Smadar Sheffi

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Smadar Sheffi is an independent curator, founder and editor of "The Window", an independent blog focused on contemporary art and culture (since 2012).[1]


Smadar Sheffi holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is currently a lecturer at the COLLMAN-College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon Lezion. She is a past lecturer at the Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Art Department of the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. Her research interests, among others, are representations of the Holocaust in contemporary art, Israeli art and Modernism. Sheffi’s doctoral dissertation, "From Vienna to Jerusalem: Forgotten portraits by Grete Wolf Krakauer", was written under the direction of Prof. Gannit Ankori.

Dr. Sheffi is the art critic for Galei Zahal Radio since 2007, and for 20 years was the art critic for leading Haaretz[2]. She is the author of numerous catalog articles and gallery texts, an art consultant, and leader of in-depth Israeli and international art tours.

Curated exhibitions[edit]


  • 2013 - Catalog for solo exhibition by Beverly Barkat
  • 2015 - Catalog for solo exhibition by Eric Eliahou Bokobza – United Colors of Judaica
  • 2015 - Booklet for solo exhibition by Lisa Gross Turmoil
  • 2016 - Exhibition Catalog, Intricate Affinities: Recollections of Western Tradition in Local Contemporary Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art
  • 2018 - Catalog of the exhibition, Grete Wolf Krakauer: From Vienna to Jerusalem

Interviews and podcasts[edit]


  1. ^ "The Window Art Blog".
  2. ^ "Smadar Sheffi's articles in Haaretz".
  3. ^ "Clip from Bank Leumi's youtube site".
  4. ^ "Exhibition catalog on Beverly Barkat's website" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Exhibition on the Rothschild Fine Art website".
  6. ^ "Website of Beit Hatfutsoth-Museum of the Jewish People".
  7. ^ "Exhibition on the Rothschild Fine Art website".
  8. ^ "Exhibition on the Museum website".
  9. ^ "Exhibition on the Jerusalem Artist's House website".