Berlin Art Link | Studio Visit

Interview and studio visit pubished on Berlin Art Link

Article by Alison Hugill
Studio Visit Photographs by Ériver Hijano


Hyperallergic | Review

Exhibition review pubished on Hyperallerdic

Article and photos by Gretta Louw


Dicussing Body Enhancement. About Prostheses, Extensions and Cyborgs.

Panel Discussion at Art Laboratory Berlin

Susanna Hertrich | artist
Enno Park | Author, co-founder of Cyborgs e.V.
Christian de Lutz | curator, Art Laboratory Berlin

Friday, 13 November 2015, 7pm | Entrance 5,- EUR
Seminar in English with limited seating.
Registration required:

26.09. – 29.11.2015

Prostheses — Transhuman Life Forms

Solo exhibition at Art Laboratory Berlin

The exhibition explores the phenomenon of the prosthesis as bodily extension in the 21st century. Exploring new technologies and recent developments in neuroscience and biology, Susanna Hertrich proposes new transhuman sensory extensions of what may eventually become »human 2.0«.

Curated by Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz, Art Laboratory Berlin

15.09. – 19.09.2015


Group exhibition & talk in Sofia (BG)

DA Fest is an international festival, organised by the National Academy of Art (NAA) in Sofia, presenting new trends and important achievements in the fields of digital arts to the Bulgarian audience – digital video, interactive performance and installation, net art, sound art, robotics and generative systems, and other interdisciplinary forms.

Participating artists: Cod.Act (Switzerland), Susanna Hertrich (Germany), RaumZeitPiraten (Germany), Vibeke Sorensen (USA/Singapore), Christian Delecluse (France), Guillaume Baychelier (France), Natalia Petkova (Bulgaria/Canada) and others.

27.04. – 03.05.2015

NODE 15 presents "The Informed Body"

Group exhibition at Mouson Turm, Frankfurt a. M. (DE)

"The Informed Body" brings together works of art and design that explore the past and the present of the complex interdependence between the human body and technology. International artists create utopian and dystopian body images, give insight into recent technical potentialities and offer tactics for critical and playful uses of ubiquitous technologies.

Participating artists: Aram Bartholl, Jeremy Bailey, Susanna Hertrich, Quayola, Golan Levin, Chris Sugrue & Kyle McDonald, Herwig Turk among others.

April – July 2015

Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto

Artist Residency, Kyoto (JP)

I was awarded the prestigous artist residency at Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto run by the Goethe Institute Japan. I am really looking forward to a productive three-months residency in the best of seasons.

11.09. – 12.10.2014

INTIMACY Festival for digital art and cultures

Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Vienna (A)

Participating artists: Jos Diegel, Doris Graf, Marlene Haring, Michael Heindl, Juliana Herrero, Susanna Hertrich, Herwig Holzmann, Liebl + Schmid-Pfähler, Lindinger + Haber, Tavi Meraud, Julie Nymann, Niki Passath, Sheleff Hadas + Eshel, Peter Wehinger, Zingerle + Kronman.

10.2013 – 04.2014

Critical Media Lab

Research Fellowship in Basle (CH)

Developing a longterm artistic research project at the Institute for Experimental Design and Media Culturs, Academy of Design and Art, University of Applied Sciences Basle (CH)

19.10.2013 — 06.01.2014

Vom Tagebuch zum Weblog. Tägliche Strategien in der Gegenwartskunst.

Exhibition in Bietigheim-Bissingen (DE)

Ausgehend vom Prinzip des Tagebuches — einem Phänomen, das für gewöhnlich unter literarischen, soziologischen, psychologischen und kulturhistorischen Aspekten beleuchtet wird — widmet sich die Ausstellung den täglichen Strategien in der zeitgenössischen Bildenden Kunst.

Participating artists: Simon Beer, Hanne Darboven, Peter Dreher, Wolf Nkole Helzle, Susanna Hertrich, On Kawara, Inge Krause, Roman Opalka, Jan Peters, Peter Piller, Cornelia Schleime, Sophia Wiest, Barbara Wrede and more.


