Nir Evron was born in 1974 in Herzeliya, Israel and is based in Tel Aviv.
He completed a BFA degree at The Photography Department in Bezalel Academy of Art in 2001 and an MFA degree in Media Art at the Slade School of Art, London in 2005.
He has exhibited extensivly in Israel and abroad in museums, festivals, biennals and galleries among them the 6th Berlin Biennale, Art TLV, MARCO Vigo, The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
He was awarded Israel’s Minister of Culture award for a young artists in 2007 and the Sam Givon Award from the Tel Aviv Museum in 2008. He was recently awarded Israel’s Minister of Culture ‘Art Encouragement’ Award and The Ostrovsky Family Fund Award at the 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival.
His work focuses on history, processes of historical recall and representation.
He mostly uses film, video and photography to examine the impact of history on places, people and ideas. “...It is an invastigation of looking, and the ethics and politics that this activity invloves”. (Mark Godfrey in his essay “Looking Backwards / Looking Forwards - The Work of Nir Evron. Here-After, Published by The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, 2011 )