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Suzanne Treister

Suzanne Treister (b.1958 London, UK) studied at the Martin's School of Art, London (1978-1981) and Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1981-1982) based in London having lived in Australia, New York and Berlin. Initially recognised in the 1980s as a painter, she became a pioneer in the digital/new media/web based field from the beginning of the 1990s, making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worls and international collaborative organisations. Utilising various media, including video, the Internet, interactive technologies, photography, drawing and watercolour, Treister has evolved a large body of work which engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research to reveal structures that bind power, identity and knowledge. Often spanning several years, her projects comprise fantastic reinterpretations of given taxonomies and histories that examine the existence of covert, unseen forces at work in the world, whether corporate, military or paranormal.

Recent exhibitions include:

Fig-2, ICA, London, England; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Kunstverein München, Germany; ZKM, Karisruhe, Germany; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Netherlands; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Hartware MadienKunstVerein, Dortmund, (Germany) (2015); 10th Shanghai Biennale; 8th Montréal Biennale (2014); Annely Juda Fine Art. London; P.P.O.W., Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio, USA (2013); Science Museum, London; Raven Row, London (2012).

Published books include:

'HFT The Gardener' Black Dog Publishing, London, 2016

'HEXEN 2.0' Black Dog Publishing, London, 2012

'HEXEN 2.0 Tarot' Black Dog Publishing, London, 2012

'NATO The Military Codification System for the Ordering of Everything in the World', Black Dog Publishing, London, 2008

'Hexen 2039 - new military-ocult technologies for psychological warefare', Black Dog Publishing, London, 2006.

'No Other Symptoms - Time Travelling with Rosalind Brodsky' CD Rom with 124 page colour hardback book. Published by Black Dog Publishing, London, 1999.

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