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Hito Steyerl

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Birth year

Lives in

Works in

Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, PhD

Representing galleries
Andrew Kreps Gallery, Wilfried Lenz

digital, video-art

Current Exhibitions and Events
Feb, 2016 Factory of the Sun
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.

Hito Steyerl’s films and essays take the digital image as a point of departure for entering a world in which a politics of dazzle manifests as collective desire. This is to say that when war, genocide, capital flows, digital detritus, and class warfare always take place partially within images, we are no longer dealing with the virtual but with a confusing and possibly alien concreteness that we are only beginning to understand. Today the image world, Steyerl reminds us, is far from flat. And paradoxically it may be in its most trashy and hollowed out spots that we can locate its ethics. Because this is where forms run free and the altogether unseen and unrecognized toy with political projects at the speed of light. It is where spectacle and poverty merge, then split, then dance. -bkw


Born in München, Hito Steyerl attended the Japan Institute of the Moving Image. Later she moved back to her hometown to attend the University of Television and Film. At the Academy of Fine Art Vienna she obtained a PhD and currently she is working as a professor of Media Art at the Berlin University of the Arts. After having worked as a camerawoman for a while, Steyerl started making her own films. Besides this she is a regular contributor to online art journals such as E-flux. Steyerl has had solo exhibitions in numerous international museums such as Art Institute of Chicago, Van Abbemuseum, Reina Sofia, Institute of Contemporary Art and Moderna Museet Stockholm. She has participated in Manifesta 5, plus the biennials of Shanghai (2008), Gwanju (2010), Taipei (2010) and Venice (2013) Her film Lovely Andrea was included in Documenta 12. In 2010 Steyerl received the New: Visions Award at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. In 2015 she was the recipient of the EYE Prize. Her work is part of many museum and private collections.

Recent Exhibits

Hito Steyerl participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2016 Shape Benefit Auction and Exhibition
Shape Arts Gallery
Nov, 2015 Political Populism
Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier
Sep, 2015 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2015 Exhibition
Art Gallery of Ontario
Apr, 2015 Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet
Dallas Museum of Art
Mar, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Artists Space: Exhibitions
Mar, 2015 Hito Steyerl & Keller Easterling Conversation
Artists Space: Exhibitions
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Shape Arts Gallery MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier Art Gallery of Ontario
Dallas Museum of Art Artists Space: Exhibitions
Jeu de Paume MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz 21er Haus
Stedelijk Museum Andrew Kreps Gallery @ 537 W. 22nd
MIT List Visual Arts Center Van Abbemuseum
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Station Museum of Contemporary Art
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)
Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Kunstraum Niederösterreich Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Walker Art Center Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-Downtown
National Centre for Contemporary Arts - Kaliningrad KLEINE HUMBOLDT GALERIE
La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) International Center of Photography (ICP) Museum
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Royal College of Art
Outpost SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art
Kunstmuseum Bonn Kunstmuseum Bonn
IMPORT Projects CCA - Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow)
Stills The Art Institute of Chicago
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art
Seventeen South London Gallery
K21 Ständehaus ZKM
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Foam - Fotografie Museum
Chisenhale Gallery LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst National Center for Contemporary Arts
Henie Onstad Art Centre In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art Anthology Film Archives
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