NOAM TORAN
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Selected Publications/Texts

Essays for Interwoven Magazine   2017
Deviations from the Script   2016
One That Got Away   2014
From the Meinong Jungle Tribune   2014
Counterfeit Horizons   2012
Darkitecture   2012
I Cling to Virtue   2011
Things Uncommon   2010
The World Ending Object   2010

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Curriculum Vitæ

Public Collections

CNAP, Paris
FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
MoMA, New York

Gallery Representation

Raw Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings

2018
A Shining Meteor Will Light the Path of the Worker (solo show), curated by Leah Abir, Raw Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, June 7 – July 7

2017
Art.Is.Real / Art.Israel, Art Market Budapest, Budapest, Oct 12 – Oct 15 2017
Twelve Tall Tales, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, Jul 29 – Sep 20 2017
Studio ZZM, curated by Jan Boelen and Evelien Bracke, Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen, Jun 30 – May 6 2018
The Jungle (solo show), curated by Zoe Li and Hannah Rose, Plymouth College of Art Gallery, Plymouth, Apr 27 – May 31
Popcorn, curated by Alexandra Midal and Sebastien Delot, Musée d’Art Contemporain, St Etienne, Mar 9 – Sep 17

2016
It Gets Darker and Darker, with the Dirty Art Department, De Appel, Amsterdam Dec 20
Climactic: Post Normal Design, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Nov 4 – Dec 11
12 Tall Tales, Horse Hospital, London, Jul 22 – Aug 30
Night School on Anarres, with Onkar Kular, Courthauld Institute, London, Jul 1- Aug 14
Designers Screenings, curated by Alexandra Midal, MAD, New York, May 20
On Function, Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, Apr 22 – Jun 25
Hobo Mouse, Soho House, Berlin, Feb 24

2015
Feral Experimental, curated by Katherine Moline, RMIT, Melbourne, May 11 – May 29
Le Rolling Club, curated by Florence Ostende and Jean-Luc Moulène, Le Plateau, Lyon, Mar 16 – Apr 11

2014
A Glass Darkly, curated by Nav Haq, Stroom, The Hague, Sep 28 – Nov 23
Crafting Narrative, curated by Onkar Kular, Crafts Council, London, Sep 9 – Oct 18
Feral Experimental, curated by Katherine Moline, National Institute for Experimental Arts, Sydney, Jul 18 – Aug 30
The Crime Was Almost Perfect, curated by Cristina Ricupero, Padiglione d’Arts Contemporanea, Milan, Jul 7 – Sep 7
Don’t You Know Who I Am? – Art after Identity Politics, curated by Nav Haq, MHKA, Antwerp, Jun 13 – Sep 14
Festival BO:M, Amado Art Centre, Seoul, Mar 17 – Apr 6
Arrangements de quelques coins et bords, curated by Åbäke and Adva Zakai, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, Feb 8
The Crime was Almost Perfect, curated by Cristina Ricupero, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Jan 24 – Apr 27

2013
Plot Point – Screenings, curated by Collectif_Fact, The Swiss Church, London, Oct 24
La Tyrannie des Objets, curated by Alexandra Fau, Galerie des Galeries, Paris, Oct 16 – Jan 4
Salon Der Angst, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Cathérine Hug, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Sep 6 – Jan 12
The Real and Other Fictions, curated by Mariana Pestana, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon, Sep 12 – Dec 15
Radical Speculation, curated by Michael Graham and Tim Parsons, Black House Cinema, Chicago, Jun 29
Electric Fields, Live in Your Head Gallery, Curated by Mai-Thu Perret and students, Geneva, May 30 – Jul 6

2012
Postponing the Inevitable screening, Chicago Cultural Center, G.A.R. Hall, Chicago, Jun 21
Politique Fiction, curated by Alexandra Midal, St Etienne, May 3 –Jan 10
House Beautiful, curated by Jane O’Neill, San Gabriel Valley House, Los Angeles, March 18 – April 21
Curious Minds, curated by Alex Ward, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Dec 16 – Apr 23

