Lior Shamriz is a film director, visual artist, and musician. Their films are essayistic narrations that utilize cinema as performance and the cinematic languages as a process of reflexive documentation. Through their cinema, multi-screens installation, music and participatory performance, they explore and question ideas about society, being and the body (as the “I-Object”).
Shamriz presented their films at numerous festivals including Berlinale, Locarno, Sarajevo, MoMA’s ND/NF, BAFICI, Frameline, MixNYC, Torino and venues such as Washington DC National Gallery, Walker Art Center, and Lincoln Center New York. They’re the winner of multiple awards at Oberhausen, were nominated for the Max Ophüls Prize, and shortlisted for the German National Gallery Prize for Young Art Film. They received retrospectives at the Thessaloniki Intl FF and Ars independent Katowice, were an Artist-in-Residency at the Taipei Artist Village, Vermont Studio Center, Seoul Museum of Arts Nanji, Geumcheon Seoul Art Space and PAM Residencies Los Angeles, where they led film/performance workshops and curated programs. Born in Ashkelon, Israel, they dropped out of the army at nineteen and moved to Tel Aviv, where they began making films and experimenting with computer-generated music and collective art publications. After living a decade in Berlin, they are now based in California.