Marcelle Tehila Bitton (25) is video, performance and installation artist.
Marcelle was born in Montreal, Canada in 1993, as the oldest daughter to an orthodox Rabbi.
In the age of 16 she graduated Beit Yaacov Seminary for Girls, then she was studying Cinema and Script Writing. She was producing up to 250 media based events for Hariedi educational institutes, and a full-length movie "Now the Heart is one Piece" for girls, as part of the female-Haredi cinema wave.
In 2017 she graduated the 3rd year with honors, and on the same year she was also coordinating “Studio 8” Program for Female Artists in Alliance House, Jerusalem.
In addition, she wrote study units of Art Education for elementary & junior high schools on behalf of The Israeli Ministry of Education, The Pais Foundation, initiated by Oman Art Center for Visual Arts.
Marcelle was also teaching Arts and English in public schools in Tel Aviv and Lod.
In 2017, her video work “The Rabbi’s Daughter” as well as her performance work “Black on Black” were presented at Jerusalem Biannale 2017. On the Same year she had her first solo exhibition “Twenty Four” in the center of Jerusalem, by Calcalit Jerusalem.
On May 2018 she was taking part in “Tehoma Raba” (The Great Abyss) Exhibition, on Museum On The Seam for Contemporary Social Art in Jeruslaem and was performing “In Thy Blood Live”- a feminist oriental art performance.
Her works were also showing at LUZ Art- Los Angeles, the Leichtag- San Diego and at The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery - JCC Manhattan, Edemonde de Rotchild Tel Aviv and at International YMCA Jerusalem.
On June 2019 she graduated with honors Bezalel Academy of Art and Desing, and her final project, the film "Edri at Mea She'arim" received the department Excellence Award.
On November 2019 the project has received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship of Excellence.
Currently, Marcelle is sharing a studio with the artist Aniam Deri and working on “Waiting Room”- an exhibition planned for 2020. This project has received a grant from Mifal HaPais Council for Culture and Arts for solo exhibition.
Marcelle’s work has received great attention from many visitors, among curators and art critics. Her work is dealing with the religious, the mythical and the hybrid, in area which potential violence, delicacy and vulnerability are merging one into the other.