Keren Cytter

Keren Cytter creates films, video installations, and drawings that represent social realities through experimental modes of storytelling. Characterised by a non-linear, cyclical logic Cytter’s films consist of multiple layers of images; conversation; monologue, and narration systematically composed to undermine linguistic conventions and traditional interpretation schemata. Recalling amateur home movies and video diaries, these montages of impressions, memories, and imaginings are poetic and self-referential in composition. The artist creates intensified scenes drawn from everyday life in which the overwhelmingly artificial nature of the situations portrayed is echoed by the very means of their production.

In 2006 Cytter was awarded the prestigious Bâloise Art Prize at Art Basel for The Victim, a film composed as an infinite loop in which five unnamed protagonists meet over a dinner that culminates in a suicide that repeatedly takes us back to the beginning of the scene. The effect of Cytter’s distinctly analytical approach to filmmaking is the creation of narratives choreographed to expand our understanding of the way in which the strategies and clichés of the media permeate our social reality.

Keren Cytter was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Selected solo exhibitions of Cytter’s work include: Ocean, Pilar Corrias, London (2016); Panoramas, Mathew Gallery, New York (2016); Keren Cytter Selection, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (2016); Keren Cytter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2015), Here and There, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv (2015), Rose Garden, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis (2015), Keren Cytter, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2014); Video Art Manual, State of Concept, Athens (2014); Keren Cytter, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne (2014); Keren Cytter: HOME, Zach Feuer, New York (2014); Keren Cytter: MOP VENGEANCE, Pilar Corrais, London (2013); Tutorial, Deweer Gallery, Otegem (2013); Show Real Drama, Tate Modern Oil Tanks, London (2012); Avalanche, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2011); Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); X Initiative, New York (2009); CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (2009); Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte (2008); Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin (2008); Stuk Kunstcentrum, Leuven (2007); MUMOK, Vienna (2007). Recent group exhibitions include: Nothing But Longing, Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland (2017); House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfrut (2016); Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien (2015); Affects, Kunstpalis, Erlangen (2014); Der Stachel des Skorpions (The Sting of the Scorpion), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Institute Mathildenhoehe, Darmstadt (2014); High Performance. The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION as guest at the ZKM. Time-based Media Art since 1996, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe (2014); Where are we Now?, 5th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech (2014); Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2014); Skeptical Thoughts on Love, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2014); Taming the Narrative, Basis, Frankfurt am Main (2013); Liberi Tutti, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Teatro Arsenale, Milan (2013); Leisure, Discipline and Punishment, 6th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen (2013); Jew York, Zach Feuer, New York (2013); On Apology, CCA Wattis, San Francisco (2012); Whistable Biennale (2012); FAX, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City (2012); The Plot, Power Plant, Toronto (2011); Expanded Cinema, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2011); Fare Mondi: 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2009); The Generational: Younger than Jesus, New Museum, New York (2009); Television Delivers People, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); Manifesta 7, Trentino (2008); and Yokohama Triennial, Yokahama (2008).

Cytter is also the author of three novels: The Man Who Climbed Up the Stairs of Life and Found Out They Were Cinema Seats (Lukas and Sternberg, New York – Berlin, 2005); The seven most exciting hours of Mr. Trier’s life in twenty-four chapters (Witte de With and Sternberg, Rotterdam-Berlin, 2008), and The Amazing True Story of Moshe Klinberg – A Media Star (onestar, Paris, 2009).

Keren Cytter lives and works in New York.

Born 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel
Lives and works in New York

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
The Mirror of Simple Souls, SCHLOSS, Oslo – NO

2016
Panoramas, Mathew Gallery, New York – US
Ocean, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK
Siren, Deweer Gallery, Gent – BE
Selection, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz – AT

2015
Keren Cytter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – US
Here and There, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv – IS
Studio for propositional cinema, Düsseldorf – DE
Zach Feuer (With Jon Rafman), New York – US
NICC, Brussels – BE
A I B I C ontemporary, Zurich – CH
Rose Garden, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis – US
Game, CCA KITAKYUSHU Project Gallery, Kitakyushu – JP

2014
Keren Cytter, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan – IT
Keren Cytter, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen – DK
Video Art Manual, State of Concept, Athens – GR
Keren Cytter, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne – DE
Keren Cytter: HOME, Zach Feuer, New York – US

