The 2017-18 Postdoctoral Fellow
Sigal Barkai’s research focuses on the identities of contemporary Israeli artists who have chosen to live in Canada and the United States, or to move back and forth from Israel to North America. Her objective is to examine how these wanderings are reflected in their artwork, in terms of self-awareness, attitudes to the homeland, and choice of artistic expression. She is also interested in the ways these artists represent themselves to non-Israelis as compared to Israeli audiences.
During her stay at the Institute, Dr. Barkai will carry out her research on the Israeli visual art around the world.