Biography

Stefan Hurtig is a video artist based in Leipzig and Berlin, Germany. He studied Media Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) Leipzig and was a Master-Class student of Alba D’Urbano. He is lecturer at BURG Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design, Halle (Saale).

Stefan Hurtig’s video performances and installations fathom the influence of digital image culture on our conception of the self. Methods of sampling, remixing and reenacting images, language and text characterize this interdisciplinary artistic approach. Hurtig is especially interested in subversive forms of visual representation, e.g. masquerade, disguise and veiling. Latest works present a cricital view on the topics of creativity and self-optimization.

Grants & Residencies

2015 Artist-in-Residence, GCAC, Columbus, Ohio
2015 Project Grant, City of Leipzig/Cultural Foundation of Saxony (KdFS)
2013 Working Grant, Cultural Foundation of Saxony (KdFS)

Collections

2011 Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) / Art Fund (Kunstfonds)

Selected Exhibitions

2017
The Next Conversation, Galerie ABTART Stuttgart

2016
TeleGen, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Miami Performance International Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art – MoCA, N. Miami, FL
Golem, Jewish Museum Berlin
Performance Voyage 6, Finnish Institute, Stockholm / Sinne Helsinki
I’ll Be Your Mirror. Screen Tests von Andy Warhol, Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) Leipzig
For Your Viewing Pleasure, Rehab Tavern, Columbus, OH
DOUBLE MAKE-UP. Stefan Hurtig ✕ Georg Lisek, Opekta Ateliers Köln
Keine Zeit, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
My Body is a Text … is a Picture … is a Bitch, Projektraum Pool, Karlsruhe
Mensch im Blick, Städtische Galerie im Park Viersen
This is… DYNAMICS, Bar Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin

2015
Release, Release, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio [S]
TeleGen, Kunstmuseum Bonn
Yearzero, kukk Zurich
VOLUMES, Independent Art Publishing Fair, Zurich
2.5.0. Object is Meditation and Poetry, GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig
Grand Master Norm, Artists Unlimited Lab Bielefeld
SOCIÉTÉ, C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden
Independents’ Day Festival Columbus, OH

2014
Challenge, a room that…, Spinnerei Leipzig [S]

2013
Up till Now, Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) Leipzig
Freedom of Sleep, Stellwerk Kassel [S]
Hin und Weg, Freunde aktueller Kunst Zwickau
MOLT!, Atelierhof Kreuzberg Berlin
Screen Festival Barcelona

2012
Natur 3d, Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK) Leipzig
Jack in the Box, Halle 14/2. OG, Spinnerei Leipzig
Lindenow #8, Leipzig

2011
Im Strom der Zeit, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle Freiburg i. B.
Eine Art Aufruhr, Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin
Win/Win, HALLE 14, Spinnerei Leipzig
Meisterschülerausstellung, HGB Leipzig
Die Möglichkeit einer Kunstinsel, D21 Art Space Leipzig

2010
PUZZLE. The Collection‘s Show, Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) Leipzig
[self ]~imaging, VideoChannel Cologne

2009
Facing the Eye, D21 Art Space Leipzig [S]
Querformat, Kunstverein Tiergarten Berlin