Biography

Nida Sinnokrot is an artist and filmmaker whose work is informed by cinema, colonial history, narrative structures and the politics of technology. Through tactical acts of technical and conceptual détournement, Sinnokrot’s work aims to subvert various technologies of control that give rise to shifting social, political and geographic instabilities.

Sinnokrot’s films and installation works have been shown in numerous exhibitions, including Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2016); travelling exhibition Tea with Nefertiti, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Institut du monde arabe, Paris; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain and Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich (2012-2014); Biennale Cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2010); Sharjah Biennial 9 (2009); Never-Part: Histories of Palestine, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2008-2009); The Jerusalem Show, Al Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem (2008); When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York (2006) and travelling exhibition Made in Palestine, Station Museum, Houston; SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco; T.W. Wood Gallery and Arts Center, Montpellier, US and The Bridge, New York (2003-2006).

His work is part of private and public collections at the Giorgio Fasol Collection, MART Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rovereto, Italy; Nadour Collection of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, Paris and Khalid Shoman Foundation Collection, Amman.

Premiering at the New York Underground Film Festival (2006) and screened in over thirty festivals worldwide, Sinnokrot’s film Palestine Blues was selected for Cinéma du Réel and won seven awards for best documentary, including the International Prize for Mediterranean Documentary, CMCA (2007).

Sinnokrot holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, US (1997) and an MFA from Bard College, New York (2000). He participated in the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2001) and was the recipient of a Media Arts Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation (2002). His work has also received support from Sharjah Art Foundation; Darat al Funun, Amman; Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany; Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany; Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, New York and Al Ma'mal Foundation, Jerusalem.

Born in 1971 in Jeannette, US, Sinnokrot currently lives and works in Jerusalem.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 9 and 13.