Interview for Chinese media

Extensive interview that has been aired on Radio China and featured in the BQ Weekly magazine (German and Chinese only).

14.06. — 22.06.2013

Fail! Again

Exhibition in Berlin (DE)

Failure creates an interesting moment — a dynamic form of stillness. The artists provide us with a chance to reflect on our failures in communication, time, collaboration, self-challenge, displacement, meta-error, thought process and cognition. The exhibition will raise questions on these rather familiar failures but also their consequential negotiations; our fears and disquiets.

Participating artists: Benten Clay, Susanna Hertrich, Michael Lee, Ceila Matsunaga, Panayiotis Michael, Tisha Muarji, Dana Sederowsky, Maria Vedder.

Galerie Souterrain, Sophienstrasse 21, Berlin
Galerie Souterrain

05.03. — 10.04.2013

O'clock. Time Design. Design Time.

Exhibition in Beijing (CN)

A wide selection of site-specific works, installations, designer items, works of art, videos by international artists and designers will try to answer such questions as: “How can time be measured?”, “How can passing time be shown?”, “How can time be experienced?”.

CAFA Art museum, Beijing

27.07. – 24.02.2013

Look Twice

Exhibition in Munich (DE)

From "intelligent" materials to the promise of synthetic biology &ndash young design researchers explore the design potential of new technologies. With a keen, critical eye, they draw on current technological innovations and consider them further. For the exhibit, they are developing adaptive space installations and objects that fluctuate between reality and fiction, irritate, amuse, or make observers dream.

Look Twice | Alte Kongresshalle Munich

Participating artists: Tom Bieling, Katharina Bredies, Carole Collet, Susanna Hertrich, Satoshi Morita, Aurélie Mossé, Alexander Müller-Rakow.


Open Studio at Tokyo Wonder Site

Exhibitionin Tokyo (JP)


Selected for Artist Residency at Tsinghua University Beijing

Artist residency in China

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut China, Institut Français and Pro Helvetia, TASML will inaugurate its International Artist Residence Program starting from the second half of 2012. I will be working on a project linked to "Sensorium of the Extraordinary". This research initiative reveals and amplifies subdued and muted sensorial experiences through technological intervention and augmentation to bring awareness to otherwise imperceptible human capacities as well as the dynamic exchange between the self and its vibrant, sentient surroundings.

The selection of candidates was made by a jury consisting of the following German and Chinese media art professionals: Andreas Broeckmann (University Lüneburg), Ute Meta Bauer (MIT), Kristoffer Gansing (Transmediale Berlin), Jeffrey Huang (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and Zhang Ga (TASML).

Announcement by Goethe Institute

18.04. – 22.04.2012

European Media Festival EMAF

Exhibition at Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück (DE)

Taking part in the exhibition "Revolve".

July – September 2012

Residency at Tokyo Wonder Site

Artist residency in Tokyo

Together with Tomoko Hayashi I will be working on a project on city scapes and spatial memories at Tokyo Wonder Site.

Tokyo Wonder Site

16.11.2011 — 24.12.2011 February 2012

How long is now?

Exhibition in Hamburg (DE)

In der Galerie "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog" werden Arbeiten junger Designer und Künstler präsentiert, die Zeit, Vergänglichkeit, Werden und Entstehen in neuen Konzepten und aufsehen erregenden Objekten und Installationen veranschaulichen.

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog

Participating artists: Maarten Baas, Pieke Bergmanns, Susanna Hertrich, Sylvia Knüppel, Finn Magee, Oscar Zieta und andere

11.10.2011 — 08.01.2012

O'clock. Time Design. Design Time.

Exhibition in Milan (IT)

A wide selection of site-specific works, installations, designer items, works of art, videos by international artists and designers will try to answer such questions as: “How can time be measured?”, “How can passing time be shown?”, “How can time be experienced?”.

