol. 24 [in Hebrew].

13. T. Dekel, 2014. "At (art)Work Value: Gendered Aspects of Income and Livelihood", Hagar – Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, vol. 11, no. 2 (pp. 83-104).

14. T. Dekel, 2015. "Subversive Uses of Perception: The Case of Palestinian Artist Anisa Ashkar", Signs – Journal of Women in Culture and Society (special issue:  Politics of the Sensing Subject: Gender, Perception, Art"), vol. 40, no. 2, (pp. 300-308).

15. T. Dekel, 2015. "Breaking the Pattern and Creating New Paths – Feminist Mizrahi Women Artists in Israel", Revista de História da Arte, vol. 12 (pp. 93-105).

16. T. Dekel, 2016. "In Search of Transnational Jewish Art – Immigrant Artists in Israel", Modern Jewish Studies Journal (special issue: Modern Jewish Art and Visual Culture), vol. 15, no. 1 (pp. 109-130).

17. T. Dekel, 2016. "Welcome Home? Israeli-Ethiopian Women Artists and Questions of Citizenship and Cultural Belonging", Third Text – Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, vol. 29, no. 4-5 (pp. 310-325).

18. T. Dekel, 2019. "Re-Reading the Hebrew Scriptures: Feminist Perspectives in Contemporary Artwork by Israeli Women". Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary E-Journal16(2).

19. T. Dekel and L. Elefant, 2020. "Feminist art activism in Israel", Ed. Katy Deepwell, Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms (pp. 255-265), Amsterdam: Valiz Press. 

20. T. Dekel, "Hyphenated: Transnational feminism in contemporary Israeli art, between Mizrahi and Arab identities", Eds. Ceren Opzinar and Mary Kelly, Under the Skin: Feminist Art from the Middle East and North Africa Today (pp. 41-54). Oxford and London: Oxford University Press.

21. T. Dekel, 2021. "Be-Longing: Filipina women artists in Israel negotiating self, body, and place", Ed. Basia Sliwinska, Feminist Visual Activism and the Body, London and New York: Routledge.

 

Other Publications

1. T. Dekel, 2006.  "Women Artists Changing the Canon: Between Modernism and Postmodernism", Motar – Art Journal, vol. 14 (pp. 47-56) [in Hebrew]

2. T. Dekel, 2008.  "Weaving an Identity in a Multicultural World: About Pamela Levi's Work", Motar – Art journal, vol. 16 (pp. 107-116) [in Hebrew]

3. T. Dekel, 2009. "Gendered Issues of Trans-nationalism: Art in Europe", Tabur Journal, Vol. 2 (pp. 99-125) [in Hebrew]

4. T, Dekel, 2010. "Between Art and Feminist Politics in the USA", Panim – Journal of Culture, Society and Education, vol. 49 (pp. 56-64) [in Hebrew]

5. T. Dekel, 2013, "The Politics of Representation and Recognition: Mizrahi Feminist Art, the Case of Shula Keshet", Breaking Walls – Mizrahi Feminist Art in Israel (ed. Ktzia Alon), Tel Aviv: Achoti Press (pp. 356-329).

6. T. Dekel, 2014. "Pamela Levi", Israeli Art Lexiconhttp://isartlex.appspot.com/

7. T. Dekel, 2014. "Just don't call me Grandma", Tough and Tender – The Golden Age (exh. cat.) curators: S. Refael and O. Reuven, Tel Aviv: P8 Publication.

8. T. Dekel, 2014. Yigal Zalmona, A Century of Israeli Art. London/Jerusalem: Lund Humphries/Israel Museum: 2013, Israel Studies Review, vol. 29, no. 1.

9. T. Dekel, 2014. Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman, eds., War in Contemporary Israeli Art and Culture: Narratives of Dissent. Detroit: Wayne State University Press: 2013, Israel Studies Review, vol. 29, no. 1.

10. T. Dekel, 2015. "Bread and Art: Options for Respectful Livelihood of Israeli Artists from Different social Groups", Gilui Da'at – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Culture and Society, vol. 8 (pp. 39-65) [in Hebrew].

