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Biographie

Irit Batsry is an artist working mainly in video and installations. Her work has been shown extensively in 35 different countries. She was awarded the prestigious Whitney Biennial Bucksbaum Award (2002) given to “an artist whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination – a person who promises to make a significant contribution to the visual arts”. She received the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1992 and the Grand Prix Video de Création of the Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia, Paris (1996 and 2001) as well as many prizes including: Grand Prix - Locarno 90 and 95, First Prize - Vigo 94 and 01 First Prize - the Australian Video Festival 89, First prize - San Francisco Poetry Film Festival 89.

Selected shows include the National Gallery in Washington, the National Film Theater and the ICA (London), Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), Museu d'Arte Moderna (Rio), Ludwig Museum (Koln), Tel Aviv Museum, Artists Space, the Whitney and the MOMA in NYC. In 2007 the Jeu de Paume in Paris organized a retrospective of her videotapes (1981-2007).

Her videotapes were acquired by museums and selected for international festivals including Rio 87,90, Berlin 88,90,92,96, London 87,91,96, 00, Montréal 87,88,94,96,97, Bonn 86,88,90,92,94, 96, Geneva 89,91,93,95, Oberhausen 92,96, and Rotterdam 2000.

Selected broadcasts include PBS (Channel 13, KQED), La Sept, WDR and ARTE.

 

F E L L O W S H I P S

The Whitney Biennial Bucksbaum Award, NYC, 2002
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 2002
The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, Montreal, 1999
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, NYC, 1992
The Jerome Foundation, 1990

 

G R A N T S

The New York State Council on the Arts, 2004
The New York State Council on the Arts, (These Are Not My Images), 1999
Finishing Funds, The Experimental TV Center, Owego, 1999
Délégation aux Art Plastique, Ministère de la Culture, France, 1996
Delegation aux Art Plastique, Ministère de la Culture, France, 1992
New York State Council on the Arts, Distribution Grant, 1991
Art Matters Grant, NYC, 1989
Harvestworks, Audio Post Production Grant, NYC, 1989
The Israel-American Foundation, Special Grant, 1983

 

A W A R D S

Grand Prix Video de Création, (These Are Not My Images),
La SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia), Paris, France, 2001
First Prize (These Are Not My Images), Intl. Video Festival,Vigo, Spain, 2001
Jury's Special Mention, (These Are Not My Images), 21 Videoart Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, 2001
Second Prize, (Scale), WRO 97, Wroclaw, Poland, 1997
Grand Prix Video de Création, (Scale),
La SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia), Paris, France,1996
First Prize (Scale), 15th Videoart Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, 1995
Jury's Special Mention, (scale) Festival Intl. de Video, buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995
Polish Television Award, (Traces of a Presence to Come), Wroclaw, Poland, 1995
Fisrt Prize (shared, Traces of a Presence to Come), V Itl.Video Festival,Vigo, Spain, 1994
Szellemkep Award, (A Simple Case of Vision), Mediawave Festival, Hungary, 1992
Special Mention, (A Simple Case of Vision), III Festival Itl. de Video, Vigo, Spain, 1992
Special Mention, (A Simple Case of Vision), V Intl. video week, Teruel, Spain, 1991
Award for Best Artistic Contribution, (A Simple Case of Vision),
Muestra Internacional de Video, Cadiz, Spain, 1991
Grand Prix, (shared, Leaving The Old Ruin) 11th Videoart Festival, Locarno, 1990
Best International tape, (shared, Leaving The Old Ruin), The Australian Video Festival, Sydney, 1989
First Prize, (Leaving The Old Ruin) Poetry Film festival, San Francisco, 1989
Honorable Mention, (Animal (Loco)motion and (Dis)placements),
The Oswego Intl. Video Festival, NY, 1988
Best of The Festival, (Stories From the Old Ruin), New Images in Video festival, Stamford, NY, 1987 Second Prize, (Stories From the Old Ruin) Poetry Film Festival, San Francisco, 1987
Honorable Mention, (Stories From the Old Ruin) 1st. Intl. Video Days in Istanbul, 1987
Golden Classic Award, (Stories From the Old Ruin), The Columbus Video Festival, Ohio, 1986
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem,
The Department Award for outstanding Achievements,1983

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Experimental TV Center, Owego, NY, 1985 - 2001
Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany, 1993 - 2000
Cité International des Arts, Paris, France, 1994, 1996
Centre International de Creation Video Montbeliard Belfort, France, 1992 - 1993
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 1989
Video Synthesis Studio, Film Video Arts, NYC, 1988

 

CURICULUM VITAE

Independent video - artist, 1983 - present
Instructor and On-Line Editor, Film/Video Arts, NYC, 1984 - 1991
Instructor, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1983
Post Graduate Certificate in Video, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1983
B. F. A. with Honors, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1982

 

