OMER FAST  |  Biography

 

1972        Born in Jerusalem

                Lives and works in Berlin

 

Education

 

1997 - 2000     MFA Hunter of the City University of New York

1990 - 1995      BA/BFA Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2015        Jeu de Paume, Paris

                Taro Nasu, Tokyo

2014        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

2013        Moderna Museet, Stockholm

                Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal

                Imperial War Museum, London

                OK Zentrum, Linz

                Schaustelle, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

                Arratia Beer, Berlin

                gb agency, Paris

                Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

                The Rose Art Museumn Brandeis University, Waltham

2012        Power Plant, Toronto

                Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

                Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus 

                Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya

                Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden

2011         Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne 

                Model Art Center, Sligo

                Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen

                La Caixa Forum, Barcelona 

                Netherlands Media Arts Institute, Amsterdam 

2010        Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

                gb agency, Paris

                Arratia Beer, Berlin

                Berlin Documentary Forum, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2009       Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

                Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley

                South London Gallery, London

                Lunds Konsthall, Lund

                Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

                Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

                Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

                Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

                Postmasters Gallery, New York

                Performa, New York

2008       Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver

                Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover

                Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

                Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb

                gb agency, Paris

2007       Arratia, Beer, Berlin

                Museum of Modern Art, Mumok, Vienna

                Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

                Vox Contemporary Art Center, image contemporaine, Montreal

                gb agency, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel

2006       gb agency, Paris

2005       Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh (with Nam Jun Paik)

                Postmasters Gallery, New York

                International Institute for Visual Arts, INIVA, London

                Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis

2004       National Center of Photography, Paris

                Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

                Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

                Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam (with Jeanne Faust)

                gb agency, Basel

2003       Center for Contemporary Art, Fribourg

                Postmasters Gallery, New York

                Project Room, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

2002       gb agency, Paris

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2014        Unstable Places, Israel Museum, Jerusalem 

                Transformed Visions, Tate Modern, London 

                Smart New World, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

                artesmundi 6 exhibition, Contemporary Galleries, National Museum, Cardiff

                Trop humain. Artistes des XX et XXI ème siècles devant la souffrance, Musée International de la Croix-rouge et du Croissant rouge, MAMCO, Genève

                Art-Histories, Museum der Moderne MdM, Salzburg

                Propaganda for Reality, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen

                Death is Your Body, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

                Berlinale, International filmfestpiele, Berlin

                Will Happiness Find Me? Ten artists from the Ishikawa Collection, Okayama, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

                Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture, CAFAM Biennale, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing

                Display of the Collection, Tate Modern, London

                The Sensory War, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

2013        Fassbinder Now, Deutsches Filminstitut, Filmmuseum, Frankfurt

                Every Day Matters, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen

                In the Heart of the Country, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

                Kino und der kinomatographische Blick, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen

                Reality is not enough, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

                Selection from the Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

                Filament, Experimenter, Kolkata

                TV, City Art Gallery, Ljubljana

                In Progress (Works from the Collection), Museum of Modern Art, Vienna

                Living with War: Artists on War and Conflict, The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

                Je leur mens, MAGASIN-Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble

                A Sense of Place, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College, Hamilton

                Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

2012        Our Selves, Melbourne Festival, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

                gb agency, Focus, Frieze NY, New York

                The Monster that is History, Taipei Biennial, Taipei

                dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel

                Made in Germany II, Sprengel Museum, Hannover

                Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton

                Cantastoria, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

                Lost Places, Hamburger Kunstalle, Hamburg

                More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness, SITE Santa Fe, travels to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), Minneapolis 

                Ray, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

                Superpower: Africa in Science Fiction, Arnolfini, Bristol 

                On Apology, CCA Wattis Intitute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco 

                Bild gegen Bild, Haus der Kunst, Munich 

                True Stories: Scripted Realities, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth 

