Rotem Rozental - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Rotem Rozental

Rotem Rozental explores the intersections of photography, social networks and apparatuses of governmentality, focusing on Zionist photographic archives. She is currently pursuing her PhD under the guidance of Prof. John Tagg in the art history department of Binghamton University. Rotem is the editor of The Shpilman Institute for Photography Blog (, and co-artistic director of “We, Festi-conference for Creative Collectives,” which was held annually as part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture ( She also edits the website, blog and social media of The Season. In addition, Rotem writes exhibition reviews for and other magazines. As curator and producer, she worked in various frameworks, both institutionalized and alternative. These ventures include MoBy – Museums of Bat Yam, located in a struggling urban environment, as well as independent art events, among them “Three Cities Against the Wall” (2005) and the video art project “Video Fly” co-founded with Gaby Ron, which intervened in various urban settings. She also co-founded The Salon with Leah Abir in Tel Aviv, weekly study groups devoted to art history.