NEWS AND EVENTS
19 July 2017 - UPCOMING - speaking on a panel at Central Saint Martins in London as part of UAL's Feminist Internet series, organised by Charlotte Webb, called Technological Feminisms. I am honoured to join researcher and author Dr Phoebe Moore and psychotherapist and gender equality educator Alex Fergusson.
July 2017 - the Animated GIF series Colonise the Cloud was named in the Lumen Prize Longlist, 2017 in the 'Web-based Art' category. A piece from the series was also 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..
May 2017 - 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. The piece was commissioned to coincide with the Media Wall solo exhibition by Morehshin Allahyari, She Who Sees the Unknown: Ya'jooj Ma'jooj.
March - July 2017 - showing several works from my series The Cloud 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.
September 2017 - UPCOMING EXHIBITION - a new video installation of works from my ongoing collaborative research project, Avatar as Prosthesis will be shown at UNSW Galleries in Sydney in the exhibition Group Therapy, curated by Vanessa Bartlett.
December 2017 - UPCOMING EXHIBITION - I am curating an expanded version of Networking the Unseen, which will open at the Villa Merkel in December, 2017. The exhibition is a result of the Bahnwaerter Stipendium that I was honoured to receive from the city of Esslingen am Rhein. Artist list: Brook Andrew, Aram Bartholl, Jenny Fraser, Barbara Herold, 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, Katie West, Nine Yamamoto-Masson.
November 2016 - August 2017 - CURRENT EXHIBITION - Monsters of the Machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century, curated by Marc Garrett of Furtherfield, at LABoral Centro de Arte. Read the curator's statement.
October 2016 - February 2017 - collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, Dr Karin Guminski, the Pfennigparade, an organisation supporting disabled artists based in Munich, and the Kulturreferat (Cultural Department) as part of my artistic research project, Avatar as Prosthesis. More info about the project at avatarasprosthesis.com.
January - February 2017 - my new work The Face Swap Archive was shown in the exhibition Selfciety, curated by Benjamin Jantzen, at whiteBOX in Munich. The exhibition included works by artists Martina Menegon, Manja Ebert, and Ruth Hutter.
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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