Yael Bartana, ‘Production images from Inferno’, 2013, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Yael Bartana, ‘Production images from Inferno’, 2013, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Yael Bartana, ‘Production images from Inferno’, 2013, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

About Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana takes the position of a critical observer of her native Israel. In complex visualizations that span video, photography, and installation, she often appropriates and manipulates raw documentary materials, preserving modern-day Israeli rituals as if they were the sacred ceremonies of a primordial society. Bartana combines past and present in unexpected ways: she represented Poland at the 2011 Venice Biennale with an installation of three films that followed a current organized movement to repopulate Poland with Jews. The discourse that arises is essentially a retelling of the 20th-century Zionist narrative.

Israeli, b. 1970, Kfar-Yehezkel, Israel, based in Tel-Aviv, Israel; Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Where do we go from here - Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam
2016
Theatre Dreams of a beautiful afternoon - Part 2, Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam