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Triennale Art & Industrie Dunkerque Hauts–de–France

Uriel Orlow

1973, Lisbonne, Portugal / Londres, Royaume-Uni

Uriel Orlow (Zurich, Switzerland, 1973) lives and works between London, Lisbon, and Zurich. He studied at the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (London), the Slade School of Art (London), and the University of Geneva.

Uriel Orlow’s practice is research-oriented, often engaging in dialogue with other disciplines and individuals. His projects address the residues of colonialism, spatial manifestations of memory, social and ecological justice, blind spots of representation, and plants as political actors. His multimedia installations focus on specific locations, micro-histories, and forms of haunting. Working across installation, photography, film, drawing, sound, and gardens, his works create correspondences between different regimes of images and narrative modes.

Uriel Orlow’s work has been presented in major exhibitions, including the 2022 Berlin Biennale, the British Art Show 9, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the Kathmandu Triennale 2077, the 14th Dakar Biennale, as well as the 54th Venice Biennale, Manifesta 9 & 12 in Genk and Palermo, Lubumbashi Biennale VI, 13th Sharjah Biennial, 7th Moscow Biennale, and 8th Mercosul Biennial, among others.

Uriel Orlow is the laureate of the Swiss Grand Prize for Art 2023 / Meret Oppenheim Prize. In 2020, he received the C. F. Meyer Prize, and in 2017, he was awarded the Sharjah Biennial Prize. He also received a “Werkjahr” award from the city of Zurich in 2015 and three Swiss Art Awards at Art Basel (2008, 2009, 2012), and was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2013.

(Source: artist’s website)