Sally Haftel Naveh was born in 1969 (Colombia, South America). She earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in art history from Tel Aviv University, and studied performing arts at Yoram Levinstein Performing Art School in Tel Aviv and at Lee Strasberg Institute in New York.
At the end of the 1990’s Haftel Naveh began working as a curator in commercial art galleries. Since 2008 she has been an independent curator, curating exhibitions in alternative art spaces as well as in public realm. From 2010 to 2013 she served as a director and curator to Tel Aviv’s Municipality Art Gallery Kay 16 – Community Gallery for Contemporary Art.
Since 2010 Haftel Naveh has curated many exhibitions held at, amongst others, the Tel Aviv Museum (8 Cube Museum Space); the Rockefeller Museum for Archeology, Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Re: Visiting Rockefeller); the L.A. Mayer Islamic Museum of Art, Jerusalem (Orient Express); the Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art (Tie Break); the Meet Factory, Prague (Objectonomy: The Economy of the Object); the Jerusalem Artists’ House (The Sensitive Plant); the Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem (Welfare of the Monarchy); and she was also a co-curator of Traces VI, the 6th Drawing Biennale in Jerusalem Artists’ House.
Sally Haftel Naveh gives regular lectures at various academic curatorial programs and is a member of several consulting art committees in Israel.