                Weighted Words, Zabludowicz Collection, London 

                International Rotterdam Festival, Rotterdam

                Chroniques d’une disparition, DHC/ Art, Montreal

                Affinités, déchirures & attractions, Frac Alsace, Selestat

2011         Playing among the Ruins, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

                Blockbuster: Cinema for Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey

                Dublin Festival, Dublin 

                ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations, La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia

                We Will Live, We Will See, Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open, Londo

                Staging Documentary, Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich

                Found in Translation, Guggenheim Museum, New York 

                History in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow 

                Aschemünder, Sammlung Goetz at Haus der Kunst, Munich 

                Open House, Singapore Bienniale, Singapore 

                Speak, Memory, Stroom Den Haag, Den Haag 

                Petite Chasse au Snark, FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier

2010        Highlights from the Kunstfilm Biennale, Kunstwerke, Berlin 

                51st October Salon…the night pleases us…, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade

                The more things change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 

                A Million and One Days, Lithuanian National Gallery of Art, Vilnius

                New Vision programme, Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX, Copenhagen

                In What We Trust, Art Miami, Miami

                Forbidden Love, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz

                Cultures of the Copy, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg/Goethe Institut, Hong Kong

                5x5, Espai d’Art Contemporani, Castello

                Videodrome, Autocenter, Berlin

                Hinter der vierten Wand, Generali Foundation, Wien

                Talking Heads, Ireland Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin

                Auto Kino, temporare Kunsthalle, Berlin

                Che Cosa Sono Le Nuvole, Museion, Bolzano

2009       Performa 09, New York (commissioned project “Talk Show”) 

                Prize 2009 of the National Gallery, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

                Actors & Extras, Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels

                The Eye in the Door, Kunsthalle Nikolaj, Copenhagen

                The Same River Twice, Intitute of Modern Art, Brisbane

                Polyglottolalia, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm

                New Frontiers, Sundance Film Festival, Park City

                Medium Religion, Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Ireland

                De l’interpretation, Zoo Galerie, Nantes

                V.O.S.T. OV/OT, iMAL, Brussels.

2008       Equivalence: Acts of Translation in Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

                Medium Religion, ZKM/Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe

                On the Subject of War, Barbican Art Gallery, London

                Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool

                The Green Room, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

                THE SOUL (or, Much Trouble in the Transportation of Souls), Manifesta 7, Trento

                Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

                Present Tense, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderna, Las Palmas

                Les Inquiets, cinq artistes sous la pression de la guerre, Centre Pompidou, Paris

                Biennale Cuvée, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz

                The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

                Decoder: Selected Works from the 3rd Contour Biennial for Video Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius

                Lügen.nirgends, Austellungshalle zeitgenösische Kunst, Münster

                Signals in the Dark: Art in the Shadow of War, Blackwood Gallery / JM Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto; Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen Art

                Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal

                Made Up, Liverpool Biennial International 08, Liverpool

                Visite: Von Gerhard Richter bis Rebecca Horn, Kunst und Austellungshalle, Bonn

                The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image/ Part II: Realisms, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

                Wandering in Contemporary Videoart, Magazzini del SaleMusei Civici, Siena

                Pick - up, Stunck Kunstencentrum, Leuven

2007       Filmische Wahrheiten, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg

                The Colonial Show, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville

                Decoder, Contour Video Biennale, Mechelen

                History Will Repeat Itself, Hartware Medienkunstverein, Dortmund / travels to Kunstwerke, Berlin

                Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

                Closed Circuit: New Media Acquisitions,  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

                Visite: Contemporary Art in Germany, Center for Fine Arts, Brussels

                Cross-Border, Museum of Art, Stuttgart

                Re-, Site Gallery, Sheffield

                Collateral, When Art looks at Cinema, Hangar Bicocca, Spacio d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

                Raised by Wolves, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2006       We All Laughed At Christopher Columbus, Platform Garanti, Istanbul

                Simulation Games, Edith Russ House, Oldenburg

                I, Direct Ontology, Futura Gallery, Prague travelling to Secession, Vienna

                Why Pictures Now: New Media Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna

                Mercury in Retrograde, De Appel Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam

