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Palestinian, 20th–21st century, female.

Active in England since 1975.

Born 1952, in Beirut.

Sculptor, installation artist, photographer. Multimedia.

Mona Hatoum studied graphic design at Beirut University College before settling in London in 1975, during civil war in Lebanon. In London she studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. In the 1980s she began making video and performance works incorporating themes of exile and the body, such as ...


American conceptual artist, designer, and writer. She enrolled at Parsons School of Design, New York, where her teachers included the photographer Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel (1924–84), a successful graphic designer and art director of Harper’s Bazaar, who was particularly encouraging. When Kruger’s interest in art school waned in the mid-1960s, Israel encouraged her to prepare a professional portfolio. Kruger moved to New York and entered the design department of ...


Israeli, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Tel Aviv.

Painter (mixed media). Figures, animals.

Avi Trattner lives and works in Beer-Yaacov. His primitive, highly graphic works, full of lines, hatching and interlace, evoke the work of Cy Twombly. He uses an earthy palette, rich in material effects and dominated by ochres and browns, but which give forth the occasional splash of colour, and a very gestural technique, full of tension, such as when working around the image of a stray dog - an abstract shadow against a neutral background imprisoned by the canvas, out of context, representing the isolation of Israel’s Jews. Anonymous figures, soldiers, children and seated figures also haunt his works, while, in his series ...