Timeline

1970
Born in Afula, Israel
1992–1996
BFA, The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
1996
The Samuel Prize, for the video/sound installation ‘Ant-Bulb, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
1999
MFA studies, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
2000–2001
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003
Anselm Kiefer Prize, The Wolf Foundation, Israel
2005
Dorothea von Stetten-Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2005
Prix de Rome, 2nd award winner, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006
Recipient of the 2006 Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Prize, Israel
2007
Winner of the Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize 2006, Israel
2009
Winner of the 2009 Prix Dazibao, Montreal
Lives and works in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Amsterdam, Netherlands

Exhibitions

2010
“If you want, we’ll travel to the moon together.”Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2010
Modern Museum, Malmo, Sweden (solo)
2010
Artes Mundi, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2009
Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA (solo)
2009
Jewish Museum, New York, USA (solo)
2009
P.S. 1, New York, USA (solo)
2009
Acting Out: Social Experiments in Video, ICA, Boston, USA
2009
Hugging & Wrestling, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH, USA
2009
Pacific Meridian, Vladivostok International Film Festival for Asian Pacific Countries, Vladivostok, Russia
2009
Stranded Positions, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
2009
TICAB, Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial – first episode, Tirana, Albania
2009
Transitland. Video art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009, organized by InterSpace, Sofia, transmediale, Berlin and Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2009
Monument to transformation, organized by transit, Prague, Czech Republic
2009
Places To Be. New York – Shanghai – Tel Aviv – Texas – Zagreb, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009
The 11th presentation of Le Mois de la Photo a Montréal 2009, Canada
2009
Who’s afraid of the artists?, curated by Caroline Bourgeois and Francesca Zappia, Palais des Arts de Dinard, Dinard, France
2009
Auto. Dream and Matter, LAboral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, Gijon, S and Dos De Mayo Art Centre, Madrid, Spain
2009
Promised Land, Gemak, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands
2009
Anabasis. Rituals of Homecoming, Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland
2009
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2009
The Kings of the Hill, Auto Sueno y Materia, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009
Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2009
Contour, 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium
2009
Architecture and Memory, British Film Institute, London, UK
2009
Troubles au frontières, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France
2009
Pop Up! , Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany
2008
Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
2008
C.H.O.S.E.N., Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland
2008
She doesn’t think so but she’s dressed for the h-bomb, Starr auditorium, Tate Modern, , London, UK
2008
We never looked better, Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008
The Hidden Trace – Jewish Paths through modernity, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabruck, Germany
2008
Another Territory, City Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russian Federation
2008
49th October Salon, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2008
Momentum, Samuel P.Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida, USA
2008
P.S. 1, New York, USA (solo)
2008
World Tale: Mixed Narrations: A Video Parade from Different Points”, The Hacettepe University Art Museum, Ankara, Turkey (solo)
2008
EngholmEngelhorn, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2008
Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy (solo)
2008
Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2007
Yael Bartana, In the Army I was an outstanding soldier, March, Fondazione per l’arte contemporanea, Curated by Gabi Scardi, Italy (solo)
2007
The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2007
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2007
Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2007
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
2007
Dateline Israel: Recent Photography and Video, The Jewish Museum, Freedom Border and Trembling Time, February – June 2007
2006
Sirens’ Song, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom (solo)
2006
Amateur Anthropologist Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (solo)
2006
Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2006
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (solo)
2006
Demolition, Engholm/Engelhorn gallery, Vienna
2006
27th Bienal de São Paulo, A Declaration, Wild Seeds, Low Relief II (4), São Paulo, Brazil
2006
Records and Habits. The Time Machine / Images of Space, Tapies Foundaion, Low Relief II, Wild Seeds, Kings of the Hill, Barcelona, Spain
2006
Wherever We Go, Spazio Oberdan Milan, Italy
2006
7th Werkleitz Biennial, Wild Seeds, Halle, Germany
2006
Inside-out. Contemporary Artists from Israel, Sirens’ Song, Museo de arte contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
2006
Coding:Decoding, Sirens’ Song, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark
2006
