Studio Visits

Tami Katz-Freiman at the opening of Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India, an exhibition that she co-curated at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012

Visiting curator Tami Katz-Freiman

  • July 24, 2014 – July 25, 2014
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

MAWA members will have the opportunity to apply for studio visits with Katz-Freiman, who will be selecting the artists she will meet. Through this selection process, we hope to ensure that the dialogue will be engaged and fruitful for both parties, based on common concerns and interests. Ideally, these visits will result in helpful feedback and useful suggestions for the artists, and possibly future exhibition opportunities.

Tami Katz-Freiman’s visit is made possible through the Foreign Visiting Artist Program, Canada Council for the Arts.

To apply for a Studio Visit

 Please email us with:

  • a one-paragraph description of what you make and the ideas that drive your work
  • a line or two about why you would like a studio visit with Andruff
  • 5 jpg images of your artwork, no larger than 72 dpi at 1024 X 768 pixels (please do not embed in a program such as PowerPoint)

Email applications to programs@mawa.ca and put “Studio Visit” in the subject heading. Or you can drop off a hard copy with image CD to MAWA at 611 Main Street. Note, places are limited.

  • Tami Katz-Freiman

    Between 2005 and 2010, Tami Katz-Freiman was the Chief Curator of the Haifa Museum of Art. Before and since, she has worked as an independent curator, art historian and art critic. She has curated numerous exhibitions for Israel’s most prominent museums and institutions, including Antipathos: Black Humor, Irony, and Cynicism (1993) for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Meta-Sex 94: Identity, Body, and Sexuality (1994) for the Ein Harod Museum of Art, OverCraft: Obsession, Decoration and Biting Beauty (2003) for the Art Gallery of Haifa University and the Artist’s House in Tel Aviv, Love is in the Air: Images of Romantic Love in Contemporary Israeli Art (2004), a group exhibition for Time for Art, Tel Aviv, and Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India (2012, co-curated with Rotem Ruff) for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

    In addition to essays for the catalogues and books published in conjunction with the exhibitions she has curated, Katz-Freiman has written numerous articles and reviews addressing various issues in contemporary art for Studio Art Magazine (Israel’s foremost art publication), ARTnews and Art Papers, and has contributed essays to anthologies, including “Bad Girls—The Israeli Version: Contemporary Women Artists in Israel” in Jewish Feminism in Israel: Some Contemporary Perspectives. Katz-Freiman has also taught art history at the Kalisher School of Art and Technology, Tel Aviv and at the Art History department of the Tel Aviv University.