Ran Slavin, an Israeli artist graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts – Bezalel 1990 in Jerusalem after which he started to experiment with video and sound as his main mediums.
He lives in Tel Aviv working as artist, painter, photographer, film director, video editor and musician. His work is centered on time based media and the use of electronic & digital technologies to explore dynamic relations between fiction, history, photography and digital intervention. His work explores narrative and experimental cinema, multi channel video sound installation, 3D animated films, graphic projects and various hybrid electronic music territories.
In 2021 he won The Minister of Culture Award in Israel for outstanding art works.
In addition The Minister of Culture Award and many other awards such as Israel Lottery Council for the Arts award, New Fund for Cinema and Television grant, The Rabinovich foundation for the arts – Cinema Project award, The Sino x Niio Illumination Art Prizes, Hong Kong and more, his feature film Call for Dreams has won him The Best Film award at some international film festivals such as La Paz Bolivia, Utopia Film Festival Israel, AVIFF Cannes Film Festival, ECU The European Independent Film Festival a well as participation in many more.
He has exhibited in various galleries and museums such as Venice Art Biennale 2022, Nakanojo Biennale Japan 2021, Rubin Museum Israel 2020, huge outdoor digital billboard display in Hong Kong, solo exhibition at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Mediations Biennial – Poland, the Istanbul Biennale, Videoforms-France, Network CCA Belgium, Museum on the Seam-Jerusalem, Transmediale and Merz-music Berlin, Rencontres International-Paris-Berlin-Madrid, Petah Tikva Museum, New Museum New York (2016) CCA Leipzig The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre /Cyprus (2015) Hong-gah Museum, Taipei (2014) Kunsthalle /Hannover (2013) Manifesta Satellite events /Belgium (2012), Tel Aviv Museum, honorable mention at Ars-Electronica new media festival at Linz Austria.
His films have been selected at the POFF Black Nights Film Festival, Camerimage Film Festival, Haifa and Jerusalem International Film Festivals, Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival, Italy 2021, Ficci The International Film Festival of Cartagena De Indias, Asian Film Festival Barcelona, 12th Cinalfama Film Festival, Lisbon, 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival, 10th Cinefantasy International Fantastic Film Festival São Paulo, Cinemasia Amsterdam and many more.
He also works actively as freelance director and video editor for a wide range of productions through his Studio8.
He currently works in producing an extensive first artist book for Mousse Art Book Publications in Milan due out this year. Also in developing and writing a new feature film and TV series and music to be released on his own label Nocturnal Rainbow Recordings later this year.