Photo by Colin Conces, courtsy of Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, 2016
Einat Amir is an artist, researcher and educator. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and is currently a doctoral researcher in Aalto University’s Experience Platform - Department of Art & Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. She is currently based in Finland.
Amir's artworks are in the media of video installations and live performances synthesized with scientific experiments in social psychology and neuroscience. Her art practice is an exploration of human interactions that examine emotional, social and political aspects of everyday communication between individuals and groups. In her research she focuses on methodologies of collaboration between artists and scientists, proposing an innovative practice, in which both parties are equal forces, allowing themselves and each other the liberties to experiment outside their discipline. Amir's research and art-science collaborations aim to contribute to social change through finding new solution for societal issues.
Amir’s artworks has been shown at; MOMA PS1 New York, PERFORMA13 New York, Manifesta 12 Palermo, Palais De Tokyo Paris, MAXXI National Museum of Rome, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Turkey, NGV Triennial in Melbourne, The 6th Thessaloniki Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery London, The Kitchen New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Bergen Kunsthall Norway, Dallas Contemporary Art Center Texas, Tel Aviv Museum Israel, The Israel Museum, Fondation D’entreprise Ricard Paris, and Lilith Performance Studio Malmö, among other venues.
Her academic research has been published in several academic publications including Nature Communications and Leonardo Journal. She is currently working on a book.