Stefanie Hessler is a curator, writer, and editor focusing on ecologies and its various social intersections.
She is the director of the international non-profit Swiss Institute in New York. Prior to that, she was the director of Kunsthall Trondheim in Norway, where she co-led the research-based exhibition Sex Ecologies and edited the accompanying compendium on queer ecologies, sexuality, and care in more-than-human worlds (published with The Seed Box and MIT Press, 2021).
Other recent curatorial projects include the 17th MOMENTA Biennale titled Sensing Nature in Montreal; Rising Tides / Down to Earth at Gropius Bau in Berlin (2020), and Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land II at Ocean Space in Venice (2019). Hessler’s single-authored book Prospecting Ocean was published by MIT Press and TBA21–Academy in 2019, and she has edited numerous volumes including Tidalectics: Imagining an Oceanic Worldview through Art and Science (MIT Press and TBA21–Academy, 2018).
Monstrous glitches and loving intensities
Reading Ada Lovelace’s legacy through the lenses of craft, art, society and culture.