Artist Talk: Gretta Louw

Gretta Louw: Controlling_Connectivity

Tuesday, May 2, 4pm
Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, first floor

Artist, curator and activist Gretta Louw will offer an introduction to her anti-disciplinary practice and discuss the ways that her solo and collaborative works branch out from aesthetics and formalism towards knowledge production and social justice. She will present a new collaborative work-in-progress; an app artwork with the Australian Aboriginal art centre, Warnayaka Art, and artist Owen Mundy, and give the audience a sneak preview of her upcoming lecture at Gray Area Festival in San Francisco on digital colonialism and strategies for resistance.
gretta bio picGretta Louw is a South African-born Australian artist, writer, and curator exploring the use of art as a means of investigating psycho-social and cultural phenomena, particularly in relation to digital technologies and the internet. She received her BA in 2001 from the University of Western Australia and Honours in Psychology in 2002, subsequently living in Japan and New Zealand before moving to Germany in 2007. Her work has been exhibited widely – in New York, Berlin, Jakarta,  London, and Tel Aviv, amongst others – including in public institutions such as the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Stadtmuseum Munich, and Kunstverein Ludwigshafen. In 2012 she released her first book, Controlling_Connectivity: Art, Psychology, and the Internet, followed in 2013 by Warnayaka Art Centre: Art in the Digital Desert, and in 2014 her first catalogue Works 2011-2014 / Arbeiten 2011-2014. She lives and works in Germany and Australia.Gretta Louw_Controlling Connectivity is funded by the Graduate Student Organization of Stony Brook University.

Free and open to the public

Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, first floor
Stony Brook University