Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Lives and works in London. Teaches at the Royal College of Art, London, the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam and HEAD, 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. Research based, 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), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Venice Architecture Biennale, London Architecture Biennale, Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Israel Museum, Witte de With (Rotterdam), MuHKA (Antwerp), Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Baltic Contemporary (Newcastle), London Design Festival, Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), Center for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv), Musée D’Art Moderne (Luxembourg), Miyake Studio Gallery (Tokyo), Kulturhuset (Stockholm) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin).