Sigalit Landau Born in Jerusalem 1969, lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Born in Jerusalem in 1969, Sigalit Landau is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, video, photography and sculpture. Landau graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1994. After several years in Europe and in the United-States, she returned to Tel Aviv, and currently lives and works in Israel. Throughout her career, Landau has received significant awards including the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (1994), the Wolf foundation Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship, established by Anselm Kiefer (1998); the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2004); The Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2016), French Republic Chevalier decoration of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2017), Honorary Doctorate degree from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (2017).
Landau's work has been exhibited globally in museums and leading venues including: MoMA, New York; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; MAGASIN III, Stockholm; Yokohama Triennale, Japan; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Israeli Pavilion, The Venice Art Biennale (1997 & 2011); Documenta X, Kassel; and the MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona), and many more. Landau’s works are included in major collections: The Brooklyn Museum, MACBA, MoMA, Centre George Pompidou,The Israel Museum, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art and MoCK (The Museum of Contemporary art Krakow).
1993 Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York City (student exchange semester)
1990-4 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (B.F.A.)
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2019 'Salt Years' The Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria. Curators: Thorsten Sadowsky with Marijana Schneider
2019 ‘Sigalit Landau: Sea Stains’, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem
2019 ‘Growth & Change’, Roe Green Gallery, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Ohio, Curator: A. Will Brown
2019 'Lot’s Wife’, Alon Segev Gallry, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
2016 ‘Miqlat’, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris
2016 ‘Salt Bride’, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK,
2016 ‘Sorrow Grove’, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
2015 ‘Sigalit Landau’, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2015 ‘Better Place’, cellule516, Marseille, France, Curator: Audrey Koulinsky
2015 ‘Snow in Jerusalem’, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2015 ‘Shelter, 2012’, Place des Arts, Muse’e d’art Contemporain de Montreal
2014 ‘Phoenician Sand Dance’, MACBA, Barcelona. Curator: Bartomeu Marí
2014 ‘Knafeh’, Marlborough Contemporary, London. Curator: Andrew Renton
2014 ‘Moving To Stand Still’, Koffler Centre of Fine Arts, Toronto. Curator: Mona Filip
2013 ‘The Ram in the Thicket’, Maison Hermes in Ginza, Tokyo. Curator: Reiko Setsuda
2013 ‘Margin’, Mucsarnok, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest. Curator: Lili Boros
2013 ‘Olives’, Tromso Kunstforening, Tromso. Curator: Lita Ellingsen
2012 ‘Caryatid’, The Negev Museum of Art, Beersheba. Curator: Dalia Manor
2012 ‘Infinite Games’, Solyanaka Gallery, Moscow. Curator: Vardit Gross
2012 ‘Soil Nursing’, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris
2012 ‘Angel Laundry’, Givon Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Tsachi Hachmon
2012 ‘One man’s floor is another man’s feelings’ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah. Curator: Laurie Ann Farrell
2011 ‘One man’s floor is another man’s feelings’, Israeli Pavilion, 54th Biannale, Venice Curator: Jean De Loisy, Ilan Wizgan
2008 ‘Salt sails + Suger knots’, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris
2008 ‘Projects 87’, MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
2008 ‘Salame/ Herzel: Views from Tel-Aviv South’, Tel Aviv. Curator: Dalia Manor
2007 ‘The Dining Hall’, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Curator: Gabriele Horn
2006 Sherman Galleries, Sydney.
2005 ‘Carcel de Amor’, Relatos culturales sobre la violencia de genero CARS, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
2005 ‘Treading Water’, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa. Curator: Fairfax Dorn
2005 ‘The Endless Solution’, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Mordechai Omer
2005 ‘Bauchaus 04’, (performance), The Armory Show, New York City
2002 'The Country’, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2002 Video and zoetrope installation, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Curator: Jonathan Watkins
2001 Installation at the 'Thread Waxing Space', New York City. Curator: Lia Gangitano
2000 ‘Somnambulin-Station 1’, (sonic performance piece), Spacex Gallery, Exeter. Curators: Zoë Sherman and Tom Trevor
1999 ‘The Natives are Restless’, New Work UK, Chisenhale Gallery, London.
