Tirtza Even

Artadia Awardee
A practicing documentary maker and video artist for over fifteen years, Even has produced both linear and interactive video work representing the less overt manifestations of complex and sometimes extreme social/political dynamics in specific locations (e.g. Palestine, Turkey, Spain, the U.S. and Germany, among others). Even’s work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, at the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, as well as in many other galleries, museums and festivals in the United States, Israel, and Europe, including Rotterdam Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, and The New York Video Festival, Lincoln Center. It has won numerous grants and awards, including Fledgling Distribution Fund, Golden Gate Awards Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival; Best Experimental Film, Syracuse Film Festival; Media Arts Award, The Jerome Foundation; First Prize, L’immagine Leggera Festival, Italy; Individual Artists Program Awards, NYSCA, and many others.

Her work has been purchased for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Jewish Museum, NY, and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others. She has been an invited guest and featured speaker at many conferences and university programs, including the Whitney Museum Seminar series, the Digital Flaherty Seminar, Artpace annual panel, ACM Multimedia, the Performance Studies International conference (PSI), the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference (SLSA) and others. Even’s work is distributed by Heure Exquise, France, Video Data Bank (VDB), USA, and Groupe Intervention Video (GIV), Canada. Even is an Associate Professor in SAIC’s Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department.

Tirtza Eve is the recipient of the 2012 Chicago Artadia Award.