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Erez Tal

Erez Tal

Tal Erez (b. Israel, 1981) is a designer and researcher who explores issues of political change, institutional critique, and contemporary forms of resistance. Erez’s research methodology encompasses both the production of objects and text: situated between theory and praxis. With his studio titled "Design Related", Tal has exhibited internationally with the Israeli pavilion exhibition at the venice architecture biennale (Aircraft Carrier, 2012-13), Droog Design (Design for download, 2011, 2013), and Z33, House for contemporary art and design (The Machine, 2012; Design beyond production, 2013), amongst others. Tal is currently a research fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut (NL), and is the curator of the exhibition Plastic: Promises of a Home Made Future which ran in Rotterdam January-April 2015.

The studio also works within the practice of design with a strong emphasis on exhibition design. As such it has designed, among others, the exhibition "Metabolism" (Dec. 2014, Hansen House, Jerusalem), "Masters 2016" (Mar. 2016, Hansen House, Jerusalem), "Yaski & Co." ( April 2016, Tel Aviv Museum), and is currently involved with the design and curation of the main exhibition of the "Jerusalem Design week 2016", which will open May 2016 at Sherover Villa and the Hansen house, Jerusalem.

Tal holds degrees from the Holon Institute of Technology (IL) and the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL). He teaches at the Bezalel academy’s design Masters program in Jerusalem, and is co-founder and team member of the research unit "24/7" at Bezalel school of Architecture.

talerez@post.bezalel.ac.il