Amos Gitaï

Amos Gitaï

Born in 1950, and best known to the public for his film Kippur, shown at Cannes in 2000, the Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai bases his work to a large extent on personal experience, including the Yom Kippur war and other historic events in Israel.

Today, Gitai’s art – not just his films – has attained a profound maturity as he continues to explore themes that have accompanied his rich career as a director in other disciplines such as photography. His images oscillate between personal and collective memory. Taken in the moment, and with all its emotions, they are like an improvised autobiography, becoming, with hindsight, testimony to a shared reality.

The coherence and evolution of his work are now manifest through the diversity of the media he uses, constituting a complex mosaic whose guiding thread is essentially biographical.

Major retrospectives of his work have been shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Lincoln Center in New York and the British Film Institute in London.


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Docteur honoris causa of Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in 2011

Docteur Honoris Causa de l’Université de Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, 2011

Distinction for Excellence, Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, 2011

Président du Jury du Festival de Deauville 2011

Membre du Jury du Festival international du film de Moscou 2011

Membre du Jury du Festival international du film de Shanghai 2010

Léopard d'honneur du 61e Festival de Locarno, 2008

Prix Roberto Rossellini pour Désengagement, 2007

Membre du Jury de la Mostra de Venise 2007

Distinction for Excellence, Berkeley University of California, School of Envrironment and Design, 2005

Prix Roberto Rossellini pour l’ensemble de son oeuvre, 2005

Kedma reçoit le grand prix du festival international du film de Sao Paulo, 2002

Chevalier des Arts et Lettres 2000

Solo exhibitions


Chronicle of an Assassination Foretold, Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium.

Chronique d'un assassinat annoncé, Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France.



Architecte de la mémoire - rétrospective, Cinéma Galeries, Brussels, Belgium



Architecte de la mémoire, Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne

Biographies, Reina Sofia, Madrid

Army Day Horizontal. Army Day Vertical, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin

Architecte de la mémoire, Cinémathèque française, Paris



Intervention in Gitai Weinraub's installation, MoMA, New York



Rencontres photographiques d’Arles, Eglise des Frères Prêcheurs, 2012



Correspondence, Efrati Gitai – Letters, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel,

Traces - Munio Gitai – Weinraub, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel,

Traces, an installation at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris,

Architetture della memoria, Musée du Cinéma, Turin



Lullaby for my father, a video presentation in Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk, Israel



The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, (with Jeanne Moreau), Festival d'Avignon, France,

Traces - Evento, Bordeaux,



Munio Weinraub / Amos Gitai - Architecture und Film in Israel, Pinakothek der Moderne, ArchitekturMuseum, Munich,

Munio Weinraub / Amos Gitai - Architecture and Film in Israel, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art



Amos Gitai: Non-Fiction, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) New York,

Exhibition in memory of his father Munia Gitai – Weinraub - Amos Gitai,



Olivier Cinqualbre and Lionel Richard, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Public Housing - long video presentation screens, Ein Harod Museum,

News from House News from Home, Kunstwerke, Berlin



Parcours, Centre Pompidou, Paris



Herzliya Museum, Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan,



Open Shen Zen - Performance, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel - Aviv



Exhibition in memory to his father - Munio Gitai – Weinraub, Jerusalem Museum, Israel

Group exhibitions


Ficciones y territorios, Arte para pensar la nueva razón del mundo, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.



The Disasters of War: 1800-2014, Musée du Louvre-Lens, Lens, France.



Disaster, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France. 

Public and private collections


Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid 


Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY