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Irit Batsry is an artist working mainly in installation, photography and video. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. She has lived and worked in New York since 1983.
She received a degree in fine art from the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem in 1983 and, once settled in New York City, became an instructor and on-line editor for Film/Video Arts. She has had an extensive video and media art career and is renowned for her experimental videos in the early eighties. Her single and multi-channel videos and installations have been shown in museums and galleries around the world, including the Institute of Contemporary Art (London, England), the National Gallery (Washington, U.S.), the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid, Spain) and the Witte de With (Rotterdam, the Netherlands).
Batsry has received several grants and awards throughout her career. Her videos have won prizes at numerous international festivals including Videoart in Locarno, Switzerland, and the WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland. In 1992, Batsry was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and in 1996, the Soci√©t√© civile des auteurs multim√©dia honoured her with the Grand Prix Vid√©o de Cr√©ation.
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