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Ilanit Illouz looks down to earth like an archaeologist to examine the properties and stigmata of places marked by history.   This is what makes up phusis or natural physics which becomes the basis of research for the visual artist. The four elements which are water, earth, fire and air and the exhaustion of these guide the artistic project. The trace visible or not becomes the narrative thread of Ilanit Illouz's work. 

Les dolines documents I,II,III is the first project about this corpus of the same name. Consisting of three booklets printed in risography, Les Dolines, Document I / Les Dolines, Document II and Kiriat Ata, this artist's book in limited edition is considered by the artist as a working document of latent tasks, becoming signifying a pivotal moment in his artistic approach. This edition has benefited from the support of the FNAGP (National Foundation for Graphic and Plastic Arts) and the DRAC Île de France.

Ilanit Illouz has since won the  Louis Roederer Discovery Prize at the 2022 Rencontres d'Arles.

The book Wadi Qelt, das la clarté des pierres brings together all the specific and plastic corpus over the long term Les dolines (2016-2021).  



Limited edition to 50 and 25 artist proofs.

20 x 28,1cm

Cahier I 20 pages,

Cahier II20 pages, 

Cahier III 44 pages

May 2017


Bio :

Ilanit Illouz's practice on the image is crossed by the question of the History apprehended by the off-screen or the ellipse. Her work develops photographic and mechanical reproduction processes that are sometimes unprecedented.

It is based on processes that respond to the repeated work of surveying, investigation, observation, which reveals as much as they erase, where memory is physically put to the test. Her reflections unfold in a plastic and formal language open to the interdisciplinary mediums. She is currently experimenting with new technical processes that work to degrade the image as much as to reveal it. By crossing these theoretical, geographical and plastic approaches, she suggests a reflection on social, political and economic history, on traces and disappearance. Read more

Exhibitions and Festivals :


17.09.2022 — 23.04.2023

 Frac Grand Large — Hauts-de-France

Collections croisées, photographies du Frac Auvergne, du Cnap et du Musée d'art et d'archéologie d'Aurillac

Première édition du festival Fata Morgana au Jeu de Paume du 22 mars au 22 mai 2022


Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival à Xiamen du 26 novembre 2021 au 3 janvier 2022.

Prix du public Découverte Louis Roederer - Recontres d’Arles juillet - 26 septembre 2021 ​​

Lauréate 2021 du programme Résidences Sur Mesure + de l’Institut français


 Beaux arts magazine

 France Fine Art

 Le Monde