2013
Keren Cytter: MOP VENGEANCE, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Tutorial, Deweer Gallery, Otegem – BE

2012
Video Art Manual, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv – IS
Video Art Manual, DiverseWorks Art Space, Houston, Texas – US
Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta – CA
Tina is gone, Image Festival, Toronto, Canada
Show Real Drama, Ke Cetner Theater, Shanghai; Penghao Ren Theater, Beijing – CN; Bo:m Festival, Seoul – KR; The Kitchen, New York – US; Tate Modern Oil Tanks, London – UK
Don’t trust Americans, Schau Ort, Zurich – CH
Based on a True Story, Oakville Galleries, Oakville – CA

2011
Avalanche, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan – IT
Video Art Manual, Zach Feuer, New York – US
Avalanche, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam – NL
Fear, Fun and Fire, Deutsche Bank Towers, Frankfurt am Main – DE
The Hottest Day of the Year, Kunstverein München, Munich – DE
Avalanche, Pilar Corrias & David Roberts Art Foundation, London – UK
Ausstellungsraum Volker Bradtke, Dusseldorf, Germany

2010
Moderna Museet, Stockholm – SE
Repulsion, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel – CH
Konstruktion, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin – DE
Morality, SCHAU ORT, Elisabeth Kaufman + Christiane Büntgen Zürich – CH
Keren Cytter, Moderna Museet, Stockholm – CH
Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles – US

2009
Artspeak, Vancouver – CN
Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv – IL
Keren Cytter, Frac Il-de-France/Il Plateau, Paris – FR
Galeria Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona – ES
History in the Making, Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London – UK
Keren Cytter, CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu – JP
The Mysterious Series, X Initiative, New York – US
Domestics, Pilar Corrias, London – UK
Les Ruissellements du Diable, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York – US
History in the Making, The Kitchen, New York – US
ScalaMata Gallery, Four Seasons, Venice – IT
Cross.Flowers.Rolex, Schau Ort, Zurich – DE

2008
Keren Cytter, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam – NL
Keren Cytter, Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte – ES
Les Ruisellements du diable, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin – DE
Les Ruisellements du diable, St. Pauli Kunstverein, Hamburg – DE
Drawings, Kunstforum Baloise, Basel – CH
Keren Cytter, CCA Center For Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu – JP

2007
Keren Cytter, STUK Kunstcentrum, Leuven – BE
The Victim, MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna – AT
Something Happened, CUBITT Artists, London – UK
Keren Cytter, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh – UK
Dreamtalk, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York – US
Something Happened, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich – CH

2006
I was the good and he was the bad and the ugly, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin – DE
REPULSION, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv – IL
Atmosphere, GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo – IT
Contemporary Neuromythological Stories, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam – NL
Continuity, Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich – CH
The Victim, Art 37 Basel, statements, Zürich – CH
‘I can never get people to understand that poetry is the expression of excited passion, and that there is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?’ Lord Byron, Artis, Den Bosch – NL

2005
Keren Cytter, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich – CH
Keren Cytter, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main – DE

2004
The friends’ series, Dolores; Ellen de Bruijne Projects (with Mark Kent), Amsterdam – NL
My brain is in the wall, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam – NL

2003
Videos, Rozenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv – IL

2002
Drawings, Rozenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv – IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Digital Bodies, Michigan State University (organised by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum), Michigan – US

2017
Planet 9, Kunsthalle Darmstadt – DE
(X) A Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London – UK
Limited Engagement, Devin Borden Gallery, Texas – US
Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli and Arab Avant-Garde Art, CEPA Gallery, New York – US
Instructions for Happiness, 21er Haus, Vienna – AT
SUR/FACE: Mirrors, Museum Angewandtekunst, Frankfurt – DE
The Coverly Set, Sargent’s Daughter, New York – US
Instructions for Happiness, 21er Haus, Vienna – AT
Nothing But Longing, Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland – UK

2016
House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfurt – DE
Europa, Shanaynay, Paris – FR
Busan Biennial, Busan – KR
Exhibition by 31 Women, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt am Main – DE

