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I work in the perplexing trench between the narrative and the analytic, exaggerating everyday behaviors to surface as films, videos and installations. The continuously forming new stages that invite our fictitious personas to come forth become referential in my work, with a particular focus on our transformation from being friends to being performers and audience.

I own this culture in order to create a dialog with it while tracing the roots forming one’s fantasy and desire. Referring to iconic cinematic and literary works, I create liminal spaces between performer and viewer, bringing constantly forth how the more things change the more they remain the same.

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OPEN STUDIOS September 2014

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Ann Oren
Ann Oren



Ann is a visual artist and filmmaker. Born in Israel, she received an MFA in Film and an MFA in Fine Arts, both from The School of Visual Arts, New York. She lives and works in Berlin and New York.


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 NewMedia 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

Solo Works (Screenings, Exhibitions and Commissions)

THE SUPREME SPASM Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY.
THE SUPREME SPASM Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
InContact - APEXART, NY. Curated by Mary Coyne.

InContact The Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel.

InContact Anthology Film Archives. New York, NY.

COLOR OCCURRENCE MediaLab Prado, Madrid. In collaboration with Zevan Rosser.

IN SECURITY multi-media play, collaboration with Unbound Collective. 3LD, New York, NY.

Group Exhibitions

(upcoming) Videoformes 2017 festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
(upcoming) Musrara Mix, Jerusalem. Curator: Sharon Horodi.

Custom Paradise - SomoS Art, Berlin.
ULTImate Event DISKURS, Berlin.
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival.
DELETE TV - Broadcast exhibition program. ch. LA36, Los Angeles/ch. C31 Melbourne.

The trees the trees the trees - Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY, NY.
Roots - On The Ground Floor, LA. Curated by Malika Ali.
NewFilmmakers, Anthology Film Archives. New York, NY. Curated by NewFilmmakers.
Common Bodies - East Street Arts Project Space, Leeds, UK. Curated by Tom McGinn.
artvideoKOELN - No Time , German-Japanese Cultural Centre Cologne, Germany.
PrintScreen, Holon Museum, Israel. Curator: Lior Zalmanson.
Tele-Novela ACRE-TV, Curated by Robyn Farrell.

Le Deuxieme Sexe - Nuit Blanche aux Salaisons, Les Salaisons, Paris. / / +49-151-6621-0414
Preliminary Study: RSI –T, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Muskegon Museum of Art, MI.
Curator: Naomi Lev.
FILE Festival, FIESP Cultural Centre - Ruth Cardoso, Sau Paulo, Brasil.
NeMaf 2014 Seoul International NewMedia Festival.
BAFTA recognized Aesthetica Film Festival, New School House Gallery,York, UK.
International Film Festival of Fine Arts. Szolnok, Hungary

Pioneering Values, WRO Art Center Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland.
Faces of Media, Carnegie Mellon Film Festival, Pittsburgh. Curator: Jolanta Lion.
PrintScreen, Holon Museum, Israel. Curator: Lior Zalmanson.
F_ll in the bl_nk. Nars Foundation. Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Shlomit Dror.
Underground Cinema, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.

EPOS - Cinepublika. The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Ben Hertzog.
Me Pix, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, NY. Curator: Bleu Cease.
The Social Media Film Festival, Las Vegas.
Re-new / The Interactive Media Arts Conference (IMAC), Copenhagen.
The Double, Cabinet, NY and LAXART, LA.
Skowhegan at 92YTribeca, NY. Curator: Carrie Springer.

Qui Vive? 2nd Moscow Biennale of Young Art, Tsaritsyno Museum, Moscow.
Media Façade Festival Europe 2010 Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin.
NewTown: Convergences The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.
MOVES10 – Framing Motion The Bluecoat, Liverpool. Curator: by Gala Pujol.
(IN)TANGIBLE Taller Boricua, NY, NY. Curator: Christine Licata.

WRO 13th Media Art Biennale WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland.

Come Out & Play. APEXART, New York, NY.

USA Summer Tour A Traveling show in the US. Curator: Dan Cameron.
Crude Technology The Annex, Whitebox, NYC. Curator: David Everitt Howe.
View From Here PS122, New York, NY.
$960,000+ SVA gallery, New York, NY. Curator: Joao Ribas.

Too much freedom? ‘Freewaves’, The Hammer museum, LA. Curator: Anne Bray.