Sam Jury

Sam Jury


Sam Jury is an artist working in the areas of new media, moving image and installation. Her practice-led research investigates the psychological impact of moving image and societal narratives of trauma. Her interest in the slow violence experienced by the individual through causes such as climate change, mass displacement and war has resulted in project such as 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 depicting the suspended trauma of mass displacement of Sahrawi refugees living in the Sahara Desert. In 2017, along with Kamila Kuc, she undertook a production residency in the partially recognised country Abkhazia, the result of which will be a collaborative multichannel sound and video work developed over 2018/19.

Jury has been awarded numerous solo exhibitions including To Be Here a multichannel video and sound installation commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA (2016) and All Things Being Equal, video installation at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Ireland (2015). Her work has been shown in seminal exhibitions such as Moving Time a major survey exhibition touring throughout the USA and China (2015-17) and screened at film festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival (2018) and Experiments in Cinema, New Mexico, USA (2017). Jury is recipient of several Arts Council England awards and her work is held in public collections such as the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center (Hungary) and the National Gallery of Art (USA).

Exhibitions / Screenings


Film screening (Popehelm, 2016) as part of Disasters of Peace, 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, USA


Film screening (Popehelm, 2016) as part of Disasters of Peace, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, USA

Film screening (Popehelm, 2016) as part of Disasters of Peace, The Horse Hospital, London

Film screening (Popehelm, 2016) as part of Disasters of Peace, Experiments in Cinema Film Festival, Albuquerque, USA

Film screening (To Be Here, 2016) as part of Disasters of Peace, Contemporary Art Showcase, Athens, Greece

Video screening (Time Test InternationalRedtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China


Sam Jury: To Be Here, multi-channel video and sound installation, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, USA

Moving Time: Video Art at 50, video screening, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

Cinememory, video screening, Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle and The Museum of Human Endeavor, Austin, Texas

Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters: Homage, Battle, Reclamation, video installation, Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, USA

Collecting Photography, Krannert Museum of Art, USA


Moving Time: Video Art at 50, curated by Caitlin Doherty, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, USA

Sam Jury: All Things Being Equal, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Glitch, New Media Festival, curated by Mart, Ruared, Dublin, Ireland


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


Sam Jury: Coerced Nature, Curated by Dabney Hailey, Rose Art Museum, USA

Art Britannia, curated by Ben Austin, Miami, USA

Detonate, curated my Michele Horrigan, Limerick Art Encounters, Ireland

Processing the Everyday, Krannert Museum of Art, USA

Sam Jury: Over for the Day, Fleckenstein Video Gallery, Flint Institute of Art, USA


Global Groove: 1973-2012, Curated by Michael Rush, Broad Art Museum, USA

In Search of Time, (featured) Curated by Michael Rush, Broad Art Museum, USA


Face Up, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York

Welcome to the Neighbourhood, Askeaton Contemporary Art, Ireland

To Extremes: Public Art in a Changing World, Maseeh Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


At Fifty: Krannert Art Museum, 1961-2011, Krannert Art Museum, USA

One Hour Photo, Biel/Bienne International Photography Festival, Switzerland


Sam Jury: Still and Still Moving, The Process Room at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Sam Jury: Forever is Never, Herbert F Johnson Museum, NY, USA

Unnatural Selection, Londonewcastle Project Space, Redchurch Street, London

Sam Jury: Nothing is Lost, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York

Sihlhallenstrasse Neunzehn, Sihlhallenstrasse 19, Zurich, Switzerland

Explum, International Festival of Contemporary Art, Murcia, Spain


Context, The Pingyao International Photography Festival, China