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Uriel Orlow lives and works between London, Lisbon and Zurich. He studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design London, the Slade School of Art, University College London and the University of Geneva, completing a PhD in Fine Art in 2002.

Orlow’s practice is research-based, process-oriented and multi-disciplinary including film, photography, drawing and sound. He is known for single screen film works, lecture performances and modular, multi-media installations that focus on specific locations and micro-histories and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. His work is concerned with spatial manifestations of memory, blind spots of representation and forms of haunting.

Orlow’s work was presented at major survey exhibitions including the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), 8th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (2011), Aichi Triennale (2013); Manifesta 9 in Genk (2012); Bergen Assembly (2013), Qalandia International (2014) EVA International (2014, 2016), 13th Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017), 7th Moscow Biennial (2017).

Recent institutional solo exhibitions include PAV – Parco Arte Vivente (2017) Parc Saint Léger (2017) The Showroom, London (2016); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2015); Depo, Istanbul (2015); Spike Island, Bristol (2013); CCS Paris (2013); Al-Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem (2013); Les Complices*, Zurich (2013); Centre PasquArt Biel (2012); Kunstforening, Oslo (2012).

Orlow’s work has also been shown in museums, galleries internationally including in London at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, ICA and Gasworks; in Paris at Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Ricard, Maison Populaire, Bétonsalon; in Zurich at Kunsthaus, Les Complices, Helmhaus and Shedhalle; in Geneva at Centre d’Art Contemporain and Centre de la Photographie; at Kindl, Berlin; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (ACAF) and Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo; Tabakalera, San Sebastian; Project Arts, Dublin; Casa del Lago, Mexico City; Kunsthalle Budapest, Jewish Museum New York, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago and Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver amongst many other venues.

Orlow’s films have been screened at Oberhausen Short Film Festival; Locarno Film Festival; Videoex, Zurich; Centre Pompidou, Paris; BFI, London; Kino der Kunst, Munich; Visions du Réel, Nyon; Biennale of the Moving Image, Geneva and others.

Orlow has taught at art colleges internationally including Goldsmiths, London; Central Saint Martins, London; HEAD – University of the Arts Geneva. From 2015 to 2017 he was visiting professor at the Royal College of Art London and is currently Reader (associate professor) at University of Westminster, London and lecturer at the University of the Arts, Zurich.



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Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art Jerusalem, Centre culturel suisse Paris, Double agents, Edition Fink Zurich, Fri-Art centre d’art contemporain/Kunsthalle Fribourg, Gasworks London, IFCAR Zurich, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London, Les Complices* Zurich, Lux,  Parc Saint Léger, School of Advanced Study/University of London, Shedhalle Zurich, Showroom London, University of Westminster, Utopiana


Arts Council England, Arts and Humanities Research Council, British Council, City of Zurich, Erna and Curt Burgauer Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Film London Artists Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), Georges and Jenny Bloch Stiftung, George Foundation, Henry Moore Foundation, Ministry of Culture Switzerland, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, University of Westminster, Wellcome Trust


Jumana Emil Abboud, Sylvia Alberton, Oreet Ashery, Anna Barseghian & Stefan Kristensen, Anita Beckers, Lorenzo Bruni, Philippe Charpentier, Yann Chataigné, Anna Colin, Celine Condorelli, Benjamin Cook, Sveva D’Antonio, Ekaterina Degot, Bassam El Baroni, Marcia Farquhar, Andreas Fiedler, Berit Fischer, Stephen Foster, Katya Garcia Anton, Sønke Gau, Joseph Gaylard, Laure Genillard, Patrick Gosatti, Katarina Gregos, Corrado Gugliotta, Margherita Huntley, Russel Hlongwane, Andrew Ingall, Mia Jankowicz, Mikhail Karikis, Lara Khaldi, Bénédicte le Pimpec, Catalina Lozano, Felicity Lunn, Ruth Maclennan, Peter Makarube, Bettina Malcomess, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Alex Mor, Jack Persekian, Emily Pethick, Hans-Rudolf Reust, David Riff, Frances Rifkin, José Roca, Monica Ross, Eva Rowson, Christoph Schenker, Katharina Schlieben, Hebba Sherif, Samora Sekhukhune, Cherry Smyth, Marie-Claude Stobart, Noah Stolz, Alexia Tala, Anne Tallentire, Gilane Tawadros, Andrea Thal, Isaline Vuille, Amy Watson, Ian White, Sarah Zürcher, Tirdad Zolghadr – and many more.