Irit Batsry is an artist working mainly in video and installations. In 2002, she was awarded the prestigious Whitney Biennial Bucksbaum Award, given to "an artist whose work demonstrates a singular combination of talent and imagination - a person who promises to make significant contributions to the visual arts". She received the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 1992 and the Grand Prix Video de Création of the Société Civile des Auteurs Multimedia, Paris (1996 and 2001) as well as many international festival prizes including: Grand Prix - Locarno 90 and 95, First Prize - Vigo 94 and 01 Best Intl. Artistic Contribution - Cadiz 91, First Prize - the Australian Video Festival 89, First prize - San Francisco Poetry Film Festival 89. Her work has been shown extensively in 35 different countries.