Keren Cytter (b. 1977) uses film, video installation, and drawing to represent social realities through experimental modes of storytelling. Characterized by a non-linear, cyclical logic, Cytter’s films consist of multiple layers of images, monologue, dialogue, and narration, systematically composed to undermine linguistic conventions and traditional interpretation schemata. The artist creates intensified scenes drawn from everyday life in which their overwhelmingly artificial nature is echoed by the means of their production. Cytter’s video for the Biennale will include daily documentation of the artist’s life manipulated to a quasi-detective story, shot through a variety of video media including cameras, mobile phones, Skype recordings, and computer screen recordings.
Cytter was born in Tel Aviv. She lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011); and Tate Modern, London (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008); Manifesta 7, Trentino (2008); Yokohama Triennial (2008); the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); New Museum, New York (2009); CCA Watts, San Francisco (2012); and Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011).