Suzanne Treister - bio/info
Treister (b.1958 London UK) studied at St Martin's School of Art, London
(1978-1981) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1981-1982),
and is now based in London having lived in Australia, New York and Berlin.
Initially recognized in the 1980s as a painter, she became a pioneer in
the digital/new media/web based field from the beginning of the 1990s,
making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worlds and
international collaborative organisations. Utilizing
various media, including video, the internet, interactive technologies,
photography, drawing and watercolour, Treister has evolved a large body
of work which deals with notions of identity, history and power. Her
practice engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of
research to reveal the structures that bind power, identity and knowledge.
Often spanning several years, her projects comprise fantastic reinterpretations
of given taxonomies that suggest the existence of covert, unseen forces
at work in the world, whether corporate, military or paranormal.
THE REAL TRUTH A WORLD'S FAIR at Raven Row, London 2012; HEXEN 2.0 at the Science Museum, London 2012; D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Germany 2012; Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV), Dortmund, Germany 2012; Secession, Vienna, Austria 2012; Rennes II University Gallery, France;Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; Annely Juda Fine Art, London; P.P.O.W, New York, USA;Skolska 28, Prague; Galerie Lorenz, Frankfurt, Germany; Alma Enterprises, London; The Jewish Museum, New York, USA; Le Plateau Art Center, FRAC Paris, Ile de France; Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux (CAPC), France; Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland; Temporary Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Center for Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland.