Hito Steyerl, ‘Lovely Andrea’, 2007, Museo Reina Sofía

"Hito Steyerl: Duty-Free Art"

Venue: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid (2015-2016)

About Hito Steyerl

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.

German, b. 1966, Munich, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun, MOCA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles
2015
Hito Steyerl: Duty-Free Art, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2016
The New Human, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2016
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2015
Co-Workers: Network as Artist, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
2015
German Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice