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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

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2016 Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016
Whitney Museum of American Art

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
Feb, 2016 Factory of the Sun
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
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
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Whitney Museum of American Art 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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