Kings of the Hill, David Maljkovic, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia,
2006
The Art of Living: Contemporary Works from the Israel Museum, Trembling Time, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA
2005
Wild Seeds, 9th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Turkey
2005
Beograd Nekad I Sad, Galerija Beograd, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
2005
Sirens’ Song, V Internationales Kunstfestival Magdeburg, Art Depot, Magdeburg, Germany
2005
Prix de Rome.NL, Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005
a forest and a tree, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, New York, USA
2005
Trembling Time, Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
2005
Trembling Time, Low Relief II (4 channel), The Hebrews - 100 years of culture in Israel, The Israel Museum and Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2005
When Adar Enters, Ad De’lo Yoda, Reunion, ByArt Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005
Trembling Time, Low Relief II (1 channel), Freedom Border, Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
2005
Irreducible, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Kings of the Hill, San Francisco, USA
2005
Museum St.Gallen, Wild Seeds, St.Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
2005
Photographic works in projectspace The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery (solo)
2004
You Could Be Lucky, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
2004
When Adar Enters, Ad De’lo Yoda, Kings of the Hill, MIT, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (solo)
2004
Trembling Time, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2004
When Adar Enters and Blimp, Büro Friedrich, Berlin (solo)
2004
Trembling Time, Onufri 2004 Prize: Chosen Places, National Gallery of Arts Tirania, Albania
2004
Kings of the Hill, Time Zones: recent film and video, Tate Modern, London, Great Britain
2004
Low Relief II (4 channel), Time Depot. Petach Tikva Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel
2004
When Adar Enters and Ad De’lo Yoda, Surfacing, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
2004
Profile, Trembling Time, When Adar Enters, Ad de’lo Yoda and Blimp, Wherever I am, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, Great Britain
2004
You Could Be Lucky, Liverpool Biennial, Festival for Contemporary Art, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2004
Korea When Adar Enters, Ad de’lo Yoda and Blimp, Busan Biennale, Point of Contact, Contemporary Art Exhibition
2004
Trembling Time, The 10 Commandments, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
2004
Kings of the Hill, The Mediterraneans, Museum of Modern Art Rome, Rome, Italy
2004
Lonely Planet, Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center, Ibaraki, Japan
2004
Quicksand, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004
Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, Great Britain
2003
Territories, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2003
Territories, Wonderyears - New Reflections on Shoah and Nazism in Israel, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, KW-Berlin, Germany
2003
Vane, After-Life, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2003
Wonderyears, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2003
Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck Kunstverein, Lübeck, Germany
2003
The Promise, O.K Center for Cotemporary Art, The Land Vienna, Austria
2003
Sheffield Festival of Contemporary Art, Sheffsield, United Kingdom
2003
Kaap Helder, Oude Rijkswerf Willemsoord (Kunst en Cultuur Noord-Holland), Den Helder, Netherlands
2003
Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz /Tirol, Austria
2003
M_ARS-Art and War, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
2003
Kings of the Hill, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (solo)
2003
Blimp, Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel (solo)
2003
Purim Spiel, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
2003
Kings of the Hill, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2003
Kings of the Hill, Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel (solo)
2003
Trembling Time, Kings of the Hill, Galeria comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico (solo)
2002
Trembling Time, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands (solo)
2002
Variables X Y Z Digital Art Lab, Holon, Israel (solo)
2002
Rendez-Vous, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
2002
What? A tale in free images, Brugge Culture Capital of Europe, Brugge, Belgium
2002
Say Hello Wave Goodbye, Galerie Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, Austria
2002
Manifesta 4, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2002
Tele-Journeys, MIT List Visual Center, Cambridge, USA
2002
The 4th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Corea
2002
Non-linear Editing, De Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands
2001
In the Meantime, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
2001
2e Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs 2001, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, Netherlands
2001
Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001
Profile, Caermersklooster, Gent, Belgium (solo)
2000
Greater New York, PS1, New York, USA
2000
Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2000
Reflex Ensemble in Musical Dialoges, Center for the Arts - Tel Aviv, Borochov Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1996
B.F.A project, Bezalel academy of arts and design, Jerusalem

