Ella Littwitz's comprehensive artistic research explores archeology, history, botany, culture and politics through an archival approach. By confronting us with scientific data, historical documents, (archaeological) artefacts and the behaviour of certain botanical species, Littwitz's work reveals the mechanisms behind notions, such as national identity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.
Littwitz holds a HISK Laureate, Ghent, Belgium (2015) and received her BFA from Bezalel, Jerusalem, Israel, in 2009. Her works have been exhibited in Israel, Europe and the US.
Upcoming solo shows include I set before you today a blessing and a curse, Curated by Sergio Edelsztei, CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (2021). Her past solo shows include The promise, curated by Maren Brauner, Kunsthalle St Gallen, Switzerland (2019); Facts on the ground, Alexander Levy Gallery, Berlin (2019); The Elephant in the Room, curated by Oriol Fontdevila, La Panera Art Center, Lleida, Spain (2018); And Waters Became Wormwood, MWW Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław, curated by Agata CiastońAnd (2018); "and a third of the waters became wormwood", Harlan Levey projects, Brussels (2018); Kwisatz Haderach, curated by Drorit Gur Arie and Or Tshuva, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (2017); Migration - Itchy Sharqiya, curated by Irit Tal, Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (2017); No Vestige of a Beginning, No Prospect of an End, Copperfield, London (2017); Everybody Knows That the Boat is Leaking, Galeria Silvestre, Madrid, Spain (2017); Divisi (Duo with Benjamin Verhoeven), De Bijloke, Gent, Belgium (2016); Tomograma, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria (2016); Dionysius' Ear, Duo with Klaas Vanhee, Galeria silvestre, Tarragona, Spain (2016); MONOLITH, Galeria Silvestre, Tarragona, Spain (2015); Hedgehogs see everything in yellow, Galeria silvestre, Madrid, Spain (2015); The Most Promising Artist Award Exhibition, Fresh paint 7, Tel aviv, Israel, curated by Matan Daube (2014) and SIRIUS, Tivon gallery, Israel (2012).
Group exhibitions include The Effects of Crossing & Self-Aggrandization in the Human Kingdom curated by Scrum (Séamus Kealy & Tilo Schulz) Mario Mauroner contemporary art vienna, Austria; Returning to nature, curated by Hadas Maor, The botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, Israel; Nonfinito, curated by Vardit Gross, Artport, Tel Aviv, Israel; Accrochage, Alexander Levy Gallery, Berlin (2020); Futur curated by Michael Hiltbrunner, Casa d'Angel, Lumbrein, Switzerland (2019); Ax Bear Crow curated by Vardit Gross, Artport, Tel Aviv (2019); Anecdotes on Origin, A plus A Gallery, Venice (2019); The Production Of Space, II curated by Felix Fasolt and Guy Slabbnick, Ghent, Belgium (2019); Real Beauty, curated by Oriol Fontdevila, ADN Platform, Barcelona, Spain (2019); Seeds of the Land, curated by Tami Manor Friedman, Ticho House - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (2019); The State is not a Work of Art, curated by Katerina Gregos, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia (2018); ARCANA IMPERII. Art Research on Bureaucracy, curated by Oriol Fontdevila, Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporania, Valencia, Spain (2017); Lives Between, co-curated by Joseph del Pesco and Sergio Edelsztein, CCA Tel Aviv, Israel (2017); We have the weights, we have the measures, Copperfield London, London (2017); Mementos, curated by Jens Hoffmann and Piper Marshall, Art Brussels, Belgium (2017); Do You Speak Synergy?, Harlan Levey projects, Brussels, Belgium, curated by Denis Maksimov (2016); And no matter that the phone is ringing, CCI Fabrika, 6th Moscow Biennale, Special Program, curated by Oleg Matrokhin, co curator Elena Kuprina-Lyakhovich (2015);Gatherer / Nonfunctional Display, Jerusalem Artists’ house, Israel, curate d by Tali Ben- Nun (2015); Back to Berlin, Re-view, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (2014); Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art – From Astonishment to Disenchantment, Herzliya museum of contemporary art, Israel, curated by D. Levin, G. Limon, D. Kaufmann (2012) and 12th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL, Turkey, curated by Adriano Pedrosa & Jens Hoffmann (2011).
Littwitz has received the Artis Exhibition grant (2019); Artport Tel Aviv (2019); The Lottery Grant, Israel (2018 and 2017); BINZ39 residency, Zurich, Switzerland (2018); Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim foundation prize, Zurich, Switzerland (2018); Outset Studiomakers, Israel (2018); The Igal Ahouvi Art Collection Promising Artist Award, Israel (2013); the Botin Foundation Prize, Santander, Spain (2012-2013), Arbeitsstipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany) (2012); HomeBase V, Berlin, Germany (2010); Excellence scholarship granted by Rea Ben David – Photography Workshop, Tel aviv, Israel (2009); Mitchell Presser Excellence Award granted by Bezalel Academy (2009) and the Sharett Scholarship Program, America – Israel Cultural Foundation, Israel 2008-2010.
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