Joshua Simon is a curator and author based in Philadelphia. Visiting critic at the Master in Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania, and lecturer of contemporary art history and theory at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. Simon is former director and chief curator at MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam, Tel Aviv (2012-2017), and co-founding editor of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa based Maayan publishing. Author of Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013), and editor of United States of Palestine-Israel (Sternberg Press, 2011), Communists Anonymous (co-editor, Sternberg Press, 2017), and Being Together Precedes Being: A Textbook for The Kids Want Communism (Archive Books, 2019), among others. Recent curatorial projects include: The Kids Want Communism (Athens, Bat Yam, Berlin, Kiev, Ljubljana, Melbourne, Prague and Warsaw, 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.