Shimon Attie with introductory presentation by Jana Sophia Nolle
March 15th, 2019 • 7:30pm
Location: San Francisco Art Institute Osher Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
Tickets available at the door or online Suggested Donation: $15.00 general admission, Students with ID : Free
Shimon Attie often works in sites of urgent political conflict. His projects speak to a social and historical dimension, engaging issues related to place, memory and identity. His visually arresting works offers viewers the opportunity to reflect on and experience familiar subject matter in entirely new ways.
Over the course of Attie’s career, he has conceived and realized approximately 30 projects in 10 countries around the world. Many of these works were conceived for the public realm, while others have been for more traditional venues such as art museums and galleries.
Attie’s work has been commissioned, exhibited and collected by museums and galleries around the world, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Miami Art Museum, and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., among many others. A survey exhibition was organized by Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art.
Five commercial monographs have been published on Shimon Attie’s work, which has also been the subject of several films, which have aired on PBS, the BBC, ARD and ZDF.
Attie has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Rome Prize, and fellowships from The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Kunstfonds (Germany’s NEA equivalent).
In 2013-14, Attie was awarded the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award. And in 2018, he was inducted into the National Academy of Design.
Jana Sophia Nolle
Jana Sophia Nolle was born in 1986 in Germany and currently lives and works in Berlin and in San Francisco.
In addition to being a visual artist Jana Sophia Nolle works as an international election observer, most recently she lived and worked in Nepal, Myanmar, Belarus and Albania. Working in such diverse and vibrant environments has helped to inform her artistic sensibilities.
Consisting of photographs and found footage, Nolle’s work can be best described as living between research, observation and documentation. Often, the starting point of her projects is based on either autobiographical experiences or social phenomena. Her interests reflect a fascination with social change, fragile identities, as well as individuals embedded in socio-political transformations.
Having a research background, she often acts as an investigator as well as an observer, scanning the lives of others and using methods of both scientific research and staged documentary photography. Her approach is multidisciplinary, using photography, video and installations.
2015 – 2018 Fine Art Photography Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie Berlin, Germany
2011 – 2012 MSc Violence, Conflict Development Studies SOAS University London, UK
Living Room, San Francisco 2017/2018 (group show), OKS, The Shelf, Berlin
Anska. Mothers and Daughters (group show), Best Photo, Harvey Milk Photo Center / Through the Lens, San Francisco
Phenomena No.1 (group show), Das kleine Schwarze, Hamburg
Fathers and Sons (group show), Gesellschaft für Internationele Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin / Brussels
Imprint, Art Auction, SOMA Arts Center, Coalition on Homelessness, (group show), San Francisco
Present to Past (group exhibition), OKS, Berlin
Project ECHOS (Video and Photography) (group exhibition, HO Gallery, Berlin
SELECTED AWARDS / GRANTS
German Photobook Prize 2018/2019 (Bronze), Project Living Room, Photos: Jana Sophia Nolle & Text: Aaron Schuman, Design: Sven-Lindhorst-Emme