                Cut/Film as Found Object, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa

2005       Cut/Film as Found Object, Milwaukee Art Museum/Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami

                Narrow Focus, Tranzit, Bratislava

                Second Sight, Prague Biennial, Czech National Museum, Prague

                The Imaginary Number, Kunstwerke, Berlin

                Covering the Real, Museum of Fine Arts, Basel

                Reprocessing Reality. New Perspectives on Art and the Documentary, Château de Nyon, Nyon, travels to PS1, New York

                Fair Use: Appropriation in Recent Film and Video, Hammer Museum, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles

                Life: Once More, Witte de With, Rotterdam

2004       Faces in the Crowd, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; travels to Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Torino in 2005

                Pickup, Public, Paris

                Voluntary Memory, Austrian Cultural Forum, London

                Rear View Mirror, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

                Moving Picture Desire, Busan Biennale, Busan

                A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Postmasters Gallery, New York

                Storytelling, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

                Video X, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York

                Facing Footage, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

                Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

2003       Works from the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel

                Incommunicado, Hayward Gallery Traveling Exhibition: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Cornerhouse,

                Manchester Gestes d’attention, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse Gestes d’attention, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse

                Hidden In a Daylight, Foksal Gallery Foundation in collaboration with 3rd Annual Film Festival, Cieszyn

                Kaap Helder, art from a natural source, Kunst en Cultuur Noord-Holland, Harlem

                Arcadia, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

                In Media Res, Information, Contre-Information, galerie Art et Essai, Université Rennes, Rennes

                Contemporary Art/Recent Acquisitions, Jewish Museum, New York

                (based upon) True Stories, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

                Pol.i.tick, Williams College Museum of Art, Willimastown

                Voir Grand/Think Big, Saidye Bronfman Center for the Arts, Montreal

                Film in der Kunst: Omer Fast and Jeanne Faust, Kultur Kreis Award, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam

                Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

                Media Field: politick, Williams College Museum of Art, Willimastown

2002       Monitor: Video II, Gagosian Gallery, New York

                Here and Now, Büro Friedrich, Berlin

                While U Wait, MOT London, London

                Submerge, New art from NY, Kunstbunker Nürnberg, Nuremberg

                Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

                Second Site, Alumni Exhibition, Hunter College MFA Gallery, New York

                Inside-Out, 5th Festival of New Art in Berlin, Berlin

                LISTE 02, The Young Art Fair, gb agency, Basel

2001        Video Jam, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach

                Affinités Narratives, gb agency, Paris

                Weak Architecture, Midway Initiative Gallery, St. Paul

                Travelling Scholars, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

                Hors-Jeu (Out of Bounds), gb Agency, Paris

                Salad Days, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York

                Some New Minds, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

                Death Race 2000, Thread Waxing Space, New York

2000       Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (with Akiko Ichikawa)

                Breakin’ In A New Partner, M.F.A Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, New York

 

Selected Bibliography

 

2013        Tim Ackermann, “Wenn Eltern ihre Kinder auswechseln”, die Welt, January 12, 2013

                Charles Darwent,“Visual art review: 5,000 Feet is the Best - How truth and fiction became blurred”, The Independant, August 24, 2013

                Blake Gopnik, “The Art of Work, Hard-Core Edition”, The New York Times, October 2, 2013

                Christy Lange, “The Line between voyeurism, surveillance and weaponized vision is dependant on who operates the technology and for what purposes”,

                Frieze, issue 155, May 2013

                Sophie Williamson, “Omer Fast: 5,000 Feet is the Best”, Art Monthly, September 2013

                Tim Ackermann, “Wenn Eltern ihre Kinder auswechseln”, Die Welt, January 12, 2013

                Thomas Wulffen, “Omer Fast”, Kunstforum, Band 220, 2013, S. 274

                Maia Gianakos, “Omer Fast at Arratia Beer” Art Agenda, January 18, 2013

2012        Bryne McLaughlin, “Omer Fast On Making The News New Again” Canadian Art, September 20, 2012

                Kate Warren “Unstable Realities in Omer Fast’s 5000 Feet is the Best” Discipline No. 2, Autumn 

