Netanel Portier

Senior Director of Learning and Practice

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(215) 685-0725

Netanel Portier joined the Executive Team at Mural Arts in January 2023 as the Senior Director of Learning and Practice. Previously as Director of the Mural Arts Institute, Portier launched this most recent department of Mural Arts that advances research and development of socially engaged, participatory public art practices, bringing the Mural Arts model to other change-making leaders across the globe. Portier has over 18 years of experience bringing diverse artists and communities together for transformative public projects and programs as a project manager, artist, teacher, curator, and médiatrice culturelle. She is devoted to promoting social engagement and meaningful action and has designed and managed diverse and complex public art projects rooted in social practice. As Director of the Project Management Office, a role she held before launching the Institute, Portier led the creation and implementation of project management processes and tools for the Mural Arts program and model. Portier continued to lead and design learning engagements with individual artists, administrators, institutions, and cultural and community-led organizations with a focus on participatory public art projects and programs. Portier is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, France, and the mother of two young aspiring creators.

Last updated: Jan 18, 2024