Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Mental Health Center
Sagit Mezamer is a clinical psychologist, artist, and curator, based in Jerusalem. She currently works as a therapist at The Jerusalem Mental Health Center and runs a private practice. Sagit’s passion for understanding opioid addiction has driven her research over the years. In 2021, she studied Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Maté, which she then took upon herself to promote in Israel. Together with Professor Shauli Lev-Ran, she worked on the Hebrew translation of Gabor Maté's "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts."Sagit’s last solo exhibition offered a visual narrative of the history of opium in the Middle East, shedding light on contemporary opioid addiction and the potential of the Iboga root for healing. The show was followed by a visual essay in the Journal of Extreme Anthropology.
Sagit has taught at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem since 2014. She has curated dozens of shows, many of them as the artistic director and curator of “Yaffo 23 - Center for Art and Research in Jerusalem,” and as the curator of The Curfew Tower residency in Northern Ireland (with artist Bill Drummond). Her own works have been shown in various venues and are included in museums and private collections.