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Yael Bartana

Born in 1970, Kfar Yehezkel, Israel

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Yael Bartana (born Israel, 1970) is an observer of the contemporary and a pre-enactor. She employs art as a scalpel inside the mechanisms of power structures and navigates the fine and crackled line between the sociological and the imagination. Over the past twenty years, she has dealt with some of the dark dreams of the collective unconscious and reactivated the collective imagination, dissected group identities and (an-) aesthetic means of persuasion. In her films, installations, photographs, ...Read more