Joshua Simon, curator and author. Former director and chief curator of MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam (2012- 2017). Co-founding editor of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa based Maayan publishing. Among his authored books is Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013). Recent edited volumes include 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: The Kids Want Communism (MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam and 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. He lives with his family in Philadelphia.