Bar Yerushalmi

Bar Yerushalmi is an independent curator and art consultant. He received his BA in Fine Arts from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and completed his MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. He currently works as curator of public programmes and international liaisons at the Petach-Tikva museum of art. Former positions included curatorial intern at Tate Modern, associate curator for 'Into the wild' artists development program at Chisenhale studios and consultant curator for Fehily Contemporary gallery. Yerushalmi recent curatorial projects include Talking Bones (2017), a co-curated group exhibition at Artspace TLV, Tel-Aviv, Dear Shareholder (2016) solo exhibition at the Ryder, London, EmbassyHACK (2016), a co-curated group exhibition at the Government Art Collection,London. Assistant to the curatorial team of Agnes Martin (2015) retrospective at Tate Modern, London, Panacea (2015), a group exhibition at 43 Inverness Street Gallery, London; Partial Presence (2015), a co-curated group exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection, London; and BADLAND (2014), a group exhibition at Fehily Contemporary Gallery, Melbourne.

On Magic, Illusions, and Tabletop Tricks

Karam Natour's solo show "Repeat After Me," on view now at the Umm el-Fahem Gallery, is a sort of birthday song for a newly-born magician. Bar Yerushalmi has viewed the show, and he brings back thoughts on the difference between trickery and true magic.


Fricative Consonants

Bar Yerushalmi visits the exhibition of the artists' collective Slavs and Tatars at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius and joins them on a magic carpet ride through the demographic, linguistic, religious, and social realms of the kingdom of Eurasia.

Pleasures of the other flesh

A painter who has internalized the Western Orientalist gaze, a minor artist given recognition as lip service to the British Indian community, or one who offers a sharp, complex, subversive outlook on identity, society, and sexuality? Bar Yerushalmi writes for Tohu about Indian-born painter Bhupen Khakhar's retrospective at the Tate Modern.

Playing dead

“The ability to study the world through empirical observations and to reach conclusions regarding the nature of reality has completely changed the way we experience the world around us.” Bar Yerushalmi on art and the science of consciousness at the exhibition “States of mind: Tracing the edge of consciousness,” showing now at the Wellcome Collection in London.

Tales of the Dead

Emily Jacir’s and Jumana Manna’s shows, both now on view in London, invite viewers to an encounter with opposing strategies for dealing with the limitations of archived memory. Bar Yerushalmi on the two shows.