Artist file


Taysir Batniji * 1966 in Gaza, Palestine, lives in France et Palestine

"Trained as a painter, but also a creator of installations and performances, since the 1990s Taysir Batniji has worked mainly with video and photography, two “light” mediums that fit with a career which has involved much travelling to and from between Palestine and Europe. He documents Palestinian reality in a physically vivid, anti-spectacular way by focusing on displacement, intermediate states, and the inhibition of movement. These objective issues which are part and parcel of the soc [...]

"Trained as a painter, but also a creator of installations and performances, since the 1990s Taysir Batniji has worked mainly with video and photography, two “light” mediums that fit with a career which has involved much travelling to and from between Palestine and Europe. He documents Palestinian reality in a physically vivid, anti-spectacular way by focusing on displacement, intermediate states, and the inhibition of movement. These objective issues which are part and parcel of the social, political and cultural context in Palestine also reflect the position of the artist as a witness and contributor to the life of his country, but also the Western art scene."

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