2015
Political Populism, Kunsthalle Wien ­– AT
Affects, Cultuurcentrum, Mechelen – BE
The Future of Memory, Frankfurt – DE
TURN ON, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv – IL
Creating realities, Pinakothek der Moderne, München – DE
Die kalte Libidio, Haus der Kunst, Berlin, DE
Keren Cytter/Jon Rafman, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York – US
RE(A)D, curated by Ryan Steadman, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York – US
Turn On: Time-Based Art from the Julia Stoschek Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art – IL
Creating Realities – Encounters Between Art and Cinema, Pinakothek der Moderne and Museum Brandhorst, Munich – DE
Keren Cytter Presents – The Last Summer Fest, MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, New York – US

2014
Perfect Lovers. Art in the Time of Aids, Fundacion Sunol, Barcelona – ES
Affects, Kunstpalis, Erlangen – DE; Gemeentemuseum, Helmond – NL
Der Stachel des Skorpions (The Sting of the Scorpion), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Institute Mathildenhoehe, Darmstadt – DE
High Performance. The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION as guest at the ZKM. Time-based Media Art since 1996, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe – DE
Where are we Now?, 5th Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech – MA
Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge – UK
Skeptical Thoughts on Love, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart – DE
Four Drawings of a Farmer, Bureau, New York – US

2013
Taming the Narrative, Basis, Frankfurt am Main – DE
Günther Förg, Keren Cytter, and Collector’s Room #1, Deweer Gallery, Otegem – BE
Ei Arakawa, Tomer Aluf, Keren Cytter, Henrik Olesen, Jose Rojas, Ulla Rossek, Nora Schultz, Josef Strau, Stefan Tcherepnin, Antek Walczak, Soloway, Brooklyn – US
Liberi Tutti, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Teatro Arsenale, Milan – IT
Leisure, Discipline and Punishment, 6th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen – BE
Celluloid Brushes: An Anthology of the Filmic Perception of the Artist from 1942 till todayMINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, New York – US
Last Year at Marienbad, Redux, EFA Project Space, New York – US
Unattained Landscape, Palazzetto Tito of Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice – IT
Jew York, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York – US
John Bock, Keren Cytter, Paul Pfeiffer, Gillian Wearing and Akram Zaatari,  Regen Projects, Los Angeles – US

2012
Where’s the Romance curated by Sara Brill and Adrienne Drake, Open Video Projects, Berlin in collaboration with Beton Galerie, Hamburg – DE
On Apology, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco – US
Re-opening, Deweer Gallery, Otegem – BE
Children’s Films, (curated by Gareth Moore) Whitstable Biennale; International Project Space, Birmingham – UK; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver – CA
Fremde Überall – Foreigners Everywhere: Selected works from the Pomeranz Collection curated by Ami Barak, Jewish Museum, Vienna – AT
Made in Germany Zwei: International Art In Germany, Sprengel Museum Hannover, kestnergesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover – DE
FAX, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2011
Children’s Films, (curated by Gareth Moore) Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld – DE
The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Found in Translation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York – US
Parallel Worlds, Arsenal, Berlin – DE
Based in Berlin, Berlin – DE
Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn – DE
Expanded Cinema, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow – RU
East Ex East, Brand New Gallery, Milan – IT
Small Fires, Sint-Lukasgalerie, Brussels – BE
The Plot, Power Plant, Toronto – CA
3rd Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki – GR
Blockbuster. Cine Para Exhibiciones, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey – MX
Cities of Gold and Mirrors, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf – DE
Our Darkness, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart – DE
Voglio Soltanto Essere Amato, MAGA, Gallarate – IT
Cinema for Exhibitions, Fundacion CIAC AC – MX

2010
Future Generation Art Prize: 20 Shortlisted Artists, PinchukArtCentre Kiev – UA
8th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Gwangju – KP
Tramway, Glasgow International Festival – UK
Paradise Lost Holidays in Hell, CCA Andratx – ES
Face your Demons, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm – SE
Not Necessarily In That Order, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver – CA
Epilogue (1), Maisterra Valbuena Gallery, Madrid – ES
Scenväxlingar / Scene Shifts, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm – SE
Agnieszka Brzezanska, Keren Cytter, Karin Suter, Leopold Kessler, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel – CH
Revolution, van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven – NL
Overview: Israeli Video 2000-2010, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa – IL
VideoZone V: The 5th International Video Art Biennale in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tel Aviv – IL
PORTRAITS DE COLLECTIONNEURS, Jocelyne et Fabrice Petignat, MURO, Geneva – CH
More Pricks than Kicks, The David Roberts Art Foundation, London – UK
Morality, Witte de With, Rotterdam – NL
Michael Beutler & Friends, Galerie Christian Nagel, Antwerp – BE
In Full Bloom, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan – IT
Tell-Tale Heart, James Cohan Gallery, New York – US
Make the Most of Now, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna – AT
Witty, Lo-Fi Works With Knotty Thoughts, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam – NL
Une Exposition (du) Sensible, Centre d’Art Contemporaine La Synagogue De Delme, Delme – FR
Face your Demons, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm – SE

