Yael Bartana
1970, Israel. Lives and works in Holland and Israel

I am focusing on Israel in order to ask: what is this place where I grew up?
How long will this troubled nation continue to perpetuate this pattern of
ignorance? By manipulating form, sound and movement, I create work that triggers personal resonance. Personal, intimate reactions have the potential to provoke honest responses and perhaps replace the predictable, controlled reactions encouraged by the state.
— Yael Bartana

Selected solo exhibitions: 2003: Annet Gelink, Amsterdam; 2002: Trembling Time, Scheveningen, Holland; Variables X Y Z, Holon, Israel; 2001: Profile, Gent.
Selected group exhibitions: 2003: Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Kunstverein, Lübeck; The Promise, The Land, O.K. Center for Cotemporary Art, Vienna; M_ARS-Art and War, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz; 2002: Rendez-Vous, Musee d’art contemporain, Lyon; What? A tale in free images, Brugge Culture Capital of Europe, Belgium; Say Hello Wave Goodbye, Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna; Manifesta 4, Frankfurt; Tele-Journeys, MIT List Visual Center, Cambridge, USA; 4th Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Non-linear Editino, De Paviljoens, Almere, Holland; 2001: In the Meantime, De Appel, Amsterdam; Neue Welt, Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam; Greater New York, P.S.1, New York; Reflex, Centre for the Arts, Tel Aviv.




Trembling Time, Video still.


Kings of The Hill. Video still. Courtesy Annet Gelink, Amsterdam.

Kings of The Hill. Video still. Courtesy Annet Gelink, Amsterdam.