La Triennale di Milano

Participating artists: Darren Almond, Maarten Baas, Louise Bourgeois, Oscar Diaz, Mark Formanek, Front Design, Martí Guixé, Susanna Hertrich, Damien Hirst, Humans since 1982, Mathieu Lehanneur, Sander Mulder, Studio Glithero, Studio mischer'traxler, Studio Wieki Somers, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders and more...

02.10.2011 — 31.12.2011

Architecture of Fear at Z33

Exhbition in Hasselt (BE)

Architecture of Fear brings together a selection of international artists and designers that reflect in different ways on the society of fear, ranging from registration and critical research, to exploring its emotional, social and spatial mechanisms.

Z33 - House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt (BE)

Participating artists: Bureau D'Etudes, De Geuzen, Floris Douma, Laurent Grasso, Ilkka Halso, Susanna Hertrich, Charlotte Lybeer, Jill Magid, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Tracey Moffatt, Trevor Paglen, Marie Sester, Kin Wah Tsang and Els Vanden Meersch.

(Prostheses for Instincts, mixed media. Photo: Kristof Vrancken / Z33)

10.09.2011 — 06.11.2011

Now. Perceptions of Time and Contemporary Design.

Exhibition at Marta Herford (DE)

Golden glänzende, überdimensionierte Gebrauchsgegenstände, die wie auratische Ikonen des Konsums auf den Sockel gehoben werden, ein „Chrono-Shredder“, der wie ein Aktenvernichter sorgfältig die ablaufende Lebenszeit zerkleinert, ein mit Leder überzogenes menschliches Skelett, das auf einer E-Gitarre spielt, Porzellangeschirr, dessen Gebrauchsspuren sich als dekorativer [...]

MARTa Herford

Participating artists: Yves Behar, Nacho Carbonell, Michel Charlot, Oscar Diaz, Front, Marti Guixé, Susanna Hertrich, Studio Gorm, Joris Laarman, Via Lewandowsky, Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny, Thomas Lommée, Maison Martin Margiela, Shinichiro Ogata, Sander Mulder, Wieki Somers, Studio Job and more...

17.08.2011 — 20.11.2011

Berlin Wild Life at Haus am Waldsee & Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Exhibitions in Berlin (DE)

Berlin Wild Life, a public art project with Michiko Nitta, is a tale about co-habitation of people and wild animals in the city of the future. From parasitical forms of animal architecture, to sanctuaries for forgotten species up to services with a symbiotic nature—all is possible with Berlin Wild Life. The project is part of ÜBER LEBENSKUNST festival. And will be on display at Haus der Kulturen der Welt during the festival —and beyond at Haus am Waldsee's sculpture garden, both in Berlin.

Further information about Berlin Wild Life

Participating artists: Fat Koehl Architekten, Habitat Unit, Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling, Christoph Keller, Adrian Lohmüller, Rikke Luthers,, Das Numen and many others.

Berlin Wild Life is funded by a grant from the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

09. — 19.06.2011

Design in Aktion exhibition in Warsaw

Exhibition in Warsaw (PL)

Design in Aktion protestiert gegen Klischees. Es zeigt ganz selbstbewusst ein anderes Gesicht von Design. Und es zeigt sich in anderen Farben, an anderen Orten, in anderen Ausmaßen. Die Ausstellung schlägt eine Brücke zwischen zwei Ländern, die seit jeher eng miteinander verbunden sind, im Guten wie im Schlechten. Und sie zeugt davon, dass Design für ein ein Näherkommen steht, das keiner Worte mehr bedarf.Design in Aktion

Participating artists: Fehling & Peiz, Maja Ganszyniec, FormFjord, Uta Koloczek, Kosmos Project, Silvia Knüppel, Lapolka, LATALAdesign, Mariusz Malecki, Karina Marusińska, OH!LOGO, Superéquipe and more...


