Society of Commemorative Culture in the Art of Women
Sculptor, video artist, installation artist
*1969 Jerusalem, Israel
Sigalit Landau was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1969, the first of three children, to Maya Sonntag [b.1942 in London to Viennese refugees] and father Simcha Landau [b.1940 in Bukovina, now Romania]. In 1974-5 the family lived in Philadelphia, and in1978-9 in London. Landau grew up bi-lingual, multi-cultural, on a hill over-looking the Judean Dessert, the skyline of Jordan, and the northern part of the Dead Sea.
Landau went to the Rubin Academy High School and majored in Dance. In the years between 1990 - 1995 she studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. In 1993, she went to New York's Cooper Union School of Art and Design as part of a student exchange program.
Landau creates with a diverse range of media – including drawing, sculpture, video and performance – creating works and installations which sometimes stand on their own and sometimes form complete, inclusive environments. Her complex works touch on social, historical, political, and ecological issues, embracing topics such as homelessness, banishment, and the relationships between victim and victimizer and between decay and growth. As much of her work is concerned with the human condition, the body (often her own) is a key motif and guide. Using salt, sugar, paper and ready-made objects, Landau creates large-scale in site installations, which totally change the spaces she works in.
Her work explores the complexity of living in a traumatic-looking reality.
Audrey Koulinsky (Hrsg.): Sigalit Landau, Paris 2018.
Chiara Dall'Arche: L'arte nelle zone ad alta tensione: Israele e Palestina attraverso gli occhi di due artiste contemporanee: Sigalit Landau e Emily Jacir, Edizioni Accademiche Italiane, o. O. 2017.
Moshe Ninio: Sigalit Landau: Sigalit Landau, The Salt Years (Englisch/Deutsch), Bielefeld 2017.
Sigalit Landau: Sigalit Landau – One Man's Floor is Another Man's Feelings (Arabisch/Hebräisch), Paris 2011.
Gabriele Horn, Ruth Roten (Hrsg.): Sigalit Landau (Deutsch/Englisch), Ostfildern-Ruit 2008.
Sarah Breitberg-Semel: Fiction: I-Body, I-Language, + You. Yossi Breger, Miriam Cabesse, Sigalit Landau, The Venice Biennale/The Israeli Pavilion, 1997.