1997 Resident Alien II, The Israeli pavilion to the Venice Art Biennial (with Yossi Breger and Miriam Cabessa), Venice Curator: Sarah Breitberg-Semel
1997 Resident Alien I, Documenta X, Kassel. Curator: Catherine Davide
1996 ‘VoorWerk 5’, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Curator: Bartomeu Mari
1995 ‘Temple Mount’, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curators: Yigal Zalmona and Sarit Shapira
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020 ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love’ Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow Cruator: Katia Krylova
2020 ‘DESTRUCTION AND RECOVERY’ Kulturni Center. Belgrad Serbia
2020. ‘Body Landscapes’Israel museum’ Jerusalem. Curator: Dr. Adina Kamian Kashdan.
2020 ‘JSC ON VIEW’ Julia Stoschek collection. Düsseldorf
2020. Voyage Voyages’ Mucem Marseille–France . Curators: Christine Poullain, Pierre-Nicolas Bounakoff
2019 The 7th Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Traces VII – Action Line. Jerusalem, Cruator: Hadas Maor
2019 Zumu Kiryat Yam. Curators: Ofra Harnam, Ruth Oppenheim
2019 ‘Seasch Line’ The Art Gallery, Beit Hankin. Curators: Nete Haber, Ayelet Herzwolf, Orna Ethkin Raviv
2019 'Magen Avraham', Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2019 'Chronicles – Haaretz in Israeli Art’, Tel Aviv, Curator: Efrat Livny
2019 ‘Only broken clocks show the right time’, Gdansk City Gallery, Curator: Paweł Sosnowski
2019 ‘Strong Pieces: Feminisms and Geographies’, Saarbrucken, Germany
2019 ‘Visions of Place: Contemporary Israeli Art’, Susquehanna Art Museum, Pennsylvania
2019 ‘Kabbalah’, Jewish Cultural Quarter, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2019 ‘Evoking Reality’ Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
2019 ‘Mort à crédit’, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2019 ‘Kabbalah’, Jewish Museum Vienna, Austria
2018 ‘Athens in Tel Aviv’, Neve-Schechter, Tel Aviv, Curator: Shira Friedman
2018 ‘To the End of Land’, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Curators: Drorit Gur Arie, Or Tshuva
2018 ‘Dionysian life’, Ilana Goor Museum, Tel Aviv, Curator: Nava Sevilla Sadeh
2018 ‘TAP and TOUCH’, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv
2018 ‘How banal is evil?’, CURATED BY_2018, Curator: Katarzyna Uszynska
2018 ‘Je Me Suviens’, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2018 ‘What Comes Around Goes Around’, Neve-Schechter, Tel Aviv
2018 'Ailleurs est ce rêve poche’, The contemporary art center Villa du Parc, Frace
2018 ‘VIDEO ECHOES: WAVES FROM THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN’, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Australia, Curator: Victor Griss
2017 ‘Thou Shalt Not’, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem,
2017 ‘Dreams and Dramas’, new Zuzeum Art Center, Riga, Latvia, Curator: Roy Brand
2017 ‘LICHTSICHT – PROJECTION-BIENNALE’, Bad Rothenfelde, Germany,
2017 ‘Shelters of Babylon’, Maribor, Slovenia, Curator: Peter Tomaž Dobrila
2017 ‘The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely’, Ostend, Belgium, Curators: Jan Fabre, Joanna De Vos
2017 ‘Israeli Contemporary Art’ MARI, National Academy of Arts of Kiev
2017 ‘Intra-Action’, Harn Museum of Art, Florida
2017 ‘Mondo Digitale’, Media Art Festival, Rome, Italy
2016 ‘Behold the Man’, Jesus in Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Amitai Mendelsohn
2016 ‘Uncertain States – Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency’, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2016 ‘D’une Méditerranée’, l’autre’, FRAC PACA, Marseille
2015 'Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz', MoCK, Krakow, Poland, Curator: Delfina Jałowik, Jürgen Kaumkötter
2015 ‘Flora Palaestina’, The New Gallery, Musrara School, Jerusalem, Israel, Curator: Avi Sabag
2015 ‘CHANGE THE WORLD’, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris,france
2015 ‘CRU / OIR’, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília, Curator: Marcello Dantas
2015 ‘Like A Prayer’, MAGASIN III, Stockholm, Sweden, Curators: Richard Julin, Tessa Praun
