Dr. Irit Carmon Popper

Continuous Adjunct Lecturer

Architecture Track


Art curator, researcher, consultant and associate lecturer in contemporary art and architectural preservation. She graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Art History, and an MA in Art History from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Diploma of Museology Studies from Tel Aviv University, and a PhD from the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT. Her research, supervised by Prof. Alona Nitzan Shiftan, evokes new boundaries in the discourse of art and architecture, especially of sites-in-conflict, with an interdisciplinary realm suggesting expanding the toolbox of architectural preservationists with contemporary art practices, as participatory and site specificity socially engaged art. Carmon Popper participated in many international conferences in a wide range of disciplines, as the 2017 CAA annual conference New York, the 2018 RAI Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), at the British Museum, London, .  Her last article was published in Future Anterior Journal (15:1) by Colombia University. She was awarded the 2020 MAGNA CUM LAUDE - Ben Halpern Award in Israel Studies (ISA), the 2019 Bruno Zevi Foundation Rome Award for architectural critical research, the 2019 Study and Research Award by Jabotinsky Institute of Israel, the 2017 Abba Elhanani Prize for an article on Architecture and Israeli Identity, the 2016 and 2020 Shlomo Glass & Phany Balaban-Glass Fund Scholarship for Study and Research. Her classes deal with history and theory of art, design, curation, architectural preservation and literacy at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in the Technion IIT, the MA program in art history in Haifa University and at the Musrara School for Art and Society Jerusalem. For her teaching she received the students Committee Excellent Teaching Honor (2017) and outstanding excellence award (2017, 2018, 2020). Her curatorial projects include exhibitions in various sites, intuitional and alternative spaces, among others: Petach Tikva Museum of Art; Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery; Kupferman Collection, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, Arad Contemporary Art Center (ACAC), Binyamin Gallery and Indie Communal Photography Gallery, Tel Aviv, IKONA Gallery of Photography, Venice, Italy.


Irit Carmon Popper