Artist profile

Suzanne Treister

An ongoing focus of Treister's work is the relationship between new technologies, society, alternative belief systems and the potential futures of humanity. 

Suzanne Treister studied at St Martin’s School of Art, London (1978–81) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1981–82). She is now based in London having lived in Australia, New York and Berlin. Primarily a painter through the 1980s, Treister was a pioneer in the digital/new media/web based field from the beginning of the 1990s, developing fictional worlds and international collaborative organisations. Utilising various media, including video, the internet, interactive technologies, photography, drawing and watercolour, Treister has evolved a large body of work which engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research to reveal structures that bind power, identity and knowledge.

Biography

1958
Born in London
1977–78
Studied at Brighton Polytechnic
1978–81
Undergraduate studies at St Martins School of Art, London
1981–82
Postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art, London

Selected exhibitions

2019
The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime), Digital Commission, Serpentine Galleries, London
2019
From SURVIVOR (F) to The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime), Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2019
SURVIVOR (F)/The New Planet, Sunset Digital Billboards project, IF Innovation Foundation, LA
2018
Le voyage à Bordeaux de Suzanne Treister - Histoires parallèles et récits excentriques, CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux
2017
Works from SURVIVOR (F), IMT Gallery, London
2016
HFT The Gardener, Exhibition Research Lab (ERL)/Liverpool Biennial 2016, Liverpool
2016
HFT The Gardener, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2015
HEXEN 2.0, Fig-2, ICA, London
2014
Supper for Snowden, Supper Club, Die AU café/restaurant, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
2013
In The Name of Art and Other Works, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
2013
HEXEN 2.0, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), Cleveland, Ohio
2013
HEXEN 2.0, P.P.O.W, New York
2012
HEXEN 2.0, Science Museum, London
2012
HEXEN 2.0, Hartware MedienKunstverein, Dortmund
2011
HEXEN 2.0, DEATH BE KIND, Melbourne
2009
MTB [Military Training Base], Alma Enterprises, London
2008
3 Projects, Annely Juda Fine Art, London

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