Uriel Orlow


Uriel Orlow is known for his modular, multi-media installations that take specific locations and events as starting points and combine archival research with evocative visuals and sound. Orlow explores the spatial and pictorial conditions of history and memory, focusing on blind spots of representation and forms of haunting. Working across video, photography, drawing and sound Orlow brings different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence.

Orlow’s work has been exhibited widely including at recent survey exhibitions Recent British Artists Film and Video at Tate Britain and EVA International (both 2014), Bergen Assembly and Aichi Triennale (both 2013), Manifesta 9 (2012); the 54th Venice Biennale and 8th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (both 2011). Recent solo exhibitions include John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2015), Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015) Deep Opacity at La Veronica, Modica (2014), Unmade Film at Al-Ma’mal, Jerusalem, CCS Paris and Les Complices* Zurich (2013); Back to Back, Spike Island, Bristol (2013); Time is a Place at Kunsthaus/Centre PasquArt, Biel, The Short and the Long of it 9.0 at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2012), and There is Nothing Left at ACAF Alexandria, Egypt (2011).

Since 2008 Orlow’s work has been shown in public galleries and museums including Whitechapel Gallery and Gasworks London, Palais de Tokyo and Bétonsalon Paris, Les Complices Zurich, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Extra-City Antwerp, CIC Cairo, Kunsthalle Budapest, Jewish Museum New York, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, amongst others.

Orlow received a 2012 Swiss Art Award at Art Basel. He is currently a senior research fellow at University of Westminster and visiting professor at the Royal College of Art. He studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and The Slade School of Art, London and philosophy at the University of Geneva, graduating with a PhD in Fine Art in 2002. Orlow’s work is represented in private and public collections internationally.


Uriel Orlow