Short Bio

Collaborative art has formed the core of my practice since 2000 after I completed a BA in art history and a PGC in Curatorial and Critical Studies and PGC in Education. I have produced such work through working as a community artist in art institutes, social centres, schools and in less formal spaces.

The themes of work are social and political issues through investigation of the aesthetics of everyday life, urban history, marginalised spaces and communities and social justice. My work usually takes the form of participatory workshops and events, digital collage, photography, urban interventions, agitprops and installations.

In my role as “artist in the community” (2009-2013) I have planned, written, and delivered on a weekly basis art workshops with hard-to-reach groups such as residents of working class families, new immigrants, ethnic minorities, children and the elderly. Recently I have been working with several schools and refugee communities in Brighton.

Although much of my work has taken place outside art institutions I have been exhibited in the past two years in places such as the Tate Modern / Tate Exchange, the Turner Contemporary, Hoxton Arch Gallery, Studio 74 (Brixton). In the past my work was covered by National and international newspapers and magazines and a few books. Recently I received a grant for a national tour of my project “The New Union Flag” from the Arts Council England. 

In 2016, after moving to Brighton, I founded SEAS – Socially Engaged Art Salon a place for exhibition and artists’ collaborations with local communities. The initiative gained the support of several local organisations and the Mayor of Brighton. For more about SEAS please see http://www.seasbrighton.com

‘… Gil Doron is one of those brave truth tellers who sees the inequities in daily life and highlights them through his art, which is neither didactic nor simple-minded. As this book makes clear, he is a fearless magician who translates ideas and ethics into art objects, social practices and spatial actions’   Prof. William Menking, Pratt Institute, Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper

‘Mualem-Doron’s engaging and provocative body of work is elegantly catalogued here, offering the reader a deeper understanding of what it means to subvert in an oppressive situation. He is a trickster, creating community dialog and participation, while serving up invisible and often difficult histories to the casual passer-by or gallery visitor…’ Beverly Naidus, Artist, Author of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame.