Ohad Ben Shimon

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3512 EV Utrecht

Ohad Ben Shimon

External PhD candidate
Media and Performance Studies


2021-2026 Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

PhD-candidate / Funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO)

2022 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL

Guest resident

2018-2020 University of Amsterdam, NL

Research M.A. Cultural Analysis, Cum laude (with Distinction)

2014-2015 University of Nottingham, UK

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) (with Distinction)

2005-2009 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

B.A. Visual Arts

2002-2005 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IL

B.A. Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

Work Experience:

09/2019 - present The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Senior Lecturer Critical Thinking / Researcher of Change Management

09/2021 - present Utrecht University

Researcher of Subjects in Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning (SILT)

02/2020 - present Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

Researcher of 'Word and Image' research group

10/2019 - 12/2019 University of Amsterdam Business School

Lecturer Study Toolkit Program

09/2018 - 08/2019 Amsterdam International Community School

International Baccalaureate (IB) Theory of Knowledge Teacher / Arts Teacher

08/2016 - 08/2018 St. Louis School of Milan

Head of International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge Department, Theory of Knowledge & Business Management Teacher, Global Perspectives Teacher

2011 - 2016 International School Almere/ American International School of Rotterdam/ American School of The Hague

International Baccalaureate Psychology, Business Management, Economics Teacher

Professional references

Prof. dr. Iris van der Tuin, Professor in Theory of Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University


dr. Jacco van Uden, Lector Change Management, The Hague University of Applied

Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands (J.C.vanUden@hhs.nl) Tel: +31634004290

dr. Joost de Bloois, Dpt. Literary and Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

(J.G.C.deBloois@uva.nl) Tel. +31 (0)20 5257698


After Method in Organization Studies IV (AMOS): The epistemology of practice, Mälardalen University, Västerås, SE 

Connect/Cut. Infrastructures and collective activity, University of Copenhagen, DK 


OSL/NICA Symposium: Posthuman Futures in Literature and Art, University of Amsterdam

Bodies Matter Conference, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden, NL


Keynote Lecture "How to Become a Fortune-Teller and Still Keep Your Day Job as a Teacher", MITA Conference, American School of Milan, Milan, Italy


Keynote Lecture "The Inter-Disciplinary Perspective", Cognitive Science Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


"Tableaux Vivants" at Truth & Method Conference: Gadamer's influence on the Humanities, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands


"When two people come together" at Woord and Blik Symposium - Jacques Derrida & The Visual Arts, Leiden University, 2008

Academic publications (Peer-reviewed):


Ben Shimon, O. (2022) Guest Editor's Introduction - The Somatechnics of Organisations, Somatechnics, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 107-113, ISSN 2044-0138 Available Online Dec 2022 (https://doi.org/10.3366/soma.2022.0383)

Ben Shimon, O. and Hiskes, A. (2022) Stuck Together: A Correspondence on Protocols between Scholars and Objects, Somatechnics, Volume 12 Issue 3, Page 185-199, ISSN 2044-0138 Available Online Dec 2022

Ben Shimon, O. "Theorizing Immune-inhibition and TNF-inhibitors from the Autoimmune", Recerca Journal of Thought and Analysis 


Ben Shimon, O. "Eco-immunology and Superweeds". Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities, 2(1), 23–31. https://doi.org/10.46863/ecocene.19.


Ben Shimon, O. "A Living Community: Theorizing Immunity from the Autoimmune." Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, vol. 29 no. 2, Duke University Press, 2020, pp.285-307. https://doi.org/10.1215/10418385-8742994.


Ben Shimon, O. "Ah Bartleby! Ah Immunity!", Simulacrum Journal for Art and Culture, Vol. 27, No.3, pp. 57-61, 2019

Ben Shimon, O. "Anti-Sentimental Love", in Holmes and Kivland (eds) The Graveside Orations of Carl Einstein, MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE, 2019, pp. 128-130.


