DeadSee #22, 2005
50 x 90 cm
Edition of 6

artist profile

Sigalit Landau



lives and works

Jaffa, Israel


BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 1994

about the artist

Sigalit Landau composes epic visual poetry in her performances, videos, installations, and sculptures. Her projects are sometimes painful and always difficult in their inflicted metastases from the corporal to the psychological and back. She uses elements of the earth, such as salt or sugar, to coat memories, wounds, feelings, and awareness, so that she and her audiences may draw metaphors that contemplate the metaphysical complexities of this world. The artist invokes the specters of old and new Israel in her works; among the most iconic is "DeadSee" where she incorporates her body in a spiral of watermelons. Selected to show in the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of 1997 and 2011, Landau has also mounted solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA; the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; and the Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Recipient of numerous prestigious awards, residency grants, and scholarships, Landau has been invited to participate in group exhibitions held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Israel; the Brooklyn Museum and MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, USA; the Salina Art Center in Salina, USA; the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland; the WINZAVOD Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia; and the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, Austria.

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American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C., USA

Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine, Metz, France

Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Lutz Teutloff PHOTO + VIDEO Collection, Bielefeld, Germany

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain

Museos Archivos Y Bibliotecas City of Madrid, Spain

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Pomeranz Collection, Vienna, Austria

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

The Jewish Museum, New York, USA

The Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany