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About Miki Kratsman



Israel's highly distinguished photographer, Miki Kratsman has, for over 30 years, been infinitely committed to seriously documenting the evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and mainly, its bitter consequences on the daily life of the Palestinian population. From Kratsman's point of view, an accumulated documentation of this difficult daily routine – a routine comprised of different kinds of obstruction, death, memory, hope, insult, anger, hatred or acceptance – is more important, significant and even disquieting than any specific documentation of a potentially spectacular or extreme event .


Miki Kratsman was born in 1959, Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1971. During 1993-2012 his photographs appeared regularly in "Ha'aretz" newspaper in the column "The Twilight Zone" on which he is signed together with the journalist Gideon Levi. In 2006-2014 he presided as head of the photography department of Bezalel academy of arts, Jerusalem, where he continues to teach and lecture. Kratsman is the fifth recipient of Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University 2011. Winner of Emet Prize for Science, Art and Culture, 2011. 


Kratsman exhibits consistently, in Israel and throughout the world.


Selected exhibitions: Venice biennale, 2003; the New Hebrews exhibition at Martin Grupios Bau, Berlin, 2005; the 2006 Sao Paulo Biennale and MARCO, Vigo, Spain, 2006; the Jewish Museum New York and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Chile, 2007; the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), the Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington DC, the Jewish Museum Amsterdam, The Jewish Museum, Frankfurt and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008; Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Germany, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Dusseldorf and Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, 2009, Witte de With, Rotterdam , Solo Project ar ARCOMadrid, Spain, Media City Seoul, Korea, 2010, Miki Kratsman: All About Us at Ursula Blickle Foundation, Germany 2011; Solo exhibition at MUSAC, Leon, Spain, and La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, January 2012, curated by Octavio Zaya; Solo project, Photobooth, ArteBA artfair, Buenos Aires, 2014. Curator: Octavio Zaya.  



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