2009
Return to Baroque, Museo Madre, Naples – IT
Fare Mondi 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice – IT
National Galerie Prize for Young Art, Berlin Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin – DE
The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York – US
ars viva 08/09 – Inszenierung/ Mise en scene, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach – DE
Augarten Contemporary, Vienna – AT
Golden Agers – Silver Surfers, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz – CH
KunstFilmBiennale Köln, Cologne – DE
If I can’t dance I don‘t want to be part of your revolution, Art Center, Dublin – IE
Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam – NL
Highlights from KunstFilmBiennale Köln, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin – DE; Center Pompidou, Paris – FR
Shifting Identities, CAC, Vilnius – LT
Time Out of Joint: Recall and Evocation in Recent Art, Whitney Museum, New York – US
Return to Baroque, Museo Madre, Naples – IT

2008
Notorious: Recent Frac Ile-de-France Acquistions, Frac Il-de-France/Il Plateau, Paris – FR
Television Delivers People, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York – US
The Leisure Suite, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York – US
Work from the Video & Film collection of Jean-Conrad & Isabelle Lemaitre, Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian-Albrecht-Universität, Kiel – DE
Torino Triennale ‘50 Moons of Saturn’, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Palazzina della Societa Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin – IT
Manifesta 7, Trentino – IT
Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama – JP
Berlin International Film Festival, Expended Forum, Filmhaus, Berlin – DE
Konzepte der Liebe, Kölnicher Kunstverein, Cologne – DE
Narratives in space // Spatial narrations, ACEC Dok, Ghent – BE
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zurich – CH
Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen – DE
If I can’t dance I don’t want to join your revolution, De Appel, Amsterdam – NL; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao – ES
Italia Italie Italien Italy, Museo Arcos, Benevento – IT
Keren Cytter / Knut Klaßen, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin – DE
2MOVE / Migratory Aesthetics, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo – NO
Bolzano Short Film Festival, Bolzano – IT
Bangkok World Film Festival, Bangkok – TH
BEFF, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok – TH
ARTLV – Tel Aviv Biennale, Tel Aviv – IL
ARTFOCUS, Jerusalem – IL
VideoZone, Video Biennale, Tel Aviv – IL
-between the lines- (Les Ruissellements du diable), Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich – DE

2007
Cut, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York – US
The Lyon Biennial, The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, Lyon – FR
BoundLES, The Henry Street Settlement, New York – US
If water crystal, crystal water…, Ingalls & Associates, Miami – US
Pawnshop, e-flux, New York – US
The first Hertzelia Biennial, Hertzelia – IL
The Second Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow – RU
The Floating Feather, Daniel Buchholz Gallery, Cologne – DE
Self fashion show, Extra City – Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp – BE
On the Marriage Broker Joke, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp – BE
There have to be many and they do(n’t) need to be reconciled with one another, Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V., Brunswick – DE
The Shadow Cabinet: ‘Distorted Fabric’, de Appel, Amsterdam – NL
Fake Movement, Campobase Gallery, Bologna – IT
Depiction Perversion Repulsion Obsession, Witte de With, Rotterdam – NL
House Trip, curated by Ami Barak on ArtForum Berlin – DE
Berlin International Film Festival, Expended Forum, BüroFriedrich, Berlin – DE
Zwischenbilanz II, Balôise Art Forum, Basel – CH
Talking Pictures, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf – DE
CCA/MAP Magazine/Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow – UK
Birds in a Park, Daniel Buchholz Gallery, Koln – DE
I Could Be You, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart – DE

2006
Beauty Unrealized, PSWAR – Public Space With A Roof, Amsterdam – NL
The Floating Feather, Chantal Crousel Gallery, curated by Willem de Rooij, Paris – NL
All Hawaii Entrees/Lunar Reggae, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin – IE
City Lab, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Artforum, Berlin – DE
Open Space, Art Cologne, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Cologne – DE
Across.videos, Rome – IT
Experiments in Pop, Sommer Akademie, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern – CH
Satellite of love, Witte de With, exploding television, Rotterdam – NL
The world state, Erik Steen Gallery, Oslo – NO

