Irit Batsry

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Irit Irit Batsry is an artist working mainly in video and installations. In 2002, she was awarded the prestigious Whitney Biennial Bucksbaum Award, given to " an artist whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination - a person who promises to make significant contributions 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 international festival prizes including: Grand Prix - Locarno 90 and 95, First Prize - Vigo 94 and 01 Best Intl. Artistic Contribution - Cadiz 91, First Prize - the Australian Video Festival 89, First prize - San Francisco Poetry Film Festival 89. Her work has been shown extensively in 35 different countries. Selected shows include the National Gallery in Washington DC, the National Film Theater and the ICA (London), the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Museu d'Arte Moderna (Rio), Ludwig Museum (Cologne), Tel Aviv Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art (New York). Her videotapes were acquired by museums and selected for international film and video festivals including : Rotterdam 2000, New York 97, 01, Rio 87,90, Berlin 88,90,92,96, London 87,91,96, 00, Montréal 87,88,94,96,97, Bonn 86,88,90,92,94, 96, Geneva 89,91,93,95, Oberhausen 92,96, and the World Wide Video Festival 92,94,96, 00. Her work has been broadcast in the United States on PBS and in Europe on La Sept, WDR and ARTE. F E L L O W S H I P S The Whitney Biennial Bucksbaum Award, NYC, 2002 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 2002 The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, Montreal, 1999 The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, NYC, 1992 The Jerome Foundation, 1990 G R A N T S The New York State Council on the Arts, (These Are Not My Images), 1999 Finishing Funds, The Experimental TV Center, Owego, 1999 Délégation aux Art Plastique, Ministère de la Culture, France, 1996 Delegation aux Art Plastique, Ministère de la Culture, France, 1992 New York State Council on the Arts, Distribution Grant, 1991 Art Matters Grant, NYC, 1989 Harvestworks, Audio Post Production Grant, NYC, 1989 The Israel-American Foundation, Special Grant, 1983 A W A R D S Grand Prix Video de Création, (These Are Not My Images), La SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia), Paris, France, 2001 First Prize (These Are Not My Images), Intl. Video Festival,Vigo, Spain, 2001 Jury's Special Mention, (These Are Not My Images), 21 Videoart Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, 2001 Second Prize, (Scale), WRO 97, Wroclaw, Poland, 1997 Grand Prix Video de Création, (Scale), La SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia), Paris, France,1996 First Prize (Scale), 15th Videoart Festival, Locarno, Switzerland, 1995 Jury's Special Mention, (scale) Festival Intl. de Video, buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995 Polish Television Award, (Traces of a Presence to Come), Wroclaw, Poland, 1995 Fisrt Prize (shared, Traces of a Presence to Come), V Itl.Video Festival,Vigo, Spain, 1994 Szellemkep Award, (A Simple Case of Vision), Mediawave Festival, Hungary, 1992 Special Mention, (A Simple Case of Vision), III Festival Itl. de Video, Vigo, Spain, 1992 Special Mention, (A Simple Case of Vision), V Intl. video week, Teruel, Spain, 1991 Award for Best Artistic Contribution, (A Simple Case of Vision), Muestra Internacional de Video, Cadiz, Spain, 1991 Grand Prix, (shared, Leaving The Old Ruin) 11th Videoart Festival, Locarno, 1990 Best International tape, (shared, Leaving The Old Ruin), The Australian Video Festival, Sydney, 1989 First Prize, (Leaving The Old Ruin) Poetry Film festival, San Francisco, 1989 Honorable Mention, (Animal (Loco)motion and (Dis)placements), The Oswego Intl. Video Festival, NY, 1988 Best of The Festival, (Stories From the Old Ruin), New Images in Video festival, Stamford, NY, 1987 Second Prize, (Stories From the Old Ruin) Poetry Film Festival, San Francisco, 1987 Honorable Mention, (Stories From the Old Ruin) 1st. Intl. Video Days in Istanbul, 1987 Golden Classic Award, (Stories From the Old Ruin), The Columbus Video Festival, Ohio, 1986 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, The Department Award for outstanding Achievements,1983 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE The Experimental TV Center, Owego, NY, 