Nida Sinnokrot is a filmmaker and an installation artist. His work is very reflective of his hybrid identity and personal experience. Of Palestinian origin, Sinnokrot grew up in Algeria and moved to the United States of America as a teenager. Nevertheless, his films, installations and sculptures increasingly explore the traumas generated by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
His award-winning movie Palestinian Blues, as well as works such as Ka, West Bank Butterfly (Kite Project) or Rubber Coated Rocks, are his sensitive responses to the endless nightmare of the Israeli occupation.
Nida Sinnokrot was born in 1971 in the United States and raised in Algeria. He earned a BS in Film, Television and Radio from the University of Texas, Austin and a Masters of Fine Arts in Video and Cinema from Bard College, New York. He then participated to the Whitney Museum Independent Studio Program. He currently lives and works in New York City.
Palestinian Blues, his first film, has won numerous awards in international film festivals. Nida Sinnokrot’s work has been included in various international exhibitions including; "Never Part", at the Bozar Museum in Brussels, Belgium, the "Jerusalem show", Jerusalem, "When Artists Say We", in New York, "American Visions and Re-Visions" at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Austria. Nida Sinnokrot also participated at the 9th Sharjah Biennale, United Arab Emirates in 2009.