Sam Jury

Sam Jury

Sam Jury is an artist filmmaker who works across the forms of moving image, sound and installation. She frequently collaborates with other disciplines, such as choreographers, writers and psychologists. For many years she has been interested in what she terms ‘suspended trauma’ – unresolved events replayed through shared narratives often supported by screen technologies and what cultural theorist Rob Nixon calls ‘slow violence’ – the long, drawn out effects of disaster. Working with these concerns, she makes both fiction and non-fiction films. The latter – an alternative form that sits somewhere between artist film and documentary – has, to date, focused on instances of social injustice and/or geopolitical isolation. Recent projects include Climart – a five-year research project investigating the efficacy of arts/science collaborations and the effect of visual arts in communicating climate change and To Be Here (2012–16) a series of films, and film installations about the mass displacement of Sahrawi refugees living in the Sahara Desert.

Awards/Prizes/Grants

2018 - 2021

AHRC Research in Film Award To Be Here, 2018

Nominee: The Jarman Award, 2018, 2021

Climart  Psychology/Arts Collaborative Project, 2018. Norwegian Research Council Major Grant (administered by NTNU, Trondheim).

2016 - 17

Santander Award for Research Partnerships, Disasters of Peace Film Programme

Commission Award – To Be Here. The Broad/MSU Museum of Art, USA.

2011 - 13

Nathan and Ruth Ann Perlmutter Award, Rose Art Museum, USA.

To Extremes Award (Visual Art and Climate Extremes) funded as part of the Knight Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Exhibitions / Screenings

2021

This You Must Remember (2021), as part of Visions du Reel (Industry), Nyon, Switzerland

 

2020

Art Since 1948, curated by Amy L. Powell, Krannert Museum of Art, USA

Screening of To Be Here (2013 – 16), as part of The Festival of Ideas, The University of Hertfordshire, UK

2018

To Be Here (2013 – 16), as part of Disasters of Peace

La cuarta edición de la Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Popehelm, (2016/17) as part of Disasters of Peace:

Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

56th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, USA

2017

Popehelm (2016/17) film screening as part of Disasters of Peace at:

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, USA

The Horse Hospital, London

Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, Albuquerque, USA

Time Test International, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China. The Approach (2013), video installation.

2016

To Be Here, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA. Multi-channel video work with octophonic sound. HD Video. Colour. 06:23. Curated by Steven L Bridges. Commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

All Things Being Equal, Fleckenstein Gallery, Flint Institute of Art, Michigan, USA.All Things Being Equal (2009), video installation.

To Be Here (2013/16). Screening as part of Después del Futuro at:

Contemporary Art Showcase, Athens, Greece

Excharia Square, Athens, Greece

10º Encuentros Internacionales de Arte, del Sáhara Occidenta,

Contemporary Artists vs The Masters, Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, USA. About Nowhere (2010), video installation.

Moving Time: Video Art at 50 / Time Test International, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China. The Approach (2013), video installation.

Collecting Photography, Krannert Museum of Art, USA

2015

All Things Being Equal, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

Moving Time: Video Art at 50, curated by Michael Rush, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, USA. Video installation. The Approach (2013), single channel, HD Video with sound. Colour, 04:33

Collecting Photography, Krannert Museum of Art, USA. Photographic installation – A Thousand Pities (2010), large format lambda photograph.

 /Glitch, Digital Arts Festival, curated by Mart, Ruared, Dublin, Ireland. Video installation, About Nowhere (2010), single channel SD video, with sound. Colour. Seamless loop.

2014

Global Groove: 1973-2012, curated by Michael Rush, Krannert Art Museum, USA

FINN! Again, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, USA

Projected Image, Capa Center of Photography, Capa Kozpon, Budapest, Hungary. Over for the Day (2009), video installation.

2013

Coerced Nature, Solo exhibition. Lee Gallery,Rose Art Museum, USA. Multiple video installations and interventions.

Over For the Day, Fleckenstein Gallery, Flint Institute of Art, Michigan, USA. Over for the Day (2009), video Installation,

Global Groove: 1973/2012, curated by Michael Rush, Krannert Art Museum, USA. Another Thing Coming (2010), video Installation.

Art Britannia, curated by Ben Austin. Miami, USA. Video Installation.

Detonate (Supersonic Exothermic Front), Limerick Arts Encounter, Ireland. Over for the Day (2009), video installation, curated by Michele Horrigan

Processing the Everyday, The Krannert Art Museum, USA. Photographic installation.

 

2012

In Search of Time, curated by Michael Rush, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA. Video and Photography installation.

Global Groove: 1973/2012, curated by Michael Rush, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA. Another Thing Coming (2010), video Installation.

To Extremes – Public Art in a Changing World, Maseeh Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Here After Now (2012), video screening.

Artifariti, Encuentros Internacionales de Arte, del Sáhara Occidenta, Algeria. Video screening.

Face Up, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York. Photographic installation.

Welcome to the Neighbourhood, Askeaton Contemporary Art, Ireland. Site responsive video installations.

2011

At Fifty: Krannert Art Museum, 1961-2011, Krannert Art Museum, USA. Photographic installation.

One Hour Photo, Photographic Projections, Biel/BienneInternational Photography Festival, Switzerland

May – June 2010: Unnatural Selection, Video Screening, LONDONNEWCASTLE, London, UK. Over for the Day (2009), video installation.

2008-9

Context, Photographic Works, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. Photographic Installation

Invisible Rays: The Surrealism Legacy, curated by Michael Rush Rose Art Museum, USA. Photographic installation

Destilando Territorios Comunes, Museum Palacio Consistorial, Cartagena, Spain. Photographic Installation

Decasia, Video Installation, Late Night at Whitechapel, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. Video  Installation

Light Divided, Louise T Blouin Foundation, London, UK. Multiply Video and Photographic Installations

Collections

National Gallery of Art/ Corcoran, USA

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland

Broad/MSU Art Museum, USA

Herbert F Johnson Museum, USA

British Artists Film and Video Study Collection, UK

QCC Art Gallery, City University of New York, Queens, NY

Rose Art Museum, USA

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Hungary

Krannert Museum of Art, USA

Flint Institute of Art, USA

Museum Palacio Consistorial, Spain

University of Hertfordshire, UK