Uri Aran

    Untitled (WWW), 2012

    7 x 5 x 5 inches 
    Edition of 24 


    Through the use of original video footage, appropriated or de-contextualized images and formal elements from easily digested models of cultural production, Uri Aran builds collaged structures and time lines. His work explores the humor, poetics and manipulations of everyday objects and popularly held beliefs. Aran calls attention to the nuances within a world of givens. Often deploying a combination of dry narrative and lush imagery, Aran's work is undermined by his own constructions, which can be read as devastated landscapes where a loss of logic mirrors the sense of a set of promises that are currently unfulfilled.


    Uri Aran was born in Israel in 1977, and lives and works in New York. Aran's work has appeared in Knights Move, a group exhibition at SculptureCenter in 2010, with solo exhibitions at Art Basel in 2011. Aran has recently presented solo exhibitions at Sadie Coles HQ, London (2019); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (2015); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2014); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland (2013); The High Line, New York (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Platforms: Commissions and Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2019); CONDO: Shanghart Gallery hosting Sadie Coles HQ, London, Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai (2018); 99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (2017); Take Me (I'm Yours), Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); and The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2013). Aran's work belong to several prestigious museum collections, including DMA Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX; ES BALUARD Fundació Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Aran studied Design at the Bezalel Academy Jerusalem, before graduating with an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University, New York.


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