• Orit Ben-Shitrit


    Working with video, photography, performance and choreography, Orit Ben-Shitrit utilizes movement and bodies to implicate the powers that be, their mechanisms of domination and the potential for violence.

    She has recently exhibited at MACRO Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma; Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, the Haifa Museum of Art; Biennial of Moving Image (BIM) at Museum MUNTREF, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires; the Royal College of Art, London; Anna Kustera Gallery and the Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York; Mana Contemporary; Videobrasil in São Paulo (2011, 2013); The 3CL, Luxembourg; as well as in Austria, Germany, Finland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain and the US and China.

    Orit champions idea development. She has been deeply engaged in helping students evolve their creative practice by giving special attention to idea-generation and methods to assist with the evolution of those ideas. She pulls from her own experience as a creative director to share national TV campaigns and photo shoots, alogside her artwork.


    Degrees Held:

    MFA / Combined Media / Hunter College

    Professional Affiliations:

    New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Advisory Committee member



    Recent Publications:

    2017 AVIFF, Art Film Festival, Cannes, France
    2017 NewFilmmakers, NY, Anthology Film Archives, New York
    2017 Not That Hard, Momenta Art at Temporary Storage gallery, Brooklyn

    2016 BIM, Biennial of Moving Image, Museum MUNTREF, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
    2016 Borderless: In Time, Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam 
    2016 Intersections, Jerusalem International Film Festival, Experimental Section
    2016 24/7, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel (solo project)
    2015 Currents, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, New Mexico
    2015 Vive Le Capital, BANK /MABSOCIETY, Shanghai
    2015 Triacontagon, 30 Years of NYFA Artists’ Fellowship Program, Westbeth Gallery, New York
    2015 WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) New York
    2015 Decomposing Hierarchies, Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, New York
    2014 Reinventing The Future, Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma (MACRO) Rome
    2014 New Narrative Forms / Korperwelten, KINO DER KUNST, Munich 
    2014 18th SESC_Videobrasil Southern Panoramas, São Paulo
    2014 Defying The Limits, San Francisco Independent Film Festival

    Research Interests:

    Idea Development and Evolution, Photography, Video Art, Social Justice, Anthropocene, Choreography.

    Awards And Honors:

    2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant recipient
    2016 Mana Wynwood residency

    2013-2015 Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) DANCE MOViES Commission
    2015 Ostrovsky Family Fund Grant Recipient
    2015 Marble House Project residency
    2015 Panelist, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship and Artist Fellowship programs
    2012 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Film/Video 
    2012 Ostrovsky Family Fund Grant Recipient
    2012 Artis Grant Recipient