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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).

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