Meital Yaniv (b. 1984, Tel-Aviv, israel) currently of xučyun (Huichin) territory, Ohlone—Chochenyo land / Oakland area is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice embodies language, performance, and video. Yaniv’s labor weaves and merges the personal and the political to find the common thread in disparate struggles, connecting ideas, bodies, and forms of resistance. Since 2015, Yaniv has been organizing intimate reading events with the aim of conceiving alternative communities where vulnerability holds us all accountable. Their book, Spectrum for an Untouchable, was published in October 2016. They have performed and exhibited at Hammer Museum, MCASD (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego), Human Resources, LACA (Los Angeles Contemporary Archive), The Situation Room, Visitor Welcome Center, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), PØST, Mana Contemporary, and Wendy’s Subway, among others. They have been published by Los Angeles Review of Books’ Voluble Channel, Nonsensical, Ladyscumbag, Entropy Magazine, Graphite Journal, and notes on looking, with reviews by Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Bitch Media, KCET Artbound, and Fabrik Magazine. Yaniv holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.