2005
Filmblik Program, Filmhuis, Den Haag – NL
Dutch Open, De Balie, Amsterdam – NL
Fabrikaat-avond, Artis, Den Bosch – NL
Disclosed, de Ateliers, Amsterdam – NL
6th Republic, Eastarea Gallery, Amsterdam – NL
Short Circuit, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam – NL
Pilot 2, International Artforum, London – UK
Dash5, Gallery 291, London – UK
Introrespective, Pek Festival, Den Haag – NL

2004
Videozone, Video Biennale, Tel Aviv – IL
F&N Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv city hall, Tel Aviv – IL
Interior painting after Richard Hamilton, Kav 16, Tel Aviv – IL
A4 – 5, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam – NL

2003
Eeehh…, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam – NL
Horse Hospital, London – UK
Good Question, Studiokatendrechtstraat 66, Rotterdam – NL
Wonderyears, Kino Arsenal, Berlin – DE
Rahvusvaheline, Parnu Filmi – EE

2002
videozone – Video Biennale, Israel, Tel-Aviv – IL
Wall Painting, Yanko Dada Museum, Ein Hod – IL

2001
Shoes, Left Bank, Tel Aviv – IL

1998
Nice Plant, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv – IL

PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS

2016
Open House in Dreams and Nightmares, Whitney Musuem of American Art
There Is No Us in Masterpiece, Stedelijk museum, Amsterdam – NL
Rocky – Art/theatre/dance/music performances, Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam – NL
A Retrospective, Bergamo Film Festival, Bergamo – IT
The First Summer Fest of Western LiberationRéunion (formerly Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zurich – CH
The Last Summer Fest of the European Union, LISTE, Basel – CH
There’s no us in masterpiece, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam – NL

2015
Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama, Mumok, Vienna – AT
Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama, MCA, Chicago – US

2014
Leisure, Discipline and Punishment with Sonia Boyce, Petra Bauer, Agnieszka Polska and Marinella Senatore, screening of Corrections, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool – UK
Soft City, screening of a new work and Vengeance, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo – NO
Video Art Manual, Deltaworkers, Indywood, New Orleans – US
Artist’s Film Club: Keren Cytter, ICA, London – UK

2013
Vociferous: Keren Cytter with David Aird, Keira Fox and Charlie Feinstein, ICA, London – UK
Artists’ Film Club: Keren Cytter + Q&A, ICA, London – UK
Vociferous: Keren Cytter with David Aird, Keira Fox and Charlie Feinstein, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge – UK
Keren Cytter – Show Real Drama, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin – DE
GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, Vanity Projects, New York – US
A Theatre Cycle, NOMAS Foundation at Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome – IT

2012
Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama, DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas – US
Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama, NeuMarkt Theater, Zurich – CH
Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama, Tank 2, Tate Modern, London – UK

2010
Dance International Europe Now (D.I.E. NOW), The True Story of John Webber and his Endless Struggle with the Table of Content, Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin – DE
If I Can’t Dance… Edition III: Episode 1 – Masquerade, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam – NL; Episode 2 – Masquerade, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao – ES; Episode 3 – Masquerade, Project Arts Centre, Dublin – IE; Episode 4From Dusk Till Dawn, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven – NL
Dance International Europe Now (D.I.E. NOW), A man is a Museum,
Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf – DE

2009
Dance International Europe Now (D.I.E. NOW), History in the Making or the Secret Diary of Linda Schultz, Tate Modern, London – UK
Performa 9, The Kitchen, New York – US

EDUCATION

2002-2004
de Ateliers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1997-1999
The Avni Institute, Tel-Aviv, Israel

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2017
Fogo Island Arts’ International Residency, Fogo Island, NL, Canada
2015
The Curfew Tower residency, In You We Trust, Cushendall, Ireland
2009
Absolut Art Award
Short-listed for the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst, Berlin
2008
Ars Viva Prize 2008, Kulturkeis der deutschen Wirschaft, Berlin
2006
Balôise Art Prize 2006, Art Basel, Switzerland

