Ste­fan Hurtig

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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.