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Joshua Simon is a curator and author whose work focuses on political thought and visual culture. Before moving to Philadelphia, Simon was director and chief curator at MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam in Tel Aviv (2012- 2017), making him the youngest museum director in the history of the country. Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York (2011-2013), and the Akademie de Künst der Welt, Cologne (2017), Simon has curated some three dozen exhibitions in the US, Europe and Israel, and is the author of among others, Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013), and editor of two dozen exhibition catalogues and books, among them United States of Palestine-Israel (Sternberg Press, 2011), Ruti Sela: For The Record (Archive Books, 2015), Communists Anonymous (co-editor, Sternberg Press, 2017), and Being Together Precedes Being: A Textbook for The Kids Want Communism (Archive Books, 2019). Simon holds a PhD from the Visual Cultures department, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.