Born 1975 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Noam Toran lives and works in London. He teaches at the Royal College of Art, London and at the HEAD, in Geneva. Noam Toran’s work involves the creation of intricate narratives developed as a means to reflect upon the interrelations of history, cinema, literature, and memory. The works examine how fictions influence the collective consciousness, be it as history, myth or memory forming. This is realised through an original way of deconstructing and reconfiguring cinematic and literary codes, conventions and structures, and weaving them with historical materials, thereby complicating the relation between artifact and artifice.
The work is exhibited, screened and published internationally, notably at the CNAC Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Venice Architecture Biennale, Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Israel Museum, Witte de With (Rotterdam), Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Baltic Contemporary (Newcastle), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv), Musée D’Art Moderne (Luxembourg), and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin).