Larissa Sansour was born in Jerusalem and studied fine art in Copenhagen, London, and New York.
Sansour’s work is interdisciplinary, immersed in the current political dialogue, and borrows heavily from the language of film and pop culture. By using video, photography, experimental documentary, and other new media, she approximates the nature, reality, and complexity of life in Palestine and the Middle East to visual forms normally associated with entertainment and television. Her grandiose and often humorous schemes clash with the gravity expected from works commenting on the region. References and details ranging from sci-fi and spaghetti westerns to horror films converge with Middle East politics and social issues to create intricate parallel universes in which a new value system can be decoded.
Sansour has held a number of solo exhibitions, including: Sci-Fi Trilogy, Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture (Beirut, Lebanon, 2018); Waste Lands, Casa Arabe (Madrid, Spain, 2018); The State Is Not a Work of Art, Tallinn Art Hall (Estonia, 2018); and The Clocks Are Striking Thirteen, Athr Gallery, (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2018). Her film In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain has exhibited at Chapter Art, (Cardiff, UK, 2017); Bluecoat (Liverpool, UK, 2017); Montoro 12 (Rome, Italy, 2017); Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Wolverhampton, UK, 2016); Nikolaj Kunsthal (Copenhagen, 2016); The Mosaic Rooms (London, 2016); Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid, 2016); Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai, UAE, 2016); and New Art Exchange (Nottingham, UK, 2016). Her installation Nation Estate exhibited at Montoro 12 (2015); Al-Ma’mal (Jerusalem, 2015); Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art (Turku, Finland, 2013); and Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, 2012). Larissa Sansour exhibited at Gallery Dock (Bratislava, Slovakia, 2014); Science Faction at Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai, 2013); A Moon Without a People at Sabrina Amrani Gallery (Madrid, 2013); and Living the Highlife exhibited at the Centre of Photography (Copenhagen, 2012).
Her works are part of notable collections including the Wolverhampton Gallery and the Imperial War Museum (UK), the Louis Vuitton Collection (France), the Carlsberg Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark), Nadour and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Germany), and the Salsali Private Museum and Barjeel Foundation (UAE).
In 2016, Larissa was awarded the Guanajuato International Film Festival Award for In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, a film she produced and codirected with Soren Lindin, in the Best Experimental Short Film category. In 2015, the same short was nominated for the Muhr Short Competition, organized by the Dubai International Film Festival. She is the beneficiary of a grant from the Arab Fund for Art and Culture and financial support from Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network. She was invited as an artist-in-residence with the Moving Museum in Istanbul for three weeks in September 2014. Sansour currently lives and works in London.
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