Taysir Batniji was born in Gaza in 1966. He lives and works between Paris and Palestine.
Batniji studied fine art at Al-Najah University in Nablus and at the School of Arts in Bourges, France. In recent years, he has held solo exhibitions at Les rencontres internationales de la photographie (Arles, France, 2018); Aperture Foundation (New York, US, 2018); the André Malraux Contemporary Art Space (Colman, France, 2016); Espace culturel Robert de Lamanon (Salon-de-Provence, France, 2016); Cultural Center, Salon-de-Provence (France, 2013); Musee d’art et d’histoire (Geneva, Switzerland, 2007); and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2004).
His works were shown in the following group exhibitions: Boghossian Foundation (Brussels, Belgium, 2018); Mulhouse Art Center (France, 2017); Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (Germany, 2017); Valencia Institute of Modern Art (Spain, 2016); and the Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2014). He participated in the Venice Biennales in 2011, 2009, and 2003. His works are part of prominent collections such as the Centre Pompidou; the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK); and Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, Austria), among others.
His artwork can also be found in major art collections including Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris); Fondazione Goetz (Munich, Germany); Neuflize Foundation (Paris); Villa Bernasconi: Centre d’arte (Lancy, Switzerland); the National Fund of Contemporary Art (Paris); Immigration Museum (Paris); the Ursula Blikle Video Archive, Kunsthalle Wien, University of Applied Arts; the Ursula Blikle Foundation (Kraichtal, Germany); Fresnoy Media Library, Tourcoing Art Center (France); and the Multimedia Library of Videochroniques (Marseille).
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