Ella Littwitz

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Biography

Ella Littwitz (b. 1982, Israel) lives and works in Israel. She investigates political, social, and cultural landscapes by appropriating and shifting specific elements connected to the land. Pivotal to her practice is the constant desire of humans to create sovereign ideologies by drawing limits, borders, and frontiers, sometimes even controlling nature and moving soil. Littwitz's interest in a specific stretch of land-namely Israel and Palestinian territories-stems from its status as a crossroads of religions, geography, and politics; water, soil, and sky; mythologies, beliefs, and momentous transitions. Her works echo its biblical and modern narratives, presenting us with diverse examples of transition, transfiguration, and the formation of political constructs through acts of belief. Littwitz is a Laureate of the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Ghent (HISK) in 2015 and received her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (Jerusalem, IL) in 2009. Littwitz exhibited internationally including solo shows at CCA Tel Aviv, Kunsthalle St Gallen, La Panera Art Center, MWW Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław, and Salzburger Kunstverein. Her works featured in exhibitions at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, the 12th Istanbul Biennial, The Israel Museum, The Tel Aviv Museum, and the Tallinn Kunsthall. Littwitz received The Ministry Of Culture - Creative Encouragement Award (IL), Artis Grant for Exceptional Work in Uncertain Times (IL), Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim foundation prize (CH), the Botin Foundation Prize (ES), Stiftung Kunstfonds (DE) and more. Her work has been acquired by The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, IL), Kunsthaus Zürich (Zürich, CH), The Vehbi Koç Foundation (Istanbul, TR), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Tel Aviv, IL), and S.M.A.K., the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art - Ghent (Ghent, BE).

Works
The curse and the blessing or region bounded by two functions, 2021