Stefan Hurtig, born 1981 in Zwickau, lives and works in Leipzig and Berlin.
He studied at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig with Alba D’Urbano. His works were on view at following selected institutions: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz; Museum of Contemporary Art – MoCA, N. Miami; Finnish Institute, Stockholm; Künstlerhaus Dortmund; GfZK Leipzig; Projektraum Pool, Karlsruhe; Bar Kosmetiksalon Babette, Berlin; ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus/Ohio; Kunstmuseum Bonn; kukk Zurich; GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts Leipzig; Artists Unlimited Lab Bielefeld; C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts, Dresden; Independents’ Day Festival Columbus/Ohio; A room that…/Spinnerei, Leipzig; Stellwerk, Kassel; Freunde aktueller Kunst, Zwickau; Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin; Screen Festival Barcelona; Museum of Fine Arts (MdbK) Leipzig; Lindenow #8, Leipzig; Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle Freiburg i. B.; Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; HALLE 14/Spinnerei, Leipzig; D21 Art Space, Leipzig and Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin.
His 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.