Dr. Tal Ben-Zvi is cultural researcher and curator of contemporary art; Senior lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem.
Ben-Zvi studied at the curatorial and theory seminar at the Tel Aviv Camera Obscura School of Art (1997), a master's degree at the Faculty of Art at Tel Aviv University (2004), a doctorate at the Faculty of Art at Tel Aviv University (2010) and a post-doctorate at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (2011)
Along with academic research, Ben Zvi is a curator of contemporary art. In 1998 she established the art gallery at the "Heinrich Bell Foundation" where she presented solo exhibitions of Israeli and Palestinian artists. In 2001 she established the Hagar Art Gallery in Jaffa, where she presented solo exhibitions of Israeli and Palestinian artists. For this activity, in 2008 she received the "Curatorial Award" on behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Science and Sports.
Ben Zvi directed the Seminar for Curating Theory and Criticism, Camera Obscura Art School (2003-2005), and also directed the School of Arts at the Kibbutzim Seminary College (2009-2012). In 2012, she was appointed Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem alongside the President of Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design, Prof. Eva Iloz until 2015.
Her book "Representations of the Nakba in Palestinian Art in Israel" was published in 2104 by Resling. Her articles have been published in academic journals and reference books.