Treister (b.1958 London UK) studied at St 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
recognized 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 worlds and international collaborative
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. An ongoing focus of her work is the relationship between new technologies, society, alternative belief systems and the potential futures of humanity.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include:
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Yerevan Biennial, Armenia (2020); Istanbul Biennial, Turkey; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2019); Busan Biennale, Korea; CAPC, Bordeaux, France; EKKM, Tallinn, Estonia; CCCB, Barcelona; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2018); IMMA, Dublin; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Tenderpixel, London; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada (2017); P.P.O.W., New York; Liverpool Biennial, UK; V&A Museum, London; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland; Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden; Bard Hessel Museum, NY, USA (2016); ICA, London, England; Centre Pompidou, Paris;
Kunstverein München, Germany; Stedelijk Museum
Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Netherlands; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art
Contemporary, Vienna; HMKV, Dortmund, Germany
(2015); 10th Shanghai Biennale; 8th Montréal Biennale; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2014); Annely
Juda Fine Art, London; Cleveland Institute of Art,
Ohio, USA (2013); Science Museum, London; Raven Row, London (2012)
Commissions and Awards include:
Digital Commission, Serpentine Galleries, London, England (2019); COLLIDE International Award, CERN Geneva/FACT UK (2018); The Spaceships of Bordeaux, Public art project - Commande artistique Garonne, Bordeaux, France (2013-21)
'Suzanne Treister: From Survivor (F) To The Escapist BHST (Black Hole Spacetime)', Serpentine Galleries and Koenig Books, London, 2019
'HFT The Gardener' Black
Dog Publishing, London, 2016
Dog Publishing, London, 2012
'HEXEN 2.0 Tarot'
Black Dog Publishing, London, 2012
The Military Codification System for the Ordering of Everything in the
Dog Publishing, London, 2008.
2039 - new military-occult technologies for psychological warfare', 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.