Ann Oren (b.1979, Tel-Aviv) lives/works in Berlin and Tel-Aviv. Her films and video installations explore the performative quality of everyday life. The characters in her films exist in the liminal space between performers and audience as she investigates collective desire, winking at collective legends from the history of literature, theater and cinema.

 

Her work’s presentations include The Moscow Biennial for Young Art, The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Tel-Aviv Museum, Anthology Film Archives (NY), Apexart (NY), Kindl - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst (Berlin), Rotterdam International Film Festival, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Dok Leipzig, Locarno Festival and Ann Arbor Film Festival. Ann studied Film (BA) and Fine Arts (MA) at The School of Visual Arts, NY.
 

Contact: annoren (at) gmail.com

 

Education:

2009 Skowhegan School of Art, ME
2007 The School of Visual Arts, NY. MFA. Major: Fine Arts
2004 The School of Visual Arts, NY. BFA. Major: Film & Television


Selected Solo Screenings, Exhibitions and Commissions:

2020 (UPCOMING) Passage, KINDL - Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin.

2019 THE WORLD IS MINE Epos, The Tel-Aviv Museum

2018 THE WORLD IS MINE NewFilmmakers New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York

2018 THE WORLD IS MINE DOKer Moscow International Documentary Film Festival

2018 THE WORLD IS MINE World Film Festival, Estonian National Museum, Tartu

2018 THE WORLD IS MINE Millenium Docs Against Gravity Festival, Warsaw

2018 THE WORLD IS MINE Sound_Track Cologne, See the sound

2018 THE WORLD IS MINE Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania

2018 THE WORLD IS MINE PrintScreen Festival, Holon Cinematheque, Israel

2017 THE WORLD IS MINE Dok Leipzig

2017 THE WORLD IS MINE B3 Moving Image Biennial, Frankfurt

2017 THE WORLD IS MINE New Horizons Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland

2017 THE WORLD IS MINE New Orleans Film Festival

2017 DEUX FEMMES Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI, USA
2016 THE SUPREME SPASM Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2016 THE SUPREME SPASM Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY
2015 InContact APEXART, NY
2015 InContact PrintScreen, Holon Museum, Israel
2013 InContact The Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel
2013 InContact  Carnegie Mellon Film Festival, Pittsburgh
2012 InContact Anthology Film Archives. New York, NY
2010 COLOR OCCURRENCE MediaLab Prado, Madrid. In collaboration with Zevan Rosser
2009 IN SECURITY multi-media play, collaboration with Unbound Collective. 3LD, NYC


Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings:

2020

(UPCOMING) INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE HAMBURG

(UPCOMING) HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

(UPCOMING) EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN

VIRTUAL POOL, MICROSCOPE GALLERY, New York

ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER

KINODOT EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL St. Petersburg

JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Otaru

2019

L'ALTERNATIVA Barcelona Independent Film Festival. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film Festival

HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, VR/AR
2018

MONITORING with KASSELER DOKFEST, Germany

EUROVIDEO 2018 Théâtre de Liège, Belgium

2017 

B3 MOVING IMAGE BIENNIAL Frankfurt

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL, presented by The Parders

VIDEOFORMES 2017 festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

MUSRARA MIX FESTIVAL, Jerusalem

RADIATOR GALLERY, Space Odyssey beyond Material Confinements, NY
2015
CINDY RUCKER GALLERY the trees the trees the trees, NY, NY
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES, NewFilmmakers. New York, NY
2014
Le Deuxieme Sexe Nuit Blanche aux Salaisons, Les Salaisons, Paris.
SLAG GALLERY Preliminary Study: RSI –T , Brooklyn, NY/ MUSKEGON MUSEUM OF ART, MI
FILE FESTIVAL FIESP Cultural Centre - Ruth Cardoso, Sau Paulo, Brasil
SEOUL NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL
2013
WRO ART CENTER BIANNIEL Wroclaw, Poland
PRINT SCREEN FESTIVAL Holon Museum, Israel
NARS FOUNDATION F_ll in the bl_nk. Brooklyn, NY
2012
THE TEL AVIV MUSEUM OF ART - Epos Cinepublika
ROCHESTER CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER Me Pix, NY
THE INTERACTIVE MEDIA ARTS CONFERENCE (IMAC) Re-new, Copenhagen
CABINET + LAXART The Double, NY + LA
2010
MOSCOW BIENNIAL OF YOUNG ART Tsaritsyno Museum, Moscow
TALLER BARICUA (IN)TANGIBLE, NY, NY
2009
WRO 13TH MEDIA ART BIENNALE WRO ART CENTER, Wroclaw, Poland
2008
APEXART Come Out & Play, New York, NY
2007
WHITEBOX THE ANNEX Crude Technology, NYC
PS122 View From Here, New York, NY
2006
THE HAMMER MUSEUM Too much freedom? ‘Freewaves’, LA

Awards:

2019 Israeli Films Competition Winner, EPOS Film Festival, The Tel-Aviv Museum

2019 Ostrovsky Family Fund Grant

2018 Best IT Documentary Award, DOKer Moscow International Documentary Film Festival

2018 Jury selection, Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo

2017 Best Artwork Award, B3 Moving Image Biennial, Frankfurt
2017 The New York State Council on the Arts Project Grant
2016 Rabinovich Foundation Grant
2016 Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts Grant
2016 Ostrovsky Family Fund Grant
2014 New Artist Award, NeMaf 2014 Seoul International New Media Festival
2014 Nars Foundation Fellowship
2012 Special Jury Award, The Social Media Film Festival
2009 Spiro Arts Fellowship
2008 The Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant
2006-2007 Scholarship from The School of Visual Arts
2004 Visual arts fund grant, The School of Visual Arts
2003 The National board of reviews New York Grant


Residencies:
2019 Torino Film Lab Extended.

2018 FEATURE EXPANDED with Lo Schermo dell'arte

2015 - 2016 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2014 Nars Foundation, NY
2013 HomeBase Build V, Berlin
2013 I-Park, Connecticut
2013 Aljira Emerge 11, NJ
2010 NES, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2010 Open Up MediaLab Prado, Madrid, Spain
2009 Spiro Arts Park City, UT


Publications:
THE SUPREME SPASM, Künstlerhaus Bethanian, 2016


Bibliography:

Miasteczko Poznań, May 2019

Roim Olam  Oct 20, 2018

Ha'aretz Oct 2018

THE ARCADE PROJECT  May 2018

VOGUE, May 11, 2018

Polityka, May 13, 2018

Pelna Sala, May 15, 2018

VICE April 11, 2018

Look under the surface  Aug 2017

Kreuzer - Leipzig Magazine  November 2017

Mephisto 97.6 Nov, 2017

swampflix, December 2017

Vocaloid News  December 2017

DOBA July, 2017
I-D VICE 

THE SUPREME SPASM PIERROT, AND OUR STAGING OF DESIRE, Lumi Tan, Künstlerhaus Bethanian, 2016

BE MAGAZINE summer 2016
The New York Observer July 9th 2015
Superga Cinema, February 2015

Preliminary Study: RSI - T (Repetitive Strain Injury - Technology), Exhibition Catalogue, Naomi Lev, 2014
Stigmart10 VideoFocus 14 Art Review, March 2014
Vector February 2014
Ha’aretz August 9th, 2012
Postal7600 Sept/Oct 2012
The Skowhegan Alliance Sensorium, December 2012
Adequately Fresh, January 2010
HYPERALLERGIC Oct ’09
The Brooklyn Rail July 2008
NY Art Beat June 2008