                Jennifer Allen, “Documenta: Blick zurück nach vorn” Frieze D/E (cover), Summer 2012 

                Smadar Sheffie “Allegory of the Cave” Haaretz, February 8, 2012 

                Ines Kleesattel “Omer Fast at Kölnischer Kunstverein” Springerin Magazine, 1/12 

                Ellie Armon Azoulay “Video Artist Omer Fast Examines Power Relations” Haaretz, February 2

                Astrid Wege “Omer Fast at Kunstverein Cologne” Artforum, February 2012

2011         Daniel Kothenschulte “Der Tod sitzt am Computer” Monopol Magazine, December 2011 

                Barbara Casavecchia “La Verità da 6 Punti di Vista” La Repubblica, November 19, 2011

                Paolo Russo “Transmettere una storia alla maniera di Omer Fast” La Repubblica, November 18, 2011 

                Fabian Granzeuer “Ritt auf der Rakete” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, November 15, 2011 

                Catrin Lorch “Ein Kasten fürs Märchen” Süddesutsche Zeitung, November 10, 2011 

                David Verdeure, “Omer Fast” Rekto Verso Number 48, September-October 2011 (in Flemish) 

                Claire Bishop “Safety in Numbers” Artforum, September 2011 

                Rasmus Hungnes, “Omer Fast Show” Natt&Dag, July 2011 (in Norwegian) 

                Lucette Ter Borg “Bij Omar [sic] Fast is niets wat het eigenlijk lijkt” NRC Handelsblad, 16.6.2011 

                Emily Nathan “Omer Fast: The Man Behind the Curtain” Artnet (online) 15.4.2011 

                Sacha Bronwasser, “Omer Fast at NIMK” Volksrant, May 30 2011 

                Barbara Pollack, “True Lies?”Artnews, Volume 110/Number 2, February 2011 

2010        Christy Lange, “Shooting Gallery” Frieze Magazine, Issue 132, June-August, 2010 

                Andreas Schlaegel, “Nothing But the Truth” Programma Magazine, Spring 2010 

                Marc Godfrey, TJ Demos, Eyal Weizman, Ayesha Hammed “Rights of Passage, Tate Etc. Issue 19 

                James Trainor, “Truth Bends & Decays As It Travels” Art Asia Pacific, Issue 68, May/June, 2010 

                Claudia Wahjudi, “Omer Fast: Talk Show” Zitty Magazine, Berlin, May 2010 

                Tina Wasserman, Duplicated Replications: The Interventions of Omer Fast Afterimage, Vol 37 No 5 

                Nav Haq, “Foresight into the New African Century” Kaleidoscope Magazine, Issue 5, Feb/March, 

                Joseph Wolin, “Omer Fast, Nostalgia” Time Out New York, February 4-10, 2010 

                Kevin McGarry, “Subliminal Hypothesis” Rhizome, February Issue, 2010 

                Shane McAdams, “Omer Fast” Brooklyn Rail, February Issue, 2010 

                Holland Cotter, “Is it Reality or Fantasy? Omer Fast” New York Times, January 8, 2010

2009       Kari Rittenbach, “Dramatic Witness: The Art of Omer Fast” Art in America 

                Carly Berwick, “The Truth Is Out There” New York Magazine, December 14-28 

                Emily Stokes, “Performa 09, New York” Financial Times, November 17, 2009 

                Joshua Mack “Performa 09: Omer Fast, Talk Show” ArtReview, November 17, 2009 

                Patricia Maloney, “Omer Fast at Berkeley Art Museum” Artforum.com Critics Pick, November 

                Leigh Markopoulos, “Nostalgia/Matrix 230” Art Practical, Issue #4 

                Skye Sherwin, “Omer Fast at South London Gallery” Time Out London, November 6, 2009 

                Marcus Verhagen, “Pleasure & Pain: Omer Fast” Art Monthly, Issue #330, October, 2009 

