Introducing: Orit Ben Shitrit

Residency dates: October 7-13, 2013

Orit ben Shitrit (http://orit-ben-shitrit.com/)is a Moroccan-Israeli interdisciplinary artist educated in New York and showing internationally. Orit works in photography, video and choreography. She has been utilizing movement and bodies to address issues of domination and the potential for violence. These issues developed through three main topical themes: cycles of violence in the Middle East, invisible mechanisms of political, religious and economic control; and conflicted beings trapped in bodies. The works span a spectrum of historical references, combined with ideas that relate to co-dependency, inner demons and behavioral disorders in texture-rich imagery.

Orit has recently shown at the Haifa Museum of Art; the Royal College of Art, London; Videobrasil in São Paulo; La Nau Universitat de Valencia in Spain; as well as in: Germany, Russia, Slovenia and the US. Recent commissions include HALF TAMED BEAST by Artis at Zoom contemporary art from the Middle-East in 2010, and a performance commission by ISCP in 2012. Ben-Shitrit is a recent LMCC Swing Space resident, and a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Film/Video. She is based in Brooklyn.

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