High & Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications. They work in collaboration with artists, art institutions, festivals and fellow curators, engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression. Their projects derived from the different social and political spheres in which art is produced and operates. They are interested in the latent power relations that construct specific forms of existence and in the role of art in articulating, symbolizing and imagining alternative ways of being in the world.
Yael Messer holds a postgraduate diploma in curating from Goldsmith College, London and participated at the De Appel curatorial program, Amsterdam. She has been collaborating with museums, institutions, and independent art space internationally, including the Van Abbemuseum, SKOR|Foundation for Art and Public Domain, and Matatdero, Madrid. Messer is the recipient of Artis grant in 2013 for her role as the research curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennial.
Gilad Reich is a writer, curator, and PhD candidate in the Department of Gender Studies at Ben Gurion University. His main field of research is the representation of gender in post Fordist society. He has published numerous articles on Israeli culture as well as exhibition texts and essays. Reich is a co-founder and member of The Living Room(s).
You may learn more about the High & Low Bureau on their website: http://www.hlbureau.org
In Decolonized Skies: George Clooney, Drones and the ‘democratization of the view from above , High & Low Bureau presented their ongoing research and their project at Apexart, New York, that deals with the re-appropriation of the aerial-authoritarian viewpoint by artists and activists.