Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana’s films, installations, and photographs explore the imagery of identity through political imagination. Taking as a starting point national consciousness and traditions, in her work, she focuses on ceremonies, public rituals, and social diversions that are intended to reaffirm the collective identity of the nation-state. She studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, the School of Visual Arts, New York, and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

Bartana’s work has been shown in numerous leading museums and biennials: Jewish Museum Berlin (2020, 2017), Philadelphia Museum of Art (2018, 2016),  Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2017),  Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2015), Petzel Gallery, New York (2015), Capitain Petzel, Berlin (2015), 31st Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo (2014), 19th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney (2013), PAMM, Miami, (2013), Walker Art Center, Pittsburgh (2013), Carnegie International (2013), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2012), Secession Vienna, Vienna (2012), 7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2012); 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011).