                “Back to the Present” Interview in Displayer #3 

                Missing in Action” William Pym, Art Asia Pacific, November/December 2009 

                Jennifer E. Quick, “The Dialectics of Time” Trajectories, Art Gallery/University of Maryland, 2009 

                Joey Anderson, “Of Coffins and Kids” Cornell Daily Sun, October 20, 2009 

                Kate Green, “De Grote Boodschap in Museum Contemporary Art, Denver” ArtInfo, January 2009 

                Jens Bisky, “Wenn ein Europäer in Afrika um Asyl bittet” Süddeutsche Zeitung, September 11, 

                Elisabeth Lebovici/Maria Muhle, Omer Fast, Afterall, Spring 

                Kristina Tieke, Omer Fast, Artist Kunstmagazin, Issue 78

                Barbara Casavecchia, Omer Fast: Redacting Mousse

                Eva Scharrer, Omer Fast im Kunsthaus Baselland Kunstbulletin, March 

2008       Kolja Reichert Wortentzug, Der Tagesspiegel, December 23

                Buddy Kite, Omer Fast and the News, Esquire, December

                Chen Tamir, Omer Fast: New Magic Realism, Flash Art, October 

                Adrian Searle, Cowpokes and Yetis, The Guardian, September 23

                Sarah Rosenbaum-Kranson, Interview, Museo Magazine, www.museomagazine.com/10/rosen  baumkranson

                Charlotte Higgins, Liverpool Biennial: A Patchy Event, Guardian, September 19

                Mary Voelz Chandler, Two Perspectives on Truth, Rocky Mountain News, September 4

                Blake Gopnik, Take Time to Rewind at the Hirshhorn’s Realisms, The Washington Post, June 21

                Joanna Fiduccia, A Multiple I, Uovo, Issue 17/Faits Divers, April 

                Gideon Lewis-Kraus, The Reanimator (Published online), Nextbook.org

                Naoko Kaltschmidt, Wiederholung und Widerhall, Issue #6 (Published online) www.textem.de/1502.0.html

                Bert Rebhandl, Omer Fast at Arratia Beer, Frieze, Issue 114, April

                Kenneth Baker, Highlights from the Whitney Biennial, San Francisco Chronicle, March 22

                Rainer Bellenbaum, Dispositiv Wechsel III, Camera Austria, Issue 101

                Blake Gopnik, Indelible Impressions, Washington Post, March 7 

                Joanna Fiduccia, Critic’s Pick: Omer Fast/GB Agency, Online, February 

                Sean James Rose, Incertains Regards, Libération, 19 February 

                Guillaume Desanges, Omer Fast at gb Agency, Exit, #33, February 

                Tom Holert, Attention Span, Artforum, February 

                Astrid Mania, Omer Fast at Arratia, Beer, Art Review, January 

                Thomas Seifert, Irak-Krieg, Kunst und Realität, Die Presse, 4 January 

2007       Mark Godfrey, Casting Doubt: Omer Fast at the Mumok, Vienna, Texte Zur Kunst, #68, December

                Dominikus Müller, Ohne Drehschluss, Artnet, November 6

                Dominik Kamalzadeh, Narben der Erinnerung, Der Standard, October 19

                Miriam Müller, Trau keinem Film trau keinen Bildern, Berliner Zeitung, October 30

