Uriel Orlow

Uriel Orlow was born in 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland, and he currently lives and works in London, UK.


He studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and The Slade School of Art, London and philosophy at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, graduating with a PhD in Fine Art in 2002.

His practice is research-based, process-oriented and multi-disciplinary including film, photography, drawing and sound. He is known for single screen film works, lecture performances and modular, multi-media installations that focus on specific locations and micro-histories and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. His work is concerned with spatial manifestations of memory, blind spots of representation and forms of haunting. Working across video, photography, drawing and sound, Orlow brings different image regimes and narrative modes into correspondence.

Orlow’s solo work has been exhibited at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (2018), Academy of World Arts, Cologne (2017), Sharjah Art Foundation(2017), The Showroom, London (2016), Castello di Rivoli(2015), Depo Istanbul (2015), Tate Britain and EVA International (2014), Bergen Assembly and Aichi Triennale (both 2013), Manifesta 9 (2012); the 54th Venice Biennale and 8th Mercosul Biennial, Brazil (both 2011). He has had solo exhibitions in venues such as La Veronica, Modica (2014); Al-Ma’mal, Jerusalem, CCS Paris and Les Complices* Zurich (2013); Spike Island, Bristol (2013); Kunsthaus/Centre PasquArt, Biel, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2012), and ACAF Alexandria, Egypt (2011).

Since 2008 Orlow’s work has been shown in public galleries and museums including Whitechapel Gallery and Gasworks London, Frac Aquitaine Bordeaux, Palais de Tokyo and Bétonsalon Paris, Les Complices Zurich, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Extra-City Antwerp, CIC Cairo, Kunsthalle Budapest, Jewish Museum New York, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago amongst others.


Current exhibition

  • Radical Hope - Marwa Arsanios - Rossella Biscotti - Paz Errázuriz - Bouchra Khalili - Teresa Margolles - Carlos Motta - Uriel Orlow - Daniel Otero Torres - January 25 - February 27

Upcoming fairs

  • ARCOmadrid - February 26 - March 1st
  • Art Basel Hong Kong - March 19 - 21