Gretta Louw was born in South Africa but grew up in Australia; she received her BA in 2001 from the University of Western Australia and Honours in Psychology in 2002, subsequently living in Japan and New Zealand before moving to Germany in 2007. In recent years she has participated in residencies in Australia, Israel, and the US, and her work has been exhibited widely - in New York, Berlin, London, Jakarta, and Tel Aviv, amongst others - including in a number of public institutions such as the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, and Kunstverein Ludwigshafen. Her writing has been featured on platforms such as Hyperallergic, Furtherfield, and DigiCult, and in numerous print publications and catalogues. In 2012, she released her first book, Controlling_Connectivity: Art, Psychology, and the Internet (a limited edition artist's book about her durational online performance of the same name), followed in 2013 by Warnayaka Art Centre: Art in the Digital Desert, and in 2014 her first catalogue Works / Arbeiten 2011-2014. She lives and works in Germany and Australia.