                Frank Westermeyer, The Casting, Schnitt Film Magazine, #48

2006       Simon Rees, Omer Fast at gb Agency, Art US, Issue 13, May/June 

                Mark Godfrey, Making History, Frieze, March/April 

                Thierry Davila, Omer Fast at gb agency, ArtPress, March 

                Carly Berwick, Penguins, Lies and Videotape, Artnews, February 

                Alexandre Quoi, Omer Fast: Godville, ParisArt, February 

                Claire Moulène, Omer Fast, A Paris, Les Inrocktibles, January 18-24

                Elisabeth Lebovici, Passé Décomposé, Libération, January 

                Joshua Mack, Omer Fast: Godville, Modern Painters, January 

2005       Emily Hall, Omer Fast at Postmasters, Artforum, December 

                Brian Boucher, Omer Fast at Postmasters, Art in America, December 2005

                Eliza Williams, Omer Fast at InIVA, London, ArtReview, December 2005

                Daniel Baird, Godville, The Brooklyn Rail, November, 2005

                Holland Cutter, Omer Fast at Postmasters, New York Times, October 7, 2005

                Rachel Withers, The Fast Lane, The New Statesman, October 3, 2005

                Bill O’Driscoll, Tell A Vision, Pittsburgh City Paper, September 14, 2005

                Sven Lütticken, Gated History, Texte Zur Kunst, Volume 59, September 2005

                Ruth Lopez, Fresh Revisions, Time Out / Chicago, July 21 – 28, 2005

                Ulrich Gutmair, Macht nur soviel Ihr könnt, Netzeitung, August 2, 2005

                Mary Abbe, Below the Radar, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, May 27, 2005

                Peter Campbell, At the Whitechapel, London Review of Books, Vol.27, January 6, 2005

2004       Simon Gould, Voluntary Memory, Contemporary, Issue 70, December 

                Omer Fast, Contemporary Visual Arts n°61, March 2004

                Omer Fast au Centre national de la Photographie, Les Inrockutibles, February-March 

                Sandra Danicke, Was wahr sein könnte, February 4

                Konstanze Crüwell, Eine Nagelschere für den Vorgarten, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, January 28

2003       Felicity Lunn, Fiction or Reality, Artforum, December 

                Jennifer Ostrower, Omer Fast at Postmasters, Art in America, October 

                Anke Kempkes, Hidden in Daylight, Frieze #78, October 

                Jennifer Allen, Openings: Omer Fast, Artforum, September 

                Chris Chang, Vision: Omer Fast, Film Comment, July/August 

                Brian Boucher, History, Memory, Fiction, Published online bbs.thing.net, May 

                Rachel Stevens, Omer Fast at Postmasters, Flash Art, May/June 

                Roberta Smith, Omer Fast at Postmasters, New York Times, April 18

                “Goings on about Town: Omer Fast at Postmasters” New Yorker, April 21-28

                David Deitcher, Get Real: Two contemporary Israeli artists subvert the documentary tradition, Time Out New York, April 10-17  (based upon) true stories  

                (Review) Régis Durand, Art Press, April

                Silke Hohmann, Wenn ich Soldat bin, Frankfurter Rundschau, February 19

                Christoph Schütte, Blick aus dem Panzer, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, February 18

2002       Emmanuelle Lequeux, Omer Fast: Citoyen d’un Monde qui Cloche, Le Monde, (Aden), June 19

                Charlotte Laupard, Think Fast, Technikart (Paris) issue 64, July-August

                Holland Cotter, Never Mind the Art Police, These Six Matter, New York Times, May 5

                Holland Cotter, Art in Review: Second Site, New York Times, March 21

                Susan Wise, Omer Fast and Akiko Ichikawa at Momenta Art, Williamsburg Quarterly

                Ken Johnson, Death Race 2000, New York Times, December 22

        

Publications and Catalogs

 

2013        Drone Encounters, Matt Delmont, American Quartely

2012        Omer Fast, 5,000 Feet is the Best, co-published by Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo and The Power Plant, Toronto

2011         Medium Religion, ZKM/center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln Aschemünder, Sammlung Goetz at Haus der

                Kunst, Hatje Cantz Verlag

2010        In Memory: Omer Fast (Monograph) Published by the Green Box, Berlin

                A Million and One Days, Lithuanian Art Museum

                Che Cosa Sono le Nuvole ? Works from the Enea Righi Collection, edition Kaleidoscope Press, Milano

                Un pays supplémentaire, Pascale Cassagneau, Editions Beaux Arts de Paris

                The Art of Tomorrow, Distanz

2009       Omer Fast, Editions Lunds Konsthall

2008       2008 Biennial Exhibition, published by the Whitney Museum of American Art/Yale University Press

                The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, published by Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. 

