Taysir Batniji

“I believe in this very exhibition, exile is not a state of mind,

exile is not a metaphor. Exile unites so many entities,

so many geographies, so many individuals,

so many lives, and so many pains, and so many sufferings.”

Abdul-Rahim Al-Shaikh

Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
photography, 59 x 80 cm
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
photography, 57 x 80 cm
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
photography, 57 x 80 cm
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
photography, 57 x 80 cm
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
photography, 57 x 80 cm
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
Taysir Batniji, Gaza Walls, 2001
photography, 57 x 80 cm

Taysir Batniji

Born 1966 in Gaza, Palestine; lives and works between France and Palestine

Selected Solo Shows

2014-2015 Memory is Evergreen, galerie Sfeir Semler – Beirot, Lebanon

2014 Full bleed, Lease Agreement – Baltimore, MD, USA

2013 Man does not live on bread alone – Salon de Provence, France

2011-2012 Le monde n’est pas arrivé, gallery Eric Dupont – Paris, France

2010 Mobiel home, gallery Sfeir Semler, Hambourg, Germany

2006 Fathers, at Kasr el Basha and French Cultual Center – Gaza, Palestine & CCF of Amman, Jordan

2004 Transit, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2002 Voyage Impossible, Galerie K&S, Berlin, Germany

2001 Dépêche / Breaking News, Arts and Crafts Village, Gaza, Palestine

Selected Group Shows

2014-2015 L’Avenir (looking forward), Biennale de Montréal – Montréal, Canada

2014 Open Museum Open City, Maxxi – Rome, Italie

2014 Shangri La: Imagined Cities, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Étas-Unis

2014 Une Histoire (art archi design/ des années 80 à nos jours), Centre Pompidou, Paris – France

2014 Customs Mode : Quotidien Practices and Everyday Rituals au Maraya Art Centre – Sharjah, EAU

2014 Thanks for Writing, 601artspace – New York, USA.

2014 Now Babylon at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – Daenmark

2013 Ici, ailleurs, in the framework of Marseille capital of culture, 2013 – Marseille, France

2012 When Attitudes became form become attitudes, curator Jens Hoffmann, CCA Wattis Institut – San Francisco, USA

2012 Light from the Middle East: New Photography, A&V Museum – London, UK

2012 Tapis Volants, Villa Medici – Rome, Italy

2012 Making History, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) Zollamt – Frankfurt, Germany

2011-2012 Out of rubble, Itinerant exhibition – USA

2011 Untitled (12  Istanbul Biennale ) – Istanbul, Turkey

2011 Open Frame, at CRAC – Sète, France

2011 Seing is believing, KW – Berlin, Germany

2011 The Future of a Promise*, Venice Biennale – Italy

2010 Breaking News, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Mondena, Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, Italy

2010 Biennale Cuvée, OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

2009 Taswir, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

2009 Jerusalem Show, Al Mamal art center, Jerusalem, Palestine

2009 Palestine, La création dans tous ces états, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

2009 Palestine c/o Venice, 53  Venice Biennale, La Giudecca, Venice, Italy

2008 No Man’s Land, Gemak art centre, The Hague, Netherlands

2008 Water: Misery and Delight, Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

2007 2e Riwaq  Biennale, Ramallah, Palestine

2007 Heterotopias*, First Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece

2007 Still Life – Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change*, Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, UAE

2006 Palestine, Land, Exile, Creation, Cuenca, Spain            

2005 KunstFilmBiennale, Kunst Station Sankt Peter, Köln, Germany

2004 L’universel ? Dialogue avec Senghor, Lille, France        

2003 Dreams and Conflicts. Utopia Station, 50. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2002 A Need of Realism. Solitude in Ujazdowski, Center for Contemorary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warszaw, Poland

2002 Rencontres International de la Photographie, Arles, France

2002 C’est pas du cinéma, Studio national Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France