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Sigalit Landau Born in Jerusalem 1969. Lives and works in Tel Aviv

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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, NY; 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; 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).

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1993  Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York City (student exchange semester)
1990-4  Bezale
l Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (B.F.A.)

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Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2022   The Burning Sea’, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Amitai Mendelsohn

2021   ‘Between Worlds, Jewish Cultural Quarter, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2021   The Heart and the Fountain, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2021   Olive to Olive, Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Carmela Rubin

2021   ‘Salt of the Earth and the Bride of the Sea’, Givat Haviva Art Gallery, Givat Haviva, Israel. Curator: Anat Lidror
2020   ‘Green ScreamGallery Har-El, Tel Aviv, Israel
2019   Salt
Years, The Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria. Curators: Thorsten Sadowsky, Marijana Schneider    
2019   ‘Sigalit Landau: Sea Stains, Dwek Gallery, Mishken
ot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel
2019   ‘Growth & Change’, Roe Green Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio. Curator: A. Will Brown
2019   Lot’s Wife, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2016   ‘Miqlat’, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, France
2016   ‘Salt Bride, Marlborough Contemporary, London, England 
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, Canada

2014   Phoenician Sand Dance, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain. Curator: Bartomeu Marí
2014   Knafeh, Marlborough Contemporary, London, England. Curator: Andrew Renton
2014   Moving to Stand Still, Koffler Centre of Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada. Curator: Mona Filip
2013   The Ram in the Thicket, Maison Hermes in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. Curator: Reiko Setsuda
2013   Margin, Mucsarnok, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest, Hungary. Curator: Lili Boros
2013   ‘Olives’, Tromso Kunstforening, Tromso, Norway. Curator: Lita Ellingsen 
2012   Caryatid, The Negev Museum of Art, Beersheba. Curator: Dalia Manor
2012   Infinite Games, Solyanaka Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Curator: Vardit Gross
2012   Soil Nursing, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France
2012   Angel
Laundry, Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Tsachi Hachmon
2012   ‘One Man’s Floor is Another Man’s Feelings’,SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia. Curator: Laurie Ann Farrell
2011   One Man’s Floor is Another Man’s Feelings, Israeli Pavilion, 54th Biannale, Venice, Italy. Curators: Jean De Loisy, Ilan Wizgan
2008   Salt Sails + Suger Knots, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France
2008   Projects 87, MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art, NY, USA. Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
2008   ‘Salame/Herzel: Views from Tel Aviv South’, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Dalia Manor
2007   ‘The Dining Hall, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Gabriele Horn
2006   Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2005   ‘Carcel de Amor’, Relatos culturales sobre la violencia de genero CARS, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2005   ‘Treading Water’, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas. Curator: Fairfax Dorn
2005   The Endless Solution, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Mordechai Omer
2005   Bauchaus 04, (performance), The Armory Show, NY, USA
2002   The Country, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2002   Video and zoetrope installation, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England. Curator: Jonathan Watkins
2001   'Thread Waxing Space', (performance), NY, USA. Curator: Lia Gangitano
2000   Somnambulin-Station 1’, (sonic performance piece), Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England. Curators: Zoë Sherman, Tom Trevor
1999   ‘The Natives are Restless’, New Work UK, Chisenhale Gallery, London, England
1997   Resident Alien II, The Israeli pavilion to the Venice Art Biennial (with Yossi Breger and Miriam Cabessa), Venice, Italy. Curator: Sarah Breitberg-Semel
1997   Resident Alien I, Documenta X, Kassel, Germany. Curator: Catherine Davide
1996   VoorWerk 5’, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Curator: Bartomeu Marí
1995   Tem
ple Mount, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Curators: Yigal Zalmona, Sarit Shapira

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Selected Group Exhibitions:

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2021   ‘Digging Down - Art of the Pre-Future’, The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Shira Fridman
2020   Retu
rning to Nature, The Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Hadas Maor
2020   ‘Time’, The Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, Israel. Curators: Eran Shavit, Shir Meller Yamaguchi

