Gil Mualem-Doron is an award-wining socially and politically engaged artist. He is also the founder and creative director of The Socially Engaged Art Salon, Brighton. 

 

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

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (a limited selection)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, a commission of a short film to mark the 70th

Anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention, Queens’ Hall Digital, UK 2021

Cry, the beloved country , P21 Gallery London UK 2021 [with the support of

Art Council England)

No Man’s Lands, Photography exhibition – Greatmore Studios

Cape Town, South Africa, 2020

A photography exhibition supported by Art Council England

Flags of Diversity, London City Hall, 2019

Digital art/textile prints - commissioned by the Mayor of London

The New Babylonians, The Rich Mix, London, 2018

Large room installation & photography works supported by the Art Council England

The Art of Protest, People’s History Museum, Manchester, 2018

Mesubim, ONCA, Brighton, 2018

The New Union Flag Project - a National Tour (2016- current)

Interactive indoors and outdoors Installations, workshops & Photoshoots with the support of Art Council England and Counterpoints Arts. Including:  Tate Modern, South Bank Centre, Pump House Gallery – London, Liverpool Museum, Peoples’ History Museum – Manchester, Oldham Gallery, Jubilee Library Brighton,

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Loughborough University’s Martin Hall Gallery, The Jewish Museum, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Totnes Market Sq. 

Jaffa’s Crumbs, The Gallery Project, King’s Anatomy Museum, London, 2014

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (a limited selection)

HilbertRaum Gallery- Exist, Resist, Repeat, Curator Toufik Douib, Berlin, 2021

neXus 2020, curated by urbanflo creative and Vian Roos, Brighton UK / Vrystaat Arts Festival South Africa, 2020

Complex States Curated by Vassiliki Tzanakou and Catherine Harringto, online https://www.complexstates.art/ 2020

Greatmore Studios - 'When The Water Breaks...', curated by Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, Cape Town, South Africa, 2020

Museum Eretz Israel - World Press Photo / Local Testimony, Curated by Eldad Rafaeli, Tel Aviv 2019-2020

Gallery P21 - Sink Without a Trace, curators Federica Mazzara & Maya Ramsay, London, 2019

Haifa Museum of Art - Money with a Capital “M”, curator Svetlana Reingold, 2018-2019

Photovoice members’ exhibition, London, 2018

Tate Modern - Who Are We? Tate Exchange, London 2017 An interactive installation and workshops. Curated by

Counterpoints Arts with Loughborough University, The Open University, University of Warwick.

Turner Contemporary - The New Union Flag Project: English Summer, Margate, 2016

King’s Anatomy Museum - Jaffa’s Crumbs – Solo exhibition, The Gallery Project, London, 2014

Koln Sport and Youth Museum, Koln - “Gaia & Hassan draw (in) the Protest”, Germany, 2012

AWARDS

Grant for the Art - Art Council England, UK 2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2021

 

Local Testimony / World Press Photography, Israel 2019

The British Council Grants for Artists Scheme, 2005

The Chevening Scholarship Award,1999

 

The Henry Ford European Conservation Award, 1998

COMMISSIONS

Tate Modern, UK

Mayor of London, UK

Counterpoints Arts, UK

People History Museum, UK

Brighton Pavilion Museum, UK

Haifa Museum of Art, IS

South Bank Centre, UK

Wandsworth Arts Fringe, UK

Journeys Festival, UK

City of Sanctuary, UK

Ben & Jerry's, UK

EDUCATION

PhD in Architecture, TU Delft, NL 2018

Arts Award Adviser Bronze&Silver, London, 2014

PGC in Art teaching Beit Berel Academy for Education, School of Art – Hamidrasha Israel (2010)

PGCE – Post Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (in Architecture), University of East London. (2003)

PGC in Curatorial and Critical Studies from Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (1997) headed by Ariella Azoulay

B.A. (magna cum laude) in Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts, Tel Aviv University, (1997)

LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCE PAPERS (a limited selection)

Socially Engaged Photography – selected projects – a zoom lecture to MA Media Studies students, Faculty of Art,

Brighton University (06/2020)

Socially Engaged Art and social and racial justice – a zoom lecture MA Fine Art students, Faculty of Art, Brighton

University (06/2020)

Social Engaged Photography – selected projects presentation at Autograph Gallery, London (07/2019)

Photography as visual activism and the production of dissensus spaces – a paper at Photography as Resistance symposium,Brighton University (2019)

Teaching to Transgress – collaborative & live projects in art & architecture schools, a paper at

Radical Practices Conference, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University (2019)

From Objects of Transgression to Spaces of Communication, a lecture & workshop at The Social Art Summit, Social Art Network UK, Sheffield (2018)

The New Union Flag Project, presentation and a workshop at ‘Who Are We? Art, Migration and the Production of

Democracy Symposium at Loughborough University, (2017)

Risk Taking in public space interventions, a talk about the more risky aspects of my work at Counterpoints Arts

conference, Dartington Hall Totnes (2016)

Engaged Photography – art and research practices, A Lecture at The Arts in Society Conference, Rome (2014)