1985 - Ongoing Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany, 1993 - 2000 Cité International des Arts, Paris, France, 1994, 1996 Centre International de Creation Video Montbeliard Belfort, France, 1992 - 1993 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 1989 Video Synthesis Studio, Film Video Arts, NYC, 1988 CURICULUM VITAE Independent video - artist, 1983 - present Instructor and On-Line Editor, Film/Video Arts, NYC, 1984 - 1991 Instructor, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1983 Post Graduate Certificate in Video, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1983 B. F. A. with Honors, Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, 1982 I N S T A L L A T I O N S Set, 2003 7 continuous video projections, color and black and white, silent. In the Film and Video Gallery: "Make:Measure 1", "Make: Measure 2", "Light", "Setup", "Reflec" with metal, wood, plexiglass, aluminum foil and magnets, dimensions variable. On the South side of the Museum's bridge: "Make:Measure". Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 2003 Fuller's Flow, 2002 including: Flow, video installation, 2002 Between, outdoor projection, 2002 The Biosphere (Former Expo 67 US Pavilion designed by Buckminster Fuller), Montreal 2002 To Leave and to Take, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003 mixed media and video, (Document tape available, 10 min) OBORO, Montréal, Canada, 1997 The Veemvloer, as part of the World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000 Moagens Harmonia as part of Porto 2001 - European Cultural Capital, Portugal 2001 La Ferme du Buisson, as part of Festival Temps d'Images, Paris, France 2003 Centro Cultural de Belém, as part of Festival Temps d'Images, Lisbon 2003 The Years My Friends Lost Their Voice, 1996 mixed media and video, (Document tape available, 5:15 min) The Artist House, Jerusalem, Israel Giacometti's Scale , 1995, 1996,1997 mixed media, 3 channel video on 7 projectors and text (Document tape available, 10:00 min) Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany 1995 The Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, the Netherlands 1996 The Eisfabrik, Hannover, Germany, 1997 The Third, 1994 slide projection of processed video images, Camera Obscura Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 1994 ... of persistence of absence ... , 1991 mixed media, text and video, (Document tape available,10:20 min) Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1991 Leaving The Old Ruin : Contaminated View, 1989 Mixed media and 3 channel video, (Document tape available, 8:00 min) Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC 1989 Preliminary Drawings to the Creation of the Ideal Man " °2 and ° 3, 1989 mixed media and video, The Meat Market, Lake Huntigton, NY 1989 Louisville Art Association, KY 1989 Preliminary Drawings to the Creation of the Ideal Man " ° 1, 1989 (part of a collaboration with Uri Galkin and Penelope Wehrli) mixed media and 3 channel video, Downtown Community TV, NYC 1989 Writing : Denial Song, 1988 Video and TV, (Document tape available, 4:00 min) Minor Injury Gallery, NY 1988 Cross Section / Identity, 1983 mixed media, The Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel 1983 V I D E O G R A P H Y These Are Not My Images (neither there nor here), 80 min. 2000 Scale, 12 min. 1995 Passage to Utopia, trilogy, 88 min. 1985 - 1993 : Traces of a Presence to Come, 39 min. 1993 Leaving The Old Ruin, 34 min. 1989 Stories From the Old Ruin, 15 min. 1986 A Simple Case of Vision, 12 min. 1991 Animal (Loco)motion and (Dis)placements, 28 min. 1988 I Won't, I can't, or I won't Love You When You're Rich, 3 min. 1985 The Double Murder, 15 min. 1983 The Roman Wars : 1983, 6 min. 1983 Fine Mechanics, 4 min. 1983 Neutral, 5 min. 1983 How Real Is Your screen ?, 2 min. 1983 Invitation For an Opening, 4 min. 1983 Preview, 7 min. 1983 She Jumps Into the Water, 5 min. 1982 We Are All Civilized, 6 min. 1982 Slightly Less Than a Saint, 20 min. 1982 C O L L A B O R A T I O N S/ Related activities World to Come, video environment for Maya Beiser's Cello Concert, 2003 Member of the UNESCO artistic committee 1997, 1998, 1999 Designed artist Swatch "Hands", limited edition (50,000) 1996 The Tango, with Chirine El Khadem & Joanna Peled 10 min. 1987 White, video for performance of choreographers Allen / Pearlman 8 min. 1986