“By manipulating form, sound and movement, I create work to trigger personal resonance as I seek to answer the question “What is this place where I grew up?” Through personal, intimate reactions, I aim to provoke honest responses to replace the predictable, controlled reactions encouraged by the state.”
Bartana studied in Israel, the Netherlands and New York. Her participation in numerous exhibitions in Israel, Europe and North America include Time Zones (Tate Modern, London, 2004), Liverpool Biennial (2004), Territories (KW, Berlin & Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2003). She was awarded the Dorothea von Stetten – Kunstpreis (Kunstmuseum Bonn, DEU, 2005), the Anselm Kiefer Prize (Wolf Foundation, ISR, 2003). In 2005 she was a candidate for the Prix de Rome (NL, 2005) and exhibited work in the Istanbul Biennial. She lives and works in the Netherlands and Israel.