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As part of ViCA and otherwise, Juri Koll curates and
presents traveling exhibits at museums in the U.S.
and abroad, such art the Chabot Museum in Rotterdam
and the Wilhelm Morgner Haus Museum in Germany,
and the Museum of Art and History in California. Koll
regularly exhibits his paintings and photographs, and
art videos, and produces and directs Art/World, a series
of documentaries on artists and other art world figures.
He has produced and managed feature films such as
Joanne, Her Voices, Until The Music Ends (Slash,
Chrystal Method), American Cowslip (Val Kilmer, Bruce
Dern, Rip Torn), Hardcore Hearts, The Truth About Kerry
(Stana Katic), and That Game of Chess. Juri has
produced and/or directed over 90 short films, both fiction
and documentaries. His films have screened all over the world, in over 70 festivals, including Cannes, the Cork International Film Festival, the Australian International Film Festival, and won many awards.
After graduating from California Institute of the Arts with majors in Fine Art and Filmmaking, Mr. Koll produced the first Art/World documentaries from 1990 - 1995. He worked with major curators in their museums and galleries, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. His subjects included world famous and infamous artists and curators from the Renaissance period to the present. Recently, Juri’s first documentary, In The Steel: A Portrait of Mark di Suvero, (1991), was accepted into the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution. He recently curated the show Levels, which exhibited at Photo LA.
Juri Koll is the co-founder of the Fine Arts Film Festival.