2011
Apres-Coup (solo show), curated by Alexandra Midal, HEAD, Geneva, Sep 24 – Dec 8
Les uns chez les autres, Parc de la Villette, Paris, Jul 19
Magical Consciousness, curated by Runa Islam and Nav Haq, Arnolfini, Bristol, May 12 – Jul 3
Made Up, curated by Tim Durfee, Art Center, Los Angeles, Jan 29 – Mar 20

2010
Videozone 5, International Video Art Biennale, curated by Maayan Sheleff, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Nov 23 – 29
Saint Etienne Biennale, curated by Benjamin Loyauté, Saint Etienne, Nov 17 – Dec 5
Expanded Architecture, Sydney Architecture Film Festival, Sydney, Nov 6
I Cling to Virtue, curated by Louise Shannon, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Sep 18 – Oct 10 (with Onkar Kular)
Recipes for an Encounter, curated by Berin Golonu and Candice Hopkins, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, Sep 12 – Nov 14
Paris & Creation, Galeries Lafayette, Paris, Jul 12 – Aug 12
Noam Toran: Things Uncommon (solo show), curated by Alexandra Midal, Le Lieu du Design, Paris, Jun 23 – Aug 12
Impact, Royal College of Art, Mar 15 – 21
Video Appart, Organised by L’Association Plastica, Paris, Mar 6 – 28

2009
Artsway Open 09, Artsway Gallery, Hampshire, Nov 21 – Jan 24
Britspotting Film Festival, Babylon Mitte, Berlin, Nov 13 – 15
Freeze!, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Jul 25 – Sept 27
Super Contemporary, Design Museum, London, June 3 – Oct 4
Factory, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, May 26 – Sept 26
Rough Cut – Design Takes a Sharp Edge, MoMA, New York, Nov 26 08 – Oct 12 09
Designs of the Year, Design Museum, London, Feb 12 – June 14

2008
Videozone 4, International Video Art Biennial, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Nov 25 – Dec 1
Nowhere NowHere, Laboral AICC, Asturias, Oct 9 – April 20
ACToRAL 7, MontéVidéo, Marseilles, Sept 29 ­– Oct 11
Wouldn’t it be Nice, Somerset House, London, Sept 17 – Dec 18
On Purpose: Design Concepts, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, Sept 13 – Nov 9
16th Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, July 1 ­– 6
International Film Festival of Cinema and Technology, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, July 5 – 6
15th Rencontres Internationales, Filmoteca Espanola, Madrid, May 4 – May 15
Kits for an Encounter, Western Front Society, Vancouver, April 25 – May 30
Design and the Elastic Mind, MoMA, New York, Feb 24 – May 12

2007
14th Rencontres Internationales, Cinéma l’Entrepôt, Paris, Nov 22 – Dec 1
Deeeeesire, Gaatov Galleries, Los Angeles, November
Desire Management Screening, DE07, Baltic Centre For Contemporary Arts, Newcastle, October
Desire Management Screening, Fringe Exhibitions Gallery, Los Angeles, September
Products of our Time, Goldstein Museum, Minneapolis, July 21 – Sept 30
Don’t Panic, The Yard Gallery, London, June
Tomorrow Now, Musée D’Art Moderne, Luxembourg, May
Postponing the Inevitable, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, March (solo show)
Designing Critical Design, with Dunne & Raby, Z33, Hasselt, March
Science of Spying, Science Museum, London, February

2006
Zero One: ISEA 06, San Jose, August
An Evening of Violence and Destruction, Architecture Biennial, Yard Gallery, London, June (solo show)
Xenith Film Festival, Zurich, May
Britspotting Film Festival, Berlin, April

2005
Raindance 13 International Film Festival, London, premiere screening
Destruction Series 2, The Yard Gallery, London (solo show)
Pop Noir, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Extra/Ordinary, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
Vitra Film Night, Vitra Showroom, 100% Design London