Keren Cytter at Portikus, Frankfurt

Keren Cytter at Portikus, Frankfurt

Keren Cytter is a part of ‘House of Commons’ at Portikus. The exhibition changes constantly throughout its duration seeing itself less as a static group exhibition than as a dynamic project. Works by younger and internationally established artists will be … More

Keren Cytter at Frieze Reading Room 2016

Keren Cytter at Frieze Reading Room 2016

Known for her filmic artworks that pick apart genre conventions and other cinematic tropes with sly, dry wit, Keren Cytter continually tests the boundaries of her chosen medium. Now, the New York-based artist is once again venturing into new terrain … More

Keren Cytter “ROCKY” performance in Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin

Keren Cytter "ROCKY" performance in Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin

With: Nicole Beutler, Keren Cytter & Akilah, Charlotte Goesaert & Joost Maaskant, Michael Portnoy, Nora Turato. The new performance programme “ROCKY” in Paradiso Noord features five interdisciplinary projects by international artists, musicians and choreographers who have created new performances or … More

Keren Cytter at OFFoff vzw—Art Cinema

Keren Cytter at OFFoff vzw—Art Cinema

The work of the Israelian Keren Cytter focuses on relations, or on the impossibility of relations, as well as the impossibility of authentic film making. Her films constantly reflect on their own creation process, they disenchant, show that the “magic … More

Keren Cytter at the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

Keren Cytter at the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

Keren Cytter (born 1977 Tel Aviv, lives in New York) captures and explores human relationships, particularly the performed behaviours and interactions of everyday life. Working with narrative, Cytter plays with humorous, absurd, and deconstructed dialogues, which at times mix fictitious … More

Keren Cytter “Show Real Drama” at mumok, Vienna

Keren Cytter "Show Real Drama" at mumok, Vienna

We are a Parasite on the Institution of Cinema, An Institution of Parasites: First Studio for Propositional Cinema Film Festival is a project by the collective Studio for Propositional Cinema, which takes on the form of a film festival. Instead … More

Keren Cytter at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Keren Cytter at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Serpentine Marathon series, this year’s Transformation Marathon invites artists, sociologists, anthropologists, writers, musicians, architects, scientists and philosophers to address cultural, political and physical shifts. The Transformation Marathon invokes the hidden knowledge of magic and alchemy. It … More

Keren Cytter at CCA Kitakyushu, Japan

Keren Cytter at CCA Kitakyushu, Japan

CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery presents a new work by Keren Cytter.  The non-profit organization CCA Kitakyushu opened May 1997 subsidized by the City of Kitakyushu, is intended to be a uniquely-conceived institute for study and research in contemporary art. It purposes … More

Keren Cytter at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Keren Cytter at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

This exhibition of work from the Julia Stoschek Collection, curated by Ruth Direktor, will constitute the largest presentation of time-based, projected works at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The exhibition title is borrowed from Adrian Paci’s 2004 work Turn … More

Keren Cytter at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Keren Cytter at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Featuring eight videos from the past decade, Keren Cytter is the first large-scale presentation of the artist’s work in the United States. The MCA’s exhibition also includes a new series of drawings and live performance works from the artist. The exhibition is … More

Keren Cytter at Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

Keren Cytter at Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

Keren Cytter will present her recent video Siren (2014) and a new film she is going to produce. Siren shows her typical way to narrate insane stories, mostly centred on the conflict between genders and based on disorienting flashbacks, together with new digital … More

Keren Cytter at Fundació Suñol, Barcenola

Keren Cytter at Fundació Suñol, Barcenola

Perfect Lovers. Art in the Time of Aids is a project curated by Hilde Teerlinck, Director of the FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, that brings to the Fundació Suñol a selection of works by national and international artists who have worked or continue … More

Keren Cytter at Soft City, Kunsthall Oslo

Keren Cytter at Soft City, Kunsthall Oslo

Kunsthall Oslo presents Soft City, a three day programme of performances, concerts and screenings around the city of Oslo. Soft City presents works by artists which in different ways subvert the established conventions of existing genres of performance, including opera, theatre, dance, … More

Keren Cytter at Liverpool Biennial 2014

Keren Cytter at Liverpool Biennial 2014

Liverpool Biennial 2014 presents an evening of new moving image works by Keren Cytter, Sonia Boyce, Petra Bauer, Agnieszka Polska and Marinella Senatore that respond broadly to the regulations and social orders that govern our lives – and in turn, … More

