Joshua Simon curator and writer. Former director and chief curator at MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam (2012- 2017), now based in Philadelphia, PA. Co-founding editor of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa based Maayan publishing and its magazines Maayan Journal, Maarvon (Western) - New Film Magazine, and The New and Bad Art Magazine. Author of Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013), and editor of United States of Palestine-Israel (Sternberg Press, 2011), Ruti Sela: For The Record (Archive Books, 2015), Communists Anonymous (with Ingo Niermann, Sternberg Press, 2017), and Being Together Precedes Being: A Textbook for The Kids Want Communism (Archive Books, 2019). Recent curatorial projects include: Recent curatorial projects include: Factory Fetish (Westspace, Melbourne, co-curated with Liang Luscombe), Roee Rosen: Group Exhibition (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, co-curated with Gilad Melzer),The Kids Want Communism (conceived and initiated exhibitions and events in Prague, Melbourne, Kiev, Bat Yam, Athens, Warsaw, Ljubljana and Berlin, around the 99th anniversary of the Soviet Revolution with a two-year program dedicated to the project curated at MoBY and a final exhibition curated at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin, 2016-2017), Second Nature (International Photography Festival, Tel Aviv 2017), and In The Liquid (PrintScreen Media Art Festival, Holon 2018). Simon holds a PhD from the Visual Cultures department, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.