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Please join AJU's Chief Curator and Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center, Rotem Rozental, for a conversation with artist Raida Adon about her work.
Presented by the Soraya Sarah Nazarian Program in the Fine Arts, in partnership with UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
Raida Adon will participate in the symposium Alternative Narratives, organized by UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, on February 19. Learn more here.
About the Artists
Raida Adon was Born in Akko in northern Israel to a Jewish father and a Muslim mother, Adon’s artworks emerge from her complex biography, addressing conflicted nations and the relationship between two interrelated societies. The image of the woman is a recurring motif in her work, as a metaphor for the post-1948 geographic space of Israel/Palestine and reflecting the artist’s own quest for rootedness, while alluding to many refugee crises. Adon is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. She has shown work and performances at museums as well as theatre festivals around the world.
Rotem Rozental is the Chief Curator of the American Jewish University, Director of the IJC, and the Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center. Rotem is a photo-historian, writer, and curator. Traversing the domains of technology, media, and art, Rotem has been working as a consultant, editor, writer and organizer for international publications, as well as cultural non-profits and organizations in Israel and The US.
In 2015-2016, she served as the Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Research Fellow for Jewish Culture at the Center for Jewish History in NYC (CJH). Her curatorial projects also include Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat, winner of the NurtureArt 2015-2016 Curatorial Call, We – Festi-Conference for Creative Collectives (2012-2013, Jerusalem), Three Cities Against the Wall (New York, Ramallah and Tel Aviv, 2005), and the collaborative archival project Outlet: The Archive of the Israeli Trade Center. Her writings and scholarly texts have appeared in magazines, journals, and publications such as Photographies, Philosophy of Photography, Artforum.com, Tablet.com, and Uncertain States.