Meir Gal is an artist, lecturer and screenwriter. Prior to settling in New York in 1987, he lived and worked in Europe for several years. He was a curator for a contemporary private art foundation in the U.S. and Europe as well as an art critic for the Tel Aviv based Studio Art Magazine. Since 1997 he has been teaching photography, art theory and art and politics at the City University of New York. As faculty at the School of Visual Arts, he teaches art theory and studio art in the Art History and Fine Art departments. His work has been shown in galleries and museums in Israel, the United States and Europe, and recently surveyed in Radical History Review (Duke University Press). He is also currently co-producing several film projects and has written screenplays including American City about New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina which is being co-produced with Leonardo DiCaprio's company Appian Way.