ד"ר טל דקל
עמית הוראה בחוג לתולדות האמנות
Name: Tal Dekel Academic degree: Dr.
Departments: Art History & Gender Studies Program, Tel Aviv University
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-Journal, 16(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.
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 Lexicon, http://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.
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.