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 currently is a Lecturer in Exhibition Making and Presentation Techniques at BURG Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design in Halle.

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 sceptical view on the topics of the economy of creativity and self-optimization.

Grants, Residencies, Awards

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)


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

Selected Exhibitions

Note to Self, Museum of Fine Arts (Museum der bildenden Künste), Leipzig [Solo]
AI: More than Human, The Curve, Barbican Centre London

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

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

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
This is… DYNAMICS, Bar Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin

Release, Release, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio [Solo]
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

Challenge, a room that…, Spinnerei Leipzig [Solo]

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

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

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

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

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