Assistant Professor 2018 - present

Nida Sinnokrot is a filmmaker and an installation artist.  His work is very reflective of his hybrid identity and personal experience. Of Palestinian origin, Sinnokrot grew up in Algeria and moved to the United States of America as a teenager. Nevertheless, his films, installations and sculptures increasingly explore the traumas generated by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

His award-winning movie Palestinian Blues, as well as works such as Ka, West Bank Butterfly (Kite Project) or Rubber Coated Rocks, are his sensitive responses to the endless nightmare of the Israeli occupation.

Palestinian Blues, his first film, has won numerous awards in international film festivals. Nida Sinnokrot’s work has been included in various international exhibitions including; “Never Part,” at the Bozar Museum in Brussels, Belgium, the “Jerusalem show,” Jerusalem, “When Artists Say We,” in New York, “American Visions and Re-Visions” at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Austria. Nida Sinnokrot also participated at the 9th Sharjah Biennale, United Arab Emirates in 2009.


Selected Exhibitions and Public Presentations

“Art in the Age of Asymmetrical Warfare”, Witte de With, Rotterdam. Curated by Natasha Hoare and Adam Kleinman, Concept Defne Ayas.
“Page, ages, page, ages, page, ages”, Politics of the Multiple, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Corinne Diserens
Caravans, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
“Home Works 6”, Beirut, Lebanon. Curated by Tarek Fetouh
“Carnal Knowledge: Sex + Philosophy”, New York, New York. Curated by Christopher Eamon, Beth Stryker
“Tea with Nefertitti”, Mathaf Museum, Doha, Qatar (traveling exhibition). Curated by Till Fellrath, Sam Bardaouil.
“Out of Place”, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas. Curated by Noah Simblist.
“Languages and Experimentations”, MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy. Curated by Giorgio Verzotti.
Biennale Cuvee 10, “World Selection of Contemporary Art”, Linz, Austria. Curated by Genoveva Rückert.
“Tawasol”, Artericambi Gallery, Verona, Italy. Curated by Gaia Simionati.
Sharjah Biennial 9, “Provisions for the Future”, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Curated by Isabel Carlos.
Brussels Biennial, “Never-Part”, Bozar Museum, Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Jack Persekian.
“Walks in the Old City”, The Jerusalem Show, Jerusalem, Palestine. Curated by Jack Persekian.
International Festival of Mediterranean Cinema, Tetouan – Best Documentary.
ECOCINEMA International Film Festival – Best Documentary
Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier -Ulysees Award Best Documentary
Intl. Prize for Mediterranean Documentary and Reportage – CMCA
Rencontres Cinema Du Réel à L’Imaginaire – Official Selection
“When Artists Say We”, Artist’s Space, New York, New York
Curated by Emily Jacir and Christian Rattemeyer
DOCUSUR International Film Festival – Best First Feature
AMAL Euro-Arab International Film Festival – Best Documentar
Filmer À Tout Prix – Official Selection
American Visions and Re-visions, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria. Curated by Erin Donnelly and Susanna Cole.
Made in Palestine, Station Museum, Houston, Texas (traveling exhibition). Curated by James Harithas.
Chapter V, Art Resources Transfer, New York, New York. Curated by Alejandro Cesarco.


Selected Bibliography

“Hiding Out In My Own Place – Nida Sinnokrot in conversation with Natasha
Hoare.” Ibraaz,, May 2016.
“Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East.” Edited by Anthony Downey, London: I.B. Tauris, 2015.
Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. “Ebb and Flow.” Frieze – Contemporary Art and Culture, May 2015: 172-177.
Marecki, Thomas. “Iconoclasm.” Lowdown Magazine. January 2010: 76-77.
Strickland, Kenny. “First Contact…” exhibition catalogue, Tawassol, 2009, Artericambi Gallery
Marecki, Thomas. “Paintings/Objects/Photography.” Lowdown Magazine, September 2009: 5-6.
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. “Enlist, Re-enlist!” Zérodeux,, July 2009.
Bound, Robert. “Just So Hot Right Now – UAE.” Monocle, Volume 3, Issue 23, May 2009: 86,87.
Fadda, Reem. “Art and Culture from the Middle East.” Bidoun, The Jerusalem Show Edition 0.1,
2009: 165.
Flashpoints. Prod. Nora Barrows-Friedman. Pacifica Radio Network. KPFA-FM, Berkely,
California. 23 Oct. 2006. Radio.
Zarur, Kathy. “Looking at the Levant.” Art in America, September 2006: 156.
“Prose Poetry and Art Exploring Arab Americans.”Mizna, Volume 5, Issue 2 2003.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Peace through Art.” Houston Press, July 31-August 6, 2003: 40.
Hanley, Delinda. “‘Made in Palestine’: A Stirring Art Exhibit rocks Houston and Hits the Road.” The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Volume XXII No. 9, November 2003, : 32-33.
Halter, Ed. “Opposing Forces.” The Village Voice, October 2-8, 2002.
Hoberman, J. “Attack of the Mutants: Tracking the Resurgence of Experimental Film.” The Village Voice, March 14, 2000: 120.


Honors and Awards

Akademie Schloss Solitude New Media Arts Fellow 2012-2015
Merz Akademie New Media Award 2014
Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Grant 2013
Qattan Foundation, PAPV, Media Grant 2006
Paul Robeson Funding Exchange, Media Grant 2006
Rockefeller Foundation, Film/Video/Multimedia Fellow 2002