Sharon Ayalon

PhD, Artist, Architect 
Founder of AXA.LAB experimental art and architecture lab

Sharon Yavo Ayalon is a Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell Tech, researching the social effects of urban renewal projects. Her research strives to understand the nature of the demographic changes caused by urban renewal and according to past data, to develop a computerized model that will visualize those changes and simulate future scenarios. Her PhD explored the linkage between urban renewal and art and the manner in which local identity, spatial (in)justice and social (ex-in)clusion are forged or deconstructed by artistic activity in cities, focusing on artistic interventions in contested cities and the ways in which they affect and are affected by urban segregation patterns and boundaries. This research was awarded the President of Israel’s Grant for Scientific Excellence and Innovation. With background as an architect, she combines her research interest with creating art installations, performances and curatorial practice. She received her PhD from the faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion IIT, where she graduated summa cum laude BArch and MSc.

SYA CV 2020

Selected Publications

PhD Thesis - Staging Urbanism: The intersection of Art, Space and the Public.​

Enabling Periphereality: Artistic Trajectories in a Peripheral City

in Cultural Sociology

A City for Itself: A Peripheral Mixed City’s Struggle for Cultural Capital

in City and Community

Can art breach boundaries? Segregation and Hierarchy at a Fringe Theatre Festival 

Journal of Urban Design

A City for Itself: A Peripheral Mixed City’s Struggle for Cultural Capital

in City and Community

Can art breach boundaries? Segregation and Hierarchy at a Fringe Theatre Festival 

Journal of Urban Design

RESEARCH
CURATORSHIP
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It is your responsibility

Acre Theater Center 2018

A solo performance

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ControlX ControlV

Venice Biennale Proposal, 2016

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Live Trace

Exhibition,

Duolun MoMa Shanghai, 2015

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Earth #2

Installation,

Haifa Museum of Art, 2013

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Collection | Opening

Installation,

Sara1 Gallery, Haifa, 2013

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8.oCube

Installation,

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012

Beit Ariela Library, TLV, 2012

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The Bride #1

Performance, Haifa, 2011

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Focus Group: Fear,

Acre Theater Center, A solo performance

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TLV Sound Scape Pavilion

Pavilion Proposal, Habima Square, TLV, 2015

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Earth ארצ

Venice Biennale proposal, 2015

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Beit She'an Campus

Urban Healing Project Proposal,

Beit She'an 2013

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The Bride #3

Performance, Reading 3  Hangar,

Tel Aviv Port, 2012

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IKEA - Urban Effect

Proposal for IKEA Israel, 2012 

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PublicLibrary

Urban Intervention

Major cities, Israel

Ongoing since 2010

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WishFish

Grand Art Gallery, Haifa. Installation and social action

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Fence Lib

Urban intervention Proposal,

School fence, 2015

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Earth #3 

Installation 

Dizingof Center Tel Aviv, 2014

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Earth #1

Exhibition, Nanjing Rd. Gallery Shanghai, 2013

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Nigun

Public project - Sound Installation, 

Israel Museum Jerusalem 2012
Haifa Art Museum 2013

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The Bride #2

Performance
Natanzon Club, Haifa, 2011

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Earth. Water. Tree

Exhibition, PeKa Gallery, Technion,

Haifa 2010

ARCHITECTURE