Irit Batsry is an artist working mainly in video and installations probing perception, image-making and collective and personal
memory and identity.
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 festival awards.
Selected shows include the National Gallery in Washington, theNational 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 2006 the Jeu de Paume in Paris organized a retrospective of her videotapes (1981- 2006).
Last update: 11th November, 2019