biografía KYEOW

Taysir Batniji was born in Gaza in 1966, and studied fine arts in Palestine and France. His work has been shown in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, the US and Brazil, and is in the collections of the Centre Pompidou and the Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), amongst others. In 2012 he was awarded the Abraj Capital Art Prize. He lives and works in France and Palestine.

Born in Jerusalem in 1964, Rula Halawani studied photography in Canada and the UK. Her work has been exhibited in the Middle East, Europe, and the US, and is in several collections including those of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), and the private Nadour Collection. A recipient of numerous awards, she founded the Photography Programme at Birzeit University, Palestine, where she teaches.

Born in the town of Umm al-Fahm in 1977, Raeda Saadeh studied fine arts in Jerusalem and New York. She has participated in shows in Europe, the Middle East and the US, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine (Metz). She lives and works in Jerusalem.

Born in Jerusalem in 1975, Steve Sabella studied photography and visual arts in Jerusalem, the US, and the UK. He has exhibited internationally, and his work can be found in the collections of the British Museum (London) and the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha), among others. A monograph of his work is being prepared in collaboration with the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, where he lives.

Kai Wiedenhöfer born in Germany in 1966, studied photography and editorial design in Germany and Arabic in Damascus, Syria. Since 1989 the focus of his work has mainly been the Middle East. He has received numerous awards, such as the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, World Press Photo Awards, and the Carmignac Gestion Photojourn lism Award. He has published three books with Steidl including The Book of Destruction (2010), which was based on a solo exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Confrontier, about separation walls worldwide, will be published in 2013.