Born in Barcelona, Spain (1974). Lives and works in London.
Aura Satz works in film, sound, performance and sculpture, in order to conceptualize a distributed, expanded and shared notion of voice. She explores various sound technologies, and ways in which these might resist standardization, generating new soundscapes, and in turn new forms of listening. In her investigations of the history of media and the continuous advancements in technology, she often examines the understated role of female figures in technological and scientific fields.
Satz’s solo exhibitions and performances include Fridman Gallery, New York (2018); Dallas Contemporary, US (2016); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2015); George Eastman Museum, Rochester NY (2015); Gallery 44, Toronto (2014); Tate Modern, London (2012); and Wellcome Collection, London (2010). Her work has also been featured in many group exhibitions, including Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2019); High Line Art, New York (2018); InterCommunication Center, Tokyo (2017–2018); Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria (2017–2018); IMMA, Dublin (2017); The Sydney Biennale, Sydney (2016); Hayward Gallery, London (2014-15); and Baltic, Newcastle (2014). Her films have screened at multiple international film festivals and museums such as MoMA (NY), SFMOMA, (San Francisco), Tate Britain (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), and many more.
Satz was a recipient of the Henry Moore Post-Doctoral Sculpture Fellowship, hosted at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002–2005). In 2012, she was shortlisted for the Samsung Art+ Award and the Jarman Award. She has also participated in several residencies, including the Leverhulme Artist’s Residency, University of Southampton (2015–2016).
Satz has been a reader and tutor at the Royal College of Art, London since 2014. She holds a practice/theory PhD degree from the Slade School of Fine Art (2002).
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Order the Listen, Recalibrate catalog
Fridman Gallery published Listen, Recalibrate on the occasion of Aura Satz' second exhibition with the gallery. This illustrated catalog features essays by David Crowley, Christoph Cox, and Barbara London.
Order the Her Marks, A Measure catalog
Fridman Gallery published Her Marks, A Measure on the occasion of Aura Satz' first exhibition with the gallery. This illustrated catalog features essays by exhibition curator Justine Ludwig, Erika Balsom and Omar Kholeif.
Aura Satz' The Wail that was Warning (2018)
Listen to the harmonies and overtones produced by Satz' sound sculpture, The Wail that was Warning – constructed from five, hand-crank sirens daisy-chained together, each tuned to a different frequency.
Aura Satz' Her Marks, A Measure (2016)
View works from the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery, Her Marks, A Measure – including installation views of Flickering Between the Bullet and the Hole and Her Luminous Distance, as well as a video excerpt of Satz' film Between the Bullet and the Hole.