2020   ‘The Clown Spirit’, De Rossaert, Antwerp, Belgium. Curator: Joanna De Vos

2020   ‘There is a Crack in Everything’: for Dafna, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2020   ‘EVE/Errances Visuelles Estivales’, Festival Annecy Paysages, Annecy, France

2020   ‘Benyamini Tribe’, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Dana Gillerman

2020   ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love’, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia. Curator: Katia Krylova

2020   ‘Destruction and Recovery’, Kulturni Center, Belgrade, Serbia

2020   ‘Body Landscapes’, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Dr. Adina Kamian Kashdan

2020   ‘JSC ON VIEW’, Julia Stoschek collection, Düsseldorf, Germany

2020   ‘Voyage Voyages’, Mucem, Marseille, France. Curators: Pierre-Nicolas Bounakoff, Christine Poullain

2019   The 7th Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Traces VII-Action Line, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Hadas Maor
2019   Zumu, Kiryat Yam, Israel. Curators: Ofra Harnam, Ruth Oppenheim

2019   ‘Seasch Line’, The Art Gallery, Beit Hankin, Israel. Curators: Nete Haber, Ayelet Herzwolf, Orna Ethkin Raviv

2019   Magen Avraham, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv​, Israel

2019   Chronicles - Haaretz in Israeli Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Efrat Livny

2019   ‘Only Broken Clocks Show The Right Time’, GCG, Gdansk, Poland. Curator: Paweł Sosnowski

2019   ‘Strong Pieces: Feminisms and Geographies’, Saarbrücken, Germany

2019   ‘Visions of Place: Contemporary Israeli Art’, Susquehanna Art Museum, Pennsylvania,USA

2019   ‘Kabbalah’, Jewish Cultural Quarter, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019   ‘Evoking Reality’, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

2019   ‘Mort à crédit’, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2019   ‘Kabbalah’, Jewish Museum Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2018   Athens in Tel Aviv, Schechter Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Shira Friedman

2018   ‘To the End of Land’, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India. Curators: Drorit Gur Arie, Or Tshuva

2018   ‘Dionysian life’, Ilana Goor Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Nava Sevilla Sadeh

2018   ‘TAP and TOUCH’, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   ‘How Banal is Evil?’, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria. Curator: Katarzyna Uszynska

2018   ‘Je me souviens’, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   ‘What Comes Around Goes Around’, Schechter Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2018   ‘Ailleurs est ce rêve poche’, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France

2018   ‘Video Echoes: Waves from the Eastern Mediterranean’, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Australia. Curator: Victor Griss

2017   ‘Thou Shalt Not’, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

2017   ‘Dreams and Dramas’, Zuzeum Art Centre, 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: Joanna De Vos, Jan Fabre

2017   ‘Israeli Contemporary Art’, The Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Ukraine

2017   ‘Intra-Action’, Harn Museum of Art, Florida, USA

2017   ‘Mondo Digitale’, Media Art Festival, Rome, Italy

2016   ‘Behold the Man |Jesus in Israeli Art’, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Amitai Mendelsohn

2016   ‘Uncertain States - Artistic Strategies in States of Emergency’, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2016   ‘D’une Méditerranée, l’autre’, Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseille, France

2015   ‘Poland - Israel - Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz’, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland.