I N S T A L L A T I O N S

Caution/Danger Street Life, 2010
Installation in existing architecture. Industrial yellow and red security tapes with printed legends ('caution' and 'danger' respectively), stapled and fixed into the gallery'es glass doors, a video camera, two video projectors.
Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France, 2010

Window (in Memoriam), 2010
Installation in existing architecture. Industrial yellow and red security tapes with printed legends ('caution' and 'danger' respectively), fixed into the gallery'es glass door.
Durex Arte Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010

Beach at Nightfall, 2008
Video and meixed media Installation ~
Herzlia Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel, 2008
second version at The Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, USA 2009

La ligne jaune (suite), 2007
An ensemble of works including two architectural mixed media installations and a 3 channel on four projectors architectural video installation. Variable dimensions.
Centre d’art contemporain Le parvis, Ibos, France , 2007

The Yellow Line, 2006
Four-channel video installation.
Monkey Town, NYC 2006

Throught the Looking, 2006
An ensemble of works including still photographs, a continuous video projection and two installations :
Terra Infirma, video projection on cement floor 2006
Terra Infirma (24 frames), photo based floor installation 2006
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, 2006

Set, 2003
7 continuous video projections, color and black and white, silent.
In the Film and Video Gallery: "Make:Measure 1", "Make: Measure 2", "Light", "Setup", "Reflec" with metal, wood, plexiglass, aluminum foil and magnets, dimensions variable.
On the South side of the Museum's bridge: "Make:Measure".
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 2003

Fuller's Flow, 2002
including:
Flow, video installation, 2002
Between, outdoor projection, 2002
The Biosphere (Former Expo 67 US Pavilion designed by Buckminster Fuller), Montreal 2002

To Leave and to Take, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003
mixed media and video, (Document tape available, 10 min)
OBORO, Montréal, Canada, 1997
The Veemvloer, as part of the World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000
Moagens Harmonia as part of Porto 2001 - European Cultural Capital, Portugal 2001
La Ferme du Buisson, as part of Festival Temps d'Images, Paris, France 2003
Centro Cultural de Belém, as part of Festival Temps d'Images, Lisbon 2003

The Years My Friends Lost Their Voice, 1996
mixed media and video, (Document tape available, 5:15 min)
The Artist House, Jerusalem, Israel

Giacometti's Scale , 1995, 1996, 1997
mixed media, 3 channel video on 7 projectors and text (Document tape available, 10:00 min)
Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany 1995
The Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, the Netherlands 1996
The Eisfabrik, Hannover, Germany, 1997

The Third, 1994
slide projection of processed video images,
Camera Obscura Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 1994

... of persistence of absence ... , 1991
mixed media, text and video, (Document tape available,10:20 min)
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1991

Leaving The Old Ruin : Contaminated View, 1989
Mixed media and 3 channel video, (Document tape available, 8:00 min)
Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC 1989

Preliminary Drawings to the Creation of the Ideal Man " °2 and ° 3, 1989
mixed media and video, The Meat Market, Lake Huntigton, NY 1989
Louisville Art Association, KY 1989

Preliminary Drawings to the Creation of the Ideal Man " ° 1, 1989
(part of a collaboration with Uri Galkin and Penelope Wehrli)
mixed media and 3 channel video,
Downtown Community TV, NYC 1989

Writing : Denial Song, 1988
Video and TV, (Document tape available, 4:00 min)
Minor Injury Gallery, NY 1988

Cross Section / Identity, 1983
mixed media,
The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel 1983

 

V I D E O G R A P H Y

These Are Not My Images (neither there nor here), 80 min. 2000
Scale, 12 min. 1995
Passage to Utopia, trilogy, 88 min. 1985 - 1993 :
Traces of a Presence to Come, 39 min. 1993
Leaving The Old Ruin, 34 min. 1989
Stories From the Old Ruin, 15 min. 1986
A Simple Case of Vision, 12 min. 1991
Animal (Loco)motion and (Dis)placements, 28 min. 1988
I Won't, I can't, or I won't Love You When You're Rich, 3 min. 1985
The Double Murder, 15 min. 1983
The Roman Wars : 1983, 6 min. 1983
Fine Mechanics, 4 min. 1983
Neutral, 5 min. 1983
How Real Is Your screen ?, 2 min. 1983
Invitation For an Opening, 4 min. 1983
Preview, 7 min. 1983
She Jumps Into the Water, 5 min. 1982
We Are All Civilized, 6 min. 1982
Slightly Less Than a Saint, 20 min. 1982

 

C O L L A B O R A T I O N S / Related activities

World to Come, video environment for Maya Beiser's Cello Concert, 2003
Member of the UNESCO artistic committee 1997, 1998, 1999
Designed artist Swatch "Hands", limited edition (50,000) 1996
The Tango, with Chirine El Khadem & Joanna Peled 10 min. 1987
White, video for performance of choreographers Allen / Pearlman 8 min. 198

Dernière mise à jour le 15 oct. 2015
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