Assaf Gruber ( b. 1980, Jerusalem) is a sculptor and filmmaker who lives and works in Berlin. Both his time-based works and installations investigate the manner in which the political ideologies of subjects are intertwined with individual, personal stories, and the way in which they form social relations within private and public spheres. His multi-disciplinary work stems from a sculptural practice that ventured into the narrative expressiveness of objects. Gruber is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and of the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent. His work has received funding from the Ostrovsky Family Fund, New York, the Berlin Senate, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, and the Rothschild Foundation, among others. Upon graduation in Paris he won the first prize of Les amis des beaux-arts de Paris. His solo exhibitions include the Museum of Natural History, Berlin (2018) and the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2018). His films have been featured in festivals including the Berlinale Film Festival (2016) and the International Short film Festival of Oberhausen (2016). In 2017, Gruber won the Feature Expanded development award at Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence. This year (2018), he is the fellow of Follow Fluxus Fellowship at Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden. His new film project, Inside Guillaume, is one of the selected projects for the coming edition of FIDLAB Marseille (2018).