ד"ר טל דקל
עמית הוראה בחוג לתולדות האמנות
Books and Monographs
1. Tal Dekel, Gendered - Art and Feminist Theory (Ramat Gan: HaKibbutz HaMeuhad Press, 2011. 232 p.) (Hebrew).
1. a Tal Dekel, Gendered - Art and Feminist Theory (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 205 p.)
2. Tal Dekel, Women and Migration – Art and Gender in a Transnational Era (Tel Aviv: Resling Press, 2013. 226 p.) (Hebrew).
2 a. Tal Dekel, Transnational Identities – Women, Art and Migration in Contemporary Israel (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2016. 171 p.)
*3. Tal Dekel, Women and Old Age – Gender and Ageism Reflected in Israeli Art (Ra'anana: Lamda Eyun Series - Open University Press, 2020. 418 p.) (Hebrew).
Edited Special Issues in Refereed Journals
1. Tal Dekel, ed., Special Issue: Art, Gender and Feminisms in Israel, Migdar – An Interdisciplinary Journal for Gender and Feminism, 5 (2018). Retrieved from: https://www.migdarjournal.com/blank-5 (Hebrew).
*2. Edna Barromi-Perlman, Tal Dekel and Dorit Barhana-Lorand, eds., Special Issue: Gender and Visual Literacy – Toward Gender-Sensitive Readings, Journal of Visual Literacy Studies 40(3-4) (2021). Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1051144X.2021.1974772
Refereed Articles in Journals
1. Tal Dekel, "Maternal Desire: Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document, Feminist Art in the 1970s," Assaph – Studies in Art History, 9 (2004): 161-172.
2. Tal Dekel, "Sex, Race and Gender: Contemporary Women Artists of Color, the Case of Kara Walker," Atlantis – Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 31(2) (2007): 82-93.
3. Tal Dekel, "Center-Periphery Relations: Women's Art in Israel during the 1970s, the Case of Miriam Sharon," Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, 8(3) (2007): 1-22. Retrieved from: http://www.dmd27.org/taldekel.html
4. Tal Dekel, "Rediscovering Feminism in Israeli Art: New Aspects of Pamela Levy's Early Work," Hagar – Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, 7(2) (2007): 129-153.
5. Tal Dekel, "Body, Gender and Trans-Nationalism: Art and Cultural Criticism in Changing Europe", SEN – Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 9(2) (2009): 175-197.
6. Tal Dekel, "Art and Struggle: Ethiopian-Israeli Women Artists," The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 3(5) (2009): 43-52.
7. Tal Dekel, "From First-Wave to Third-Wave Feminist Art in Israel: A Quantum Leap," Israel Studies Journal, 16(1) (2011): 149-178.
8. Tal Dekel, "To (Un)Dress: Women, Clothing and Feminist Ideology in Modern Art," The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 6(2) (2011): 171-188.
9. Tal Dekel, "Feminist Art Hitting the Shores of Israel: Three Case Studies in Impossible Times," Frontiers - A Journal of Women Studies, 33(2) (2012): 111-128.
10. Tal Dekel, "Discursive Resources: Art as Praxis and as Agency, the Work of Esti Almo," Journal of History and Theory: The Protocols Bezalel, 24 (2012). Retrieved from: https://journal.bezalel.ac.il/he/protocol/article/3050 (Hebrew).
11. Tal Dekel, "At (Art)Work Value: Gendered Aspects of Income and Livelihood in the Israeli Art Field," Hagar – Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, 11(2) (2014): 83-104.
12. Tal Dekel, "A Century of Israeli Art. London and Jerusalem: Lund Humphries and Israel Museum, by Yigal Zalmona", Israel Studies Review Journal, 29(1) (2014): 158-161.
13. Tal Dekel, "War in Contemporary Israeli Art and Culture: Narratives of Dissent. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, by Rachel Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman", Israel Studies Review Journal, 29(1) (2014): 156-158.
14. Tal Dekel, "Subversive Uses of Perception: The Case of Palestinian Artist Anisa Ashkar," Signs – Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 40(2) (2015): 300-308.
15. Tal Dekel, "Breaking the Pattern and Creating New Paths: Feminist Mizrahi Women Artists in Israel," Revista de História da Arte, 12 (2015): 93-105.
16. Tal Dekel, "In Search of Transnational Jewish Art – Immigrant Women Artists from the Former Soviet Union in Contemporary Israel," Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 5(1) (2016): 109-130.
17. Tal Dekel, "Welcome Home? Israeli-Ethiopian Women Artists and Questions of Citizenship and Cultural Belonging," Third Text – Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, 29(4-5) (2016): 310-325.
18. Tal Dekel and Lior Elefant, "Feminist Activism in the Arts: Subversive Actions in the Public Sphere in Israel," Migdar – An Interdisciplinary Journal for Gender and Feminism, 5 (2018). Retrieved from: http://blogdebate.org/gender/journal/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%A4%D7%A0%D7%98-%D7%95%D7%93%D7%A7%D7%9C-.pdf (Hebrew).
19. Tal Dekel, "Re-Reading the Hebrew Scriptures: Feminist Perspectives in Contemporary Artworks by Israeli Women," Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 16(2) (2020). Retrieved from: https://wjudaism.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/wjudaism/article/view/34449
20. Tal Dekel, "Transparent Substance in a Transnational Existence: Materiality, Migration, Memory, and Gender – The Case of Israeli Artist Alina Rom Cohen," Arts Journal 10(2) (2021). Retrieved from: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/10/2/26/htm
21. Tal Dekel, "On the Very Edge of the Margins: Old LGBT Women in Israel in Deep Social Marginalization, A Study through Visual Culture", Gerontology and Geriatrics – Journal of Ageing Studies 49(1-2): 79-93 (2022) (Hebrew).