2015 ‘Visions of Place’, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden N.J ,Curators: Martin Rosenberg, J. Susan Isaacs
2015 ‘TO SEE-TO REVEAL’, Uses and Representations of the Unexplained’, MUSAC, León, Spain, Curator: Manuel Olveira
2015 'The Jerusalem Biennale', The Tower of David Museum, Jerusalem, Israel,
2015 ‘Migrantes en el arte contemporáneo’, MUNTREF – CAC, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Curator: Diana Wechsler
2015 ‘Nel Mezzo del Mezzo’, Museo Riso Albergo dei Poveri, Palermo, Italy, Curators: Bartomeu Marí, Marco Bazzini
2015 ‘Desires and Necessities’, MACBA: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Curator: Bartomeu Marí
2015 ‘The Hinder Sea’, Ashdod Museum of Art, Ashdod, Israel, Curator: Roni Cohen-Binyamini
2015 ‘Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz’, MOCAK, Krakow, poland, Curators: Delfina Jalowik, Jürgen Kaumkötter
2015 ‘Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture’, MoMA, New-York, Curator: Pedro Gadanho
2015 Sigalit Landau Moshe Kupferman, Works from Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, Tel-Aviv Universiy Art Gallery Curator: Igal Ahouvi, Matan Daube
2015 ‘Auto Body’, FAENA ART CENTER BUENOS AIRES. Curator: Ximena Caminos, Tami Katz-Freiman, Brandi Reddick & Chana Sheldon
2015 ‘Sculpture in the City’, 2015’,London, UK
2015 ‘Recurrence: Rituals, Place and History’, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus, Curator: Drorit Gur Arie
2015 ‘THE BODY POLITIC’,Centre Pompidou Málaga’, Spain
2015 ‘Niemand zeugt für den Zeugen’, Paul-Löbe Haus, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Jürgen Kaumkötter
2014 ‘A Room of His Own: Masculinities in Korea and the Middle East’, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea. Curator: Hyewon Lee
2014 ‘2° Venice international Performance Art Week I Ritual Body - Political Body’, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy. Curator: Andrea Pagnes & Verena Stenke
2014 ‘Auto Body’, Giant Motors, Miami, USA. Curator: Ximena Caminos, Tami Katz-Freiman, Brandi Reddick & Chana Sheldon
2014 ‘Waterscapes: The Politics of Water’, The Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea. Curator: Hyewon Lee
2014 ‘Days of Endless Time’, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA. Curator: Barbara Gordon
2014 ‘Compressed Household 1996 - 2010’, Sigmund Freud Museum, Schauraum Berggasse 19, Vienna, Austria.
2014 ‘Mark The Line’, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden. Curator: Liv Stoltz
2014 ‘MASBEDO. Todestriebe’, The Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy. Curator: Olga Gambari
2014 ‘Corpus’, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Curator: Maria Brewinska
2014 ‘Feast Your Eyes’, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley. Curator: Lisa Fischmann
2014 ‘A Moving Image’, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. Curator: Catherine Crowston & Josée Drouin-Brisebois
2014 ‘Dance Me’, Wanås Konst / The Wanås Foundation, Wanas. Curator: Elisabeth Millqvist
2014 ‘The expression of suffering in the art of the XX and XXI century’, Red Cross Museum, Geneva. Curator: Sandra Sunier
2014 ‘Sculpture du Sud’, Villa Datris, L’Isle sur La Sorgue. Curator: Danièle Kapel-Marcovici
2014 ‘Carte Blanche’, Galerist, Istanbul. Curator: Nil Yalter
2014 ‘Silent Among Us’, Loft Project ETAGI, St. Petersburg. Curator: Maria Veits
2014 ’The Chicago Triangle’ Haifa Museum, Haifa. Curator: Ruth Direktor
2014 ’The Art Of Life - Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East’ Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala. Curator: Åsa Thörnlund
2014 ‘Political, Social and Global Issues of the Body’, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul. Curator: Jeehee Kim
2014 ‘Danse Macabre’, Binyamini Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Dr. Eran Gilat
2014 ‘Confrontation’, Galerie Minoraure Galerie Alain le Gaillard, Paris
2014 ‘Go Get Your Knife’, Salon Akademii, Warsaw. Curator: Jacek Sosnowski
2014 ‘International Biennal of Photography and Visual Arts’, Liege.
