Artist Uriel Orlow was born in 1973, in Zurich, Switzerland and now lives and works in both London and Lisbon. He studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and the University of Geneva, completing a PhD in Fine Art in 2002. Orlow's work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals throughout Europe and has been exhibited internationally at venues including Gasworks, the ICA, Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, in London; at Bétonsalon, Fondation Ricard, Maison Populaire and Palais de Tokyo in Paris; as well as in Alexandria, Berlin, Cairo, Chicago, Dublin, Geneva, Istanbul, Marseilles, Mexico City, New York, Ramallah, San Sebastian, Toronto, Vancouver and Zurich.

He is the recipient of the Sharjah Biennial prize (2017), the annual art-award of the City of Zurich (2015), three Swiss Art Awards at Art Basel (2015), and was shortlisted for the Jarman award in 2013. He has also taught at art colleges including Goldsmiths, London; Central Saint Martins, London; and the University of the Arts Geneva (Head). He is visiting professor at the Royal College of Art London and is currently Reader (Associate Professor and Senior Researcher) at University of Westminster, London and lecturer at ZHdK, the University of the Arts, Zurich.