Keren Cytter was born in Israel in 1977, she currently lives and works in Berlin. She studied painting at the Avni institute in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and she holds a post-graduate degree from de Ateliers in Amsterdam, Holland.
Les Ruissellements du Diable (2008)
Christophe Chemin Susie Meyer
A video based on a story by Julio Cortazar: A man takes a photo in the park and discovers it is vivid than his own life.
Under this basic narration lays a unique philosophical tale, that combines explicit images with oriental music, and stretches the borders of manhood and femininity. Not recommended for sexually disoriented audience. moral collapse.
One shot describes the story of a woman who's waiting for a young man to save from her loneliness. The camera is moving endlessly in the shape of 8. The choir is following the woman's discoveries and adventures, and reaches repeatedly to a moral collapse.
Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums, art-center shows, and several international biennials. She has had solo shows at Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; and at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy. Her work was also exhibited at The 2007 Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia; The Stedelijk Museum, and de Appel in Amsterdam, Holland; as well as at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. Cytter's work will also be included in the forthcoming Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France, and in The Herzliya Biennial, Herzliya, Israel. She will also have a solo show at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria, at the end of the year.
Keren Cytter was the recipient of the prestigious Baloise Art Prize for her Art Statements presentation at the 2006 edition of Art Basel. Reviews and essays of her work were published in Artforum, Frieze, and Flash Art magazines. She is also a writer herself, having published two novels Yesterday's Sunset and The Man Who Climbed Up the Stairs of Life and Found Out They Were Cinema Seats.