1982 · Israel
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. By confronting us with scientific data, historical documents, (archeological) artefacts and the behaviour of certain botanical species, Littwitz's work reveals the mechanisms behind notions, such as national identity and geographical borders, offering more nuanced perspectives of political constructs and other established narratives. She 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 has exhibited in various venues throughout Israel, Europe and the US, including the 6th Moscow Bienniale's Special Program, the 12th Istanbul Biennial, Salzburger Kunstverein (AT) and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (IL). Her works featured in exhibitions at the Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv, IL), the Petach Tikva Museum (IL) and at the Tallinn Kunsthall (EE). Littwitz received the Igal Ahouvi Award Exhibition for the Most Promising Artist (IL), the Botin Foundation Prize (Santander, ES), the Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds (Bonn, DE), the Mitchell Presser Excellence Award granted by Bezalel Academy (IL) and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship. She was also invited for a 3-month residency in the Guggenheim Foundation (Zurich, CH), which led to a solo exhibition at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (CH) titled "The Promise".