Hadas Kedar is a cultural entrepreneur and researcher in the field of curatorship. She holds bachelor and master degrees in Fine Arts from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and from the University of Middlesex in London, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Research Platform for Curatorial and Cross-disciplinary Cultural Studies, a joint program of the University of Reading (UK) and the Zurich Academy of the Arts in Switzerland. Kedar explores culture in areas distant from hegemonic centers, and focuses on curatorial and artistic acts reclaiming colonized and marginalized cultures in the Naqab desert. Kedar established “Arad Art and Architecture” residency program and “Arad Contemporary Art Center” in cooperation with the Arad municipality. She has participated in and curated exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including: “Summer Harvest” (Israel Museum, curator: Sarit Shapira), “Rulers” (Camden Arts Centre, London), and “Sipookation” (Kav 16 Community Gallery, curator: Irit Segoli). She has also chaired and participated in conferences on the relationship between art, politics, and the economy. These include “Art, Power and Knowledge” (Tel Aviv Museum of Art), “Protest and Art” (Israel Museum), and “Contemporary Political Art” (Van Leer Institute). Since 2019, Kedar has been the director and curator of “Studio Bank” – a temporary art complex in a building in Tel Aviv, comprised of work and exhibition space for over 40 artists from a wide range of disciplines.