Gilad Ratman rappresenta Israele alla Biennale di Venezia col progetto The Workshop.
Gilad Ratman is one of the youngest artists ever to be chosen for the Israeli Pavilion. The Workshop documents the journey of a community of people from Israel to Venice, through a non-linear presentation of video, installation, sound and a physical intervention in the fabric of the Pavilion itself. By breaking up the screen and the space of the pavilion Ratman meditates on the dichotomy of a surface and what lies beyond it
Considering Israel participation in a more political view, The Workshop's site-specificity by Ratman's art reflects on the Biennale as a utopian model of nations' connectivity or as a world where transit can take place across national borders in hidden networks.Gilad Ratman was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1975, and studied at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design (BFA), Jerusalem, and then at Columbia University (MFA), New York. Solo exhibitions have included Ferenbalm-Gurbü Station, Karlsruhe (2011); Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv (2010); and the Haifa Museum of Art (2009). Few years ago Ratman has been awarded the Anslem Kiefer Prize by the Wolf Foundation (2011).