Galit Criden (b.1986, Israel) is a choreographer and researcher based in London.
She holds a BA from Visual Theater School, and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory From Goldsmiths University, London. Her practice examines sculptural physicality, extended duration, and aesthetic precision where the relation between space, duration, and movement is intensely magnified. She's particularly interested in what sort of conversation her work can have with fixed ways of structuring knowledge to enact change. Galit works with choreography, objects, education, and research.
Her work has been showcased and acknowledged by the WellcomeCollection Museum, Chisenhale Dance Space, M.A.M.A The Museum of Motherhood, Performatica Dance Festival Mexico, and many others.
Qualifications & Professional Development
2018-20: Goldsmiths University; MA Visual Culture, Contemporary Art Theory.
2017: CND: Choreography Summer Camp, Paris.
2013- 15: Student exchange program, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
2009-13: The School of Visual Theatre; BA Visual Theatre.
2009-13: David Yellin College of Education; BA Art Education.
2018-20: Somatic Movement Practitioner at Fieldworks Dance.
Working with various artistic and cultural organizations to support artistic growth and movement awareness within communities. Previously taught at Centre for Better Health, Fix studios, Chisenhale Dance Space, TripSpace, and Move Studio, London.
2021: How to be together? Commissioned by the Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London. Curatorial research project exploring alternative ways to collaborate and learn together, using the matriarchal perspective as a tool to further feminist queer activism.
2020: The Hostess project; digital Learning in days of the pandemic; Co-Facilitation with Laura Kirshenbaum. Online series of performative webinars centering on body knowledge in days of the pandemic. Developed a diverse educational and performative curriculum reaching a wide range of people.
Research (Academic & Creative) Output
2021: The Good Enough Mother, Guest speaker, Podcast series.
2021: Mentor Mum Magazine, Published text in Blog, UK.
2021: MAMA; Mothers Are Making Art, Published Text in the monthly magazine, UK.
2020: Master Dissertation: Maternal Strategies in performance, Goldsmiths University, UK.
Conferences l Workshops
2021: Workshop, Art Curation Department at Goldsmiths University, UK.
2021: Lecture in Dancing with De-colonization Conference, University of Roehampton, UK.
2018: Lecture in Dance Department Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Prizes l Awards l Residencies
2021: Artist Grand, Israeli Embassy of London, UK.
2021: Residency at the Women Art Library, Goldsmiths University. UK.
2020: Global Talent award, UK Government. UK.
2019: Art Grant; Young promising Artist, The Israeli Embassy. UK.
2018: Educational Grant, Goldsmiths University. UK.
2017: The Jehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation. Israel.
2017: PAF Residency Program. France.
2016-17: Fest’Factory, Residency Program. Israel.
2014: ArtPort Residency Program. Israel.