“My artistic quest is my life quest.  It’s a spiritual quest.  It’s a search of connection, renewal, and community.” -Eliad Landau

We met Eliad Landau at his home in the West Bank outside of Jerusalem.  He was one of the Contemporary artists being featured in the Jerusalem Biennale last fall.  The small community of Gevaot welcomed us as we learned more about Eliad and his creative process.

Eliad is a deeply spiritual artist whose work spans mediums, from sculpture, to calligraphy, textile works, and performance.  At Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Landau began searching spiritually on the canvas and found his own “beit midrash.”  In the Hebrew language, this means “house of searching” or “house of quest.”  This experience deeply affected Landau and continues to influence his work.  Landau’s current studio space, a large tent outside of his home, embodies this openness yet speaks to temporal sacred spaces in religious texts.

Learn more about Eliad and other artists who were featured in the Jerusalem Biennale here.

filmed by: Joseph Terranova