Einat Amir is an artist and a researcher who works in the media of video installations and live performances synthesized with scientific experiments in social psychology and neuroscience. 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 works are an exploration of human interactions that examine emotional, social and political aspects of everyday communication between individuals and groups. She sees her studio as a “lab of emotional research”.
Amir’s work 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.
Photo by Colin Conces, courtsy of Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, 2016