Uriel 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 residues of colonialism, spatial manifestations of memory, blind spots of representation and forms of haunting.
Uriel Orlow’s work has been presented at major recent survey exhibitions including the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Manifesta 9 + 12, Genk / Palermo (2012/2018), 2d Yinchuan Biennial (2018), 13th Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017), 7th Moscow Biennial (2017), EVA Biennial (2016, 2014), 8th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (2011), Aichi Triennale (2013); Bergen Assembly (2013), Qalandia International (2014) amongst others.
Recent Solo Shows include Tabakalera, San Sebastian (2019); Villa Romana, Florence (2019); Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris (2018); Market Photo Workshop and Pool, Johannesburg (2018); Durban Art Gallery (2018); Kunsthalle St Gallen (2018); 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).
Orlow’s work has also been shown in museums and galleries internationally including in London at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, ICA and Gasworks; in Paris at Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Ricard, Maison Populaire, Bétonsalon; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; Project Arts, Dublin; Casa del Lago, Mexico City; Kunsthalle Budapest, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago and Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver; Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (ACAF) and Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo amongst many other venues.
In 2017 Orlow received a Sharjah Biennial Prize. He also received the art prize from the City of Zurich in 2015 and three Swiss Art Awards at Art Basel. He was also shortlisted for a Jarman Award (2013).
In 2018 Sternberg Press published his major monograph Theatrum Botanicum and in 2019 Shelter Press published Soil Affinities.