Robert Yerachmiel Sniderman

Short bio

ROBERT YERACHMIEL SNIDERMAN is a fourth generation Ashkenazi-American settler from places in the traditional territory of the Lenape diaspora, with ancestral ties to eradicated Jewish communities in Warsaw, Jaroslaw and Rzeszów (PL), Chișinău (MLD), Dnipro (UKR), and Seirijai (LITH). As an interdisciplinary artist, curator, poet, and organizer he constructs art interventions, plays, films, installations, exhibitions, social and public projects, and texts, often in collaboration with other artists and specific communities.


His contributions establish difficult situations for durational contemplation and vernacular rites, manifesting a quiet language of intense proximity over time by radicalizing accidents, anxieties, and memory. Recent works include the performance archive Lost in Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee (2018); the film Ślepowrony/Night Herons (2021) made with Joanna Rajkowska; and السماء إلى الصعود بيان Flight Manifesto (ongoing), a river walk and sonic archive made with Brel Froebe, Cascadia Deaf Nation, Dirar Kalash, Samara Hayley Steele and many others. He is Assistant Professor in Socially Engaged Art at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies of Western Washington University (USA) on traditional Coast Salish territory.