Minimal and playful, Noa Giniger’s work is founded on the idea that nothing is stable, secure, or steady. As a consequence, a substantial part of her work relates to longing and the bittersweet of letting go. She investigates modes of navigation in this world, physical and emotional, inspired by systems of mapping and measurement, language and naming, natural laws and social codes. She explores the ways in which time and intimacy are linked, and addresses the difficulty of capturing intimacy with words. She uses different modes of collaboration and the ecosystem of the arts, creating occasions for collaborative practices and access. The outcomes of her projects include site-specific installations in both private and public space, sound, video, websites, objects, works on paper and writing. Additionally, Noa represents half of the spoken-word-poetry duo Noon & Ain with musician Anat Spiegel.
Noa Giniger graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (2005) and attended the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University as an exchange student (2003-2004). She was a participant in the two-year program De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2006-2008), a Royal Dutch Institute Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy, Rome (2011) and recently, an artist in residence at Villa Empain – Fondation Boghossian, Brussels (2019). Noa is a recipient of the Stipendium for Established Artists from Mondriaan Funds (2018-2022) and Development Grant from Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) (2016). Her work has been presented in various international solo and group exhibitions including ICA, Philadelphia; Western Front, Vancouver; Air de Paris, Paris; De Appel, Amsterdam; among others. Noa is also a board member at Tohu – an independent online art magazine dedicated to promoting clear and engaged writing about art and culture in Hebrew, Arabic, and English; and at puntWG – an artist-run experimental community and presentation space in Amsterdam. Noa Giniger lives and works in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam 1054 RA
The Contemporary Centre for Art | Residency
November 2021, May 2022, January 2023
The Contemporary Centre for Art, Arad, IL
Artists Residence Herzliya | Residency
September – October 2021
Artists Residence Herzliya, Herzliya, IL
Artport | Residency
April – June 2021
Artport, Tel Aviv, IL
Open skies | Group Show
Curator: Avi Lubin
12 – 14 November 2020
Loving Art. Making Art. Tel Aviv, IL
Poeticising Leisure | Group show
29 May – 11 July 2020
Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam, NL
Viral Self-Portraits | Online Exhibition
Invited by Galit Eilat
15 May – 31 December 2020
MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, SI
Chapter 3HREE | Artist Talk
8 March 2020, 4 – 5 p.m.
With Desiree Dolron, Noa Giniger and Maria Roosen
Het Hem, Zaandam, NL
Limited Edition Art Fair | Prints and Multiples
14 – 16 February 2020
Fondation Boghossian – Villa Empain, Brussles, BE
Chapter 3HREE | Group show
Curated by Rieke Vos and Maarten Spruyt
14 January – 3 May 2020
Het Hem, Zandaam, NL
Mondriaan Fonds | Grant
Receiver of Stipendium for Established Artists
(Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent)
2018 – 2022
Villa Empain | Residency
November 2018 & April 2019
Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, BE
Flowers of Our Land | Group Show
Curator: Udi Edelman
16 February – 18 May 2019
Israeli Centre for Digital art in Holon, IL
atelierWG | Open Studio
28 & 29 September 2019, 12 – 5 p.m.
Studio 33C, WG-Plein, Amsterdam, NL
Cool Loneliness | Solo Exhibition
Initiated and organized by Sascha Pohle and Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Exhibition: 14 – 15 July 2018
Opening: 13 July 2008, 6 – 9 p.m.
Unwilling: Exercise in Melancholy | Group show
Curators: Vanessa Kwan and Kimberly Phillips
Exhibition: 12 March – 28 April 2018
Artists talk: 21 March 2018, 5 p.m.
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, PA, USA
Multiples and Editions | Group show
The Hazenstraat Biennale: 15 – 31 March 2018
Gallery Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
The Merry-Go-Round (part 2) | Group Show
Curator: Jeanine Holfland
Exhibition: 16 February – 3 March 2018
Juliette Jongma Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
As Long As | Limited Edition ⏳?
NU NU NU NOW NOW NOW
Stedelijk Museum Shop, Amsterdam, NL
Interactive, image and sound, online
Interactive, image and sound, online
The sequential audio installation Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime (2008) has turned into an interactive script without a beginning or an end, where the reader-viewer-listener can flutter from one line to another but never grasp the text completely. The cursive script appears weakly on the screen at 5% visibility. Once a line is touched, it surfaces at 100%, and is heard out loud. It is the voice of Peggy Lee in the first recording of the song, dated 1947. Her interpretation is milder than Frank’s; somehow less dramatic, more confident. The text is written in my own handwriting and while the lines are identical, each one appears and differs slightly from the other.
This interactive version was specially made for “Politics of Love: Long Distance Relationship,” a special issue edited by curator Tuçe Erel. Its starting point is the essay “The Cost for Love We Are Not Willing to Pay” by artist, writer and poet Etel Adnan.
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Programer – Nir Harel
Sound editor – Anat Spiegel
Text editor – Clare Butcher
Special thank you to editor Tuçe Erel and the team of Tohu Magazine.
And to Etel Adnan for her writing that never ceases to touch me.