Professor Dana Arieli is a researcher and a photographer. She currently serves as the Dean of Design Faculty at H.I.T., Holon Institute of Technology. Between 2004-2012 she served as the head of the History and Theory Department in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Arieli is an associate professor and her research deals with the interrelations between Art and Politics in both Totalitarian and Democratic political systems. She has completed her Ph.d. at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and studied Photography in Camera Obscura and Bazelel. In recent years Arieli presented some solo photography exhibitions in Israel. Her first Solo Exhibition was accompanied with the catalogue “Closer than they Appear: Givat Ram” (2013).

Professor Arieli has written numerous articles and books, among the books she published are:

The Nazi Phantom: A Journey after the relics of the Third Reich (Resling, 2014. the book includes a Photography-catalog) Scared Stiff: Terror and its visualisation in art and popular culture (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2011, Hebrew, edited with Dafna Sering); Creators and Dictators: Avantgarde and Mobilised Art in Totalitarian Regimes (Tel Aviv: Tel-Aviv University Press, 2008, Hebrew); Creators in Overburden: Rabin Assassination, Art and Politics (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, 2005, Hebrew, Winner of Prime-Minister award of the state of Israel, 2006; Romanticism of Steel: Art and Politics in Germany (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 1999, Hebrew); In the Labyrinth of Legitimacy: Referenda in Israel (Tel Aviv: HaKibbutz HaMeuhad and the Israel Democracy Institute, 1993, Hebrew).