Sharon Toval

Researcher and Independent Contemporary art curator

Let me introduce myself: I am a Tel Aviv-based independent art curator, but Earth is my true office space. I research, study, analyze, develop, and create. I fill spaces around us with innovative thinking, unconventional curating, and ways to create new appealing experiences for the audience.

I received my Master's degree in Policy and Theory of the Arts from Israel's most prestigious art academy, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. I studied museology for a year at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, where my mentor was Head Curator Yigal Zalmona.
I've owned and curated The Lab for the last few years, one of the few art spaces in Israel dedicated to experimenting with art, its boundaries, definitions, concepts, and visual outcomes. Every year, I conduct research in The Lab with 10 different artists. Most of The Lab projects can be found in the HOME section.

Raised in France and Israel, with multi-culturalism as my self-identity, my understanding of the world of art and its nature is vast and limitless. Because I travel frequently for work and pleasure, the art I see, curate, and experience around the world is the only home I could want.
My vision is to build artistic bridges that will overcome the sociopolitical and geographical crises we are facing in this new era of the 21st century’s first decades. We human beings are all the same. We all seek unique artistic ways to express joy, sadness, hope, and belonging. My mission is to create this cultural visual prism.

I am certain that mankind can and will cross all bridges because it is a single entity that politics, religion, and ideologies want to divide but that art can and will bring together.
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