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Taysir Batniji
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Taysir Batniji

Taysir Batniji (Gaza, Palestine, 1966) was born in Gaza, Palestine, in 1966. He studied fine arts at the An-Najah National University in Nablus (Palestine), continuing his studies in France, at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Bourges (1995-1997), at the Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis (2000), and at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (2002-2003). In 2001-2002 he did a residency at Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart for six months, in 2003 he spent a month at Joal-Fadiouth in Senegal, and in 2003 and 2004 he worked at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

He has staged exhibitions at various venues in Europe and beyond. He held a solo presentation in Centre Culturel Français, Gaza (Palestine) in 2004, and in 2002 he exhibited among others in Belgrade, in Berlin (K&S Gallery), and in Paris (La Galerie). His work was also presented at the Havana Biennial and the Venice Biennale in 2003.