Publications (selection)

The Soothsayer/Le Devin, 2022

Ami Barak, Guy Boyer, Elsa Godart and Jean de Loisy, 2022, The Soothsayer, exhibition catalog, The Soothsayer, April 23 to November 17, 2022, curated by Ami Barak. Venice : St. George Anglican Church, 59th Venice Biennale - Republic of San Marino. Éditions courtes et longues / In Fine éditions d’art


Ami Barak and Cathérine Bédard, 2019, Displacements. Exhibition catalogue, Dominique Blain at the Canadian Cultural Center of Paris, September 27 to January 14, 2019. Paris: Skira editions.

64th Salon de Montrouge, 2019

Ami Barak and Marie Gautier, 2019, Catalogue du 64e Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, April 27 to May 22, 2019, Paris: Atelier Baudelaire and GeneralPublic.

Connected. Peter Kogler with...

Ami Barak, 2019, « Twists and twines in time and space » in Connected. Peter Kogler with..., under the direction of Kunsthaus Graz, pp. 194-202. Exhibition catalogue Connected. Peter Kogler with…, Graz, June 28 juin to October 20, 2019, curated by Katrin Bucher-Trantow, Graz: Universal museum Joanneum.

Role-Playing, Rewriting Mythologies

Ami Barak and Hyoyeun Kang, 2018, Role-Playing, Rewriting Mythologies. Exhibition catalogue, 7th Daegu Biennale, South Korea, Daegu Arts Center, September 5 to October 16, 2018, Daegu: Daegu Arts Center.

63rd Salon de Montrouge, 2018

Ami Barak and Marie Gautier, 2018, Catalogue du 63e Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, April 28 to May 23, 2018, Paris: Atelier Baudelaire and GeneralPublic.

Life a User’s Manual

Ami Barak and Diana Marincu, 2017, Life a User’s Manual. Exhibition catalogue, Timisoara, 2nd Biennale of Timisoara and Arad, Romania, September 30 to November 5, 2017. Timisoara: Art Encounters Foundation.

What does the image stand for?

Ami Barak, 2017, What does the image stand for?. Exhibition catalogue, Montreal, MOMENTA, Biennale of the image, September 7 to October 15, 2017, Montreal: Momenta and Kerber Verlag.

Constellation – Contemporary art in today’s China

Ami Barak, 2017, Constellation – Contemporary art in today’s China. Exhibition catalogue, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 24 to September 24, 2017, Paris: CareOf Publishing.

62nd Salon de Montrouge

Ami Barak and Marie Gautier, 2017, Catalogue du 62e Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, April 27 to May 24, 2019. Paris: Atelier Baudelaire and GeneralPublic.

61st Salon de Montrouge 2016

Ami Barak and Marie Gautier, 2016, Catalogue du 61e Salon de Montrouge, Montrouge, May 4 mai to May 30, 2016, Paris: Atelier Baudelaire and GeneralPublic.

Julião Sarmento - The Real Thing

"Julião Sarmento: The Real Thing - La Chose Même" in Julião Sarmento: The Real Thing - La Chose Même, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, 2016, pp. 33-37, Paris: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

An Estranged Paradise

Ami Barak and Maria Nasimova, 2015, An Estranged Paradise. Contemporary Chinese Art from the DSL Collection. Exhibition catalogue at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, October 29th 2014 to January 11th, 2015, Moscow.


Ami Barak, 2014, Suspense. Exhibition catalogue, Tim Parchikov, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Roma: Contrasto.

Performing History

Maria Rus Bojan and Ami Barak, Performing History, Romanian Pavillion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia 2011, IDEA arts + society, Cluj, Romania, #38, 2011, special issue.

Art For The World

"Art for the World", The City of Forking Paths, World Expo, Shanghai, 2010, catalogue published by JGM Galerie, Paris, Shanghai and edited by Hanna ALKEMA, Ivy ZHOU, 周冰心, Karen LEVY, Veronica PAN, 潘逸人.

Return to Function

Ami Barak and Martha Schwendener, "Return to Function", Essays by Martha Schwendener and Ami Barak, Madison: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009.

Can Art Do More?

Ami Barak and Bernard Blistène, 2008, Can Art Do More?. Exhibition catalogue, Art Focus 5, international contemporary art event in Jerusalem, September 23 to October 23, 2008, Jerusalem Foundation.


Diasporic comes from diaspora and originally refers to a forced exile for political, economic, social and cultural reasons. Exile generally refers to a link, at least symbolic, with the country of origin and to a group of dispersed people who come from the same place and who proclaim themselves members of a diaspora and by rebound assume an identity that, whether we admit or not, takes you back to departure point. On an artistic level, these conscious or unconscious links, these genealogies are undeniably sources of enrichment, both symbolic and metaphorical. Whatever they do, artists will express these intrinsic links to their original homelands and cultural horizons in their works and in various details, both at the level of formal vocabulary and at the conceptual level. As the British sociologist and researcher Paul Gilroy (1993) aptly puts it, "Roots have given way to routes. 'Displaced people have things to teach us', says American writer Philip Roth. And it is for these reasons that I have chosen these artists and these works to show and demonstrate the power and diversity of approaches, but also to capture the effects of dispersion, scattering, borders, origin and return, insider and outsider that correspond to realities and lived experiences that offer an emblematic range.