A practicing documentary-maker and video artist, Tirtza Even has produced both linear and interactive video work that has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Biennial, and the Johannesburg Biennial, as well as in many galleries, museums, and festivals in the U.S., Israel, and Europe, including Rotterdam Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, New York Video Festival, and Lincoln Center.
Tirtza has won numerous grants and awards, including the Artadia Award (Chicago), Golden Gate Awards Certificate-of-Merit at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and an Individual Artists Program Award from The Jerome Foundation, among others. Her work has been purchased for the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Israel Museum, among others. She has been an invited guest and featured speaker at many conferences and university programs, including the Whitney Museum Seminar series, the Digital Flaherty Seminar, SXSW Interactive Conference, Art Pace annual panel, ACM Multimedia, the Performance Studies International conference, the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference, and others.
Tirtza is currently an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department.