b. 1966, Germany

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Artist Hito Steyerl Rebukes German Institutions, Acting in Solidarity With Kurdish People Related Press Artist Hito Steyerl Rebukes German Institutions, Acting in Solidarity With Kurdish People 30 October 2019, Hyperallergic

Artist Hito Steyerl demands that state-run German art institutions stop showing her work as part of the country's "external cultural diplomacy" until the country changes its policy toward the Turkish

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Up in Arms: Hito Steyerl at the Park Avenue Armory Related Press Up in Arms: Hito Steyerl at the Park Avenue Armory 3 July 2019, Art in America

When you hear a reference to "the Armory" or "the Arsenale," are you more likely to think of an exhibition space, an art fair, a biennale—or a militarized building constructed to house a stockpile of

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Hito Steyerl’s Indictment of the Park Avenue Armory’s Ties to Gun Violence Misses Its Mark Related Press Hito Steyerl’s Indictment of the Park Avenue Armory’s Ties to Gun Violence Misses Its Mark 1 July 2019, Hyperallergic

If somebody were to write a new Book of Revelation for the 21st century, it would read a lot like the multimedia miseries of Hito Steyerl. The 53-year-old German artist is foremost a researcher intere

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HITO STEYERL with Osman Can Yerebakan Related Press HITO STEYERL with Osman Can Yerebakan 1 July 2019, Osman Can Yerebakan

Presenting a commissioned video installation and existing work by multimedia artist Hito Steyerl, Drill at the Park Avenue Armory is the Berlin-based artist's most expansive presentation in the Unit

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Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year Related Press Rising Tides and Climate Change Color the Venice Biennale This Year 24 June 2019, Hyperallergic

VENICE, Italy — Acqua alta : high water. It's something Venetians have learned to live with, when the city floods under high tides and strong winds. It mainly happens in the winter, but even under t

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Hito Steyerl Condemns ‘Toxic’ Sackler Funding Ahead of Serpentine Show Related Press Hito Steyerl Condemns ‘Toxic’ Sackler Funding Ahead of Serpentine Show 10 April 2019, Frieze News Desk

At the opening of her exhibition at London's Serpentine Sackler Gallery, German filmmaker and visual artist Hito Steyerl reiterated the demands of artist and activist Nan Goldin who has campaigned aga

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how has the internet changed the way we interact with art? Related Press how has the internet changed the way we interact with art? 26 June 2018, i-D Vice

The state of the "millennial" is a complex and nebulous thing. Some define Generation X by its widespread affinity for decorative succulents. Some note an eye for a very specific, and hotly debated, s

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Liberation day: the artists fighting the power of the market – and the internet Related Press Liberation day: the artists fighting the power of the market – and the internet 17 October 2017, The Guardian

Why make art when buyers treat works as an alternative currency, hiding them away like bullion bars in storage facilities? Can anything be done about questionable corporations and oppressive regimes u

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 2017 Related Press HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 2017 26 June 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Münster, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is a worthy contender for the title of bicycle capital of Europe. Visitors heading to the city's decennial event, Skulptur Projekte, saw bicycles parked or

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Artists Launch Global Art Project to Confront the Rise of Right-Wing Populism Related Press Artists Launch Global Art Project to Confront the Rise of Right-Wing Populism 27 February 2017, Art Forum

More than two hundred artists, musicians, writers, and arts professionals from forty countries have pledged to take part in Hands Off Our Revolution, a global art project that will organize a series o

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Sharjah Biennial 13: Dakar Related Press Sharjah Biennial 13: Dakar 23 January 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Water gives life; life needs water. These fundamental realities can easily sound like truisms. But artist Kader Attia managed to invigorate conversations on the subject with renewed environmental and

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Dreamlands: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA Related Press Dreamlands: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA 14 December 2016, Frieze

After decades of eulogies and solemn pronouncements around The Death of Cinema – 20 years if you date it to Susan Sontag’s The Decay of Cinema (1996); nearly half a century if you

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The 11th Gwangju Biennale's Overreach: 'What Does Art Do?' Related Press The 11th Gwangju Biennale's Overreach: 'What Does Art Do?' 1 November 2016, MOMUS

By asking what art 'does,' the curators of the eleventh Gwangju Biennale betray a palpable anxiety about whether the field in which we work makes any meaningful contribution to the societies in which we live. The feeling will be familiar to many of us in these increasingly ugly times, in which to be 'doing' anything other than...

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At the Whitney, a different take on the moving image Related Press At the Whitney, a different take on the moving image 26 October 2016, The Wall Street Journal

Opening Friday at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 presents a bracingly different take on the moving image—not as something to catch on your phone or binge-watch on weekends, but a full-body experience engaging all the senses. 'The history of cinema has been written and...

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The MAAT opens to the public Related Press The MAAT opens to the public

An undulating promenade enters, wraps and surmounts the new building’s roof. Inside, in MAAT director Pedro Gadanho’s words, ‘a totally fluid space, counter-intuitive to the idea of the white cube’ unfurls with a sequence of museological greatest hits woven into both the building’s physical form and the ambitions of...

