Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl is one of the leading artists working in video today. Her work explores the divisions between art, philosophy and politics. She has had solo exhibitions at, among others, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Reina Sofia, Madrid; and the ICA, London. She has participated in the Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, documenta and Manifesta. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Tate Modern. She is the author of Duty Free Art (2017), The Wretched of the Screen (2012) and writes in numerous periodicals. She is currently a Professor of New Media Art at the Berlin University of the Arts.

As of February 2020


Alphabet Readings

Carrier Bag Fiction

With Sophia Al-Maria, Dorothee Elmiger, Victoria Sin, Hito Steyerl and others

Readings, performances, conversations


Art After Culture: Navigation Beyond Vision

Lectures, films, and discussions

Apr 05–06, 2019

The New Alphabet – Opening Days

Stop Making Sense

Lecture Performances, Lectures, Discussions

Jan 12, 2019

Alle Veranstaltungen

Dictionary of Now

W.J.T. Mitchell, Hito Steyerl & John Tresch – IMAGE

Lectures and discussions

Mar 21, 2018

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism

Cosmism, Universalism, Contemporary Art

Presentations by Trevor Paglen and Arseny Zhilyaev, Discussion with Hito Steyerl and Anton Vidokle, moderated by Anselm Franke


Sep 2, 2017

The Proxy and Its Politics - On evasive objects in a networked age

With Tom McCarthy, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Kodwo Eshun, Goldin+Senneby, Alexandra Heimes, Brian Holmes, Nicholas Houde, Doreen Mende, Sondra Perry, Robert Rapoport, Hito Steyerl and participants of the lensbased-class at UdK Berlin


Jun 24, 2017

Now is the Time of Monsters

The Nation-State System

With Ann Cotten and Hito Steyerl

Lecture-performance, lecture

Mar 25, 2017

transmediale/ conversationpiece

Keynote Conversation: Anxious to Act

With Hito Steyerl, Nicholas Mirzoeff and Oliver Lerone Schultz

Keynote Conversation / Anxious to Act

Feb 7, 2016

Lunch Bytes

Thinking about Art and Digital Culture


Mar 20–21, 2015

Labour in a Single Shot

Thinking with Farocki 3

With Detlef Gericke-Schönhagen, Tom Holert, and Hito Steyerl


Feb 27, 2015

54321… Radical Philosophy Conference 2015

Artistic Strike

with Claire Fontaine, Stewart Martin, Hito Steyerl; Moderation: Esther Leslie


Jan 16, 2015

Other Events 2013

The Future in Transformation: Social Networks and Media Art in China

Hidden Images


Jun 19, 2013

Former West

Former West: Day 1

Boris Groys, Maria Hlavajova, Hito Steyerl, Anton Vidokle, Tisha Mukarji and many others

Lectures, discussions and performances

Mar 18, 2013

Between Walls and Windows. Architektur und Ideologie

at the kiosk:

With Hito Steyerl (film maker) and Daniel Wetzel (Rimini Protokoll, performance artist)


Sep 22, 2012

Berlin Documentary Forum 2


Hito Steyerl


Jun 2, 2012

On Research

Probable title: zero probability

Lecture Performance by Hito Steyerl and Rabih Mroué

Performances, Diskussion

May 4, 2012

Tracing Mobility

Tracing Mobility: Symposium


Nov 26, 2011

Beyond Multiculturalism?

Beyond Multiculturalism?

Envisioning the Immigration Society

International Conference - Opening

Jun 4, 2009