Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Director
Tania Coen-Uzzielli served as Curator and Head of Curatorial Affairs at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. She holds a BA and MA in Art History and Archaeology from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. From her arrival at the Israel Museum in 2000, she served as Curator in the Department of Jewish Art and Ethnography. In this role, she curated several exhibitions on Jewish art and participated in exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects. Among the major projects, she was in charge of the reconstruction and installation of the Portuguese Synagogue from Suriname, and edited the accompanying catalog.
In the renewal project of the Israel Museum she headed the renovation of the Jewish Art and Life Wing and curated the Synagogue Route exhibition, one of the highlights of the Israel Museum, inaugurated in 2010. In 2015, she curated the multidisciplinary exhibition "Brief History of Humankind" which later travelled to the Bonn Bundeskunsthalle. Recently, she was co-curator of the Israeli Pavilion at the 16th International Venice Biennale for Architecture.
Since 2011, Coen-Uzzielli served as Head of Curatorial Affairs at the Israel Museum, and was in charge of the annual exhibition program and coordinating the collection. In this role, she was in charge of all the wing's departments: exhibitions, project and publication budgets, conservation laboratories, travelling exhibitions, photography and copyright, publications, exhibition design, technical services, multimedia, registrar office, insurance, shipping and digitalization of the collection. Since January 2019 she is the new director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Doron Rabina, Chief Curator
Doron Rabina was named Chief Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2017. Prior to assuming his position at TAMA, Rabina headed the Midrasha College of Art at Beit Berl from 2009 to 2014, and for the eight years before that, he served as Chief Curator of the Midrasha Gallery of Art Tel Aviv. In 2013, Rabina established Hayarkon 19, an art, culture and education center in Tel Aviv, sponsored by the Midrasha.
Rabina is a writer, curator and artists, and in 2004, he represented Israel at the Sao Paulo Art Biennial in Brazil. He is also a recipient of the Wolf Foundation’s Kiefer Prize for Young Artists and the Israeli Culture Minister’s art prize.
Shani Almog, Director of Education
Shani Almog received a B.A. in Art History from Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an M.A. in Cultural Studies for Children and Youths from Tel Aviv University. She started working as a Museum guide and lecturer for TAMA's Educational Wing in 2011. Since January 2018 Almog is the director of Education and is heading all of TAMA's educational initiatives, and is specifically working with the Museum's German Friends to continue and grow the Art Road to Peace project.
Almog believes in the transformative nature of arts education, and sees the Museum's Art Road to Peace initiative as a pivotal step in fostering relationships between Arab and Jewish children.
Irith Hadar, Curator of Prints and Drawings
Irith Hadar earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Tel Aviv University, and began her career at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 1984. Hadar became the curator for TAMA's Department of the Prints and Drawings in 2007.
Since the inauguration of the Museum's new building in 2011, Hadar has been in charge of all of the exhibitions taking place in the Prints and Drawings, Gallery of the German Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Her recent exhibitions in the gallery include Marcel Odenbach: Inside-Out, Under Erasure, and Utopias on Paper: German Expressionism Prints and Drawings from the Museum Collection, among others.
Sarah Blum, International Relations and Development
Sarah Blum moved to Tel Aviv in 2017 from London where she worked at various public and private art institutions, including Sotheby's, The Cultivist and others. Sarah completed her BA in Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths University, London where her primary focus was on contemporary sculpture and installation.
Since moving to Israel she has been working at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in the International Relations department and manages the Young Friends of TAMA program. Sarah has embraced the thriving art scene that the city has to offer since moving to Tel Aviv.
She is regular writer for Telavivian as well as Art Source and has set up the Save a Child’s Heart Tel Aviv charity committee and is on the Young BFAMI charity committee in London.