Sigalit Landau

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Sigalit Landau, an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, video, painting, photography, and sculpture. She graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem in 1994.
Landau’s work has been exhibited in leading venues around the world. Her one-person shows include: Temple Mount, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (1995); VoorWerk 5, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (1996); Resident Alien I, Documenta X, Kassel (1997); The Country, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv (2002); Carcel de Amor, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2005); Bauchaus 04 (performance), The Armory Show, New York City (2005); The Endless Solution, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2005); The Dining Hall, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2007); Projects 87: Sigalit Landau, The Museum of Modern Art, New York City (2008); Salt Sails + Sugar Knots, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris (2008); One Man’s Floor Is Another Man’s Feelings, The Israeli Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition—la Biennale di Venezia (2011); Caryatid, The Negev Museum of Art, Beersheba (2012); Infinite Games, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow (2012); Margin, Műcsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest (2013); The Ram in the Thicket, Ginza Maison Hermès, Tokyo (2013); Phoenician Sand Dance, MACBA, Barcelona (2014); Moving to Stand Still, Koffler Centre of Fine Arts, Toronto (2014); Better Place, cellule516, Marseille (2015); The Experience of Auschwitz, MOCAK, Krakow (2015); Shelter, Place des Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (2015); Miqlat, Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, Paris (2016); Sorrow Grove, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (2016); Growth and Change: Sigalit Landau, Jewish Federation, Cleveland, Ohio (2019); Sea Stains, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem (2019); Salt Years, Museum der Moderne Salzburg (2019).
Sigalit Landau was the recipient of the 1993 Jewish National Fund (USA) Sculpture Award; the 2000 Times/Artangel Open Commission, London; the 2004 Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; the 2004 Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for Young Israeli Artists, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the 2007 Dan Sandel and the Sandel Family Foundation for Sculpture Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; and the 2016 Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others. In 2017 Landau received an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and she was conferred the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government; Honorary Associate degree from the Open University of Israel (2019) and Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (2020).

AWARDS | Recognitions

2019 Honorary Doctorate degree from The Open University of Israel
2017 Honorary Doctorate degree from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
2017 Ordre des Arts et des Lettres – Chevalier
2016 Israel Museum, Jerusalem The Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art
2015 Terra Summer Residency advisor Giverny, France.
2011 Artis Grant Recipient
2007 Dan Sandel and the Sandel Family Foundation for Sculpture Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2004 The Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for Young Israeli Artists, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2004 The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2003 The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Jannette and George Jaffin Scholarship
2003 ‘IASPIS’– Stockholm, May-September Residence
2001 Acquisition Prize, Tel Aviv Museum. Tel Aviv
2001 Young Artist Award, Ministry of Science, Culture and Education
2000 Winner of the ArtAngel/Times commissions 2000 competition, London
1999 Artist-in-residence at the Hoffmann Collection, Berlin 1999
1998 The Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship, established by Anselm Kiefer, Wolf Foundation
1994 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship; Mary Fisher Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1993 The Jewish National Fund (USA) Sculpture Award

Works in Public Collections
Julia Stoschek collection. Düsseldorf
Generali Foundation
Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg
Center George Pompidou, Paris
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
The Jewish Museum, New York City
The Brooklyn Museum, New York City
Magazine 3, Stockholm
Museo De Arte Contemporàneo De Castilla Y Len Musak, Leòn
The Art Collection of the German Bundestag
Museos Archivos y Bibliotecas, City of Madrid, Madrid
MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City
MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

Selected Articles
Leslie Camhi, “Centrifugal Force: Unraveling the art of Sigalit Landau”, Tablet Magazine, June 2008
Roberta Smith, “Sigalit Landau”, New York Times, 1 June 2001
Phillip Leider, “Report from Tel Aviv; Israel’s Guernica”, Art in America, May 2003
Charles LaBelle, “Sigalit Landau”, Frieze, October 2001
Richard Cork, “Anatomy of a Winner”, The London Times, 7.5.1999
Rotterdam Witte de With, October 1996
Jean-Fran Çois Chevrier, “Sigalit Landau”, Center for Contemporary Art,
Breitberg-Semel, Sarah, “Friction: I-body, I-language, I+you”, the Israeli Pavilion, Tel-Aviv
Nava Sevilla-Sadeh, ”Les rites de passage: Ritual, Initiation and the State in Works by Sigalit Landau and Anisa Ashkar” Visual Resources
Nava Sevilla-Sadeh, “The Arena of Thanatos: Psuché, Soma and Sigalit Landau’s Body Representation – a Comparative Study”, Journal of Aesthetic & Culture 2015


