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.
MFA / Combined Media / Hunter College
New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Advisory Committee member
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
Idea Development and Evolution, Photography, Video Art, Social Justice, Anthropocene, Choreography.
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