2013 ‘Zbib El-Ard’, Har-El Printers & Publishers, Tel Aviv. Curator: Monique Har-El
2013 Zarya Centre of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok. Curator: Katya Krylova
2013 ‘Anti Atlas of Borders Exhibition’, Tapestry Museum, Aix-En-Provence. Curator: Isabelle Arvers
2013 ‘The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel’, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York City. Curator: Helaine Posner
2013 Tempocolor Festival, Les Chirous, Liege.
2013 ‘DIGGING UP’, Group Show, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Reut Sulema-Linker
2013 ‘Unstable Territory, Borders and Identity in contemporary art’, Center of Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence. Curators: Walter Guadagnini and Franziska Nori
2013 ‘Between Language & Image’ collected stories #5, Watou Art Festival, Watou.
2013 ‘Emulsion’, Oranim College, Tivon. Collaboration with David Goose.
2013 ‘Six Memos for the Next’, Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz.
2013 ‘Moving images, inspired video-art’, Deventer.
2013 ‘Suffering and Redemption’, SCHUNCK*, Heerlen.
2013 ‘SKIN’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
2013 ‘Here, elsewhere’, Contemporary Art Museum, Marseille-Provence. Curator: Juliette Laffon
2013 ‘Cadavre exquis’, Musee Granet, Aix-en-Provence. Curators: Evelyne Artaud and Jeanne Fayard
2013 ‘Arte in Memoria’ Sinagog di Ostia, Rome. Curator: Adachiara Zevi
2013 ‘Flash and Blood’, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem.
2013 ‘Touch’, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. Curator: Michal Novotný
2013 ‘Alone Together’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami.
2013 ‘MuezzIn‘, Kayma Gallery, Jaffa. Curator: Marie Shek
2012 ‘CARNEM‘, DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Art, Milan.
2012 ‘Private/Corporate VII‘, The Doron Sebbag Art Collection ORS. Ltd., Tel Aviv, In dialogue with the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin. Curators: Dr. Renate Wiehager and Tal Yahas
2012 ‘Exposition Pluriel’ - Regards sur l'art conteporain Israelien, Villa Emerige, Paris. Curators: Mamane Nathalie Cohen and Nathalie Zaquin Boulakia
2012 ‘Garden of Learning’, Busan Biennale 2012, Busan Museum of Art, Busan.
2012 ‘Who is Afraid of Cylinder, the Sphere and the Cone?’, Musee d’art contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart. Director: Annabelle Teneze
2012 ‘The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society’, Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, New Brunswick. Curators: Judith Brodsky and Ferris Olin
2012 ‘Memories of the Sea’, The Avignon Castle, Camargue. Curator: Veronique Baton
2012 ‘The Absent Body’, Beit Hatfotsot, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Irena Gordon
2012 ‘Darkness at the edge of town’, exURBAN Screens Project, Frankstone Arts Center, Melbourne. Curators: Matthew Perkins and Vince Dziekan.
2012 ‘EXenMOORD’, Rotterdamse Salon, Rotterdam. Curator: Anja Berkelaar
2012 ‘Sport in Art’, MOCAK, Krakow. Curators: Monika Kozioł, Delfina Piekarska and Maria Anna Potocka
2012 ‘Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance’, MoCP, Chicago.