22. Tal Dekel, "Black Masculinities and Jewish Identity: Ethiopian-Israeli Men in Contemporary Art," Religions 13(12) (2022). Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13121207
23. Tal Dekel and Lior Elefant, "The Gender Take on Israeli Public Policy in the Arts," Israel Studies Review Journal 38(2) (2023) (to be published in summer 2023).
Refereed Chapters in Edited Volumes
1. Tal Dekel, "Following Kathe Kollwitz: Gendered Aspects in the Work of Israeli Artist Ruth Schloss", in: Pictorial Languages and their Meanings, eds. Christine Verzar and Gil Fishhof, (Tel Aviv University Press, 2006), 323-338.
2. Tal Dekel, "Connected Vessels: Gender Fluidity as Reflected in Boaz Tal's Work", in: Boaz Tal – Boazehava, a Retrospective, ed. Mordechai Omer (Tel Aviv University Press, 2009), 115-126.
3. Tal Dekel, "Young-Adults in Israel: Artistic Expressions of Liminal Experiences of Young Immigrant Women", in: Young-Adults in Israel – Research and Fieldwork, eds. Hagit Bonny-Noach, Shelly Nathan and Sigal Ben-Rafael (Lamerhav and Beit Berl Press, 2018), 251-262 (Hebrew).
4. Tal Dekel and Lior Elefant, "Feminist Art Activism in Israel", in: Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, ed. Katy Deepwell (Valiz Press, 2020), 255-265.
5. Tal Dekel, "Hyphenated: Transnational Feminism in Contemporary Israeli Art, between Mizrahi and Arab Identities", in: Under the Skin – Feminist Art from the Middle East and North Africa Today, eds. Ceren Opzinar and Mary Kelly (Oxford University Press, 2020), 41-54.
6. Tal Dekel, "Be-Longing: Filipina Women Artists in Israel Negotiating Self, Body, and Place", in: Feminist Visual Activism and the Body, ed. Basia Sliwinska (Routledge Press, 2020), 150-164.
7. Tal Dekel, "Expressing Dissent, Leading the Change: Visual Activism of Israeli-Ethiopian Women Artists", in: The Role of Women in the Jewish World, eds. Luiza Khlebnikova and Dmitry Maryasis (Russian Academy of Science Press, 2021), 253-279.
8. Tal Dekel, "Private Trauma, Public Healing: The Art of Hannan Abu-Hussein", in: Iconic Works of Art by Feminist Activists: Mistress-Pieces, ed. Brenda Schmahmann (Routledge Press, 2021), 102-114.
Edited Books and Monographs
1. Tal Dekel, Efrat Yerday, Esti Almo-Wexler, and Shula Keshet, eds. The Monk and the Lion – Contemporary Ethiopian Visual Art in Israel (Achoti Press, Tel Aviv, 2017).
2. Tal Dekel and Shula Keshet, eds. Creating Change – Art and Activism in Israel (Achoti Press, Tel Aviv, 2021) (Hebrew).
MOOC – Massive Open Online Courses
1. Tal Dekel, "Art and Migration in Israel," (lesson 7) Metaknot Olam, CAMPUS-IL, course leader: Mor Presiado (Hebrew, with subtitles in English and Arabic) (2019), retrieved from:
Other Publications – Chapters in Catalogues, Entries in Encyclopedias
1. Tal Dekel, "The Politics of Representation and Recognition: Mizrahi Feminist Art, the Case of Shula Keshet," in: Breaking Walls – Mizrahi Feminist Art in Israel, eds. Ktzia Alon and Shula Keshet (Achoti Press, 2013), 356-329.
2. Tal Dekel, "Subversive Humor in Vered Nissim's Art: Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Israel," in: Vered Nissim – Reverie, curated by Irit Tal (Tel Aviv University Press, 2017), n.p. (Hebrew).
3. Tal Dekel, "Ethnicity, Gender and Self-Representation: Mizrahi Women Artists after the 'Golden Age of Photography' in Israel," in: Of Photo/Off Photo/Photo Opp, ed. Ktzia Alon (Gama Press, 2017): 205-225 (Hebrew).
4. Tal Dekel, "Avant-Gard Art Under Conditions of Infeasibility: On Pamela Levy's Textile Works," in: Pamela Levy, 1949-2004 – Retrospective, curated by Ellen Ginton and Itamar Levy (Tel Aviv Museum, 2017): 168-171.
5. Tal Dekel, "The Personal is Political: Contexts and Connections", in: Hannan Abu Hussain – Installations, curated by Yona Harel (Eretz Israel Museum, 2019): 94-103.
6. Tal Dekel, "Shula Keshet", in: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Women (2021). Retrieved from: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/keshet-shula
7. Tal Dekel, "Vered Nissim", in: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Women (2021). Retrieved from: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/nissim-vered
8. Tal Dekel, "On Biography and Subjectivity," in: Double Take – Nurit Yarden, curated by Tal Dekel (to be published in 2023): 57-78.
1. Tal Dekel, "Feminist Art in Israel", (2018), The Laboratory, Kan 11 [Hebrew]
2. Tal Dekel, "Gender and Immigration in Contemporary Israeli Art", (2018), The Laboratory, Kan 11 [Hebrew]
3. Tal Dekel, "Gender and Old Age in Contemporary Israeli Art", (2018), The Laboratory, Kan 11 [Hebrew]
I am a visual culture scholar, curator and activist. My work deals with contemporary art in Israel and around the world. My research focuses on issues of gender, race, class, nationality and age, while using feminist theories and transnationalism. My recent research revolves around immigration and ageism in the state of Israel.