Born in Jerusalem in 1969, Sigalit Landau has been making video-art, installations, photography and sculptures for the past 25 years. Addressing memory through found objects, Landau’s artistic practice focuses on healing and bridging worlds through the interpretation of myths, poetry, and history.
Landau’s own body is central within her work – her projects, physical and allegoric, are interdisciplinary. Landau is captivated by biblical and israeli narratives, as well as with figurative traditions from histories of art that are inextricably linked to Landau’s background as a dancer.
Inspired by the Dead Sea, she has been creating salt crystal sculptures for over 15 years, as well as bronze works, paper mache sculptures, and marble objects. Landau graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1994. After several years of living and exhibiting in Europe, New York and Japan, she returned to Tel Aviv, and currently lives and works in Israel.
Throughout her career, Landau has received significant awards including the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (1994), the Wolf foundation Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship, established by Anselm Kiefer (1998); the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2004); The Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2016), French Republic Chevalier decoration of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2017), Honorary Doctorate degree from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev (2017).
Her works are included in public collections, including MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Center George Pompidou, Paris; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow; MACBA, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Jewish Museum, New York City.