Prof. Frank Witzel
Britta Thie’s artistic praxis investigates new technologies and the relationship between the Self and its digital representation.
Thie, who was awarded a grant from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation), graduated from Berlin’s University of the Arts in 2013 as the master student in Hito Steyerl’s class. In 2010-11 she was awarded a scholarship from DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, for a semester abroad, which she spent at Cooper Union in New York City, and in 2015 a working scholarship from Stiftung Kunstfonds. Her oeuvre embraces various formats, usually performative and electronic ones, such as the model agency SPECIAL SERVICE (2014), the six-part TV series »Transatlantica« (2015), for Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt/Main and the TV station Arte, and the play “I’MDb – A Live-Drama about the tragedy of Rating” (2016) for Munich’s Kammerspiele. In the recent past she has exhibited her work at the Anthology Film Archives (New York), at the Mumok (Vienna), at Auto Italia (London), at the Kunst-Werken – Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), the Julia Stoschek Collection (Berlin) and the SCHINKEL Pavillon (Berlin). In 2016 her work has been displayed in solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Göttingen and in group exhibitions at the Kestnergesellschaft (Hanover) and Museum Abteiberg (Mönchengladbach). Thie is currently working on a series of digital billboards which will be shown in Times Square in downtown New York in 2017 as part of an exhibition staged by the Public Art Fund, New York. She has been Friederichs Endowed Professor of Performance at HfG Offenbach since October 2016. Thie lives and works in Berlin.