2004
D-DAY: Design Aujourd’hui, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Domestic Demolition Derby, Installation with Onkar Kular, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The OTHER, Architecture Biennale, Spiazzi Gallery, Venice

2003
Noam Toran – New Work, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London (solo show)
Noam Toran – Three in One, Israel Museum, Jerusalem (solo show)
Subliminal Furniture, Automaten Gallery, Berlin

2002
Subliminal Furniture, Mixed Realities Exhibition, Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea
Objects for Lonely Men, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2001
Six Visions Exhibition, Miyake Studio Gallery, Tokyo
The Museum of the Unknown, OXO Tower, London


Selected Awards, Residencies, Workshops and Lectures

2018
Artist in Residence, Kyoto Institute of Technology, March – April

2017
Artist’s Talk and Workshop, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Oct 9 – 13
Artist’s Talk and Workshop, ArtEZ, Arnhem, Oct 3 – 4
Open Set Lab – Memories of the Future, Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision, Sep 08 2017 – Jan 27 2018
Schools of Tomorrow, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, May 5
Towards a New Stupidity, Lecture host, with Owen Hatherley, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Feb 16
The Object as Actor, Symposium organiser and speaker, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Jan 25

2016
Artist’s Talk, Abecedarium, Perez Art Museum, Miami, Dec 1
Visiting Tutor, Piet Zwaart, Rotterdam, Oct 27
Artist’s Talk, LCC, London, Nov 1
Artist’s Talk, Headlands Art Center, Marin County, Aug 11
Research Fellowship Award, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Jun – Dec
Residency, Headlands Art Center, Marin County, Jul 28 – Aug 28
Fellowship talk, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, June 16
Artist’s Talk, Hamidrasha, Tel Aviv, May 19

2015
Graham Foundation Award, The Object as Actor Symposium, SVA, NY, Date TBA
Research Lecture, University of West England, Bristol, Feb 16
Artist’s Talk, ENSBA, Lyon, Jan 21

2014
Artist’s Talk, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Nov 11
Speaker, Authenticity and the Real Bodies Symposium, ICA, London, Nov 8
Panelist, Utrecht Manifest 5, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Oct 24
Double Lens – Examining the Film Essay, Workshop, Transart Institute, Berlin, Jul 31 – Aug 1
Artist’s Talk, ECAL, Lausanne, Mar 26
Artist’s Talk, Central Saint Martins, London, Jan 22
Domestic Imaginaries Symposium, screening of Desire Management, University of Nottingham, Jan 21

2013
Workshop, Bezalel University, Jerusalem, Nov 13
Speaker, Symposium in honor of Alex Ward, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Nov 11
The Object as Actor, Symposium organiser and speaker, Art Center, Pasadena, Sep 14
Workshop, The Object as Protagonist, Transart Institute, Berlin, Aug 7
External Examiner, Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, Jul 1 – 3
Participant, PILOTS: Navigating Next Models of Design Education, Kingston University, May 7
The Object as Actor, Symposium organiser and speaker, Royal College of Art, London, Apr 10
Speaker, SKIP seminar, Kington University, London, Mar 4

2012
Artist’s Talk, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Dec 5
Artist’s Talk, Art Center, Pasadena, Nov 29
Artist’s Talk, UCLA, Los Angeles, Nov 27
Residency, Fieldwork:Marfa, Marfa, Texas, Nov–Jan
Artist’s Talk, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Nov 1
Speaker, Materialities, Visualities, Securities, University of Sussex, Jun 7

2011
Lecture, University for the Creative Arts Epsom, Dec 1
Screening, Anti-Design: Prescription for Rebellion?, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Nov 11
Artist’s Talk, HEAD, Geneva, Sep 24
Artist’s Talk, Strelka Institute, Moscow, Aug 4
Workshop, ZombieHeights, Strelka Institute, Moscow, Aug 1-10
Speaker, Icon Minds, London, May 26
Artist’s Talk, Goldsmiths, London, Mar 28

