YAIR AGMON

YAIR AGMON

Born in Jerusalem, based in Los Angeles.

EDUCATION


Ph.D (Candidate), Information Studies, UCLA
M.F.A., Photography and Media, California Institute of the Arts (2017)
B.F.A. Photography, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2013)

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS


Agmon, Yair, The Ambiguity of Collecting Israeli Culture in The Digital National Collection, InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education, May 2019
“This Is Where It All Began”: Settler Memory and the Elimination of the Native at The City of David, Mnemonics, Aarhus, August 18-21, 2021
Can Community Archives Archive in Israel and Palestine? Community Informatics Research Network, Prato, Nov 6-8, 2019
Examining archival practice in the Israeli National Digital Cultural Heritage project, Archival Education Research Institute, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 9-13, 2018
Start The Forgetting Machine, [dis]memory, [mis]representation & [re]figuring the archival lens: A Symposium on Visual Archives & Forms of Representation, The Kenneth Karmiole Symposium,
Department of Information Studies, UCLA, January 26th, 2018

INVITED TALKS


Memory and Community Archives in Israel, Department of Sociology (Professor Uri Dorchin, Sociology of Israel: Culture, Ethnicity, and Social Debates),  2020
Start The Forgetting Machine, UCLA Department of Information Studies (Professor Anne Gilliland, Locating and Using Records as Evidence in Human Rights Activities), 2018
Start The Forgetting Machine, Israeli Artists in LA (Artis), Los Angeles , 2018
Dissident Images, American Jewish University, Institute for Jewish Creativity, LA, 2018

AWARDS, GRANTS & DISTINCTIONS


Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Graduate Research Grant, UCLA, 2019, 2021
Alan D. Leve Graduate Research Grant for Student Excellence, 2021
Roter Research Travel Grant, 2019
David Vickter Foundation Scholarship, UCLA, 2018
Teaching Fellow, Unshuttered: Teens Reframing Life in LA, The Getty Institute, 2018
Dean’s Travel Grant, California Institute of the Arts, 2017
Allan Sekula Social Documentary Fund, California Institute of the Arts, 2017
Best In Show, GLAMFA, CSU Long Beach, 2017
Phillip and Muriel Berman Foundation Scholarship 2015, 2016
California Institute of the Arts Scholarship, 2015, 2016
Asylum Arts, Reciprocity Artist Retreat Fellowship, 2015
Nitzanim Documentary Accelerator, Israeli Documentarist Forum, 2014
10x10, Excellence in Undergraduate Thesis, 2013
Jerusalem Film and TV Fund, Film Production Grant, 2013

SELECTED EXHIBTIONS & SCREENINGS


CalArtsX, CAP Benefit Exhibition, LA, 2019
Unbound Recollections, American Jewish University, LA, 2017
Clothing Optional, Night Gallery, LA, 2017
andor, Art School Alliance @ work, 250 Years of HFBK, HFBK, Hamburg, Germany, 2017
Memorandum, EyeMyth Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2017
Avrushmi, Long Shorts, Echo Park Film Center, LA, 2017
The Dangerous Professors, Triumph, Chicago, 2017
FAR Bazaar, Cerritos College, Cerritos, 2017
GLAMFA #10, CalState Long Beach, Long Beach, 2017
Have You Heard? East London University Experimental Film Festival, London, 2016
Rising Star, Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Herzliya, 2014
Histories, Center for Digital Art (ArtLab), Holon, 2014
Based on a True Story, Bezalel Gallery for Photography, Jerusalem, 2013
Borders, Bezalel Gallery for Photography, Jerusalem, 2012
Wie Gemeinsam? ZHdK Gallery for Photography, Switzerland, 2012


TEACHING


Photography and Political Violence (Spring 2021), Political Violence Cluster Program, UCLA
A Critical Take on Professional Best Practices (Fall 2019, Spring 2021), Grad Art, ArtCenter College of Design
Technical Faculty, Interim Photography Facilities Director (Spring 2019), California Institute of The Arts
Teaching Assistant, Political Violence in the Modern World (Fall 2020, Winter 2021), IS 212: Communities and Values (Spring 2020), IS431: Memory, Archives, and Records (Fall 2019), UCLA
Instructor of Photography, Photography I, II, III (Fall 2018), Oakwood Secondary School
Digital Media (Summer 2018), California Summer School of The Arts
Teaching Fellow, Unshuttered: Teens Reframing Life in LA (Winter 2019), The Getty Institute