Tal Erez (M.Des Cum Laude, Design Academy Eindhoven) is a designer, curator and design researcher, which focuses on the socio-political context of the design profession. Erez is a fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, NL, where he has curated in 2015 the research exhibition 'Plastic: promises of a home made future'. Since 2016 he functions as the chief curator of the international Jerusalem Design Week, Israel's largest public design event.
Erez worked in collaboration with companies and institutions, among which are the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, EventArchitectuur, Droog Design, Design Museum Holon, Technion, Mekudeshet festival, Z33 center for contemporary art and design and the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.
He has exhibited has works in museums, festivals and institutions such as C-Mine Genk, Salone del Mobile Milano, MAK Vienna, Vitra Design Museum, Storefront NY, the Israel Museum, Design Museum Holon, among others. He has also published texts in La Terrasse, Damn Magazine, Frame and Vision to name a few.
Tal teaches at Bezalel's Industrial Design master's program, and at the Interior, building and environment department at Shenkar College. Between 2015-2019 Erez was a founding member and co-mentor of the "24/7" research unit at the Bezalel Architecture dep., which focused on the relationship between work and leisure in the built environment.