Lior Shamriz creates films, installations, and music. Their works often encapsulate a tense narrative, tying campy spectacle and introspective textuality. Born in Ashkelon on the East Mediterranean, they dropped out of the army at nineteen and began making hi8 films, and experimenting with computer-generated music and collective art publications. After living a decade in Berlin, they are now based in California. They curated film, performances and residencies at PAM performance space in Highland Park, Los Angeles, and for Project Space Festival Juárez in Juárez, Mexico, and since 2020, they work towards a Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Their films were presented at festivals and venues such as the Berlinale, Locarno IFF, Sarajevo IFF, MoMA’s ND/NF, BAFICI, Frameline, MixNYC, Torino IFF, Walker Art Center, and the Lincoln Center in New York City, and won several awards at Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage.