Uriel Orlow’s practice is research-based, process-oriented and multi-disciplinary including film, photography, drawing and sound. He is known for single screen film works, lecture performances and modular, multi-media installations that focus on specific locations and micro-histories and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. His work is concerned with spatial manifestations of memory, blind spots of representation and forms of haunting.

Photo: Masimba Sasa

Current Exhibitions

Uriel Orlow


07 Jun — 06 Oct
Bringing together the latest pieces of Uriel Orlow, Theatrum Botanicum, Soil Affinities and The Fairest Heritage, Tabakalera presents the first solo exhibition of the Swiss-born, London-based artist in Spain. Uriel...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Garden of Earthly Delights

Gropius Bau
26/07/2019 — 01/12/2019

Past Exhibitions

Summer of Love

Art Space Pythagorion
04/08/2017 — 15/10/2017

Regionale 17: SCH

Ausstellungsraum Klingental / Rank
27/11/2016 — 01/01/2017

Uriel Orlow: Mafavuke’s Trial and Other Plant Stories

The Showroom
28/09/2016 — 19/11/2016

Palais De Tokyo: Inside

Palais de Tokyo
20/10/2014 — 11/01/2015

Solo Shows

Theatrum Botanicum KZNSA , Durban
Theatrum Botanicum Market Photo Workshop , Johannesburg
Theatrum Botanicum Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen , St. Gallen

Theatrum Botanicum: The Memory of Trees Parc Saint Léger Contemporary Art Centre
Geraniums Are Never Red Corner College, Zurich

Mafavuke’s Trial and Other Plant Stories The Showroom, London

Uriel Orlow Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Spectrography Depo, Istanbul with Anna Barseghian and Stefan Kristensen
Unmade Film John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Illimité promesse d’avenir Mor.Charpentier, Paris with Natacha Nisic
Deep Opacity LaVeronica, Modica

Group Shows

Choreography of the Frame Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna
Subcontracted Nations A.M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah
Manifesta 12: The Planetary Garden
Yinchuan Biennale: Starting from the Desert, MOCA
Yinchuan Heaven or Hell? Ruhr Museum , Essen
Geometries Agricultural University of Athens , Athens
Healing Czech Centre , Berlin There Will Come Soft Rains Basis E.V , Frankfurt

7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art New State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
The Materiality of the Invisible Bureau Europa, Maastricht Summer of Love Art Space Pythagorion, Samos
Propositions for a Stage: 24 Frames of a Beautiful Heaven Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
Crone Histories and Afrofictions Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town
Document Bilingue Mucem, Marseille
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah

Belong and Observe FMAC, Geneva Someone’s got to dance Stadtgalerie, Bern New Acquisitions Kunsthaus, Zürich How Long is Now? Kindl, Berlin
Atlas [of the ruins] of Europe CentroCentro, Madrid Not All That Falls Has Wings Arter, Istanbul Exodus Mor Charpentier, Paris Still The Barbarians EVA International, Limerick Chronic CIC, Cairo