2012 ‘Neon: who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? The Red House, Foundation Antonie Galbert, Paris. Curator: David Rosenberg
2012 ‘Art and Press: Art. Truth. Reality’, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin. Curator: Walter Smerling
2012 ‘Unnatural’, Bass Museum of Art, Miami. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman
2012 LA MEP museum, Paris. Curator: Marie Shek
2011 lichtsicht - 3. Bienniale, Bad Rothenfelde. Curator: Manfred Schneckenburger
2011 Streams of Consciousness, Salina Art Center, Salinas. Curator: Christopher Cook
2011 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon. Curator: Jane Farver
2011 Eroi (Heroes), GAM-Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Turin. Curator: Danilo Eccher
2011 Echos, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris.
2011 New in the Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Susanne Landau, Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz
2011 Portrait, Terrain, Museum of Art, Ein Harod. Curator: Galia Bar-Or
2011 Yokohama Triennale, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama. Curator: Eriko Osaka
2010 ‘Signs of life’, Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne.
2010 ‘Thrice upon a time’, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm. Curators: Richard Julin, Tessa Praun and Elisabeth Millqvist
2010 Krieg / Individuum - Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster - AZKM, Münster.
2010 ‘The Calm Before The Storm’, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow. Curator: Vardit Gross
2010 ‘Family Tree’, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
2009 ‘2009 League”, Amiad Center, Jaffa. Curator: Galia Yahav
2009 ‘Redemtion through the Gutters’, W.W.T.P, Rishon LeZion. Curator: Galia Yahav
2009 ‘Art TLV’, Nehushtan Space, Tel Aviv. Curator: Edna Moshenzon
2009 ‘Cockeye’ - Male Nude in Contemporary Israeli Art, Gal-On, Art Space, Tel Aviv. Curator: Sagi Refael
2009 ‘History of Violence’, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa. Curator: Hadas Maor
2009 ‘Reinventing Ritual’, Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life - The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City.
2009 ‘Indomitable Women’, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona. Curator: Macu Morán, Curatorial Assistant: Francesca Tusa
2008 ORIGINS, HVCCA, Peekskill. Curator: Marc J. Straus
2008 ‘Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008’, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curators: Amitai Mendelsohn and Efrat Natan
2008 ‘The white sport–myth's of race’, Minshar for Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Hana Froind–Shartok, Avi Pitshon
2008 ‘Youth, Young Israeli Art during the 90's’, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya. Curator: Doron Rabina
2008 ‘Territorial Bodies’, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Haag. Curator: Ronit Eden
2007 ‘Global Feminisms’, Brooklyn Museum, New York City.
2007 The Rear -The First Herzliya Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Herzliya. Curator: Joshua Simon
2007 ‘Into Me/Out of Me’, KW Institute for Conetemporary Art, Berlin.
2007 ‘Memorials to Identity’, New Media from the Rubell Family Collection, Haifa Museum, Haifa. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman
2006 ‘Figuratively Speaking: The Figure in Contemporary Video Art’, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
2006 ‘The Raft of Medusa’, The National Museum Warsaw and Krakow. Curators: Naomi Aviv and Pawel Sosnowski
2006 ‘Israel. Art and Life 1906-2006’, Palazzo Real, Milan. Curator: Amnon Barzel
2006 ‘Inside-Out’, Contemporary Artists from Israel, Museum Marco, Vigo. Curator: Octavio Zaya
2006 ‘Designing Truth’, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg. Curator: Dr. Sabina Maria Schmidt
2006 ‘In Between Places: New Art From Israel’, Vivian Horan Gallery , New York City. Curator: Kari Conte
2006 ‘Into me/Out of me’, P.S 1 MoMA, New York City. Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
2006 ‘Shared History/Decolonising the Image’, organized in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and Maison Descartes, Institute Francais des Pays-Bas, Amsterdam. Curator: Delphine Bedel
2006 ‘Walking & Falling’, MAGASIN 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm. Curators: Elizabeth Millqvist and Tessa Praun
2006 ‘After’, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva. Curator: Hadas Maor
2005 ‘Leaps of Faith’, Nikosia. Curators: Katherina Gregos and Erden Kosova
2005 ‘L'Actualité Requalifiée’, San Sebastian. Curator: Aline Pujo
2005 ‘Wonder Women’, Frac Lorriane, Institute for Contemporary Art, Metz. Curator: Helena Gouinine
2005 ‘Dreaming Art / Dreaming Reality’, Natahn Gotsdinner Israeli Art Award–the First Decade, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Ellen Ginton
2005 ‘Die Hebräer’, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. Curator: Dorit Levité
2005 ‘Affirmative Action’, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ellen Ginton
2005 ‘Artic 5’, Young Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan.
