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Stefanie Hessler

Curator and director of Trondheim konsthall. Project Co-leader Seeding Arts and Environmental Humanities: Arts-driven synthesis and exhibition project.

Stefanie Hessler is a curator, writer, and editor. She is the director of Kunsthall Trondheim in Norway. Her work focuses on interdisciplinary systems from an intersectional feminist perspective, with an emphasis on the ocean and other ecologies, as well as on expanded definitions of life and non-life, nonhumans, and technology. Recent curatorial projects include “Down to Earth” at the Gropius Bau in Berlin (2020); “Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land II” at the Museo Thyssen in Madrid (2020); the 6th Athens Biennale (2018); and the symposium “Practices of Attention” at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo (2018). Between 2017–2019, she was guest professor in art theory at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She has edited books like Tidalectics. Imagining an Oceanic Worldview through Art and Science, published by The MIT Press (2018). Her monographic book Prospecting Ocean was published by The MIT Press in 2019.
Photo by Brittany Nelson.