Nida Sinnokrot is an artist and educator whose work explores how various forms of power and bias are embedded in dominant narrative structures and attendant articulations of time and space. Working across film, video, photography, sculpture, installation, and agriculture, Nida seeks to expose and cannibalize -through tactile, tactical and material acts of technical and conceptual detournement- various technologies of control that give rise to shifting social, political and environmental instabilities. Nida is a co-founder of Sakiya – Art | Science | Agriculture, an international residency program and research platform in the West Bank village of Ein Qinya, and Associate Professor in the Art, Culture, and Technology program (ACT) at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Nida Sinnokrot received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from Bard College. In 2001 he participated the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Nida is a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellow (2002) and a Fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude (2012-15) and has received support from the Merz Akademie, the Paul Robeson Fund and the Qattan Foundation among others.
Nida’s recent solo shows include Nida Sinnokrot at Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, (2019-2020), Expand Extract Repent Repeat at Carlier | Gebauer in Berlin (2018-2019), and Exquisite Rotation at KIOSK in Ghent (2018).
Nida’s works have featured in exhibitions including the Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2016); Art in the Age of Asymmetrical Warfare, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2015); Tea with Nefertiti, Mathaf; Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Munich (2012-2014); Biennale Cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2010); Sharjah Biennial 9 (2009); Never-Part: Histories of Palestine, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2008-2009); The Jerusalem Show, Al Ma’mal Foundation, Jerusalem (2008); When Artists Say We, Artists Space, New York (2006); and the first museum exhibition in the United States devoted to the contemporary art of Palestine, Made in Palestine, Station Museum, Houston; SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco; T.W. Wood Gallery and Arts Center, Montpellier, US and The Bridge, New York (2003-2006). Nida’s first feature film, Palestine Blues (2006), a documentary on Palestinian farmers’ struggles in a disappearing landscape, screened in over thirty festivals worldwide and won seven awards for Best Documentary.
Nida’s work is in various public collections including the Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; the Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan; the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit, Palestine; and the Adrastus Collection, Arévalo, Spain.