Curators: Delfina Jałowik, Jürgen Kaumkötter

2015   ‘Flora Palaestina’, The New Gallery - Musrara, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Avi Sabag

2015   ‘Change Le Monde’, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

2015   ‘CRU (RAW): food, transformation and art’, CCBB Brasília, Brasília, Brazil. Curator: Marcello Dantas

2015   ‘Like A Prayer’, Magasin III - Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Curators: Richard Julin, Tessa Praun

2015   ‘Visions of Place’, The Stedman Gallery Collection, Camden, New Jersey, USA. 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’, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de la Untref - MUNTREF, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Curator: Diana Wechsler

2015   ‘Nel Mezzo del Mezzo’, RISO – Regional Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Palermo,Palermo, Italy. Curators: Marco Bazzini, Bartomeu Marí

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   ‘Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture’, MoMA, NY, USA. Curator: Pedro Gadanho

2015   Sigalit Landau, Moshe Kupferman. Works from Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, Tel Aviv Universiy Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Curators: Igal Ahouvi, Matan Daube

2015   ‘Sculpture in the City’ ,London, England

2015   ‘Recurrence: Rituals, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre: NiMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus. Curator: Drorit Gur Arie

2015   ‘The Body Politic’, Centre Pompidou Málaga, Malaga, Spain

2015   ‘Niemand zeugt für den Zeugen’, Paul-Löbe Haus, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Jürgen Kaumkötte

2014   ‘A Room of His Own: Masculinities in Korea and the Middle East’, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea. Curator: Hyewon Lee

2014   ‘II Venice International Performance Art Week 2014 Ritual Body - Political Body, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy. Curators: Andrea Pagnes, Verena Stenke

2014   ‘Auto Body’, Giant Motors: Auto Body and Paint Shop, Miami, USA. Curators: Ximena Caminos, Tami Katz-Freiman, Brandi Reddick, Chana Sheldon

2014   ‘Waterscapes: The Politics of Water’, The Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea. Curator: Hyewon Lee

2014   ‘Days of Endless Time’, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C, USA. Curator: Barbara Gordon

2014   ‘Compressed Household 1996-2010’, Sigmund Freud Museum, 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’, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland. Curator: Maria Brewinska

2014   ‘Feast Your Eyes’, Davis Museum, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Curator: Lisa Fischmann

2014   ‘A Moving Image’, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Curator: Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois

2014   ‘Dance Me’, The Wanås Foundation - Wanås Konst, Wanås, Sweden. 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 Foundation, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France. Curator: Danièle Kapel-Marcovici

2014   ‘Carte Blanche’, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey. Curator: Nil Yalter

2014   ‘Silent Among Us’, Loft Project Etagi, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Curator: Maria Veits

2014   ’The Chicago Triangle’, Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel. Curator: Ruth Direktor

2014   ’The Art Of Life - Between Tradition and Change in the Middle East’, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden. Curator: Åsa Thörnlund

2014   ‘Political, Social and Global Issues of the Body’, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea. Curator: Jeehee Kim

2014   ‘Danse Macabre’, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Dr. Eran Gilat

2014   ‘Confrontation’, Galerie Le Minotaure, Paris, France

2014   ‘Go Get Your Knife’, Salon Akademii, Warsaw, Poland. Curator: Jacek Sosnowski

2014   ‘9th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts of Liège, Liège, Belgium

2013   Zbib El-Ard, Gallery Har-El, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Monique Har-El

2013   Zarya Centre of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok, Russia. Curator: Katya Krylova

2013   Anti Atlas of Borders Exhibition’, Tapestry Museum, Aix-En-Provence, France. Curator: Isabelle Arvers

2013   ‘The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel’, Neuberger Museum of Art, NY, USA. Curator: Helaine Posner

2013   TempoColor Festival,Liège, Belgium

2013   ‘DIGGING UP’, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Reut Sulema-Linker

2013   ‘Unstable Territory, Borders and Identity in contemporary art’, Center of Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy.

Curators: Walter Guadagnini, Franziska Nori

2013   ‘Between Language and Image’ collected stories #5, Watou Art Festival, Belgium

2013   Emulsion, Oranim College, Tivon, Israel. Collaboration with David Goose

2013   ‘Six Memos for the Next’, Magazin4 - Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

2013   ‘Moving images, inspired video-art’, Deventer, Netherlands

2013   ‘Suffering and Redemption’, SCHUNCK - Muziek- en dansschool, Heerlen, Netherlands

2013   ‘SKIN’, RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2013   ‘Here, elsewhere’, Musée d’art contemporain (MAC), Marseille, France. Curator: Juliette Laffon

2013   ‘Cadavre exquis’, Musee Granet, Aix-En-Provence, France. Curators: Evelyne Artaud, Jeanne Fayard

2013   Arte in Memoria, Ostia Antica Synagogue, Rome, Italy. Curator: Adachiara Zevi

2013   ‘Flash and Blood’, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

2013   ‘Touch’, FUTURA Gallery, Prague, Czechia. Curator: Michal Novotný

2013   ‘Alone Together’, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA

2013   ‘MuezzIn‘, Kayma Gallery, Jaffa, Israel. Curator: Marie Shek

2012   ‘CARNEM‘, DOCVA Documentation Center for Visual Arts, Milan, Italy
2012   ‘Private/Corporate VII‘, The Doron Sebbag Art Collection ORS. Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel. In dialogue with the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin.

Curators: Dr. Renate Wiehager, Tal Yahas
2012   ‘Exposition Pluriel’ - Regards sur l'art conteporain Israelien, Villa Emerige - Art Gallery in Auteuil, Paris, France. Curators: Mamane Nathalie Cohen,

Nathalie Zaquin Boulakia

2012   ‘Garden of Learning’, Busan Biennale

2012   Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea
2012   ‘Who is Afraid of Cylinder, the Sphere and the Cone?’, Musée d'art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Rochechouart, France
2012   ‘The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society’, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, New Brunswick, Canada. Curators: Judith Brodsky, Ferris Olin 
2012   ‘Memories of the Sea’, The Avignon Castle, Camargue, France. Curator: Veronique Baton
2012   ‘The Absent Body’, Beit Hatfotsot, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Irena Gordon
2012   ‘Darkness at the edge of town’, exURBAN Screens Project, Frankstone Arts Center, Melbourne, Australia. Curators: Matthew Perkins, Vince Dziekan
2012   ‘EXenMOORD’, Rotterdamse Salon, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Curator: Anja Berkelaar
2012   ‘Sport in Art’, MOCAK, Krakow, Russia. Curators: Monika Kozioł, Delfina Piekarska, Maria Anna Potocka 
2012   ‘Survival Techniques: Narratives of Resistance’, MoCP, Chicago, USA
2012   ‘Neon: who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?’ The Red House, Paris, France. Curator: David Rosenberg
2012   ‘Art and Press: Art. Truth. Reality’, Martin Gropius Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Walter Smerling
2012   ‘Unnatural’, The Bass, Miami, USA. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman
2012   La MEP museum, Paris, France. Curator: Marie Shek

2011   lichtsicht - 3. Bienniale, Bad Rothenfelde. Curator: Manfred Schneckenburger

2011   Streams of Consciousness, Salina Art Center, Salinas, USA. Curator: Christopher Cook

2011   Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon, South Korea. Curator: Jane Farver

2011   Eroi (Heroes), Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy. Curator: Danilo Eccher

2011   Echos, Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, France

2011   New in the Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Curators: Susanne Landau, Yulla and Jacques Lipchitz

2011   Portrait, Museum of Art Ein-Harod, Ein-Harod, Israel. Curator: Galia Bar-Or

2011   Yokohama Triennale, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan. Curator: Eriko Osaka

2010   ‘Signs of life’, Museum of Art Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

2010   ‘Thrice upon a time’, Magasin III - Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Curators: Richard Julin, Tessa Praun, Elisabeth Millqvist

2010   Krieg/Individuum - AZKM, Münster, Germany

2010   ‘The Calm Before The Storm’, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow, Russia. Curator: Vardit Gross

2010   ‘Family Tree’, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2009   ‘2009 League’, Amiad Center, Jaffa, Israel. Curator: Galia Yahav

