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Nida Sinnokrot

Nida Sinnokrot’s work is informed by cinema, colonial history, narrative structures, and the politics of technology. Through tactical acts of technical and conceptual détournement, his work aims to subvert various technologies of control that give rise to shifting social, political, and geographic instabilities. 
 

Nida Sinnokrot (b.1971, USA) grew up in Algeria and currently lives and works in Boston and Jerusalem. His films and installation works have been shown in numerous international exhibitions, including including KIOSK, Ghent (2018); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2015); Darat al Funun, Amman (2014); Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2014); the travelling exhibition Tea with Nefertiti, Mathaf, Doha; Institut du monde arabe, Paris; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain and Staatliches Museum Ägypticher Kunst, Munich (2012-2014); Bozar Museum, Brussels (2008) and Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2004). Palestinian Blues, his first film, has won numerous awards in international film. Nida Sinnokrot also participated in the 57th Venice Biennial (2017), the 13th Sharjah Biennial (2017) and the 10th Tapei Biennial (2016). He is currently Assistant Professor in MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) and co-founder of Sakiya – Art | Science | Agriculture.

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Nida Sinnokrot, Exquisite Rotation (Fakir Fans), 2015 / 2016, 
Gilded manuscript, pedestal, light, camera, microphones, speakers, projector, fans

Nida Sinnokrot, Exquisite Rotation (Fakir Fans), 2015 / 2016,
Gilded manuscript, pedestal, light, camera, microphones, speakers, projector, fans

Nida Sinnokrot, Jonah’s Whale, 2014, (shipping container cut into parts) 
metal, insulation foam, 480 x 1.200 x 240 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Jonah’s Whale, 2014, (shipping container cut into parts)
metal, insulation foam, 480 x 1.200 x 240 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Ya Ghanamati (Billboard no. 02), 2014 
mechanical billboard, sheep skin, motor, sensor, 600 x 240 x 20 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Ya Ghanamati (Billboard no. 02), 2014
mechanical billboard, sheep skin, motor, sensor, 600 x 240 x 20 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Rawabi, 2013 / 2014 
camel jaw, gold, 35 x 35 x 30 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Rawabi, 2013 / 2014
camel jaw, gold, 35 x 35 x 30 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Rubber-Coated Rocks, All-Stars 02, 2015 
Stone, rubble, football, volleyball, basketball, tennis ball, string, stocking, wire rope, plastic, steel 
dimensions variable

Nida Sinnokrot, Rubber-Coated Rocks, All-Stars 02, 2015
Stone, rubble, football, volleyball, basketball, tennis ball, string, stocking, wire rope, plastic, steel
dimensions variable

Nida Sinnokrot, Rubber-Coated Rocks, All-Stars - Portrait, 2015 
c-print, 95 x 64 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Rubber-Coated Rocks, All-Stars - Portrait, 2015
c-print, 95 x 64 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Crack, 2008 
Cracked lens, projector, variable dimensions

Nida Sinnokrot, Crack, 2008
Cracked lens, projector, variable dimensions

Nida Sinnokrot, Crack, 2008 
Cracked lens, projector, variable dimensions

Nida Sinnokrot, Crack, 2008
Cracked lens, projector, variable dimensions

Nida Sinnokrot, A pier is a disappointed bridge, 2018 
Minibar, diving board, 400 x 360 x 100 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, A pier is a disappointed bridge, 2018
Minibar, diving board, 400 x 360 x 100 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Ka (JCB JCB), 2009 
2 JCB 1CX backhoe implements, 460 x 255 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Ka (JCB JCB), 2009
2 JCB 1CX backhoe implements, 460 x 255 cm

Nida Sinnokrot, Flight - Jalazone, 2016 
Pigeons, LEDs

Nida Sinnokrot, Flight - Jalazone, 2016
Pigeons, LEDs

Nida Sinnokrot, Flight - Jalazone, 2016 
Pigeons, LEDs

Nida Sinnokrot, Flight - Jalazone, 2016
Pigeons, LEDs

Nida Sinnokrot,  Exquisite Rotation , exhibition view at KIOSK, Gent, Belgium, 2018.

Nida Sinnokrot, Exquisite Rotation, exhibition view at KIOSK, Gent, Belgium, 2018.

Nida Sinnokrot, Untitled Screen, 2018 
Projection screen, carpet, clamps

Nida Sinnokrot, Untitled Screen, 2018
Projection screen, carpet, clamps