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Laura Poitras

Grant Holder in Stockholm 1 August - 30 September 2017


Laura Poitras
is a filmmaker and artist. Her film CITIZENFOUR, the third part in a trilogy about post-9/11 America, won an Oscar for best documentary, as well as awards from BAFTA, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Director’s Guild of America. Part one of the trilogy, My Country, My Country, about the occupation of Iraq, was nominated for an Oscar and Independent Spirit Award. Part two, The Oath, on Guantánamo Bay Prison, was nominated for two Emmy awards. Her reporting on NSA mass surveillance received the George Polk Award for National Security journalism, and shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service.
 
Her first solo museum exhibition of new immersive installations, Astro Noise, was presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016. Works include: ANARCHIST; O'Say Can You See (2001/2016); Bed Down Location; Disposition Matrix; and November 20, 2004.
 
Her most recent films include Risk, following WikiLeaks and Julian Assange over 6 years, and Project X, about a mysterious windowless building in lower Manhattan co-directed with Henrik Moltke.
She is a co-creator of Field of Vision, a visual journalism project that commissions and supports short-form and feature films about urgent global issues. She is currently suing the U.S. government to learn why she was placed on a terrorist watchlist in 2006.
 

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Left: O'Say Can You See, Laura Poitras. Above: Bed Down Location, Laura Poitras.

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