NEWS AND EVENTS
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December 2017 - March 2018 - Networking the Unseen, opened at the Villa Merkel on the 20th of December, 2017. The exhibition is a result of the Bahnwaerter Stipendium, a curatorial residency for artists that I was honoured to receive from the city of Esslingen am Neckar. Artist list: Brook Andrew, Aram Bartholl, Jenny Fraser, Barbara Herold and Florian Huth, Lily Hibberd, Agnes Jaensch, Gretta Louw, Katrin Petroschkat, plan b (Sophia New and Daniel Belasco-Rogers), Anahita Razmi, Curtis Taylor, Addie Wagenknecht, Warnayaka Art Centre, Nine Yamamoto-Masson.
December 2017 - Future Present Desert, a video work in collaboration with the Warnayaka Art Centre, was screened as part of FIVA, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, in Argentina.
November 2017 video documentation of The Face-Swap Archive was part of a virtual tour of The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale that's been curated by David Quiles Guillo. The piece was included in the digital pavilion postinternet.art, curated by Juha van Ingen and Jarkko Räsänen in collaboration with FISH Gallery and FixC cooperative.
November 2017 - two of my video works, Controlling_Connectivity and Avatar as Prosthesis were shown at a screening about digitalisation, surveillance, and networks at Kino Breitwand Starnberg for the Kunst & Museumsverein Starnberger See. Curator: Franziska Stöhr.
October 2017 - after months of work with the Warnayaka Art Centre and media artist Owen Mundy our new Warlpiri photo editing and digital image-making app Mirawarri was launched on both the App Store and Google Play. The app was covered by Motherboard Italy, in an article on face-morphing by Filippo Lorenzin.
October 2017 - I was one of five artists in residence at the Mozilla Foundation's MozFest at Ravensbourne College in London, alongside artists An Xiao Mina, Paolo Cirio, Archana Prasad, and Brooklyn Pakathi. Artist Open Studio by V&A and Tate Digital Learning.
September 2017 a new supercut video from my ongoing collaborative research project Avatar as Prosthesis was shown at UNSW Galleries in Sydney as part of the exhibition Group Therapy, curated by Vanessa Bartlett. List of artists: Katriona Beales, Miyarrka Media, Lauren Moffatt, George Khut, Erica Scourti, Institute for New Feeling, Gretta Louw, Superflex, Jennifer Kanary Nikolova, Dora Garcia, Melane Manchot, Richard Bell, Kate Owens and Neeta Madahar, Bonney Djuric, Lily Hibberd and Jenny McNally, members of the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Memory Project.
September 2017 - students from my course with Dr Karin Guminski at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich over the 2016-17 winter semester as part of Avatar as Prosthesis presented their work at the ARS Electronica in the campus exhibition Sense of Space and Time at POSTCITY in Linz, Austria.
August 2017 - Colonise the Cloud was selected for the Lumen Prize Shortlist. More info.
July 2017 - one of the Animated GIF series Colonise the Cloud was included in an Arterial event in London; Women, Art and Technology.
May 2017 - artist talks at Stanford, University of San Francisco, and Stony Brook University (Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery) and a lecture/presentation and workshop at the Gray Area Festival. A video of the Gray Area talk will be released soon..
March - July 2017 - several works from my series The Cloud were included in the exhibition No Secrets! Bilder der Ueberwachung, curated by Rudolf Scheutle, at the Stadtmuseum Munich alongside artists Florian Freier, Tactical Technology Collective, Susan Morris, Ed Fornieles, and many more.
April 2017 - my work The Face-Swap Archive was included in the online exhibition Mermaids and Unicorns, curated by Carlotta Meyer, Benoit Palop, and Tina Sauerlaender.
Writing 2017; catalogue text for Barbara Herold's upcoming catalogue | New text about media artist Morehshin Allahyari's work commissioned by the Marta Herford museum on the occasion of the exhibition Suspended Territories, curated by Michael Kroeger | Text and slideshow commissioned by the Photographers' Gallery for their Unthinking Photography platform as part of a series about digital colonialism - Manifest Destiny in the Digital Age | New article about the design evolution of humanoid robots for design website Pamono, Mensch Machines.
Gretta Louw - Vimeo
Avatar as Prosthesis
Atelierhaus Baumstrasse, Munich
Süddeutsche Zeitung Gefangen im weltweitem Netz
Networking the Unseen at Furtherfield
Mannheimer Kunstpreis: Gretta Louw zeigt "Me Vs. Internet" in der Stadtgalerie
YAMA - collaboration with Warnayaka Art Centre