                Les Inquiets: Cinq Artistes sous la Pression de la Guerre, Éditions du Centre Pompidou, Paris

                The Casting, Monographie published by Museum of Modern Art, Vienna and Walter König Verlag

                The Greenroom, Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, Catalog, New York 

                Catalogue Manifesta, Bolzano

                Omer Fast, text by Matthias Michalka, Mumok, Walter König Editions

2007       Book Future Amnesia, Pascale Cassagnau, Isthme éditions, Paris

                Mystic Truths (catalogue), Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

2006       Why Pictures Now, published by Mumok, Vienna and Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg Report (Not Annoucement), published by Basis voor Aktuele Kunst,

                ed. by Binna Choi

2005       Godville, published by Midway Contemporary Art and Revolver Verlag

                Experience, Memory, Reenactment, edited by Anke Bangma, Steve Rushton and Florian Wüst, published by Piet Zwart Institute in collaboration with Revolver

                Verlag

                Cut/Film as Found Object, Stefano Basilico, published by Milwaukee Museum of Art

                Second Sight, Prague Biennale, published by the National Galerie, Prague

                The Imaginary Number, Anselm Franke, published by Kunstwerke, Berlin

                Covering the Real: Art and the Press Picture from Warhol to Tillmans, Hartwig Fischer, published by Museum of Fine Arts, Basel, and Dumont Verlag, Cologne

                Reprocessing Reality, by Claudia Spinelli, Château de Nyon

                Life, Once More: Forms of Reenactment in Contemporary Art, Sven Lütticken, published by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

2004       Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life, Iwona Blazwick, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, published by Skira Editore

                Beyond Form: Architecture and Art in the Space of Media, Omar Calderon, Christine Calder on, Peter Dorsey, editors, Lusitania Press, New York

                Moving Picture Desire, Busan Biennale

2003       Facing Footage: Film in Art, published by Ars Viva, Kultur Kreis der deutschen Industrie

                Cream 3: Contemporary Art in Culture, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Phaidon Press, London 

                Incommunicado, published by Hayward Gallery, London

                Fast Forward: Media Art, Sammlung Goetz, published by Ingvild Goetz, Munich

                In Media Res: Information, Contre-Information, Galerie Art & Essai, Universite Rennes

                Printemps de Septembrer: Gestes, published by Actes Sud, Toulouse

                Hidden in a Daylight, Festival Era New Horizons in Ciezzyn, Gutek Film Ltd, publié par Foksal Gallery.

2002       Insideout, Fifth Festival of Contemporary Art, Berlin 

                Omer Fast: I wanna tell you something (catalog), published by &: gb Agency, Paris

                Second Sight, Alumni Exhibition, published by Hunter College Art Gallery, New York

                Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2001        Traveling Scholars, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

                Working in the Wasteland, Exhibition Catalog for “Fido: Television” published by Hunter College Art Gallery, New York

 

Grants/Awards

 

2012         Artist Grant Recipient, Artis

2010         Medal Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

2009        Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Kunst

2008        Bucksbaum Award, Whitney Museum, New York

2003        Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Prize

2003        Kulturkreis: Ars Viva, Film in der Kunst, Germany

2000        Boston Museum of Fine Arts, School of Fine Arts Alumni Travel Grant

1999         Graff Travel Scholarship, Hunter College

1995         Boit Award, Boston Museum School of Fine Arts

1995         Peter J Wade Award for Studio Work, Tufts University 

 

Public Collections

 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York

National Collection of Contemporary Art, France        

Hamburger Bahnhof, National Galerie, Berlin

Art Gallery of Western Australia                

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York            

Museum of Modern Art, Vienna

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Jewish Museum, New York

La Caixa Foundation 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Tate Modern, London

Münster Art Museum

Cleveland Museum of Art

Berekeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dallas Museum of Art

Centre Pompidou, Paris 

National Gallery of Art, Canada