Keren Cytter at State of Concept, Athens

Keren Cytter at State of Concept, Athens

As one of two annual international exhibitions at the State of Concept gallery in Athens, Keren Cytter presents a new solo exhibition sponsored by Artis Grant Programme. State of Concept Tousa Botsari 19, Athens T: +30 2130 318576 For more … More

Keren Cytter at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Keren Cytter at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Keren Cytter’s works with film, performance, drawings and photography are shown at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in September.  The Copenhagen-based contemporary art gallery presents a series of work that explore human relationships and behaviour, and the dramatic conventions used to express them … More

Keren Cytter at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Keren Cytter at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

Keren Cytter is included in the group exhibition, Der Stachel Des Skorpions (The Sting of the Scorpion), at Museum Villa Stuck, Munich. Bringing together six international artists – John Bock, Chicks on Speed, Keren Cytter, M+M, Julian Rosefeldt, and Tobias Zielony – the exhibition … More

Keren Cytter at Frieze, New York

Keren Cytter at Frieze, New York

Featured as part of Frieze, New York, Keren Cytter presents Constant State of Grace, a commissioned Frieze Sound project wherein the artist presents a minimalist composition intended to elevate the souls of its listeners, producing a state of near-hypnosis. Aligned with … More

Keren Cytter at the ZKM, Karlsruhe

Keren Cytter at the ZKM, Karlsruhe

Presenting recent developments in video art on the subjects of ‘body and soul,’ ‘public space,’ ‘environment’ as well as’ virtual reality’ since 1996, the Düsseldorf-based JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION is scheduled to be on view at the ZKM beginning in March 2014. … More

Keren Cytter at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Keren Cytter at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Keren Cytter is included in the group exhibition at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Skeptical Thoughts on Love, opening Friday, February 14th. Said to depart from the traditional artistic perspectives, conjuring various forms of attachment, intimacy, and obsession, Skeptical Thoughts on Love is inspired from the physical … More

Keren Cytter at Zach Feuer, New York

Keren Cytter at Zach Feuer, New York

Zach Feuer Gallery presents HOME by Keren Cytter, an exhibition of 65 works on paper drawn from the artist’s close environs and organised chronologically. Works feature text copied from newspaper headlines, shown together with simple doodles of friends or a detailed drawing of a fish, side-by-side articulating a bizarre mise-en-scène inspired … More

Keren Cytter at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Keren Cytter at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

Keren Cytter will be featured in the upcoming group exhibition, Annals of the Twenty-Ninth Century at Wysing Arts Centre, bringing together newly commissioned work by artists who trained at the Arts Centre during the 2013 year as part of the artists’ residency … More

Keren Cytter and John Skoog at Basis, Frankfurt

Keren Cytter and John Skoog at Basis, Frankfurt

Keren Cytter and John Skoog are both included in the exhibition Taming the Narrative at Basis, Frankfurt from November 1, 2013, to January 8, 2014. The noticeable increase of narrative aspects in art films in recent years has led to broad debate as … More

Keren Cytter and Tala Madani at Vanity Projects, New York

Keren Cytter and Tala Madani at Vanity Projects, New York

Videos/animations by Keren Cytter and Tala Madani are included in GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, a video programme curated by Rita de Alencar Pinto, that explores the many facets of the female persona as portrayed by ten female video artists. GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS features work by Sophie … More

Keren Cytter at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

Keren Cytter at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

Keren Cytter’s Show Real Drama will be presented twice at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin as part of the exhibition “For everything that contradicts the laws of understanding and reason, is of course impossible” (20 Sep-13 Oct 2013). “Show Real Drama” observes two actors … More

Keren Cytter at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

keren cytter wysing residency

During August Keren Cytter relocated from New York to Wysing for a residency with musicians Keira Fox and Charlie Feinstein of Maria & the Mirrors and David Aird of Vindicatrix. This exciting new collaboration will be premiered at Wysing’s annual … More

Keren Cytter at ICA, London

Keren Cytter at ICA, London

Keren Cytter has two events at the ICA London this September. On 4 September as part of the ICA Artists’ Film Club series they will screen a selection of Keren’s videos, which will then be followed by a Q&A with … More

