Noga Wizansky is an artist and independent scholar and writer, whose work explores questions of memory, place, migration, and forms of belonging. Her practice is interdisciplinary, bringing research, writing, and art making together to explore the fluid and intricate ways these modes can interact. She received her M.A. in Design with emphasis on drawing and painting; and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in History of the Visual Arts, both from UC Berkeley. After completing doctoral work on the art and visual culture of the Weimar Republic, her interests turned to the Middle East and she now works on the history and visual culture of Israel-Palestine. She is currently developing two text-image projects titled “Wrinkle in the Mind: Notes from an Emigrant-Immigrant Daughter” and “Al-Khalil/Hebron Journal;” and writing an essay on the performance works of Israeli artist Efrat Natan. She has presented her work in conferences and invited talks; written reviews of contemporary bay area art and visual culture, and exhibited her art work in various venues. Most recently, drawings from the project "Al-Khalil/Hebron Journal" were exhibited at ARC Gallery in Chicago, in the show titled "I Can't Breathe." Her teaching interests include modern art and visual culture, drawing, the art and visual culture of Israel/Palestine, war, migration, and discourses of place, security, and memory.
Senior Lecturer, Visual Studies