ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

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Nadav Assor

Director

Nadav is an interdisciplinary media artist, creating videos, installations, performances, objects and images. His work mixes and mediates between cities, bodies and personal narratives via appropriated industrial systems, examining technology as an essential and transformative human condition. Assor has exhibited internationally in festivals, music venues, museums and galleries in North America, Israel, Europe and Asia. Some recent venues for his work include: Transmediale Festival in Berlin, Berlin Director’s Lounge, European Media Arts Festival, the Soundwave Biennial in San Francisco, the Pasadena Armory, Residency Unlimited NYC, Spectrum NYC, Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, the Koffler Center in Toronto, Julie M Gallery Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva Museum, Israel, Future Perfect Gallery, Singapore, and Xuzhou Museum, China. Nadav was born in the US and grew up in Israel, where he earned his Bachelors from the Midrashsa College of Art, in which he later taught. He holds an MFA as a Full Merit Fellow in Art & Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2010), where he became the inaugural recipient of the Edes Award, one of the graduate school’s highest honors. Assor is a 2011 recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture’s Young Artist awards. Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor of Expanded Media at the Studio Art department at Connecticut College and a Fellow at the College’s Ammerman Center for Art & Technology, where he is currently an Associate Director. One of his most recent solo shows, Angels, was an Artforum Critic’s Pick for July 2014.

Yoni Goldstein

Director

Yoni Goldstein is an Israeli born, Chicago based filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor whose work puts forward multi-sited transects of body, conflict, and diaspora. Goldstein has gone on to work on a number of socially critical media projects: from examining hybridized healing practices in the Northern Andes (“La Curación”), to life sentences for children in US prisons (“Natural Life”), to large scale tableux of historical and somatic memory (“The Jettisoned”). His works have exhibited in numerous international festivals and galleries, including Hot Springs Documentary Festival, Sydney Latino Film Festival, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec, Hot Docs Digital Doc Shop, Globians Doc Fest Berlin, Aspekty Film Festival in Poland, and is collected in the US National Library of Science. His cinematographic works have been selected for The Cannes Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial, and The New Media Festival in Korea. Yoni Goldstein is an alum of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (BA 2004) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2009). Yoni Goldstein has also resided at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Daisy Soros Prize for Fine Arts, Paul Robeson Grant, and the Lawther / Graff No Violence Award.