Rotem Rozental is the Director of the IJC. She is also the Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center and Chief Curator of the American Jewish University. Rotem is a photo-historian, writer, and curator. Traversing the domains of technology, media and art, Rotem has been working as a consultant, editor, writer and organizer for international publications, as well as cultural non-profits and organizations in Israel and The US.
In 2015-2016, she served as the Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Research Fellow for Jewish Culture at the Center for Jewish History in NYC (CJH). Her curatorial projects also include Dead Lands: Karkaot Mawat, winner of the NurtureArt 2015-2016 Curatorial Call, We – Festi-Conference for Creative Collectives (2012-2013, Jerusalem), Three Cities Against the Wall (New York, Ramallah and Tel Aviv, 2005), and the collaborative archival project Outlet: The Archive of the Israeli Trade Center. Her writings and scholarly texts have appeared in magazines, journals, and publications such as Photographies, Philosophy of Photography, Artforum.com, Tablet.com, and Uncertain States.
Geena Brown holds a BA in The History and Theory of Contemporary Art from San Francisco Art Institute and has completed coursework in Art History and Fine Arts from The American University of Paris. Geena is the Arts Program Associate for the Whizin Center for Continuing Education, which includes the Institute for Jewish Creativity and Platt/Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University.
Geena has held positions in commercial and nonprofit art galleries and was most notably the Director of Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles from 2014-2017. She has also worked at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles; Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles; LAXART, Los Angeles; and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. She is also a freelance content creator and curriculum consultant for Mind Body Passport, where she composes and curates international lectures, tours, and discussions focusing on the intersections of modern and contemporary art and psychology.