Omer Fast  l  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

2016          Speaking is not always the solution, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

                  Omer Fast, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

                  Present Continuous, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

2015          Le présent continue, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

                  Omer Fast, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

                  Omer Fast, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), Krakow, Ucraine

2013          Everything That Rises Must Converge, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

                  Everything That Rises Must Converge, gb agency, Paris, France

                  Rose Video 01 | Omer Fast: 5000 Feet Is The Best, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, USA

                  Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, USA

                  Omer Fast, Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

                  Omer Fast, Arratia, Beer, Berlin, Germany

2012          Continuous Coverage, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

                  Omer Fast: 5000 Feet Is the Best,  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA

                  Omer Fast: 2001/11, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

                  Omer Fast, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway

                  Satellites, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

2011           Omer Fast, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

                  The Tunnel, The Model, Sligo, Ireland

                  Nostalgia, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Germany

                  NIMk, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, Nethherlands

2010          Nostalgia, gb agency, Paris, France

                  Talk Show, Arratia, Beer, Berlin, Germany

                  Omer Fast, Postmasters Gallery, New York City, USA

2009         Omer Fast: Nostalgia, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USA

                  Omer Fast / MATRIX 230, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, USA

                  Omer Fast: Looking Pretty for God (After G. W.),  Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY, USA

                  Omer Fast: Solo show, SLG South London Gallery, London, UK

                  Omer Fast, Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden

                  Omer Fast: The Casting, Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, USA

                  Omer Fast - Recent Works,  Museum Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland

2008         Omer Fast, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany

                  Omer Fast - Looking Pretty for Good (after G.W.), Cornell council for the arts, New York City, USA

                  Omer Fast: The Great Message’, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia

                  Omer Fast, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, USA

                  Omer Fast: De Grote Boodschap, gb agency, Paris, France

2007         The Casting, Arratia, Beer, Berlin, Germany

                  Omer Fast - The Casting, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig MUMOK , Vienna, Austria

                  Omer Fast: Godville, Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, USA

                  Omer Fast, VOX contemporary image, Montreal, Canada

2006         Omer Fast,  Godville, gb agency, Paris, France

2005         Omer Fast, Postmasters Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

                  Omer Fast, Institute of International Visual Arts iniva, London, UK 

2003         Omer Fast, Postmasters Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

                   fresh and upcoming, Omer Fast, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

2002         Omer Fast, gb agency, Paris, France

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015          Art from Elsewhere, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

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, London

                   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

                 RecentAcquisitions, 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/rosenbaumkranson

                 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 Calderon, 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

 

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