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Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week Related Press Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week 30 August 2016, The Korea Times

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Gwangju Biennale, Asia's oldest contemporary art biennale, is set to kick off in the southwest city of Gwangju next week, the festival's foundation said Friday. During the ceremony, set to start at the plaza in front of the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Halo at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Park Yang-woo, chief of...

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The 11th Gwangju Biennale: An interview with Maria Lind, artistic director, and Michelle Wong, assistant curator Related Press The 11th Gwangju Biennale: An interview with Maria Lind, artistic director, and Michelle Wong, assistant curator 29 August 2016, My Art Guides

Could you tell us something more about the concept The Eight Climate (What does art do?), this year’s biennial theme? Maria Lind: Imagine that you are walking on a ramp leading from one floor to the next in a big exhibition space. In the corner of your eye you notice something on the long smooth white wall: in one place it looks...

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The intangible art of gimjang Related Press The intangible art of gimjang 29 August 2016, Art Review

About two months ago, T and I went to Southwest London’s K-Town (otherwise known as New Malden, an area that has one of the largest communities of expat Koreans in Europe) in search of pickles. As we were exploring our way through plates of assorted preserved vegetables, with staff and fellow diners eyeing our particular menu choices, one...

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September promises progressive biennials in Korea Related Press September promises progressive biennials in Korea 16 August 2016, Korea JoongAng Daily

Family-friendly exhibitions have dominated the Korean art scene this summer, but come September, several festivals appealing to more progressive tastes will take their place. Here are overviews of three biennials among them. The 9th Media City Seoul Under the odd title Neriri Kiruru Harara, the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)’s biennial...

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9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin Related Press 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin 17 June 2016, Mousse Magazine

What has the notion of “self” become, in times of growing “self-likeness”—that is, seeing ourselves digitally mirrored in other people? The 9th Berlin Biennale, signed by the New York–based artist collective DIS (Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso, and David Toro), puts itself over as “a stage for this...

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Review: 'The Present in Drag,' 9th Berlin Biennale Related Press Review: 'The Present in Drag,' 9th Berlin Biennale 7 June 2016, Art Agenda

Berlin’s history of internecine violence is visible on its civic surface, a characteristic that holds currency in both mainstream and art tourism; what differentiates these two modes is a style rather than a politics. Who can say what a city means? Gentrification mistakes lack of capital for lack of life, confuses the unexploited with...

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Information overload: Whitechapel packs in 50 years of computer art Related Press Information overload: Whitechapel packs in 50 years of computer art 28 March 2016, The Art Newspaper

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at the Whitechapel Gallery traces the impact of computer and internet technologies on artists over the past 50 years. And much like the internet, it is a jam-packed, spam filled, free-for-all. Running in reverse chronological order, it includes works by 70 artists, fr om lo-fi 60s plotter drawings to Jacolby...

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A tsunami of data: Laura Poitras, Trevor Paglen, Hito Steyerl, and more discuss surveillance technology at the Whitney Related Press A tsunami of data: Laura Poitras, Trevor Paglen, Hito Steyerl, and more discuss surveillance technology at the Whitney 14 February 2016, ARTNews

On Saturday afternoon, at the Whitney Museum in New York, Laura Poitras had a warning for her audience: “If there’s anyone in the room who has intelligence, who has clearance, you’re going to be seeing classified information as part of most of our work.” “They’ll have seen things that they’re not...

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Recounting contemporaneity: India’s Raqs Media Collective – artist profile Related Press Recounting contemporaneity: India’s Raqs Media Collective – artist profile

Raqs Media Collective embodies the notion of pluralism, interdisciplinarity and proliferation. The vastness of possibilities, be they unpredictable or latent, are at stake in their research, alongside fostering awareness of individuals’ abilities to stretch their own lives beyond predetermined mental categories. Raqs Media Collective is the...

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São Paulo Bienal takes on uncertain times for 2016 edition Related Press São Paulo Bienal takes on uncertain times for 2016 edition 12 December 2015, The Art Newspaper

Incerteza Viva (Live Uncertainty), the title and theme for the 32nd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo, is particularly apt as Brazil suffers its highest rate of inflation for 12 years, a severe recession and political instability from the latest corruption scandals. “Art feeds off uncertainty, chance, improvisation and speculation,”...

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Shortlist announced for UK's biggest contemporary art prize Related Press Shortlist announced for UK's biggest contemporary art prize 22 September 2015, The Art Newspaper

Artes Mundi, the UK’s biggest prize for contemporary art, has announced the shortlist for its seventh edition. The seven artists nominated for the £40,000 award, which is presented every two years in Cardiff, Wales, are: John Akomfrah (UK), Neïl Beloufa (France/Algeria), Amy Franceschini with the Futurefarmers collective (USA/Belgium)...

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