the kingdom of shadows|2021

though it cannot be seen|2021

hall of mirrors...|2019

standby painter|2018

another planet|2017

the fox and the crow|2017

man with two beards|2016

a journey...|2015

the national park|2015


we are attempting...|2014

the simultaniest|2014

paleosol 80 south|2013

superstition in the pigeon|2013


this is jerusalem, mr. pasolini|2012


hollywood strings|2012

the german village|2011


the inflatables|2009

 arbeit macht frei|2009

compressed ceramic powder|2007

Amir Yatziv



Amir Yatziv is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Tel Aviv. Yatziv is interested in past narratives and their contemporary interpretation. In his works and films, he creates a sense of estrangement, revealing the impossibility of a single coherent historical truth. Amir is a graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design - Jerusalem (2008) and Hito Steyerl class at the UDK Berlin (2010). His works were presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions in several places including Tate Modern (London), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), and Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) amongst others, and his films were screened at multiple film festivals around the world.




2018, Standby Painter, 52’00’’, documentary


Visions Du Reel Nyon 2018, Swiss

Docaviv 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

Krakow Film Festival 2018, Poland


2017, Another Planet, 48’00’’, animated documentary


International Film Festival Rotterdam, Doc-Aviv Film Festival Tel-Aviv, 25FPS Zagreb, Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Moscow Jewish Film Festival, Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Sales: Israel Channel 8


2017, Twilight Bid, 13’30’’, animated documentary

Festivals: Film Festival Oberhausen


2014, A Journey through the howling Sands, 21’00’’


2013, Paleosol 80 South, 2013, 18’00’

Festivals: Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival


2013, Hausbaumaschine, 2013, Single channel video


2012, This Is Jerusalem, Mr. Pasolini,2012, Single channel b/w video, 17’47”

Festivals: Jerusalem film festival


2011, The German Village, Germany/USA Single channel video 6’39”


2010, Hollywood Strings, 11’42”


2009, Arbeit Macht Frei 2009, 10’20”


2009, Detroit 2009, 13’00”


2009, The Inflatables, Seven channels video approx 2’00” each


2008, Antipodes, 30’00”


2007, Compressed Ceramic Powder, 6’00”




Selected Exhibitions



Blast, Palazzo Poste Verona, Italy (c:Marta Ferretti)

Garden State, Garage Rotterdam, Netherlands (c:Fadwa Naamna)

Merchav Aviri, Ramat Sharon Gallery, Israel (c:Ravit Harari)



The Final Frontier, The Herzliya Artists’ Residence, Israel (c:Ran Kasmy Ilan)



Even the Trees Bleed,Museum on the Seam, Israel (c:Raphie Etgar)



The Ninth Art – Unwanted Stories, The EDITH-RUSS-HAUS for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany



julia stoschek collection "WELT AM DRAHT", jcs Berlin, Germany (c:Andreas Korte)

vanishing point, artport tlv, Israel (c:Or Tshuva)

Bimkom Makom, Ashdod museum, Israel (c:Roni Cohen Binyamini and Yuval Biton)

The ID Festival Berlin, Germany

film program "The Invisible Scent of History,” at the International College Art in Washington, USA (c:Jenny Marketou)



(Solo) Everything was new, abandoned, and destroyed, Galleria Laveronica, Modica, Italy

FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE, KW-Berlin, Germany (c:Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis)

Vot ken you mach?, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Poland (c:Rafał Jakubowicz, Valentina Marcenaro, Christiane

 Mennicke-Schwarz, Dorota Monkiewicz)

Too early too late, Pinacoteca Nazionale Bologna, Italy (c:Marco Scotini)

Macrocosmi, Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben Berlin, Germany (c:Pascual Jordan,Petra Dregger und Martina Cavallarin)



(Solo) The Most Promising Artist Y.ahuvi Award exhibition at fresh paint, Israel (c:matan daube)

Artists’ Film International program 2014, Istanbul Modern, Turkey, (c:Celenk Bafra)

AVIFF Cannes film festival 2014, France (c:Christian Pouligo)

RE-Establishing Shot, Cabinet NY and Night Gallery LA, USA (c:High & Low Bureau)

AFI,Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan

Mivza, Jerusalem super market, Israel (c:sharon balaban)

recurrence, the nicosia municipal arts centre, cyprus (c:drorit gur arie)

La guerra che verrà non è la prima, museum Mart Rovereto, Italy (c:Nicoletta Boschiero, Saretto Cincinelli, Gustavo

 Corni, Gabi Scardi, Camillo Zadra)

