Docufiction; Ethnographic Film; Performance Studies; Comedy; The Holocaust
Rebecca Ora's background in fine arts, performance and social practice inform and infuse her films and installation work. Her recent work deals with conflict, discomfort, violence, disgust, provocation and humor, and often deploys The Israeli Palestinian Conflict and The Holocaust as platforms for affective experiences on these negative registers.
As the recipient of numerous honors including the Florence French Scholarship, the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, the Haas Koshland Award and the Mitchell Siporin Award, she is also the founder of the Rebecca Ora Award for Risk-Taking in the Arts, which is granted annually.
Education and Training:
California College of the Arts Masters of Fine Arts, Studio Art: Social Practice, May 2010
Brandeis University Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts; Minor Concentrations in Theater Arts, Film Studies, May 2003 Summa Cum Laude | Phi Beta Kappa
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Artist in Residence Valand School of Art , Gothenburg, Sweden, Study Abroad Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India, Artist in Residence University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Sculpture Arad Arts Project, Arad, Israel, Artist in Residence Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, Artist in Residence