2009   ‘Redemtion through the Gutters’, W.W.T.P, Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel. Curator: Galia Yahav 

2009   ‘Art TLV’, Nehushtan Space, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Edna Moshenzon

2009   ‘Cockeye’ - Male Nude in Contemporary Israeli Art, Gal-On, Art Space, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Sagi Refael

2009   ‘History of Violence’, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Curator: Hadas Maor

2009   ‘Reinventing Ritual’, Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life - The Jewish Museum of New York, NY, USA

2009   ‘Indomitable Women’, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Curator: Macu Morán

2008   ORIGINS, HVCCA, Peekskill, NY, USA. Curator: Marc J. Straus

2008   ‘Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008’, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Curators: Amitai Mendelsohn, Efrat Natan

2008   ‘The white sport-myth's of race’, Minshar for Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curators: Hana Froind–Shartok, Avi Pitshon

2008   ‘Youth, Young Israeli Art during the 90's’, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Doron Rabina 

2008   ‘Territorial Bodies’, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Hague, Netherlands. Curator: Ronit Eden

2007   ‘Global Feminisms’, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA.

2007   The Rear - The First Herzliya Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Joshua Simon

2007   ‘Into Me/Out of Me’, KW Institute for Conetemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.

2007   ‘Memorials to Identity’, New Media from the Rubell Family Collection, Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman

2006   ‘Figuratively Speaking: The Figure in Contemporary Video Art’, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

2006   ‘The Raft of Medusa’, The National Museum Warsaw and Kraków, Poland. Curators: Naomi Aviv, Pawel Sosnowski

2006   ‘Israel. Art and Life 1906-2006’, Palazzo Real, Milan, Italy. Curator: Amnon Barzel

2006   ‘Inside-Out’, Contemporary Artists from Israel, Museum Marco, Vigo, Spain. Curator: Octavio Zaya

2006   ‘Designing Truth’, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany. Curator: Dr. Sabina Maria Schmidt

2006   ‘In Between Places: New Art From Israel’, Vivian Horan Gallery, NY, USA. Curator: Kari Conte

2006   ‘Into me/Out of me’, P.S 1 MoMA, NY, USA. Curator: Klaus Biesenbach

2006   ‘Shared History/Decolonising the Image’, organized in collaboration with W139 and Arti & Amicitie, Amsterdam,Netherlands .Curators: Delphine Bedel,

Sophie Berrebi

2006   ‘Walking & Falling’, Magasin III - Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Curators: Elizabeth Millqvist, Tessa Praun

2006   ‘After’, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel. Curator: Hadas Maor

2005   ‘Leaps of Faith’, Nicosia, Cyprus. Curators: Katherina Gregos, Erden Kosova

2005   ‘L'Actualité Requalifiée’, San Sebastian, Spain. Curator: Aline Pujo

2005   ‘Wonder Women’, Frac Lorriane, Institute for Contemporary Art, Metz, France. Curator: Helena Gouinine

2005   ‘Dreaming Art/Dreaming Reality’, Natahn Gotsdinner Israeli Art Award–the First Decade, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Ellen Ginton

2005   ‘Die Hebräer’, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Dorit Levité

2005   ‘Affirmative Action’, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Ellen Ginton

2005   ‘Artic 5’, Young Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan, Israel

2005   ‘Orifice’, Australian Center for Contemporary Arts, Australia. Curator: Juliana Engberg

2005   ‘Borderlines’, Theaterfestival 2003, Antwerpen, Belgium

2005   ‘35 prints’, 35 Years of Occupation, Artists' House, Jerusalem, Israel

2005   Young Israeli Art from the Jacques and Genia Ohana Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2003   ‘ArtFocus 4’, International Contemporary Art Biennial, Underground Prisoners Historical Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Curators: Suzanne Landau,

Yigal Zalmona
2003   ‘Heiliger Sebastian, A splendid readiness for Death’, Vienna Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
2003   ‘Attack!’, Art and War in the Media Age, Vienna Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria. Curators: Gabriele Mackert, Gerald Matt
2003   ‘Spiritus’, Magasin III - Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden. Curator: Richard Julin

2002   ‘Imagine’, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, Umm el-Fahem, Israel

2002   ‘Video Zone’, International Biennial of Video Art, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel

2002   ‘Side Effect’, Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Doron Rabina

2002   ‘Land of Shadows’, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Ellen Ginton

2001   ‘Spunky’, Exit Art, NY, USA. Curators: Janet Ingberman, Papo Kolo

2001   ‘Messages to the New Millennium: Israel Art Today’, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan. Curators: Galia Bar-Or, Itaru Hirano

2001   ‘Action Express’, The Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery, Kalisher Art School, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Naomi Aviv

2001   ‘Four Israeli Artists’, LeQuartier, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Quimper, France. Curator: Dominique Abansur

2000   ‘Contemporary Art from Israel’, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany. Curator: Hans Gerke

2000   ‘Angel of History’, The Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Ariella Azoulay

1999   ‘Tales of the Sand’, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Curators: Graeme Murray, Sarit Shapira

1998   ‘Hebrew Work’, Museum of Art Ein Harod, Ein Harod, Israel. Curator: Galia Bar-Or

1998   ‘Ninety Years of Israeli Art’, Selected Works from the Hachmi - Israeli Phoenix Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Mordechai Omer

1998   ‘Political Art of the Nineties’, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Curator: Ilana Tanenbaum

1997   ‘Imprisoned without Trial’, Beit Ha'am Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curators: Ariella Azoulay, Haim Lusky

1996   ‘Resident Alien I’, ArtFocus 2, The Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel. Curator: Haim Lusky

1996   ‘The Event Horizon’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. Curator: Michael Tarantino

1994   ‘Transit’, ArtFocus, Tel Aviv central bus station, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Sarit Shapira

1994   ‘Export Surplus’, (ArtFocus 1), Bugrashov Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Ariella Azoulay

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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

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Selected Bibliography:

2019   ‘Sigalit Landau, Salt Years’, Hatje Cantz
2015   ‘Phoenician Sand Dance’, 2015, MA
CBA Barcelona
2012   ‘Car
yatid’, 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, 54
th 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 and Spartizan
1997   ‘Friction: I-body, I-language, I+you’, 1997, The Venice Biennale
/The Ministry of Education

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Selected Articles:

Breitberg-Semel, Sarah, “Friction: I-body, I-language, I+you”, the Israeli Pavilion, Tel Aviv

Charles LaBelle, “Sigalit Landau”, Frieze, October 2001

Jean-Fran Çois Chevrier, “Sigalit Landau”, Center for Contemporary Art, (PDF)

Leslie Camhi, “Centrifugal Force: Unraveling the art of Sigalit Landau”, Tablet Magazine, June 2008

Phillip Leider, “Report from Tel Aviv; Israel’s Guernica”, Art in America, May 2003

Richard Cork, “Anatomy of a Winner”, The London Times, 7.5.1999

Roberta Smith, “Sigalit Landau”, New York Times, 1 June 2001
Rotterdam Witte de With, October 1996

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Works In Public Collections:

Center George Pompidou, Paris

Generali Foundation

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Julia Stoschek collection, Düsseldorf

Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg

MACBA Barcelona, Barcelona

Magasin III - Museum for Contemporary Art, Stockholm

MOCAK - Museum of Contemporary, Kraków

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg

Museo De Arte Contemporàneo De Castilla Y Len Musak, Leòn

Museos Archivos y Bibliotecas, Madrid
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
The Jewish Museum, NYC 
The Brooklyn Museum, NYC

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Full Bio:


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 in 1978-9 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. 

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 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 Herzliya 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.


At 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 biennale 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.

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