2018 Ben Shimon, O. Until the last breath, Zimzalla, 2018

2013 Ben Shimon, O. 2 blue cups on two different corners of the table, VerySmallKitchen, 2013

Other publications


Ben Shimon, O. "301", The Happy Hypocrite #12 - Without Reduction, Book Works


Ben Shimon, O. "I Was a Baker Before", FloppyPoppyWidy MATTER - C - , Editions Clinamen

Ben Shimon, O. "[028.1] 21.12.13 (solstice)", Dialogue with Taylor, A. Para-text, (2)


Ben Shimon, O. Printed Web #3, Edited by Soulellis, P. Library of the Printed Web


Ben Shimon, O. "Flip Flops", FloppyPoppyWidy Matter, Editions Clinamen


Ben Shimon, O. "The Mirror S(t)age", The Second Act Catalogue, Time To Meet ,

Ben Shimon, O. "The Bad Bed", Mifgash Magazine, Issue 2, pp.14-16, June, 2011

Ben Shimon, O. "The Oscillating Escalator", Rong-Wrong, As Is Press, pp. 28-34

Ben Shimon, O. "Responses: regarding Circulation", Circa Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue 131, On Criticism and Criticality

Editorial work


Guest editor, Somatechnics: Journal of Bodies – Technologies – Power, Special issue on The Somatechnics of Organizations, Edinburgh University Press

2019 - 2021

Editorial board member Soapbox Journal for Cultural Analysis

Exhibitions/ Performances/ Readings (Selection)


"Infrastructural vulnerability", Rijksakademie Open Studios 2022, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL


"Jobnik" (Lecture-Performance), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, February 5th, 2019


"Until the last breath" (Reading), Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Looiersgracht 60, NL

"Only the curve remains" (Duo-exhibition and performance), One gee in fog, Genève


"From concrete to liquid to spoken worlds to the word", Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève


"Artists Without Borders" (Exhibition and reading), Galeri Kara, Ankara

"Artists Without Borders", Consulate General of Austria, Istanbul

"OPEN AVOND(S) - A proposition from the archive", de Appel arts centre, NL


"Poetry Reading Night" (Reading), Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

"Selected writings" (Reading), Red Light Radio, Amsterdam, NL

"Amsterdam (North) by Bus", Crisis of History #3,Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL

"Zurich Memoirs", Geschichte in Geschichten, Helmhaus, Zurich, CH


The Bored Board, GRAIN, WOOD, FLAX, TURF, Time To Meet, Voorkamer, Lier, BE

What begins and ends within our own edges, I.C.W Mercedes Azpilicueta, It has Begun, Printroom, Rotterdam, NL


Making Use, Van Abbemuseum, I.C.W Mercedes Azpilicueta, Eindhoven, NL

Wrap Up!, Printroom, Rotterdam, NL

P.E, UHM meets PirateCinema, TodaysArt, The Hague, NL


#CareerChange, INexcatly THIS, Kunstvlaai, I.C.W Mercedes Azpilicueta, Amsterdam, NL

"The Secret Diaries of Anne Lets 'Be' Frank" (Lecture-Performance), Critical Art Ensemble, Winning hearts and Minds, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, DE

"You Are Courteously Invited" (Duo-exhibition), Project-Space 1646, The Hague, NL

Self Portrait as Van Gogh, TLK DRTY, Amstel 41, Amsterdam, NL

Donner du Temps au Temps, Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris, FR

Diary, Can Serrat Artist Residency, Barcelona, ES

The Second Act, de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NL


2021-2026 Dutch Research Council (NWO), Doctoral Grant for Educators, NL

2013 SPOT Documentatie, Stroom, The Hague, NL

2012 SPOT Individuele Tentoonstelling, Stroom, The Hague, NL

2011 SPOT Individuele Tentoonstelling, Stroom, The Hague, NL

2011 PRO Kunstprojecten, Stroom, The Hague, NL

2011 Can Serrat Support Stipend, Barcelona, ES

2010 Pilot project Expeditie RUHR.2010, Fonds BKVB, NL

2010 PRO Onderzoek, Stroom, The Hague, NL


2021 Basic Qualification Didactic Competence (BDB)

2014-2015 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education International (with Distinction), Nottingham University

Languages: English (native), Hebrew (native), Dutch (good), Spanish (good)