11. T. Dekel and O. Tshuva (curators and eds.), 2015. References – Gender and Migration in Israeli Art (exh. cat.), Tel Aviv: Red Line Gallery [in Hebrew]

12. T. Dekel and S. Keshet, 2015. My Mother Writes Notes (exh. cat), Tel Aviv: Achoti Gallery [in Hebrew].

13. T. Dekel, 2015, "Migration and Multiculturalism in the Visual Arts – An American Artist in Israel", Shirat Ha'Mada – Weitzman interdisciplinary Journal (pp. 78-83) [in Hebrew]

14. E. Yerdai, T. Dekel, and S. Keshet (Eds.) 2017. Israeli-Ethiopian Art Today, Tel Aviv: Achoti Press.

15. T. Dekel abd S. Keshet (Eds.) 2021. Activist Art in Israel. Tel Aviv: Achoti Press.

 

 

Tal Dekel - Research Interests

Gender

Feminist Theory

Art

Visual Arts

Transnationalism

Women's Studies

Israeli Art

Short list of publications

BOOK AND MONOGRAPHS

1. T. Dekel, 2013. Gendered – Art and Feminist Theory, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (205 pp.)  [also published in Hebrew: Tel Aviv: Kibbutz Meuchad Press, 2011 (232 pp.)]

2. T. Dekel, 2016. Transnational Identities – Women, Art and Migration in Contemporary Israel, Detroit: Wayne State University Press (upcoming: November 2016 [also published in Hebrew: Tel Aviv: Resling Press, 2013 (266 pp.)].

 

SELECTED REFEREED  ARTICLES

1. T. Dekel, 2006. "Following Kathe Kollwitz: Gendered Aspects in the Work of Israeli Artist Ruth Schloss", Pictorial Languages and Their Meanings (eds. C. Verzar and G. Fishhof), Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University Press (pp. 323-338).

2. T. Dekel, 2007. "Sex, Race and Gender – Contemporary Women Artists of Color, the Case of Kara Walker", Atlantis Journal, vol. 31.2 (pp. 82-93).

3. T. Dekel, 2007. "Center-Periphery Relations: Women's Art in Israel during the 1970s, the Case of Miriam Sharon", Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, vol. 8.3 (pp. 1-22).

4. T. Dekel, 2007. "Rediscovering Feminism in Israeli Art – New Aspects of Pamela Levy's Early Work", Hagar – Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, vol. 7.2 (pp. 129-153).

5. T. Dekel, 2009. "Body, Gender and Trans-nationalism: Art and Cultural Criticism in Changing Europe", SEN – Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol. 9, no. 2 (pp. 175-197).

6. T. Dekel, 2009. "Art and Struggle: Ethiopian-Israeli Women Artists", The International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 3, issue 5 (pp. 43-52).

7. T. Dekel, 2009. "Gendered Aspects in the Art of Ruth Schloss: Anti-War Protest", Proceedings: History and Criticism, Bezalel, vol. 14 (pp. 1-16) [in Hebrew]

8. T. Dekel, 2009. "Connected Vessels: Gender Fluidity as Reflected in Boaz Tal' Work", Boaz Tal – Boazehava, A Retrospective, Tel Aviv: The University Press (pp. 115-126).

9. T. Dekel, 2011. "From Fist-Wave to Third-Wave Feminist Art in Israel: A Quantum Leap", Israel Studies Journal, vol. 16.1 (pp. 149-178).

10. T. Dekel, 2011. "To (un)Dress: Women, Clothing and Feminist Ideology in Modern Art", The International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 6, issue 2 (pp. 171-188).

11. T. Dekel, 2012. "Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel: Three Case Studies in Impossible Times", Frontiers - A Journal of Women Studies (special issue: Feminist Art and Social Movements: Beyond NY/LA), vol. 33, no. 2 (pp. 111-128).

12. T. Dekel, 2012. "Identity, Representation and Discursive Resources – Art as Agency and as Praxis, about Esti Almo's Art", Proceedings: History and Criticism, Bezalel, vol. 24 [in Hebrew].

