Ionit Behar


University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois. Ph.D. candidate in Art History, August 2013 to present
School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois. Master in Art History, Theory and Criticism, May 2013. Graduate Thesis: Michael Asher’s Displacements in Chicago at the Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art, 1979. Thesis Committee: David Getsy, David Raskin and Julian Myers.
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Bachelor of Arts, Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts, September 2010.


Ionit Behar is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her interests are focused on 20th century Latin American and North American art, the history of exhibitions, sculpture after 1960, theories of space and place, and curatorial practice. She holds a Master's degree in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Bachelor of Art Theory from Tel Aviv University, and a degree in Art Administration from the Bank Boston Foundation in Montevideo. She worked as a curatorial assistant at Gallery 400 and recently curated Twin Rooms at Julius Caesar, Hinged Space at Terrain Exhibitions and an online exhibition¿Mañana sera asi? She served as a curatorial assistant at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago of the 2012 MFA Show and the 2013 Design Show, and co-curated with grupa o.k. at Julius Caesar. She has held curatorial internships at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; No Longer Empty, NYC and Israel Museum, Jerusalem. She writes for THE SEENLa PupilaChicago Reader and Art Slant. Her papers include "The world that reveals that it is a world: On the art of Mono-ha" and “The Value in Context: Michael Asher’s Displacements in Chicago, 1979 and 2005.” 

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