Dr. Gil Mualem-Doron (1970 UK/Israel) is an award-wining socially and politically engaged artist working in various media; primarily photography, digital art, installation and performance using participatory practices. His work investigates issues such as urban history, social justice, identity, transcultural aesthetics, migrations and displacement.
His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and abroad including Tate Modern, the Turner Contemporary, Liverpool Museum, People’s History Museum, Turner Contemporary, Rich Mix London, ONCA (Brighton) Haifa Museum of Art (Israel), East66 – Centre for Urban Research (Amsterdam), and Detroit – Centre for Urban Ecology.
Mualem-Doron has been featured in a few private collections and he has been commissioned to create works for bodies/individuals such as The Mayor of London, Counterpoints Arts, Platforma, and Ben & Jerry's. Mualem-Doron has received awards from the Henry Ford Foundation, Chevening Award for leadership, and the Art Council England.
“We want artists to be brave tellers of truth – not just creators of seductive images or spatial contortionists. Gil Mualem-Doron is one of those brave truth-tellers who sees the inequities in daily life and highlights them through his art, which is neither didactic nor simple-minded.” Professor William Menking, Pratt Institute & Founder of The Architect’s Newspaper.
“Mualem-Doron’s engaging and provocative body of work offers a deeper understanding of what it means to subvert in an oppressive situation… Thank goodness for this edgy artist, pushing against the status quo in such a compelling way” Professor Beverly Naidus, Artist, Activist, Educator, University of Washington, Tacoma.
“Using carefully honed agitprops and site-specific performances, Gil Mualem-Doron is a hugely erudite socially engaged practitioner. A quintessential ‘artist-as-agitator’
he is encouraging his audience to speak up, participates and radically question the status quo in what are increasingly challenging times. Áine O’Brien and Almir Koldzic – Co-Directors, Counterpoints Arts