Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Curator

Shimrit Lee

Curator Name: Shimrit Lee
Residency Dates: September - November
Born: 1989
Hometown: Haifa
Lives & Works: Brooklyn

Education: (2019) PhD in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU (2012) MA in International and Comparative Legal Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2011) BA in Transitional Justice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU

Bio / Statement:

Shimrit Lee is a curator, writer and educator based in Brooklyn. She is completing a PhD in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at NYU with a focus on the visual culture of Israel’s arms industry. She has contributed to Warscapes, Jacobin, Jadaliyya, and +972 Magazine. Most recently, she served as an editorial assistant at Creative Time, where she contributed to the forthcoming book Making Another World Possible (Routledge, 2018). She has lived and studied in Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank, where she studied Arabic and conducted a feminist oral history project, which was transformed into an exhibition at the CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux in 2014. She is currently collaborating with Serbian artist Vladimir Miladinovic to create an illustrated archive of drone advertisements based on her dissertation research, and is organizing a conference at NYU on the visual politics of landscape in Israel/Palestine that will converge academics, artists and architects.

More information available on Shimrit's blog.