Biography

Stefan Hurtig is a video and installation artist based in Leipzig and Berlin. His art deals with biopolitics in the digital age, critique of creativity, post-human futures and neoliberal exploitation logics. He graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) Leipzig and was a master-class student of Alba D’Urbano. Stefan Hurtig is the recipient of the 2018 LIA Art Prize (Preis der Leipziger Jahresausstellung). In 2019 the Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK) Leipzig presented his first museum solo show Note to Self. In 2022 the HALLE 14 – Centre for Contemporary Art Leipzig presented an extensive retrospective with his work. 2017–22 he was teaching at BURG Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale).

Grants, Residencies, Awards

2023 NEUSTARTplus Working Grant, Stiftung Kunstfonds
2022 Working Grant, Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (KdFS)
2020 Denkzeit Working Grant, Cultural Foundation of Saxony (KdFS)
2018 LIA Art Prize / Preis der Leipziger Jahresausstellung
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)

Solo Shows

2022 Human in the Loop, HALLE 14 – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
2020 FLUID, KV Freunde aktueller Kunst Zwickau
2019 Note to Self, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
2015 Release, Release, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, USA
2014 Challenge, a room that…, Spinnerei Leipzig
2013 Freedom of Sleep, Stellwerk Kassel
2009 Facing the Eye, D21 Leipzig

Selected Group Shows

2022
Magic Machines, Technische Sammlungen Dresden
AI: More than Human,
Guangdong Science Center, Guangzhou, China
AI: More than Human, Matadero Madrid – Centre for Contemporary Creation, ES

2021
Too much power (too little power), Kunstverein Wolfsburg
AI: More than Human, World Museum Liverpool, UK
Hommage. 27. Leipziger Jahresausstellung, Spinnerei Leipzig
It Will Have Been, loop screening, LURU Kino, Spinnerei Leipzig
VEKTOR, Die Box, Leipzig
Wir alle sind Gespenster, Kasseler Kunstverein

2020
Visions 2020, Nunnery Gallery, London

2019
AI: More than Human, The Curve, Barbican Centre London
Der optimierte Mensch, Museum of Fine Arts (Museum der bildenden Künste), Leipzig
V für Verantwortung, Kunstverein Wolfsburg
AI. More than Human, Groninger Forum, Groningen, NL

2018
IDENTIFICATION, Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg
Leipziger Jahresausstellung: SILBER, Spinnerei Leipzig

2017
The Next Conversation, Galerie ABTART Stuttgart
Corpus Collective/It could be a Community, Pogon Zagreb, Coratia
Yours faithfully, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin

2016
TeleGen, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Miami Performance International Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art – MoCA, N. Miami, FL
Golem, Jewish Museum Berlin
Performance Voyage 6, The 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
Index’16 International Performance Festival, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
FAR OFF art fair, Cologne
AIM Wrocław 2016, Barbara, Wrocław, Pland
TOOLBOX, Berlin
This is… DYNAMICS, Bar Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin

2015
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

2013
Up till Now, Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK) Leipzig
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
Querformat, Kunstverein Tiergarten Berlin