13. T. Dekel, 2014. "At (art)Work Value: Gendered Aspects of Income and Livelihood", Hagar – Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, vol. 11, no. 2 (pp. 83-104).

14. T. Dekel, 2015. "Subversive Uses of Perception: The Case of Palestinian Artist Anisa Ashkar", Signs – Journal of Women in Culture and Society (special issue:  Politics of the Sensing Subject: Gender, Perception, Art"), vol. 40, no. 2, (pp. 300-308).

15. T. Dekel, 2015. "Braking the Pattern and Creating New Paths – Feminist Mizrahi Women Artists in Israel", Revista de História da Arte, vol. 12 (pp. 93-105).

16. T. Dekel, 2016. "In Search of Transnational Jewish Art – Immigrant Artists in Israel", Modern Jewish Studies Journal (special issue: Modern Jewish Art and Visual Culture), vol. 15, no. 1 (pp. 109-130).

17. T. Dekel, 2016. "Welcome Home? Israeli-Ethiopian Women Artists and Questions of Citizenship and Cultural Belonging", Third Text – Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, vol. 29, no. 4-5 (pp. 310-325).

 

BOOK REVIEWS

1. T. Dekel, 2014. Yigal Zalmona, A Century of Israeli Art. London/Jerusalem: Lund Humphries/Israel Museum: 2013, Israel Studies Review, vol. 29, no. 1.

2. T. Dekel, 2014. Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman, eds., War in Contemporary Israeli Art and Culture: Narratives of Dissent. Detroit: Wayne State University Press: 2013, Israel Studies Review, vol. 29, no. 1.

 

Other Publications

1. T. Dekel, 2006.  "Women Artists Changing the Canon: Between Modernism and Postmodernism", Motar – Art Journal, vol. 14 (pp. 47-56) [in Hebrew]

2. T. Dekel, 2007. "Rereading the Holy Scripts: Israeli Women Artists in the Postmodern Era", Motar – Art Journal, vol. 15 (pp. 127-136) [in Hebrew]

3. T. Dekel, 2008.  "Weaving an Identity in a Multicultural World: About Pamela Levi's Work", Motar – Art journal, vol. 16 (pp. 107-116) [in Hebrew]

4. T. Dekel, 2009. "Gendered Issues of Trans-nationalism: Art in Europe", Tabur Journal, Vol. 2 (pp. 99-125) [in Hebrew]

5. T, Dekel, 2010. "Between Art and Feminist Politics in the USA", Panim – Journal of Culture, Society and Education, vol. 49 (pp. 56-64) [in Hebrew]

6. T. Dekel, 2013, "The Politics of Representation and Recognition: Mizrahi Feminist Art, the Case of Shula Keshet", Breaking Walls – Mizrahi Feminist Art in Israel (ed. Ktzia Alon), Tel Aviv: Achoti Press (pp. 356-329).

7. T. Dekel, 2014. "Pamela Levi", Israeli Art Lexicon, http://isartlex.appspot.com/

8. T. Dekel, 2014. "Just don't call me Grandma", Tough and Tender – The Golden Age (exh. cat.) curators: S. Refael and O. Reuven, Tel Aviv: P8 Publication.

9. T. Dekel, 2015. "Bread and Art: Options for Respectful Livelihood of Israeli Artists from Different social Groups", Gilui Da'at – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Culture and Society, vol. 8 (pp. 39-65) [in Hebrew].

10. T. Dekel and O. Tshuva (curators and eds.), 2015. References – Gender and Migration in Israeli Art (exh. cat.), Tel Aviv: Red Line Gallery [in Hebrew]

11. T. Dekel and S. Keshet, 2015. My Mother Writes Notes (exh. cat), Tel Aviv: Achoti Gallery [in Hebrew].

12. T. Dekel, 2015, "Migration and Multiculturalism in the Visual Arts – An American Artist in Israel", Shirat Ha'Mada – Weitzman interdisciplinary Journal (pp. 78-83) [in Hebrew]

13. E. Yerdai, T. Dekel, and S. Keshet (eds.) 2017. Israeli-Ethiopian Art Today, Tel Aviv: Achoti Press (forthcoming: March 2017).

 

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