Iris Gilad is a second-year Ph.D. student in Art History specializing in contemporary Middle-Eastern art. Under the supervision of Professor Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies. Iris is conducting research for her dissertation, working title “Cartographic Subversions in Contemporary Israeli, Palestinian, and Middle-Eastern Art.” The dissertation will examine the theme of borders and their crossings in the works of contemporary Middle-Eastern artists such as Sigalit Landau, Elham Rokni, and Emily Jacir, among others, and addresses issues of migration and mobility through their artworks.
BA: The Marc Rich Honors Program in the Humanities and Arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2014
MA: Art History, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2018 (MA Thesis: “Translation in the Works of Contemporary Middle-Eastern Artists.”)