Nili Goren was born in 1965 in Jerusalem, Israel. From 1986-1990, she undertook a BFA at the photography department of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and from 1991-1994 Nili gained an MFA in Art History at Tel Aviv University.
Nili taught critical theory in art and photography in various institutions including Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, from 2000-2004, and since 1999 she has been the Curator of Photography at Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Nili has curated over 30 exhibitions, including Soviet Photography, Helmut Newton – Private Property and Big Nudes, Gunther Forg, Ori Gersht, Vardi Kahana, David LaChapelle, Roger Ballen and David Claerbout.
The jury for the Prix Pictet are a group of leading experts in the visual arts from around the world including directors of major museums and galleries as well as journalists and critics. They lead the global search for images of high artistic qcuality and narrative power and fit the theme of a particular cycle.
Professor Sir David King (Chairman)
UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change (SRCC)
Arts Writer, Financial Times
Senior Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Former Managing Partner Pictet Group
Emmanuelle de l’Écotais
Curator of Photography, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Curator of Photography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York