Tali Keren ’16 Unveils Final Chapter in Trilogy with Un-Charting Exhibition at CUNY Graduate Center

Carlos Barragán
June 01, 2023

Tali Keren ’16 showcases her evocative exhibition Un-Charting in The James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Keren, a multidisciplinary artist and educator who was born in Jerusalem and now resides in Brooklyn, presents Un-Charting as the third and final chapter in her trilogy examining the intricate and complex ties between conservative American Christian Evangelicals and Zionism in Israel and the US. The exhibition, curated by Katherine Carl, runs through June 4, 2023.

Un-Charting probes the relationship between land, territorial disputes, and power structures. Keren's provocative work investigates the politics of cartography, uncovering how these seemingly impartial representations of the world can function as tools of control, manipulation, and erasure in Palestine and the US. Through immersive installations and media pieces drawn from historical documents, as well as interviews and footage recorded by Keren herself, she compels viewers to reconsider their conception of geography and borders.

Tali Keren’s solo and collaborative exhibitions have been featured at the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York; Queens Museum, New York; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Eyebeam, New York; the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv; and Ludlow 38, MINI Goethe Institute, New York. Her work has also been presented in group shows, screenings, and performances worldwide, including the Tallinn Photomonth Biennale, Tallinn; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; the Jewish Museum, New York; Museums Quartier, Vienna; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; and even on the screens of Times Square as part of Time Square Arts's Midnight Moment.

Keren has held artist residencies at ISCP, New York; NARS Foundation, New York; BRIC Workspace, New York; Queens Museum, New York; and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH. Currently, she is a ground floor artist-in-residence at ISCP, NYC, and holds the honor of being a 2023-2025 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow.