Dalit Lahav-Durst studied art history at the Sorbonne, specialized in German Expressionism and continued with Curatorial Studies. She has worked with artists, primarily painters but also sculptors and photographers, for over twenty years in Europe and Israel.
In the 1990s, Lahav-Durst was involved in cultural exchanges between Israeli and Palestinian artists – among them Dan Kedar, Sliman Manzour and Nabil Hanani – in both France and Israel.

As part of her responsibilities while working at The Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr – The Jewish Documentation Center located in Paris, France, she curated exhibitions of artists who perished in the camps and also those who survived the Holocaust . Among these artists were Zalman Breyer (woodcuts and paintings), and Shlomo Selinger (sculptures).

From 2000 to 2005 Lahav-Durst curated Ruth Schloss’  painting  exhibition “Anne Frank” in France.

From 2000 to 2007 she co-curated with the Dutch historian Joke Kneismeyer the traveling exhibition “L’Antisémitisme du Moyen-âge à nous Jours” in France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Former Chief Curator of the M.T. Abraham Foundation and the head of the Cultural Exchange and Academic Department at The Hermitage Foundation in Israel (from 2009 to 2017).

During the past four years she has curated exhibitions in Europe dedicated to the sculpture of Edgar Degas . In December 2013 she co-curated the exhibition ” Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion” at The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Lahav-Durst works with a broad range of artists, including Tatjana Bergelt (Finland), Raffi Kaiser (France), Nadav Lipchitz (Israel), Ofer Lellouche (France/Israel) and Yigal Shtayim (Israel).

Lahav-Durst is also literary translator who specializes in Portuguese-Brazilian literature.


Dalit Lahav-Durst’s About page is available  in Hebrew