2010
Workshop, Semaine Folle 2010, Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design, Reims, Dec 11 – 17
Artist’s Talk, Artists Now Series, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Nov 3
Guest Speaker, Digital Design Drop In, V&A Museum, London, Oct 6
Speaker, Props and Set – the Making of Narratives, Shunt Space, London, May 13
Artist’s Talk, Kingston School of Art and Design, London, Mar 16
Artist’s Talk, Goldsmiths Fine Art and Art History Dept, London, Jan 19

2009
Speaker, Conference sur Design et Fiction, École Supérieure d’Arts de Brest, Brest, Dec 2
Visiting Lecturer, Ravensbourne College, Chiselhurst, April 27
Speaker, Interaction Design Conference, Arts Academy, Split, March 19 – 21
Guest Lecturer, Research Methodology Course, Royal College of Art, London, March 11

2008
Keynote Speaker, Design Cinema 2008, Istanbul, November 19 – 22
Speaker, London Calling, DesignTransfer Gallery, Berlin, November 13
Speaker, Pecha Kucha, Tokyo, March 26
Speaker, Human Enhancement Technologies Seminar, Goethe Institute, London, February 12

2007
Participant ­– British Council Open Space Conference, Istanbul, November 25 – 27
Conference speaker – Revisitez le Design, Louvre Museum, Paris, October 21
Artist’s Talk, Parsons University, New York
Artist’s Talk, Institute of Applied Arts, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

2006
Artist’s Talk, Yale University, New Haven
Artist’s Talk, PRATT University, Brooklyn
Artist’s Talk, Minneapolis University, Minnesota
Artist’s Talk, ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York
Artist’s Talk, SAID Business School, Oxford

2005
Conference speaker – Interior Insights Symposium, London
Artist’s Talk – UCLA Design/Media Arts Department, Los Angeles

2004
Visiting Lecturer – Nottingham University, Nottingham
Residency – Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea
Judging Panelist – Deutsche Bank Pioneer Awards, Royal College of Art, London
N.E.S.T.A. Pioneer Program Participant, London

2003
Visiting Lecturer, Sheffield University, Sheffield
Visiting Lecturer/Workshop leader – Bezalel University, Jerusalem
Visiting Lecturer, Central St. Martins, London
Artist’s Talk, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Visiting Lecturer, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco
Artist’s Talk, Automaten Gallery, Berlin

2002
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London
Artist in Resident, IDEO San Francisco
Artist in Resident, Jerusalem Center for Visual Arts, Jerusalem

2001
Research Fellow, Interaction Design Institute, Ivrea (IT)


Selected Writings and Bibliography

2017
As Through a Two-Way Mirror, essay for online magazine Interwoven
Technicolor Dreaming, essay for online magazine Interwoven
It is Easier to Descend, essay for online magazine Interwoven
The Unsettling Gaze, essay for online magazine Interwoven

2016
Deviations from the Script, article for the online Israeli Art Journal Tohu, April

2015
The Melendez Family, or Ballads for Lost Scalps, Essay contribution for Multiplexer, Issue 1, edited by Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado

2014
Selected clippings from the Meinong Jungle Tribune, Essay contribution for Because Hammerspace, Brompton Design District, London
One That Got Away, Essay contribution, with Patrick Langley for Crafting Narrative, Pitzhanger Gallery, London
Reworking the Archive: Experimental arts, memory and imagination, by Kathering Moline and Jacqueline Clayton, Craft and Design Enquiry Journal, ANU Press, Issue 6
Don’t you Know who I am?, Exhibition Catalogue, MHKA Antwerp
Fiction and Anticipation, by Alexandra Midal, Etapes no 2018