2005 ‘Orifice’, Australian Center for Contemporary Arts, Victoria. Curator: Juliana Engberg
2005 ‘Borderlines’, Theaterfestival 2003, Antwerpen.
2005 ‘35 prints’, 35 Years of Occupation, Artists' House, Jerusalem
2005 Young Israeli Art from the Jacques and Genia Ohana Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv.
2003 ‘ArtFocus 4’, International Contemporary Art Biennial, Underground Prisoners' Historical Museum, Jerusalem.
Curators: Yigal Zalmona and Suzanne Landau
2003 ‘Heiliger Sebastian, A splendid readiness for Death’, Vienna Kunsthalle, Vienna.
2003 ‘Attack!’, Art and War in the Media Age, Vienna Kunsthalle, Vienna. Curators: Gabriele Mackert and Gerald Matt
2003 ‘Spiritus’, Magasin3, Stockholm Kunsthalle, Stockholm. Curator: Richard Julin
2002 ‘Imagine’, Umn el-Fahem Art Gallery, Umn el-Fahem.
2002 ‘Video Zone’, International Biennial of Video Art, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya.
2002 ‘Side Effect’, Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Doron Rabina
2002 ‘Land of Shadows’, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Ellen Ginton
2001 ‘Spunky’, Exit Art, New York City. Curators: Janet Ingberman and Papo Kolo
2001 ‘Messages to the New Millennium: Israel Art Today’, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama. Curators: Galia Bar-Or and Itaru Hirano
2001 ‘Action Express’, The Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery, Kalisher Art School, Tel Aviv. Curator: Naomi Aviv
2001 ‘Four Israeli Artists’, LeQuartier, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper. Curator: Dominique Abansur
2000 ‘Contemporary Art from Israel’, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg. Curator: Hans Gerke
2000 ‘Angel of History’, The Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya. Curator: Ariella Azoulay
1999 ‘Tales of the Sand’, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Curators: Graeme Murray and Sarit Shapira
1998 ‘Hebrew Work’, Museum of Art Ein Harod, Ein Harod. Curator: Galia Bar-Or
1998 ‘Ninety Years of Israeli Art’, Selected Works from the Hachmi – Israeli Phoenix Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Mordechai Omer
1998 ‘Political Art of the Nineties’, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa. Curator: Ilana Tanenbaum
1997 ‘Imprisoned without Trial’, Beit Ha'am Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Ariella Azoulay and Haim Lusky
1996 ‘Resident Alien I’, ArtFocus 2, The Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya. Curator: Haim Lusky
1996 ‘The Event Horizon’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Curator: Michael Tarantino
1994 ‘Transit’, ArtFocus, Tel Aviv central bus station, Tel Aviv. Curator: Sarit Shapira
1994 ‘Export Surplus’, (ArtFocus 1), Bugrashov Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ariella Azoulay
Awards and scholarships:
2019 Honorary Doctorate degree from The Open University of Israel
2017 Honorary Doctorate degree from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
2017 Ordre des Arts et des Lettres - Chevalier
2016 Israel Museum, Jerusalem The Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art
2015 Terra Summer Residency advisor Giverny, France.
2011 Artis Grant Recipient
2007 Dan Sandel and the Sandel Family Foundation for Sculpture Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2004 The Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for Young Israeli Artists, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2004 The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2003 The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Jannette and George Jaffin Scholarship
2003 'IASPIS'– Stockholm, May-September Residence
2001 Acquisition Prize, Tel Aviv Museum. Tel Aviv
2001 Young Artist Award, Ministry of Science, Culture and Education
2000 Winner of the ArtAngel/Times commissions 2000 competition, London
1999 Artist-in-residence at the Hoffmann Collection, Berlin 1999
1998 The Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship, established by Anselm Kiefer, Wolf Foundation
1994 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship; Mary Fisher Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1993 The Jewish National Fund (USA) Sculpture Award
2019 ‘Sigalit Landau Salt Years’, Hatje Cantz
2015 'Phoenician Sand Dance', 2015, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
2012 'aryatid', 2012, The Negev Museum of Art
2011 Jean de Loisy, Ilan Wizgan, “Sigalit Landau - One man’s floor is another man’s feelings”,
2011 éditions kamel mennour, Paris, 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di venezia, Israeli Pavillion
2011 Yigal Zalmona, “100 Years of Israeli Art”, 2011, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2010 'Signs of Life', 2010, Kunstmuseum Luzern
2008 'Sigalit Landau', 2008, Hatje Cantz
2008 'Eventually We’ll Die: Young Art in Israel of the 90’s' 2008, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
2007 Volker Adolphs and Phillip Norten, 'Going Staying: Movement, Body, Space in Contemporary Art' 2007, Hatje Cantz
2005 'Dreaming Art Dreaming Reality' 2005, Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2004 'The Endless Solution' 2004, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2002 'The Country' 2002, Publishers: D.K. GraubArt & Spartizan
1997 'Friction: I-body, I-language, I+you', 1997, The Venice Biennale /The Ministry of Education
Leslie Camhi, “Centrifugal Force: Unraveling the art of Sigalit Landau”, Tablet Magazine, June 2008
Roberta Smith, “Sigalit Landau”, New York Times, 1 June 2001
Phillip Leider, “Report from Tel Aviv; Israel’s Guernica”, Art in America, May 2003
Charles LaBelle, “Sigalit Landau”, Frieze, October 2001
Richard Cork, “Anatomy of a Winner”, The London Times, 7.5.1999
Rotterdam Witte de With, October 1996
Jean-Fran Çois Chevrier, “Sigalit Landau”, Center for Contemporary Art, (PDF)
Breitberg-Semel, Sarah, “Friction: I-body, I-language, I+you”, the Israeli Pavilion, Tel-Aviv
Works in Public Collections:
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Julia Stoschek collection, Düsseldorf
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
Center George Pompidou, Paris
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
The Jewish Museum, New York City
The Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Magazine 3, Stockholm
Museo De Arte Contemporàneo De Castilla Y Len Musak, Leòn
Museos Archivos y Bibliotecas, City of Madrid, Madrid
MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
Landau went to the Rubin Academy High School and majored in Dance. She had to do the army. She had to undo the Army.
Shortly after her graduation of Betzalel academy for art and design, she showed in TRANZIT in the haunted spaces of floor 5, at the new central bus station of Tel Aviv, and in EXPORT SURPLUS Bograshov Gallery's street show, both shows were part of "ARTFOCUS I", 1994, and both early exhibitions dealt with nomadism and place, and deciphering the meanings of these sites. In the one, Landau inhabited a Homeless hide out; in the other she created a castaway group show [Yochai Avrahami, Sharon Horody, Yossi Dar, Yasmin Bergener, Gil Nader, Yoav Shmueli] on the water breakers in front of Bograshov beach.
Her next installation was a turned gaze back to Jerusalem, at the Israel Museum, alongside Guy Bar Amotz – titled 'GRRRR…'.
Landau took this exhibition as an opportunity to peep through one of the worlds navels, into and under temple mount and, in parallel, into and under the maintenance of the Israel Museum, a national and archeological site. Jerusalem, a place over burdened with holes, holiness and the less holy layers: mental debris… a history of being claimed, built and destroyed by empires. The differences between the two cities are still immense: Tel Aviv is buffered by a vital normality dreaming a distance from all concrete frontiers but from the "modernity" phantom.
