Artist Profiles

Miki Kratsman

Miki Kratsman, Israel's highly distinguished photographer, has for over 22 years been infinitely committed to documenting the evolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From Kratsman's point of view, an accumulated documentation of the daily routine is more important, significant and even disquieting than any specific documentation of a potentially spectacular or extreme event.

Kratsman was born in 1959 in Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1971. His photographs appear regularly in "Ha'aretz" newspaper in the column "The Twilight Zone" on which he is signed together with journalist Gideon Levi. Since 2006 he presides as head of the photography department of Bezalel academy of arts, Jerusalem.

Miki Kratsman's 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 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santiago, Chile, 2007; Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), 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; Solo Project at ARCOMadrid curated by Sergio Edelzstein, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2010.
Miki Kratsman is represented by Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
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