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Suzanne Treister

An artist and painter, she has become a pioneer in artistic creation in the digital field where she has been working since the early 1990s. Her projects are concerned with the new technologies, creating new worlds, and international collaborative organisations. Using a range of video materials, the Internet, photography, drawings, and watercolours, Treister has produced a body of work that interacts with eccentric narratives and unconventional research organisms, seeking to make visible the relations between structures of power, identity, and knowledge. Her projects, which have been shown in such prestigious institutions as the Pompidou Centre and the Science Museum in London, include fantastic reinterpretations of certain taxonomies and stories examining the existence of occult or invisible forces at work in the world, whether they are corporate, military, or paranormal. At present, she is working on the relations between technology, society, systems of alternative beliefs, and the future potentials of humanity. She also publishes part of her work in monographic studies, notable amongst which are NATO The Military Codification System for the Ordering of Everything in the World (Blackdog, 2010) and No Other Symptoms—Time Travelling with Rosalind Brodsky (Blackdog, 1999). In 2018 Treister was awarded the prestigious CERN prize for art and science, the Collide International Prize.

Update: 25 March 2019


Has participated in

Quantum: A Debate with Scientists and Artists

Inaugural debate of “Quantum”