Hito Steyerl

German, b. 1966

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Hito Steyerl

German, b. 1966

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Through her writing practice, films, and performative lectures, Hito Steyerl considers the status of the image in an increasingly global and technological world. Steyerl’s work, which has been presented at the Venice Biennale, is part of a lineage that includes Harun Farocki and Chris Marker, blending aspects of documentary with the film essay to explore globalization, political economies, visual culture, and the status of art production. A particular theme of the Berlin-based artist’s work is the proliferation of images and how they inscribe and affect economy and culture on both a macro and micro scale. “Images do not represent reality, they create reality, they are second nature,” Steyerl has said.

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Biography

Through her writing practice, films, and performative lectures, Hito Steyerl considers the status of the image in an increasingly global and technological world. Steyerl’s work, which has been presented at the Venice Biennale, is part of a lineage that includes Harun Farocki and Chris Marker, blending aspects of documentary with the film essay to explore globalization, political economies, visual culture, and the status of art production. A particular theme of the Berlin-based artist’s work is the proliferation of images and how they inscribe and affect economy and culture on both a macro and micro scale. “Images do not represent reality, they create reality, they are second nature,” Steyerl has said.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
ICA London, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 11 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 8 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 9 more
Articles Featuring Hito Steyerl
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Sep 9th, 2016
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Jun 22nd, 2016
What Art Can Teach Us That a Newspaper Can’t
Dec 22nd, 2015
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