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Yael Bartana

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Nationality  Israeli
Known for  Video art
Role  Artist
Name  Yael Bartana
Movement  Israeli art

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Born  1970Kfar Yehezkel, Israel
Movies  Nightmares, Zamach, Wall and Tower, Inferno
Books  Wherever I Am: Yael Bartana, Emily Jacir, Lee Miller, Anxious. Five Artists Under the Pressure of War
Education  Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, School of Visual Arts

Similar  Sławomir Sierakowski, Akram Zaatari, Ahlam Shibli

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Yael Bartana (Hebrew: יעל ברתנא‎‎; born 1970, Kfar Yehezkel, Israel) is an Israeli artist working in film, installation and photography. Her work investigates "the imagery of identity and the politics of memory." She is perhaps best known for the film trilogy And Europe Will Be Stunned, which premiered at the Polish pavilion of the 2011 Venice Biennale and explores notions of identity and nationalism inherent to the right of return. She is based in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Tel Aviv.


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Bartana received a BFA in photography from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Academy, Jerusalem, a MFA in 1999 from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beelden de Kunsten in Amsterdam for two years, ending in 2001.


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Yael Bartana’s films, film installations and photographs challenge the national consciousness that is propagated by her native country of Israel. Bartana focuses her work on the implied meanings of terms related to "homeland", "return", and "belonging".

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Bartana's platform for investigation includes ceremonies, public rituals and social diversions that are intended to reaffirm the collective identity of countries. Working outside the country, she observes it from a critical distance. Her early films were primarily registrations in which aesthetic interventions, including soundtracks, slowing the image and specific camera perspectives, played a role. The Israeli artist first became interested in exploring the nation of Poland four years ago, when she began her trilogy of films And Europe Will Be Stunned, which examines 19th and 20th-century Europe as a historic homeland for Ashkenazi Jews. In recent years, she has increasingly staged her films, and proposed utopic narratives for new chapters of history.

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Yael Bartana has had several solo exhibitions held at various venues including: the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, MoMA PS1 in New York City, and Moderna Museet Malmö. She participated in Documenta 12 in Kassel in 2007, in the São Paulo Art Biennial 2010 and won the Artes Mundi Prize in 2010. Yael Bartana was Poland's choice for the 2011 Venice Biennale where she was the first non-Polish citizen to represent Poland. In 2013 her film And Europe Will Be Stunned was acquired in the permanent collection by the Solomon R. Guggenhein Foundation and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Bartana's photography, film, and sound works investigate questions surrounding society, spirituality, and politics.

Awards and Prizes

She has been nominated for and given many awards - most recently she was awarded the prestigious Artes Mundi Prize - one of the UK's major art prizes.

  • 1996 Samuel Academy Award for Excellence, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem
  • 2003 Kipper Prize for the Young Artist, Wolf Fund
  • 2004 Dorothea von Stetten Art Award
  • 2005 Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn
  • 2005 Prix de Rome, 2nd Award Winner, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam
  • 2006 Prize for a Young Artist, Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport
  • 2007 Nathan Gottsdiner Foundation, The Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • Exhibitions

  • "Back to the Future," Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015)
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2013-2014)
  • Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2012)
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2012)
  • Media City Seoul 2010, Seoul, Korea (2010)
  • Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden (2010),
  • Artes Mundi, Cardiff, Wales (2010),
  • Yael Bartana at P.S.1 (2009)
  • Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2008)
  • Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2008)
  • The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2007)
  • Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (2006)
  • Museum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2005)
  • Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2004)
  • MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (2004)
  • References

    Yael Bartana Wikipedia