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Rotem Rozental is the Chief Curator of the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, CA. In this capacity, she serves as the Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center and the Director of the Institute for Jewish Creativity (IJC). She is a photo-historian, writer, and curator. Traversing the domains of technology, media and art, she has been working as a consultant, editor, writer, educator and organizer for international publications, cultural non-profits and organizations, among them Dia:Beacon, The Liverpool Biennial, The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, and the Jerusalem Season of Culture.
Rozental’s scholarly and curatorial projects have been supported by Artis, Independent Curators International, NurtureArt and the Center for Jewish History (NYC). Most recently, she curated the dual exhibition Launch Sites L.A., which expands unto two sites in Los Angeles, several countries and a number of potential universes. Her writings and academic essays appeared in magazines, journals, and publications such as Photographies, Philosophy of Photography, Artforum.com, Tablet.com, and Uncertain States. She is currently pursuing her Dissertation project, in which she explores the intersections of Zionist photographic archives, the image of the body and the writing of a national territory under the guidance of Prof. John Tagg (Binghamton University, NY). She might need more coffee. See and read more at artbound.net. Rozental’s visit was organized in partnership with ICI, with financial support provided by The Fulcrum Fund and The FUNd at the Albuquerque Community Foundation.