Assaf Gruber

Sculptor & Filmmaker, Israel/Germany

Assaf Gruber (Jerusalem, 1980) is a sculptor and filmmaker who lives and works in Berlin. Both his time-based works and installations investigate the manner in which the political ideologies of subjects are intertwined with individual, personal stories, and the way in which they form social relations within private and public spheres. Gruber is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His solo exhibitions include the Berlinische Galerie (2018) and the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2018). His films have been featured in festivals including the Berlinale Film Festival (2016) and the International Short film Festival of Oberhausen (2016).

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Inside Guillaume

During the residency, Gruber developed his film project Inside Guillaume. The film is the third episode of the film series The Conspicuous Parts that enact a fluctuating focus on crucial choices made by individuals in cultural contexts and how they are being affected by global politics. The plot of the film revolves around a collaborative artwork of two Cypriot artists who plan to rob the homes of renowned Belgian artists. Inside the home of the first victim, the artist Guillaume Bijl, an unexpected clash occurs… The dialectic between ethnography and art history drove the phantasmagoric essay, Inside Guillaume.

Assaf Gruber was in residence at Camargo from November 22 to November 30, 2018, and from March 27 to April 26, 2019 in partnership with FIDLab.