Residency Dates: February 18-24, 2013
Gretta Louw is a multi-disciplinary artist working predominantly with digital media, social practice, and networked performance, whose practice explores the potential of art as a means of investigating individual, cultural and universal psychological phenomena. Her research-based practice draws on current research and theories of psychological functioning, to test the boundaries and universalities of the human psyche, particularly in relation to new technologies and the internet. Louw was born in South Africa but grew up in Australia; 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 Berlin in 2007. In recent years she has received a number of grants from German and Australian funding bodies, participated in residencies in Australia, Israel, and the US, and exhibited in New York, Berlin, Jakarta, and Tel Aviv. In 2012 she released her first book, Controlling_Connectivity: Art, Psychology, and the Internet. She currently resides in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.