The Whitechapel Gallery London, Artists’ Film International program 2014, UK

Space Oddity, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany

Recalculating Route, 4 Mediations Biennale, Poznan 2014, Israel (c:Drorit Gur Arie)

Back to Berlin, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (c:aya lurie, tal bechler, ghila limon)

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2014 , lab competition, France

CounterIntelligence, Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada (c:Charles Stankievech)

Time Pieces, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany (c:Marius Babias and Kathrin Becker)

Measure for Measure, Petah Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (c:Drorit gur-arie and Hila Cohen-Schneiderman)

Give Us The Future, n.b.k Berlin, Germany (c:Frank Wagner)

Artists' Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Multiplicity, NURTUREart, NY, USA (c:Marco antonini and Hila Cohen-Schneiderman)



(Solo) This is Jerusalem, Mister Pasolini, Petah Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (c:Drorit gur-arie)

The Israeli Video and Art Experimental Film Competition, Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel

Scenographies, Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Art video lounge, Art Miami, USA (c:Kathrin Becker)

Go get your knives, Galeria Salon Akademii warsaw, Poland

Rising star, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

Picturing Places Around the World / Remix, Kaliningrad, Russia

Panorama – Junge Videokunst aus Israel, WESERBURG | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

Fresh Paint 6, Tel-Aviv, Israel



(Solo) This is Jerusalem, Mister Pasolini, Galleria Laveronica, Modica, Italy (c:Marco scotini)

Ambiguous being, Kav 16 gallery, Tel-aviv, Israel

I Vespri, civic forum in five acts, modica, Italy

Artissima 18, Torino, Italy

Synthetic Rituals, Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, USA

Fresh Paint 5, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Deviants, The Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel

Shishi rishon Achrei, Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Israel



(Solo) Simulacrum, Holstein-Haus Kunst, Schwerin, Germany

Artissima 18, Torino, Italy

52nd October salon, Museum May 25, Belgrade, Serbia

Video Recentes de Israel, 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_

Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil

Synthetic Rituals, Pitzer Art Galleries, Los Angeles, USA

Our not Our, Warsaw, Poland

Monitor, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany

Culturescapes, Kunstehaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland

Il Caos, Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy

10th Courtisane festival film, video en mediakunst, Belgium

Moira ricci / Amir yatziv, Laveronica arte contemporanea, Italy



(Solo) Arbeit Macht Frei, Appendix2 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

(Solo) Antipodes, Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Israel

Overview, Israeli video 2000-2010, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

Tate film, Trembling time: recent video from Israel, Tate modern, United Kingdom



Re-constructions, Film programme, Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands

Dreary structures, Dreamy structures, Ashdod art museum, Israel

Evil to the core, The Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel

Re-construction, Jerusalem film festival, Israel

Echoes of time and space, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Israel



Secret Art, Israeli Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Video Zone 4, video biennale, Tel-aviv, Israel

Estampa 2008, Video Art Program Tribal Fire, Madrid, Spain

Multi-space, video project, Jerusalem, Israel

ViP5, Video art screening event, Ticho house Jerusalem, Israel

Tape modern #4, Berlin, Germany



Homo Bellicus, a genealogy of war, Berlin, Germany



2016-2017 SIC Brussel, Cinema workshop, Belgium

2010-2011 Guest student, Udk Berlin - class Hito Steyerl, Germany

2004-2008 BFA, the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Israel

1998-2001 BA Computer science, IDC Herzelia, Israel


Awards & Scholarships


The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art award, Germany


Selected for the Artists’ Film International program 2014 (AFI)

Best Experimental Video award for the film: “PALEOSOL 80 SOUTH”, Black & White  Festival, Portugal

Experimental Film award, Cinema south film festival, Israel


Ministry of Culture and Sport award (Idud Hayezira), Israel

Berliner Senats Arbeitsstipendien für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

The Most Promising Artist Award | Fresh Paint, Tel-Aviv, Israel


Stiftung Kunstfonds Arbeitsstipendien (working scholarship), Germany


Nominate for the Kunstpreis der Schering Stiftung, Germany

CDA-Projects Artistic Research and Production Grant - Honorary Mention, Turkey


DAAD Artist Scholarship, Berlin, Germany


Adam Mickiewicz Institute Artist scholarship, Poland

CCA Israel - The video art foundation, Israel

HBO central Europe - film development award, Poland


Shpilman scholarship for photography, Israel


Bezalel academy for art and design excellence award, Israel


Art Collections

julia stoschek collection, Germany

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Germany

Igal Ahouvi Art Collection, Israel