____Susanna Hertrich is a German artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. She studied in Düsseldorf, Tokyo and London and received an MA degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2008.
Her transmedia practice draws from our relationship to technology in an increasingly technologized sphere. This practice is driven by the artist’s surreal imagining of a novel functionality of objects that operate as a link between reality and fiction, staged in immersive environments that embrace the strangely familiar and play with the aesthetics and discourses of science.
She has exhibited in Europe and internationally in venues including MAK, Vienna; Boston Center for the Arts; Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Progam, New York; House of Electronic Arts/HEK, Basel; Bureau Europa, Maastricht; HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; Marta Herford; FACT, Liverpool; EMPAC Troy, NY. Susanna is a recipient of numerous grants, and holds several publications to her name. Residencies include Tokyo Arts and Space Residency on invitation by Atelier Mondial (2019), Goethe Institute’s Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto (2015), TASML in Beijing (2012) and Tokyo Wonder Site (2012).
Along with her artistic practice, she has been a researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel FHNW, Switzerland in the project Sensorium of Animals (2016-2019) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNFS). Her teaching positions include Chiba University [JP], Anhalt University in Dessau [DE], University of the Arts Berlin [DE], Academy of Art and Design in Basel FHNW [CH] and Bergen Academy of Art & Design [NO].