New performance by Keren Cytter at Tate Modern, London

New performance by Keren Cytter at Tate Modern, London

Keren Cytter will present in The Tanks a re-interpretation of Dan Graham’s groundbreaking 1975 performance Performer/Audience/Mirror. The Israeli artist’s work features two performers, one male and one female. While the male performer closely re-enact the original performance, the female acts … More

Keren Cytter at Deutsche Guggenheim

Keren Cytter at Deutsche Guggenheim

Found in Translation brings together recent works by nine artists who look to translation as both a model and a metaphor to critically comment on the past and to produce richly imagined possibilities for the present. For these artists, converting … More

Keren Cytter, Show Real Drama

Keren Cytter, Show Real Drama

Keren Cytter developed SHOW REAL DRAMA for Deutsche Bank as part of their series Globe in the Deutsche Bank Towers in March 2011. SHOW REAL DRAMA is a play written and directed by Keren Cytter based on the life of … More

Keren Cytter at The Power Plant in Toronto

Keren Cytter at The Power Plant in Toronto

Keren Cytter will participated in the group exhibition, The Plot at The Power Plant in Toronto. Artists working in film and video have long engaged questions of narration and structure, truth and fiction. The Plot brings together the work of artists … More

keren Cytter at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

keren Cytter at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Pilar Corrias Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new solo exhibition of Keren Cytter, Avalanche at The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam   Keren Cytter: Avalanche Stedelijk Museum Paulus Potterstraat, 13 1071 CX, Amsterdam    

Keren Cytter at Serpentine gallery Pavilion

Keren Cytter at Serpentine gallery Pavilion

Keren Cytter will screen her latest film, The Great Tale of The Devil’s Hill and The Endless Search for Freedom at the Serpentine Gallery pavilion which has been designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA Park Night Serpentine … More

Keren Cytter Awarded Absolut Art Award

Keren Cytter Awarded Absolut Art Award

Keren Cytter has received the first ever Absoult Art Award. The award is given to a young international artist whose work explores creativity through the integration of art forms. The head of the Absolut Art Award jury professor, Daniel Birnbaum … More

Keren Cytter at X initiative

Keren Cytter at X initiative

Pilar Corrias is delighted to announce Keren Cytter’s first major survay in the United States. Conceived as an immersive experience in which synchronized video will alternate on different screens and lights will suddenly illuminate the artist’s drawings, the exhibition will … More

Fabian Stumm, “Constant State of Grace – An Interview with Keren Cytter”, Shlur, April 2014 (Download PDF)

Adrian Searle, “Vociferous review”, The Guardian, 2013 (Download PDF)

Scott Indrisek, “The woman does it alone”, Modern Painters, April 2013 (Download PDF)

Phillips de Pury, “Keren Cytter: 50 Percent Anxiety”, 2011 (Download PDF)

Art Review, April 2009 (Download PDF)

 

 

Keren Cytter: Ocean

Keren Cytter: Ocean

Pilar Corrias is pleased to present Ocean, Keren Cytter’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, which brings together three recent videos: Game (2015), Metamorphosis (2015), Ocean (2014), and a new series of drawings. Cytter’s films, video installations, and drawings depict … More

Keren Cytter: MOP VENGEANCE

Keren Cytter: MOP VENGEANCE

 Pilar Corrias is pleased to present MOP VENGEANCE, Keren Cytter’s third solo exhibition with the gallery that brings together two new bodies of work. Keren Cytter captures and explores human relationships, particularly the performed behaviours and interactions of everyday life. … More

Keren Cytter ‘Avalanche’

Keren Cytter 'Avalanche'

Pilar Corrias Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition in two parts and two sites: a special project by Keren Cytter for David Robert’s Art Foundation and Pilar Corrias Gallery. Cytter’s second exhibition at the gallery takes the form … More

‘It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film’

'It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film'

Pilar Corrias Gallery is delighted to present ‘It’s fine as long as you draw but don’t film’ (Waltz with Bashir, 2008): An Exhibition of Drawings. Directed by Ari Folman, the Golden Globe Award wining, feature-length animation Waltz with Bashir (2008) … More

Keren Cytter ‘Domestics’

Keren Cytter 'Domestics'

Pilar Corrias is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by the Israeli artist Keren Cytter. Keren Cytter creates films, video installations, and drawings, representing social realities through experimental modes of storytelling. Characterised by a non-linear, cyclical logic Cytter’s … More