Suzanne Treister lives in London. She was a pioneer in the digital/new media/web-based field from the beginning of the 1990s, making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worlds, and international collaborative organisations.
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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.
Treister presents her work HFT The Gardener for the first time in the UK at LJMU’s Exhibition Research Lab, as part of Liverpool Biennial 2016’s Software episode. Comprising 174 works, the exhibition features artworks created by the fictional character Hillel Fischer Traumberg, a banker turned ‘outsider artist’.
Recent exhibitions include: Fig-2, ICA, London, England (2015); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2015); Kunstverein München, Germany (2015); ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2015); Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Netherlands (2015); Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2015); Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany (2015); 10th Shanghai Biennale, China (2014); 8th Montréal Biennale, Canada (2014); Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK (2013); P.P.O.W., New York, USA (2013); Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio, USA (2013); Science Museum, London, UK (2012); Raven Row, London, UK (2012).
Suzanne Treister at Liverpool Biennial 2016
HFT The Gardener, 2016
174 works on paper
Exhibited at Liverpool John Moores University’s Exhibition Research Lab