Artist and filmmaker Aura Satz works in film, sound, performance and sculpture in order to conceptualise a distributed, expanded and shared notion of voice. She explores various sound technologies and ways in which these might resist standardisation and generate new soundscapes that, in turn, lead to new forms of listening. In her investigations of the history of media and the continuous advancements in technology, she often examines the understated role of female figures in technological fields.
Solo exhibitions and performances of Satz’s work have been presented at Fridman Gallery, New York (2018); Dallas Contemporary, US (2016); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2015); George Eastman Museum, Rochester, US (2015); Gallery 44, Toronto (2014); Tate Modern, London (2012); and Wellcome Collection, London (2010). Her work has also been featured in group exhibitions at Kunsthal Rotterdam (2019); High Line Art, New York (2018); InterCommunication Center, Tokyo (2017–2018); Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria (2017–2018); IMMA, Dublin (2017); Biennale of Sydney (2016); Hayward Gallery, London (2014–2015); and BALTIC, Newcastle, UK (2014), among others. Her films have screened at multiple international film festivals and museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Tate Britain, London; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Satz was a recipient of the Henry Moore Post-Doctoral Sculpture Fellowship, hosted at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002–2005). In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Samsung Art+ Award and the Jarman Award. She has also participated in several residencies, including the Leverhulme Artist’s Residency, University of Southampton (2015–2016).
Satz has been a reader and tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, since 2014. She holds a practice/theory PhD degree from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002).
Born in 1974 in Barcelona, she currently lives and works in London.
Art in the Age of Anxiety (2020)