Biography

Nida Sinnokrot is and artist and educator whose work explores how various forms of power and bias are embedded in dominant narrative structures and attendant articulations of time and space. Working across film, video, photography, sculpture, installation, and agriculture, Nida seeks to expose and cannibalise—through tactile, tactical and material acts of technical and conceptual detournement—various technologies of control that give rise to shifting social, political and environmental 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).

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.

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.

Sinnokrot is a co-founder of Sakiya – Art | Science | Agriculture, an international residency program and research platform in the West Bank village of Ein Qinya, and a faculty member of MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Program (ACT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.



Sinnokrot holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, US (1997) and an MFA from Bard College, New York (2000).

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

SAF Participation:
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Sharjah Biennial 13
Sharjah Biennial 9

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