Shortly after this, she exhibited a new show in Rotterdam at the Witte de With… And what better place to view how the system and the logic of a container port town works?
A year later Landau exhibited "Resident Alien I" in the Herzelia Museum, and after that in Documenta X and at the 47th Venice biennale. A container that had a deformed metal floor, using heat and intense hammering to look like the hills…
Next, 1998, Berlin took her as a guest. Landau was hosted by CFA a Berlin gallery and the Hoffman collection, "Barbed Hula" was shot around then in south Tel Aviv, during a visit, but was edited a year or two later.
After this London called and Landau exhibited in the Chisenhale gallery 1999, and in Spacex, Exeter. The following year she won the first TIMES/ART angel OPEN commission.
She transformed a concrete mixer into a music box with all intent to live in it forever and travel with the story she performed with in the streets…
In May 2001, in New York City Landau turned a Thread Waxing space into a cotton candy crater, spinning the sweet fibers around herself and the audience, to the music of "Arab Snow"…
Returning to Israel she rented a studio for the first time and lived in it. The days were of second intifada and Landau was working with Ha'Aretz news paper front pages.
She transformed the media mass [paper] into daily fruit. Her outdoors was the studio's roof, where she took these blood-replete growths do dry…
After her mother's death, she made "The Endless Solution" in the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, of the Tel Aviv Museum – Mediterranean town was taken by a salty current into a 21st century deaditerranian prairie.
A Frugal tribe of refugees came into being and with it a salty explosion of buoyant video works.
In "The Dining Hall", KW Berlin, she made a chain of installations dealing with private, communal, and public food, feeding and starving. Culminating in a monumentally bloody donner kabapublic sculpture site, dedicated to the Turkish dunner kabab carvers in the streets of Germany.
Landau project for Venice 2011 consisted of three major installations inside the pavilion, and a fourth one in the backyard. Water, salt and earth were the principal metaphors in this subtle but powerful exhibition. The ground level installation was a huge pipe system, in which water was running in a closed circle, like blood through the body's arteries. The pipes lead to a concealed space, which the artist discovered and revealed, previously sealed between the lower and middle floors of the pavilion. The upper floor was the arena in which a cinematographic scene of a sinking salt pair of shoes was projected on a large wall. The shoes, previously dipped in the Dead Sea, were now melting the ice of a lake in Gdansk and sinking into the cold waters. The sense of lifeless water was enhanced by the presence in the space of a fishermen's net, also covered with Dead Sea salt. The middle floor connected the lower and upper floors into one entity, presenting a debate round table on which 12 laptops featured different segments of the same and one scene, showing a little girl under the table, tying the shoelaces of the debaters In the backyard, at last, a circle of 12 bronze pairs of shoes was lying on the floor, echoing the round table and the debaters' shoes left behind after fleeing from the scene in the movie.
At the end of 2012 Landau was invited to Be'er Sheba by curator Dalia Manor. She decided to include her new large-scale bronze sculpture "Shelter". The Kitchen and Living Room Installations, previously shown in Berlin, were brought and fitted to the Negev Museum.
Landau's work is of a bridge maker. [Un]consciously looking for new and vital materials to connect the past to the future, the west to the east, the private with the collective, the sub-existential to the Uber-profound, the found objects to the deepest epic narratives and mythologies… using scattered, broken words to define "the-bricker-brack" and transform it into a soft heap of new dream-buds, to act upon the uncertain horizon.
Sigalit Landau was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1969, the first of three children, to Maya Sonntag [b.1942 in London to Viennese refugees] and father Simcha Landau [b.1940 in Bukovina, now Romania]. In 1974-5 the family lived in Philadelphia, and in1978-9 in London. Landau grew up bi-lingual, multi-cultural, on a hill over-looking the Judean Dessert, the skyline of Jordan, and the northern part of the Dead Sea.