Lior Shamriz creates films, installations, and music.
Born in Ashkelon on the East Mediterranean, Shamriz dropped out of the army at nineteen and began making hi8 films and experimenting with algorithm-manipulated music and collective art publications. After living a decade in Berlin, they are now based in California. They are currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz.
Shamriz’s oeuvre includes feature-length independent/experimental narrative films, many short experimental fiction films, and essay and documentary films. Their work was featured at the Berlinale (2010,13,15), Locarno IFF, Sarajevo IFF, MoMA’s ND/NF, BAFICI, Frameline, MixNYC, Torino IFF, Outfest, Walker Art Center, Redcat Los Angeles, and the Lincoln Center in New York City, among many other venues and festivals. They won awards at Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage (2013,14,15), and received retrospectives by the Thessaloniki International Festival (2012), Ars Independent Katowice (2012), SteakCinema Seoul (2021), and the Berlin Art Film Festival (2015) among others. In addition to film essays, short documentaries and narrative films, Shamriz created dozens of poetry video commissions. Some were commissioned directly by the poets while others were commissioned by the Griffin Poetry Prize in Toronto. They include readings by poets such as Douglas Kearney, Yusuf Komunyaaka, Heather McHugh, Dez’mon Omega Fair, Liz Howard, Valzhyna Mort, Victoria Chang, and Canisia Lubrin. From 2015-17, Shamriz curated film, performances and residencies at PAM performance space in Highland Park, Los Angeles, and from 2018-2021 for Project Space Festival Juárez in Chihuahua, Mexico.
[ For a full CV, please send an email to: info(at)spektakulativ.com ]
Mimesis Magazine for Film as Performance | spektakulativ pictures
Some of the music: spektakulativ.bandcamp.com
Some of the videos: vimeo.com/liors