Dr. Gil Mualem-Doron is a socially and politically engaged artist. He works in the media of photography, installations, performance and digital art. Much of his work is participatory working with marginalised communities in UK and abroad.
He is the creator of The New Union Flag, a proposal for replacing the Union Jack that have toured extensively in England since 2015 and has been supported by the Art Council England, Counterpoints Arts and Platforma.
He has exhibited in the UK, Europe and the Middle-East in places such as Tate Modern, People’s History Museum (Manchester), Turner Contemporary, Haifa Museum of Art (Israel), The Centre of Urban Ecology (Detroit), East66 – Centre for Urban Activism (Amsterdam), EME3 (Barcelona), Rich Mix (London) and was published in Numerous journals and several books. He has won grants and awards from The Art Council England, the British Council, Henri Ford Foundation, and Counterpoints Arts.
CV & Education
Dr. Gil Mualem-Doron (UK)
Work Experience (2010 onwards)
§ Founder and manager of SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon, Brighton (2016- )
§ Artist in the Community (The Ministry of Culture & Sport Scholarship Program) at Hasadna for Art in the Community, Ramat Eliyahu & The Arab-Jewish Community Centre, Jaffa. (2010 -2013)
§ Lecturer, Beit Berl Academy for Education, School of Art - Hamidrasha, (2011-2013)
§ Lecturer, Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, (2012-2013)
§ Lecturer, Brighton University, School of Architecture (2007-2008)
Studies & Professional development
§ Ph.D. “The Dead Zone & The Architecture of Transgression”, TU Delft, School of Architecture & the Built Environment, Netherlands (2018)
§ PGC in Art teaching (Primary to High School) Beit Berel Academy for Education, School of Art – Hamidrasha (2010)
§ PGCE – Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (in Architecture), University of East London. (2003)
§ PGC in Curatorial and Critical Studies from Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (1996) headed by Ariella Azoulay
§ B.A. (with magna cum laude) in Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts, Tel Aviv University, (1996)
Exhibitions (limited selection)
§ The New Babylonians – a solo exhibition at The Rich Mix, London (2018)
§ The New National Flag – an installation, at Shop It!, Haifa Museum of Art (2018)
§ The Art of Protest – Solo exhibition at the People’s History Museum, Manchester, (2018)
§ Mesubim - a solo exhibition with collaborative work with a group of refugees member of MEP – The English Migrant Project, ONCA Brighton (2018)
§ No Man’s Land, (Yoari) Photography series, exhibited as part of Photo Voice group exhibition, London 01/2018
§ No Man’s Land (Sammer) Photography Series, exhibited as part of Bread & Roses charity exhibition for integrating Arab women into the labour market, by WAC-MAAN, (2017)
§ The New Union Flag Project National Tour (Interactive Installations & workshops)- supported by the Art Council England: Tate Modern, Pump House Gallery – London, Tate Modern, Liverpool Museum, Peoples’ History Museum – Manchester, Oldham Gallery, Jubilee Library Brighton, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Loughborough University’s Martin Hall Gallery, The Jewish Museum, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Totnes Market Sq ,(03-09/2017).
§ The New Union Flag: The Market Stall, installation and workshops at Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, Programmed by Tate Exchange Associates: Counterpoints Arts, Loughborough University, The Open University, University of Warwick (03/2017).
§ The New Union Flag Project: English Summer –Turner Contemporary, Margate (07/2016)
§ Displacement – on Refugees, Homelessness & Palestine – group exhibition at SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon, Brighton (05/2016)
§ Jaffa’s Crumbs – Solo exhibition, The Gallery Project, King’s Anatomy Museum, London (16.5.2014)
§ “Gaia & Hassan draw (in) the Protest” – An exhibition at the Sport and Youth Museum, Koln – Germany (10/2012).
§ ? – a solo retrospective exhibition, the Architects House Gallery, Jaffa. Curator, Ami Steinitz (2012)
§ Inscriptions for a Cruising Ground – a room installation at Research Space exhibition, The Slade (2006)
§ “The Limits of Inclusiveness: emancipatory spatial practices for the Public(s) Space” a research project Brighton Uni / 66 EAST – Centre for Urban Culture, Amsterdam (2006)
§ “Dwelling on Process”, curation of an exhibition about housing at Stephen Lawrence Gallery with participation of UCL; University of Greenwich, London Met. & The AA.
§ Poble Nou’s Raw Architecture – a photographic research and room installation at EME3 Architectural Market, Barcelona (2005)
§ “Urban Co-Existence: Architectural Strategies for Communication”, the Italian Cultural Institute (2002). In collaboration with the Italian group Stalker.
§ The Bad Sheets – urban interventions at six public spaces in London (2000)
Awards & Residencies
§ Grant for the Arts, Art Council England, 2017 & 2018
§ The Peoples’ Arts Prize – shortlisted (2015) UK
§ The Art Council Award for artist book publication (2013). IL
§ Artist in the Community Award, Artists’s Residency, The Cultural Ministry, (2010-2013), IL
§ The British Council Grants to Artists scheme (2005), UK
§ The British Chevening Scholarship Award - The British Council (1999),UK
§ ISAF – Israeli Scholarship Education Foundation Award (1999). IL
§ Henry Ford European Conservation Award (1998) IL
Quotes and references to my work in other publications (limited selection)
§ A short documentary film about the New Union Flag project by Tate Exchange / Counterpoint Arts (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyadh_ZXQ-k
§ “Mashing up the Union Jack”, Giota Alevizou, Open Democracy – online, (20/11/2017)
§ Tate Exchange Associates launches with open art school, a-n – online (10/01/2017)
§ “Transgression & the City”, in Border Conditions, Mark Schoonderbeek (ed) 010 Publishers, (2010), Netherland
§ Murray, J. Martin. (2008) Taming the Disorderly City, Cornell University Press
§ Saskia Sassen (2006) “Making public interventions in today’s massive cities”, in Generalized Empowerment: Uneven Development & Urban Interventions, Brussels: City Min(e)d (Eds.) Brussels
Guest Lectures, workshops and conference papers (limited selection)
§ Photography as visual activism and the production of dissensus spaces – a paper at Photography as Resistance symposium, Brighton University (2019)
§ Teaching to Transgress – collaborative & live projects in art & architecture schools, a paper at Radical Practices Conference, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University (2019)
§ From Objects of Transgression to Spaces of Communication, a lecture & workshop at The Social Art Summit, Sheffield (2018)
§ The New Union Flag Project, presentation and a workshop at ‘Who Are We? Art, Migration and the Production of Democracy Symposium at Loughborough University, (2017)
§ Risk Taking in public space interventions, a talk about the more risky aspects of my work at Counterpoints Arts conference, Dartington Hall Totnes (2016)
§ Engaged Photography – art and research practices, A Lecture at The Arts in Society Conference, Rome (2014)
§ “The Dead Zone”? is that what you called it?” at the international conference “Writing-Place” TU Delft, School of Architecture & the Built Environment, (2013)