Literature

2008
Scenes du Sud, Mediterranee, Orientale, exhibition catalogue, Carre d’Art – Musee d’art Contemporain de Nimes
2007
Brave New Worlds, exhibition catalogue, Walker Art Center
2007
Yael Bartana, In the army I was an outstanding soldier, March, fondazione per l’arte contemporanea, 2007
2007
Regarding Fear and Hope, Exhibition Catalogue, Monash University of Art, 2007
2007
Um Atlas de Acontecimentos/An Atlas of Events, Exhibiition-Catalogue The State of the world, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, 2007
2007
Im Auge des Zyklons/In the eye of the storm, Exhibition Catalogue Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, 2007
2007
Yael Bartana, exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2006
Yael Bartana, exhibition catalogue, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2006
Artforum, October 2006, p.278
2006
Community Service. Frieze October 2006, pp.37-40
2006
Voorkeur beeldende kunst, NRC Handelsblad, March 2
2006
Ruimte voor frisse politieke kunst en rustige observaties, In: De Volkskrant, by Sacha Bronwasser, February 28, p.19
2006
Macho’s in four wheel drives, In: NRC Handelsblad, by Janneke Wesseling, February 24
2005
Future Greats, In: Art Review, december
2005
Lonnie van Brummelen wint Prix de Rome, in: de Volskrant, July 1
2005
Prix de Rome moet naar Bartana, in: De Volkskrant, June 4
2005
De nieuwe Prix is voor Bartana, in: Het Parool, June 11
2005
Prix de Rome.Nl 2005, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam
2005
Die Neuen Hebräer. 100 Jahre Kunst in Israel, exhibition catalogue, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, edited by Doreet LeVotte Harten and Yigal Zalmona
2004
Wherever I Am, Yael Bartana, Emily Jacir, Lee Miller, exhibition catalogue, Modern Art Oxford, Essays by Linda Grant and Galit Eilat, pp.9-27
2004
Kav/Hameorer, magazine for literature and art magazine, Nr. 16-18, winter Tel-Aviv, pp.16-20
2004
Die Zehn Gebote, Deutsche Hygienes Museum, Dresden, June 19 – December 5, 2004, p.115
2004
Quicksand, exhibition catalogue, De Appel Foundation Amsterdam
2004
Lonely Planet, exhibition catalogue, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
2004
London: Tate Modern. Time Zones: Recent Filma and Video, In: Contemporary, Issue 70, pp.58-59
2004
Tussen massa en individu, In: De Volkskrant, by Marina de Vries, October 7, Kunst Bijlage, pp.10-11
2004
Was Will Europa?, In: Flash Art, July/September, Vol.XXXVII, pp.98-99
2004
What’s the difference, in: Frieze , Issue 84, May 2004, pp.72-77
2004
The six wannabees as a soccer team, in: Tubelight, Issue 32, p.09
2004
Quicksand engulfs and disorients, Amsterdam Weekly, May 5-11, 2004
2004
Vrij Nederland, April 24, 2004
2004
Plaagstootjes van jonge curatoren, De Volkskrant, April 8, 2004
2004
Click opera, March 14th, 2004, www.livejournal.com
2004
Art Review, December/January 2004 Yael Bartana, p.102
2003
Esche, Charles, Cream 3 - Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon, New York pp.56-59
2003
Territories, KW- Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin
2003
Weibel, P., M_ARS, Kunst und Krieg, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Hatje Cantz, Frankfurt
2003
Edlinger T., Stella Rollig and Roland Schöny, The Promise, The Land.Jewish-Israeli Artists in Relation to Politics and Society, O.K. Centrum fur Gegenwartkunst, Linz
2003
Nähe und Distanz, in: Profile, Nr 28, 7.7., p. 35
2003
Richter, Dorothee, Remapping the Region, in: Die Springerin, Summer 03, p. 34-36
2003
Holm, Peter, Knapp fromulierte Kunstkonzepte, in: Kieler Nachrichten, 22.1.
2003
Junge Kunst transkulturell, in: Lübecker Stadtzeitung, 21.1.
2003
Heimat, von außen gesehen, in: Lübecker Nachrichten, 18.1.
2003
Esche, Charles, Young, Lesley, Yael Bartana, 03
2002
Manifesta 4, Hatje Cantz Publishers, Frankfurt, pp.170-171
2002
Manifesta 4, in: Art Monthly, July/August
2002
Künstler-Portraits – Yael Bartana, in: Frankfurter Rundschau, 3.6.
2002
Bush, Kate, Manifesta 4, in: Art Forum
2002
Rosenberg, Angela Spotlight—Manifesta 4, in: Flash Art, in: Flash Art, issue 225, July/September
2002
Van Voss, Sandra Heerma, Sinaasappelbron aan de Main-oever, in: NRC Handelsblad
2002
Van Elsberg, Jacquine, ‘Bibberen, beven, rillen, en sidderen in trillende tijd’, in: Skrien
2002
Kuni, Verena, Manifesta 4, in: Frieze, issue 69, September, p.104
2002
Bartana, Yael, Self portrait, in:Tema Celeste, No. 91, May/June
2001
Den Hartog Jager, Hans, Keelzangers en een dood paard in Open teliers, in: NRC Handelsblad
2001
Moukhtar, Esma, Boodschappen in een trillingslaag, in: de Volkskrant, Netherlands
2001
Mar, Alex, In the MeanTime…, in: Metropolis M, NL, Special edition Summer 2001, p .48
2001
van de Velde, Paola, Marsmuziek en een leger van naalden. Amsterdamse Rijkakademie houdt Open Ateliers, in: De Telegraaf
2001
Van de Velde, Paola, Jennifer Tee serveert taart. Rijksakademie – studenten hebben overduidelijk lol in hun werk, in: De Telegraaf
2001
De Volkskrant, Geluid, veel geluid in Open Ateliers
2001
Lamoree, Jhim, Veel installaties en een enkel schilderij of beeld, in: Het Parool
2001
De Vries, Marina, Liever een camera dan verf en kwast, in: Het Parool