Biography

The film was selected for Cinema Du Reel and won seven awards for Best Documentary, including the International Prize for Mediterranean Documentary, CMCA (2007).

For the 9th Sharjah Biennial Nida Sinnokrot created KA, a sculpture made from two JCB backhoe arms that appear to be reaching up to the heavens in a gesture of innovation. His second work for the Biennial titled West Bank Butterfly - Kite Project (2009) was based on the simple formal resemblance between a map of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and a wing of the butterfly Apharitis Cilissa, an endangered species indigenous to the area.

Over the years his work has received support from the Paul Robeson Fund, the Sharjah Biennial, and the Al Ma'mal Foundation in Jerusalem. His films and diverse installation works have featured in many group exhibitions including the Biennial Cuvée - World Selection of Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria (2010), the Sharjah Biennial (2009), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (2008- 09), the Jerusalem Show, Old City Jerusalem (2008), Artists Space, New York (2006) and the exhibition Made in Palestine that toured the USA from 2003-06. His work is included in private and public collections including the Giorgio Fasol Collection at the Mart Museum Rovereto, Italy, and the Nadour Collection of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, Paris.

In 1997 Sinnokrot received a BS in Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas, Austin and an MFA in Film from Bard College, New York in 2000. In 2001 he participated in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art and was a recipient of a Media Arts Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2002.

Nida Sinnokrot recently returned to New York after spending three years living and working in Spain and the Middle East.

October 2010

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9

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KA (JCB, JCB)

KA (JCB, JCB) is a powerful and evocative sculpture that brings together two backhoe arms into a form that resembles human arms raised in invocation.