curatorial residencies: June 2013, October 2014

High&Low Bureau (Yael Messer and Gilad Reich) (Netherlands and Israel)

High&Low Bureau 

is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performance events and publications in collaboration with leading art institutes in Europe and Israel. Their projects include: Synch(s) & Shred(s) at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2011), Our Work is Never Over at Matadero Art Center in Madrid (2012) and Time/Resistance at the Israeli Center for Digital Art (2013). High&Low Bureau were part of the curatorial team of the 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013), won the Mondriaan Fonds Cultural Mediator subsidy (2013) and are invited to curatorial residencies in prestigious art centers, such as the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (2013) and Para­Site in Hong Kong (2014).


  • Yael Messer 
    • is an independent curator. She holds a postgraduate diploma in curating from Goldsmith College, London and has participated in the De Appel curatorial programme, Amsterdam. Messer has been collaborating internationally with museums, institutions and independent art spaces. Messer is the recipient of the 2013 Artis grant for her curatorial collaboration with the 13th Istanbul Biennial.
  • Gilad Reich 
    • is a writer, researcher and curator. Reich holds a Bachelors degree in History and Philosophy from Tel-Aviv University and a Research Masters degree in Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam. He has published numerous articles on Israeli culture, as well as exhibition texts and essays.
  • 26/06/2013
  • ReDirecting: East Conversation # 4
    • High & Low Bureau  Yael Messer, Gilad Reich (Israel)
      • Spaces of non-compliance. Re-thinking citizenship in contemporary Israeli art.
        • High&Low Bureau look into artistic practices that challenge notions of territory,belonging and civil participation in the Israeli public sphere.
Curatorial residency in 2013 organized in frames of ReDirecting: East project and has been possible thanks to financial support of the City of Warsaw.
This residency is realized with the financial support of the City of Warsaw and Polish Institute in Tel Aviv.