Ella Littwitz


Ella Littwitz (b.1982, Israel) lives and works in Israel.  Her comprehensive artistic research explores archeology, history, botany, culture and politics through an archival approach.  She is a Laureate of the HISK (Ghent, Belgium) in 2015 and received her BFA from Bezalel (Jerusalem, Israel) in 2009. Littwitz exhibited in Israel, Europe and the US including the 6th Moscow Biennial Special Program, the 12th Istanbul Biennial, Salzburger Kunstverein (Austria) and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (Israel).  In 2017, her work featured in exhibitions at the Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv) and the Petach Tikva Museum, and at the Tallinn Kunsthall in 2018. Littwitz received the Igal Ahouvi The Most Promising Artist Prize (2013, Israel) the Botin Foundation Prize (2012-2013, Santander, Spain), Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds (2012, Bonn, Germany), Mitchell Presser Excellence Award granted by Bezalel Academy in 2009 and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship in 2008-2010.  Littwitz was also invited for a 3 month residency in the Guggenheim Foundation in Zurich, Switzerland.

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2014 - 2016
Advanced Studies & Practice-based Research in Visual Arts, HISK, Hoger Institut Voor Schone Kunsten-Vlaanderen, Ghent, BE

2005 - 2009
BFA in Photography, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, IL

Selected Solo Exhibitions


And a third of the waters became wormwood, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE

Kwisatz Haderach, curated by Drorit Gur Arie and Or Tshuva, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, IL
Itchy Sharqiya, curated by Irit Tal, Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL
No Vestige of a Beginning, No Prospect of an End, Copperfield Gallery, London, UK
Everybody Knows That the Boat is Leaking, Galeria Silvestre, Madrid, ES

Divisi, Duo with Benjamin Verhoeven, De Bijloke, Gent, BE
Dionysius' Ear, Duo with Klaas Vanhee, Galeria silvestre, Tarragona, ES
Tomograma, curated by Seamus Kealy, Salzburger Kunstverein, AT

Hedgehogs see everything in yellow, Galeria silvestre, Madrid, ES
MONOLITH, Galeria silvestre, Tarragona, ES

The Most Promising Artist Award Exhibition, curated by Matan Daube, Fresh paint 7, Tel Aviv, IL

SIRIUS, curated by Taly Cohen-Garbuz, Tivon gallery, Tivon, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

Art Brussels, with Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
Mystic Properties, curated by Elena Sorokina, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
Dallas Art Fair, with Harlan Levey projects, Dallas, US
The state is not a work of art, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, EE

Untitled, Miami Beach, Harlan Levey Projects, Miami, US
10a Biennal d’Art Leandre Cristòfol, curated by Cèlia del Diego, Oriol Fontdevila and Javier Hontoria, Centre d'Art La Panera, Lleida, ES
ARCANA IMPERII, curated by Oriol Fontdevila, Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporània, Valencia, ES
Lives Between, co-curated by Joseph del pesco and Sergio Edelsztein, CCA, Tel Aviv, IL
Slow Revenge of the Immobile, La Gran gallery, Valladolid, ES
Euphoria project :1967 Turns 50 : Wartime Art, curated by Dana Arielai, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, IL
Antwerp Art Weekend with Harlan Levey Projects, Antwerp, BE
Art Brussels, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE
Mementos, curated by Jens Hoffman and Piper Marshall, Art Brussels, BE
SAMPLE, curated by Humberto Moro, Zona Mazo with Harlan Levey Projects, Mexico city, MX

Mother, I have reached the land of my dreams, curated by Alona Harpaz and Sharon Horodi, ID Festival Berlin 2016 With CIRCLE1, Berlin, DE
Fragmented Time, curated by Rachel Monosov, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, NYC, NY
Regard partagés. d'Ensor à Tuymans: coup d'oeil sur une collection privée, curated by Hans Martens, Marthe Donas Museum, Ittre, BE
Do You Speak Synergy?, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, BE

It takes two to make an accident, HISK laureates 2015, curated by Selen Ansen, Gent, BE
Freitag, der 13. // -13 יום†שישי†ה†| Circle 1, curated by Hannah Beck-Mannagetta, Berlin, DE
And no matter that the phone is ringing, curated by Oleg Matrokhin & Elena Kuprina-Lyakhovich, CCI Fabrika, 6th Moscow Biennale, Special Program, Moscow, RU
Solid, curated by Taly Cohen-Garbuz, Tivon gallery, Tivon, IL
Gatherer / Nonfunctional Display, curated by Tali Ben-Nun, Jerusalem Artists’ house, Jerusalem, IL

Back to Berlin, Re-view, curated by Dr. Aya Lurie, Tal Bechler and Ghila Limon, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL
ITINERARIOS, XX Becas de Artes Plásticas, Santander, ES
The International Photography Festival, curated by Assaf Shaham, Tel Aviv, IL


NO OK, Stadtbad Oderberger, Berlin, DE
Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art – From Astonishment to Disenchantment, curated by D. Levin, G Limon and D. Kaufmann, Herzeliya museum of contemporary art, IL
Der Zweite Blick, curated by Susanne Hinrichs, Berlin Jüdisches Gemeindehaus Gallery, DE

12th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, curated by Adriano Pedrosa & Jens Hoffmann Istanbul, TR
Beauty, curated by Roi Kuper, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL
METAKOM …†yet the sea is not full…†, a Schir project: Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, DE
Raumordnung, Gesellschaft für urbane Kunst und Gestaltung, Krefeld, DE
Kunstverein Kreis Soest, Soest, DE
Terror: Artists Respond, curated by C. Evans & Y. Verwer, Industry City Gallery, Brooklyn, US

Selected Graduates from Fine Arts Academies, Tel Hai Museum, Upper Galilee, IL
HomeBase V, Berlin, DE
100 JAHRE JUNG, UDK, Berlin, DE

100 Years of Dialogue through Art, curated by Yona Fischer, Orangerie du Senate, Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, FR
David and the Girls, curated by D. Adika, POV: The Israeli Photography Festival, Tel-Aviv, IL

Awards and Scholarships

Guggenheim Foundation residency, Zürich, CH

The Lottery Grant, IL

The Igal Ahouvi Art Collection Promising Artist Award, IL

2012 - 2013
The Botín Foundation grant, Santander, ES

Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, DE

HomeBase V, Berlin, DE

Excellence scholarship granted by Rea Ben David - The print house, Tel aviv, IL
Presser Excellence award granted by Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, IL

2008 - 2010
Sharett Scholarship Program, America – Israel Cultural Foundation, IL

And a third of the waters became wormwood
Do you speak synergy?

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