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
35mm film transferred to HD, sound, 5’57”
35mm film transferred to HD, sound, 5’57”
The film traces the attempt to uplift a weeping willow with the help of artificial wind, using industrial motion picture fans. The soundtrack is of the natural ambiance.“A film which depicts this momentary shift in the tree’s physical form and questions our associations with its appearance, and its name. In its efforts to put a weeping willow in a good mood The Sorrow the Joy Bring evokes the human will to control nature and our attempts to influence and control our own emotions. The lengths to which Giniger goes to manipulate the tree articulates our human aversion to displays of sadness. As well, the project is in conversation with the history of the creative manipulation of landscapes, from ancient gardens to contemporary land art and public performance practices.” (Jesse Birch – from the press release for the exhibition Absolute Countdown, Western Front, 2013).
This film was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Absolute Countdown at Western Front, with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund, Stichting Schürmann-Krant and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society.