Keren Cytter (born 1977) is an Israeli visual artist.
Cytter spent her childhood in Israel, where she went on to study visual art in Avni Institute for Art, Tel Aviv. After her success in various galleries in her home country, she moved to Amsterdam on a scholarship from De Ateliers.
During this period Cytter was developing her visual language and translating it through textually based video art. Her narratives, although extremely fragmented have a tendency to embody the post-modern self-awareness of the characters in her films. Through the development and execution of Cytter's unique style, she has found herself a niche in the art world which has brought her recently more critical attention. (Frankfurter Allgemeine , de Volkskrant, Artforum, and others).
After graduating from De ateliers in Amsterdam, Cytter has made several works that have been shown internationally including "the Date Series" (2004; a series of short narratives written, filmed and produced in the period of one year), "The Victim" (2006), "Repulsion" ( 2005; after on Polanski's Repulsion), and "The Milk Man" (2003).
In addition to creating video installations for her shows, Cytter is also a critically acclaimed writer, "Alexia" (2001) being her first published journal and her first novel "Yesterday's Sunset" (Shadurian, 2003). Her latest work includes "The Man who climbed the stairs of life and found out they were cinema seats", a stylistic approach to cataloguing her narrative films. In addition to novels and Journals, Cytter has published poems and written the libretto for the chamber opera "LE VOISIN" (by Thomas Myrmel).
Cytter's work has been shown in museums and galleries around Europe, such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Stedelijk Museum, (Amsterdam), Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Vienna), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Bergamo), Kunsthalle Zurich, and Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Elisabeth Kaufmann Gallery (Zürich). Cytter has recently been awarded the Baloise Art Prize at the "Art Statements" sector of Art 37 Basel, 2006.
- "June 2006, Exhibition catalog (not a review!)". Ram Publications. Retrieved 2001-11-28.
- "GAMeCinema meeting with the artist: KEREN CYTTER". Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. 4 April 2006. Retrieved 2001-11-28.[dead link]
- ""Atmosphere": KEREN CYTTER "". Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. April 2006. Retrieved 2001-11-28. [dead link]
- "Past exhibitions". Kunsthalle Zurich. 2006. Retrieved 2001-11-28.
- Coulson, Amanda (2006). "Keren Cytter at the Frankfurter Kunstverein". frieze.com. Retrieved 2001-11-28.[dead link]
- ""I was the good and he was the bad and the ugly": KEREN CYTTER". KW Institute for Contemporary Art. 2006. Retrieved 2001-11-28.[dead link]
- "Eighth Baloise Art Prize at Art 37 Basel". Baloise Holding SA. June 13, 2006. Retrieved 2001-11-28.[dead link]
- zachfeuer.com http://www.zachfeuer.com/artists/keren-cytter/
- De Ateliers
- Eeehh...Artists Reacting to the World (Public Space With A Roof, Amsterdam)
- Pek Festival
- Pilar Corrias / London
- Galerie Christian Nagel Cologne/Berlin/Antwerp
- Critique de l'exposition Keren Cytter au Plateau Frac Île-de-France, paris-art.com, in French
- An interview with Keren Cytter / spike art quarterly
- Brush, a melodrama in six parts on Triple Canopy (online magazine)