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keren cytter

biography

Keren Cytter was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She lives and works in New York.

Cytter has developed a large body of works including, in particular, films and video suites that adopt a nonlinear narrative. The artist remarkably plays with the notion of the real and the fictitious, using nonprofessional actors and handheld camera techniques. Her films are deconstructing the modern principles of cinema, balancing between performance and theatre. Language plays a central role in her work with plot lines and the structure influenced by the formal devices of poetry. Her filmic representations add up to paint a surrealistic picture riddled with existentialist concerns about love, hate and the human condition. They are at once a dark and comical reflection on today’s society.

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Keren Cytter was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She lives and works in New York.

Cytter has developed a large body of works including, in particular, films and video suites that adopt a nonlinear narrative. The artist remarkably plays with the notion of the real and the fictitious, using nonprofessional actors and handheld camera techniques. Her films are deconstructing the modern principles of cinema, balancing between performance and theatre. Language plays a central role in her work with plot lines and the structure influenced by the formal devices of poetry. Her filmic representations add up to paint a surrealistic picture riddled with existentialist concerns about love, hate and the human condition. They are at once a dark and comical reflection on today’s society.

Solo exhibitions and performances of Cytter’s work include: Mature content, Museion Bolzano, Bolzano (2019); Keren Cytter: Sponsored Content, CCA, Tel-Aviv (2019); Middle of Beyond, EMAF European Media Art Festival No. 31, Osnabruck (2018); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2014), traveling to MCA, Chicago (2015); Video Art Manual, State of Concept, Athens (2014); Show Real Drama, Tate Modern Oil Tanks, London (2012); The Hottest Day of the Year, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich (2011); David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2011); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel (2010); History in the Making, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London (2009); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (2005); and My brain is in the wall, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (2004).

Cytter has also taken part in a number of group shows, such as: MOMENTUM 10, Momentum Biennial, Moss (2019); (X) A Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2017); Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2015); Turn On: Time-Based Art from the Julia Stoschek Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2015); Der Stachel des Skorpions, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2014); Institute Mathildeonhohe, Darmstadt (2014); Where are we Now, 5th Marrakesh Biennial (2014); A Theatre Cycle, NOMAS Foundation at Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome (2013); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York (2009); and People, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008).

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images

Video Works

Object, 2016

Digital HD video

Metamorphosis, 2015

Digital HD video

Ocean, 2014

Digital HD video, colour/sound

15' 40''

Siren, 2014

Digital HD video, colour/sound

14' 39''

Corrections, 2013

HD video

7'

Avalanche, 2011

4 channel digital video, colour/sound 16:9

4 dvd 31'56''

Video Art Manual, 2011

Digital video, color sound

14'43''

Konstruktion, 2010

Digital HD video, color/sound

10'14''

Cytter Schultz

Metamorphosis screen space, 2017

With Nora Schultz

7 curtains, 1 sculpture, 1 digital HD video

variable dimensions

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Europe, 2017

With Nora Schultz

Aluminium, reflective foil and acrylic paint

99 × 111 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Asia, 2017

With Nora Schultz

Aluminium, reflective foil and acrylic paint

99 × 115 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Drawings

Sea. Experiment. (I don't know how it happened) Rosh Hanikra, 1996

Pencil on paper

27,8 x 22,4 cm

8/3/96 This is more or less a bunker - we entered there., 1996

Pencil on paper

27,8 x 22,4 cm

Our room. Meirav is looking at herself, 1996

27,8 x 22,4 cm

public exhibitions

Vleeshal

Middelburg

Every Loft Needs a Sink

14.7 – 15.9.2019

Photo: Franz Mueller Schmidt

CCA

Tel Aviv

Sponsored Content

2.5 – 29.6.2019

CCA

Tel Aviv

Sponsored Content

2.5 – 29.6.2019

CCA

Tel Aviv

Sponsored Content

– 29.6.2019

Museion

Bolzano

Mature Content

26.1 – 28.4.2019

Museion

Bolzano

Mature Content

26.1 – 28.4.2019

Museion

Bolzano

Mature Content

26.1 – 28.4.2019

Museum Angewandte Kunst

Frankfurt

SUR/FACE. Mirrors

24.6 – 1.10.2017

Photo Anja Jahn © Museum Angewandte Kunst

Museum Angewandte Kunst

Frankfurt

SUR/FACE. Mirrors

24.6 – 1.10.2017

Photo Anja Jahn © Museum Angewandte Kunst

press

The Interview

Ross Simonini

ArtReview

September 2019

Keren Cytter

Mature Content

Luigi Meneghelli

Flash Art Italia

April 2019

Keren Cytter & Nora Schultz Raffaella Cortese / Milano

Ginevra Bria

Flash Art

November 8, 2017

"I want to attract attention" Keren Cytter

Skye Sherwin

ArtReview

April 2009

publications

A–Z Life Coaching

Keren Cytter

Sternberg Press

Berlin

2016

The Best of Keren Cytter / The Worst of Keren Cytter

Naomi Beckwith and Jacob Fabricius

Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2015

MOP Museum of Photography

Keren Cytter

MER. Paper Kunsthalle

Ghent

2013

Keren Cytter: D.I.E. Now – The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content

Edited by Frédérique Bergholtz and Maaike Gouwenberg

Sternberg Press

Berlin

2012

Keren Cytter

Edited by Magnus af Petersens

Sternberg Press

Berlin

2010