Israeli artist Yael Bartana questions complex notions of identity and “national consciousness” through her video, film and installation work.

Yael Bartana

Yael Bartana is a video, film, and installation artist whose practice involves the complexities of politics and cultural identity, particularly in regards to Israel. Her work has been shown at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, Manifesta 4, and the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, among many other institutions and festivals. Recent projects include her film Summer Camp, screened at Documenta 12, depicting the efforts of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions to rebuild Palestinian homes destroyed by Israeli forces in the West Bank, edited to the structure and soundtrack of the 1935 Zionist film Avodah.

Born 1970 in Afula, Israel.
Lives and works in Amsterdam and Tel Aviv.