Maayan Amir is an artist, curator and writer. She holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the editor of Documentally (2008), an anthology of essays on Israeli documentary cinema. Her collaborative works with Ruti Sela have been shown internationally in exhibitions, including the Biennale of Sydney (2006), the Istanbul Biennale (2009), the Berlin Biennale (2010), the New Museum Triennial (2015), Centre Pompidou, Art in General (NY), Tate Modern, Jeu de Paume, Ludwig Museum, HKW, and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. In 2009 she initiated together with Ruti Sela the ongoing art project Exterritory, for which both artists won a Young Artists Award from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 2011). She has curated numerous exhibitions and published essays in books and catalogs, and was a researcher on the Forensic Architecture project at Goldsmiths University. She teaches Theory at the MFA Program in Fine Arts at Haifa University, and also at Sapir Academic College, the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), and other academic institutions. Throughout 2011 she was a guest resident at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. She also edited the forthcoming anthology Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds (together with Ruti Sela, Punctum Books, 2015).