Born in 1969, Sigalit Landau studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in her native city of Jerusalem and at the Cooper Union School of Art and Design, New York. Following a few years in London, she settled in Tel Aviv (Israel), where she now lives and works. In addition to using various media, including drawing, sculpture, video and performance, she often incorporates her own body and the environment in her works and installations. These relate to social, humanitarian and ecological themes addressing issues such as the situation of the homeless, punishments, relations between victims and punishers and between decadence and growth.
The human figure, often the artist herself, and the human condition in general are themes of interest. Using salt, sugar, paper and everyday objects, Landau creates large installations that completely modify the space.
She has represented Israel at the Venice Biennale (1997 and 2011) and has participated in international exhibitions such as Documenta, Kassel (1997) and the Armory Show, New York (2005), among others. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA, New York (2008); Gallery Kamel Mennour, Paris (2008 and 2012); Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2007); Tel-Aviv Museum of Art (2005); and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (1996). Her work is in included in the collections of the Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Brooklyn Museum, New York; MUSAC, León; MoMA, New York; and MACBA, Barcelona.