Born in France in 1970, Michel Platnic obtained a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1994. He moved to Israel at 28 and found his artistic voice in his new place of residence and went on to study theatre, performance, martial arts, and dance. Realizing his inclination towards the Fine Arts, Platnic graduated in 2010 with honors in Fine Arts from the Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College in Israel. That very year, he received the Shpilman Grant for Excellence in Photography and was selected by Serge Tiroche for ST-ART, an incubator project for young artists. Since then, Platnic has been creating illusionary worlds and letting the viewer become part of them. Immersion in these spaces is employed as a means of deconditioning. Observing and reenacting the rituals and symbols of power, Platnic tracks down the mechanisms that authority uses to submit, to condition and to create participants in its system. By laying out the conditions of aesthetic subversiveness (notably in his series of living paintings, with its formal work on the voluntary confusion of media), Platnic beckons us to take notice of the forces that tacitly and without our knowledge indenture us.
Platnic's works have been exhibited in galleries, institutions and museums across Israel and abroad. His solo exhibitions include the Multi-Media Art Museum, Moscow (2015), The Open Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai, Israel (2014), Haifa Museum, Haifa, IL (2012), Ramat-Gan Museum, Ramat-Gan, IL (2011), Galleria Continua, Boissy-le-Châtel, France (2015-2016), Art Stage Art Fair, Singapore (2015), Gordon Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2014) and Fresh Paint Art Fair (2013). Platnic has also participated in group exhibitions around the world including the Changjiang Biennale of Photo&Video, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art (2015), Gutman Museum, Tel-Aviv (2014 & 2015), Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv (2011), Tel-Aviv Museum (2011), FusionsArts Museum, New York (2010) and the Gazelli Art House, London (2013).
Today Platnic lives between Berlin and Tel-Aviv and is a student in the Art and Media “Meisterschüler” programme of the Universität der Künste (post-M.A.), Berlin since 2015.