Yaelle Amir

Yaelle Amir (b. Haifa, Israel) is a curator and researcher based in Portland, OR. Her writing and curatorial projects focus primarily on artists whose practices supplement the initiatives of existing social movements—rendering themes within those struggles in ways that both interrogate and promote these issues to a wider audience. She has curated exhibitions at Artists Space, CUE Art Foundation, Franklin Street Works, ISE Cultural Foundation, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Marginal Utility, and the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, among others. Her writing has appeared in numerous art publications including Art in America, ArtLies, ArtSlant, ArtUS, Beautiful/Decay, and Sculpture Magazine. She has also worked at major New York art institutions, such as the International Center of Photography, Rubin Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts. Yaelle is the recipient of several curatorial fellowships and awards by national organizations from The Luminary and Paul Artspace in St. Louis, to BRIC Media and the Art & Law Program in New York. From March 2015 to July 2017, Yaelle held the position of Curator of Exhibitions & Public Programs at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR.