Born in Tel Aviv 1970, Tomer Ganihar is a self-taught artist. He was introduced to photography during his service time with the Israeli Army. His oeuvre is wide-ranging. Whether it is through mundane images of tourists, the frenetic energy of late-night raves, or the shocking realities of a hospital’s emergency room, Ganihar attempts to capture life in all its various lights. Currently residing in New York, Ganihar has exhibited his work throughout the world including the 2007 Venice Biennale’s International Pavillion which was curated by Robert Storr. Ganihar’s solo projects include exhibitions with GL STRAND (Coppenhagen), the Helsinki City Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. His films have been shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Britain International Film Festival. He is a recipient of the Yehoshua Rabinovitz Foundation Writing Grant and a President’s Residence Prize for Young Artists(Isreal). For his first show in Montreal, Battat Contemporary will be presenting a new body of Ganihar’s work.