Solo Exhibitions
2021 ‘Salt of the Earth and the Bride of the Sea’, Givat Haviva Art Gallery. Curator: Anat Lidror
2020 ‘Green Scream’, A Hymn to Green | Natan Zach, Gallery Har-El, Tel Aviv
2019 ‘Sigalit Landau. Salt Years’, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, Curators: Thorsten Sadowsky with Marijana Schneider
2019 ‘Sigalit Landau: Sea Stains’, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem
2019 ‘Growth & Change’, Roe Green Gallery, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Ohio, Curator: A. Will Brown
2019 ‘Lot’s Wife’, Alon Segev Gallry, Tel Aviv
2016 ‘Miqlat’, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme, Paris
2016 ‘Salt Bride’, Marlborough Contemporary, London, UK,
2016 ‘Sorrow Grove’, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria
2015 ‘Sigalit Landau’, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2015 ‘Better Place’, cellule516, Marseille, France, Curator: Audrey Koulinsky
2015 ‘Snow in Jerusalem’, Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2015 ‘Shelter, 2012’, Place des Arts, Muse’e d’art Contemporain de Montreal
2014 ‘Phoenician Sand Dance’, MACBA, Barcelona. Curator: Bartomeu Marí
2014 ‘Knafeh’, Marlborough Contemporary, London. Curator: Andrew Renton
2014 ‘Moving To Stand Still’, Koffler Centre of Fine Arts, Toronto. Curator: Mona Filip
2013 ‘The Ram in the Thicket’, Maison Hermes in Ginza, Tokyo. Curator: Reiko Setsuda
2013 ‘Margin’, Mucsarnok, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest. Curator: Lili Boros
2013 ‘Olives’, Tromso Kunstforening, Tromso. Curator: Lita Ellingsen
2012 ‘Caryatid’, The Negev Museum of Art, Beersheba. Curator: Dalia Manor
2012 ‘Infinite Games’, Solyanaka Gallery, Moscow. Curator: Vardit Gross
2012 ‘Soil Nursing’, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris
2012 ‘Angel Laundry’, Givon Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Tsachi Hachmon
2012 ‘One man’s floor is another man’s feelings’ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah. Curator: Laurie Ann Farrell
2011 ‘One man’s floor is another man’s feelings’, Israeli Pavilion, 54th Biannale, Venice
Curator: Jean De Loisy, Ilan Wizgan
2008 ‘Salt sails + Suger knots’, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris
2008 ‘Projects 87’, MoMA- The Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Curator: Klaus Biesenbach
2008 ‘Salame/ Herzel: Views from Tel-Aviv South’, Tel Aviv. Curator: Dalia Manor
2007 ‘The Dining Hall’, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Curator: Gabriele Horn
2006 Sherman Galleries, Sydney.
2005 ‘Carcel de Amor’, Relatos culturales sobre la violencia de genero CARS, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
2005 ‘Treading Water’, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa. Curator: Fairfax Dorn
2005 ‘The Endless Solution’, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Curator: Mordechai Omer
2005 ‘Bauchaus 04’, (performance), The Armory Show, New York City
2002 ‘The Country’, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2002 Video and zoetrope installation, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Curator: Jonathan Watkins
2001 Installation at the ‘Thread Waxing Space’, New York City. Curator: Lia Gangitano
2000 ‘Somnambulin-Station 1’, (sonic performance piece), Spacex Gallery, Exeter. Curators: Zoë Sherman and Tom Trevor
1999 ‘The Natives are Restless’, New Work UK, Chisenhale Gallery, London.
1997 Resident Alien II, The Israeli pavilion to the Venice Art Biennial (with Yossi Breger and Miriam Cabessa), Venice
Curator: Sarah Breitberg-Semel
1997 Resident Alien I, Documenta X, Kassel. Curator: Catherine Davide
1996 ‘VoorWerk 5’, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam. Curator: Bartomeu Mari
1995 ‘Temple Mount’, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curators: Yigal Zalmona and Sarit Shapira


‘Sigalit Landau GREEN SCREAM’, Har-El Printers & Publishers, Jaffa, 2020
‘Sigalit Landau Salt Years’, 2019, Hatje Cantz
“Phoenician Sand Dance”, 2015, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
“Caryatid”, 2012, The Negev Museum of Art
Jean de Loisy, Ilan Wizgan, “Sigalit Landau – One man’s floor is another man’s feelings”, 2011, éditions kamel mennour, Paris, 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di venezia, Israeli Pavillion
Yigal Zalmona, “100 Years of Israeli Art”, 2011, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“Signs of Life”, 2010, Kunstmuseum Luzern
“Sigalit Landau”, 2008, Hatje Cantz
“Eventually We’ll Die: Young Art in Israel of the 90’s”, 2008, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
Volker Adolphs and Phillip Norten, “Going Staying: Movement, Body, Space in Contemporary Art”, 2007, Hatje Cantz
“Dreaming Art Dreaming Reality”, 2005, Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
“The Endless Solution”, 2004, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
“The Country”, 2002, Publishers: D.K. GraubArt & Spartizan
“Friction: I-body, I-language, I+you”, 1997, The Venice Biennale /The Ministry of Education