Ira Schneider was born in New York and lives now in Berlin. He was
a participant in the first video art group show, which included
Nam June Paik, 1969. His topographical video installation "Manhattan
is an Island" is playing now at the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid.
He was the recipient of Guggenheim and Fullbright Fellowships and
is the Hanna Hoech Prize winner 2006.