____Susanna Hertrich was born in Paris. She currently lives and works in Basel (CH) and Berlin (DE). Her work is situated at the intersection of conceptual design and contemporary art. She studied at the Peter Behrens School of Art in Düsseldorf and Tokyo University of the Arts. She received an MA degree from the Royal College of Art in London (2008). She is a recipient of numerous grants and was an invited artist in residence at the Goethe Institute’s Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto (2015), Tsinghua University Art & Science Media Laboratory in Beijing (2012) and Tokyo Wonder Site (2012).
Her artworks are exhibited internationally, among others at HKW House of World Cultures, Berlin; CAFA Art Museum, Beijing; Marta Herford; FACT, Liverpool, Boston Center for the Arts and MAK, Vienna. Susanna has had teaching positions at Chiba University in Japan, Anhalt University in Dessau, University of the Arts Berlin, Academy of Art and Design in Basel and Bergen Academy of Art & Design in Norway.
Along with her artistic practice, she is a researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (ixdm) at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel FHNW, Switzerland in the project Sensorium of Animals. Her artistic research investigates extensions of the human senses and the role of the physical body in relation to technology-driven environments.
Studio visit & interview, Berlin Art Link (2015)