Maayan Amir‘s artworks have been shown internationally in exhibitions,
including the Biennale of Sydney, the Istanbul Biennale, the Berlin
Biennale, the New Museum Triennial, Centre Pompidou, Art in General
(NY), Tate Modern, Jeu de Paume, Ludwig Museum, HKW, and Fondazione
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
In 2009 she initiated together with Ruti Sela
the long-term art project ‘Exterritory’, for which both artists won a
Young Artists Award from the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization UNESCO, 2011).
She holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Maayan is the editor of Documentally (2008), an anthology of essays on
Israeli documentary cinema. She has curated numerous exhibitions and
published essays in books and catalogs. She was a researcher on the
Forensic Architecture project.
Also, she is a Senior Lecturer at the Arts Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Throughout 2011 she was a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She also edited
the anthology “Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds” (Punctum Books 2016 with Ruti Sela). In 2020 Amir received the “Visual Culture Essay Prize” from the International Association for Visual Culture and the Journal of Visual Culture.