Sigalit Landau, born in Jerusalem 1969. She is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, video, photography and sculpture. Landau graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1994. After several years in Europe and in the United States, she returned to Israel, and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. Throughout her career, she has receivedsignificant awards including the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, the Wolf foundation Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship, established by Anselm Kiefer; the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; The Sandberg Prizefor Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, French Republic Chevalier decoration of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Honorary Doctorate degree from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Her work has been exhibited globally in museums and leadingvenues including: MoMA, NY; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Yokohama Triennale, Japan; The Israeli Pavilion, The Venice Art Biennale (1997 & 2011); Documenta X, Kassel; MACBA (Museu d‘Art Contemporani de Barcelona), and many more.
It was once called “white gold”: salt is a crucial element for the entire Salzkammergut region; even today it remains an important trade good, which leads some to prosperity and a few to richness.