Artist Talk at Tschk!Talks 010 in Berlin

18.11.2010 — 29.01.2011

Uncertain Spectator at EMPAC

Exhibition in New York state

The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is pleased to announce Uncertain Spectator, a group exhibition confronting anxiety in contemporary art. The works presented deal with a general mood of uneasiness arising from recent political and economic events that frames a future rife with imminent threats. Uncertain Spectator not only responds to these unsettling situations, but also creates them by challenging individuals to step outside of a place of comfort both physically and emotionally.

Uncertain Spectator at EMPAC (Troy, New York)

Participating artists: Graciela Carnevale, Anthony Discenza, Claire Fontaine, Kate Gilmore, Tue Greenfort, Susanna Hertrich, Jesper Just, Jordan Wolfson.


Devices That Alter Perception in Seoul | ISMAR 2010

Two conference papers in Seoul (KR)

This workshop will promote the design and critique of systems whose explicit purpose is to alter human percepts. Participants will be asked to present abstracts, images, videos and demonstrations that focus on devices that shape perceptual phenomena.

Devices That Alter Perceptions

Publication Devices That Alter Perception 2010 can be ordered via Amazon

Participating artists: James Auger (keynote), Alvaro Cassinelli, Tomoko Hayashi, Susanna Hertrich, Kian Peng Ong, Carson Reynolds, Eric Siu, Danielle Wilde, Clemens Winkler.

08.10. — 11.11.2010

Membranes Surfaces Boundaries. Creating Interstices at Aedes gallery Berlin

Exhibition in Berlin

The exhibition was conceived by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and Kassel University jointly with the artists. The intention is to generate a differentiated exchange between science and art. For the first time, surfaces become a space of interdisciplinary negotiation. The exhibition contributions correspond to the scientific positions of a workshop bearing the same name which was organized by the Max Planck Institute and which opens simultaneously in Dahlem.
Introduction by Prof. Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

Membranes Surfaces Boundaries | Aedes Website

Membranes Surfaces Boundaries | Schering Foundation

Participating artists: Susanna Hertrich, Heike Klussmann, Thorsten Klooster, Clemens Winkler // Thanks to Dr. Max Stadler and Dr. Matthias Grothe


Artist Talk at Talk About The Weather (Berlin)

12.09.2009 – 01.11.2009

Social Interaction in Art and Design KOP (Breda)

Exhibition in Breda (NL)

Sociale interactie door kunst en vormgeving Het buurthuis waar je vroeger op woensdagmiddag met wc-rollen knutselde of op zaterdagochtend repeteerde met de fanfare is opnieuw uitgevonden.

KOP foundation Breda (NL)
t'BUURTHUIS – social interaction in art and design

Participating artists: 5.5 designers (FRA), Susanna Hertrich (GER), Chris Kabel, Eric Klarenbeek, Theo Konijnenburg, Lise Lefevbre, David Moises (A), Sander Mulder, Martin Robitsch (A) & Francesca Lanzavecchia (IT), Snode vormgevers, Diane Steverlynck (BE), Hans Tan (SP), Louise van der Veld, Rob Verwer, Wieland Vogel, Jonas Vorwerk, Tijmen Zonnevijlle and others.


Presentation at ISEA (Symposium for Electronic Arts) in Belfast

April – August 2009

Research residency at Meta Perception Group, University of Tokyo

08.05.2009 – 22.05.2009

Tunnel 228 in London

Exhibition in London (UK)

Bringing together an extraordinary collection of artists, Tunnel 228 re-imagines the art gallery experience.Internationally renowned artists have collaborated with Punchdrunk to immerse the visitor in an underworld of the unknown, making this a truly unique experience for every individual. Organized and curated by The Old Vic theatre under guidance of Kevin Spacey and PunchDrunk productions.

Review in the Guardian
Tunnel vision of underground art

Participating artists: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Susanna Hertrich, Lightning & Kinglyface, Mark Jenkins, Kate Mccgwire, Alastair Mackie, Anthony Micallef, Polly Morgan, Slinkachu, VHILS and others.