2013
La Tyrannie des Objets, Exhibition Catalogue, Galeries Lafayette
Driving Below Water, Essay contribution, and The MacGuffin Library, TAR Magazine, Issue 9
Speculative Everything, by Tony Dunne and Fiona Raby, MIT Press
Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Volume 19 Issue 4
I Cling to Virtue: An Exhibition Review and Statement of Practice, Design and Culture Journal, Vol 5 Issue 1, Berg Publishers
The Designer As… Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator, and Collaborator: New Models for Communicating, by Steven McCarthy, BIS Publishers

2012
Darkitecture, Essay contribution “Immortality” by Noam Toran, Whitechapel Gallery Press
Politique Fiction, Exhibition Catalogue, St Etienne Press
Counterfeit Horizons, Essay by Noam Toran, Faces Journal d’Architecture, Issue no 71
Dark Places: Design between horror and science fiction, by Alexandra Midal, Rosa B Edition 3, Issue no 4
21 Twenty One: 21 Designers for Twenty-First Century Britain, by Gareth Williams, V&A Publishing
Curious Minds, Exhibition Catalogue, Israel Museum

2011
Talk to Me ­– Exhibition Catalogue, NY MOMA
I Cling to Virtue, The White Review, Issue no 2
I Cling to Virtue, Axis Magazine, Issue 150

2010
St Etienne Design Biennale 2010, Exhibition Catalogue, St Etienne
The MacGuffin Men, Icon Magazine, Issue 088
Accept No Other Imitations – Onkar Kular, Essay contribution titled “Here you Leave Today”, published by the Royal College of Art
Limited Language, by Colin Davies and Monika Parinder, Birkhauser Architecture Press
Recipes for an Encounter, Exhibition Catalogue, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island
Visionaire 57, 2010 Edition, Visionaire Publishing
L’intrigant Noam Toran by Anne Marie Fevre, Libération, August 2
Things Uncommon, Exhibition Catalogue (Monograph), Le Lieu du Design, Paris

2009
Factory, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Bat Yam, Israel
Noam Toran’s Favorite “Designed” Things in Detective Films, Icon Magazine, Issue 070
Freeze!, Exhibition Catalogue, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
On Purpose, Exhibition Catalogue, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
New Talents – State of the Arts, edited by Hans Maier-Aichen, published by Avedition
MacGuffins, Abitare Magazine, Cover Article, Issue 489
Best of 2008, Frieze Magazine, Issue 120

2008
MacGuffin Library, 032C Magazine, Issue 16
The MacGuffin Library, Icon Magazine, Online video interview
Digital by Design, edited by Troika, published by Thames and Hudson
Nowhere NowHere, Exhibition Catalogue, Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
The MacGuffin Library, Electric Sheep Magazine, September
Accessories for Lonely Men, Adbusters, issue no 78
Crashland ­– Curation of Platform 11 exhibition at the Trico Gallery, Tokyo, March 20 –24
Design and the Elastic Mind ­– Exhibition Catalogue, NY MOMA

2007
Exercise in Sadness – Noam Toran, Pop Manifesto, Issue 03
Tomorrow Now – Exhibition Catalogue, Luxembourg MUDAM

2006
Interview – We Make Money Not Art
Products for a Parallel World, Home Cultures, January Edition
Desire Management, KaK Design Magazine, Russia, February Edition

2005
Focus, Etapes Magazine, July
D.Day – Design Aujourd’hui, Exhibition Catalogue, CNAC Pompidou, Paris
Design for Thought exhibition review, Jerusalem Post Newspaper, Israel, October
Les Machines a Fantasmes de Noam Toran, Liberation Newspaper, France, July

2004
SPOON, Phaidon Press

2003
The New Communicators, Blueprint Magazine, March

2001
Godard of small things, The Independent Newspaper, February
Design Noir, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, published by August-Birkhauser Press


Education

MA in Design, 1999-2001
Royal College of Art, London

BA in Fine Arts, 1993-1997
University of California, Santa Cruz





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