Taysir Batniji (b. 1966)
Transit (Palestine/France (2004)
1966 born in Gaza, Palestina and lives between his hometown and Paris, France.
Taysir Batniji studied art at Al-Najah University in Nablus, Palestine. In 1994, he was awarded a fellowship to study at the School of Fine Arts of Bourges in France. Since then, he has been dividing his time between France and Palestine. During this period spent between two countries and two cultures, Taysir has developed a multi-media practice, including drawing, installation, photography, video and performance.
Taysir's artwork, often tinged with impermanence and fragility, draws its inspiration from his subjective story, but also from current events and history. His methods of approach always distance, divert, stretch, conceptualize or simply play with the initial subject, offering, at the end, poetic, sometimes acrid, point of view on reality.
Taysir has been involved in the Palestinian art scene since the nineties, and has participated in numerous exhibitions, biennials and residencies in Europe and across the world.