Britta Thie, born in Minden in 1987, is a Berlin-based artist, who works with new technologies and the relationship between the self and digital representation. Britta Thie studied fine art at the Kunstakademie Münster and the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK) as a scholarship holder of the German Cultural Foundation. In 2011/12, she received a DAAD scholarship for a residency at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. In 2013, she graduated as a master scholar of Hito Steyerl at the UdK Berlin. She currently teaches as a visiting professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main. Britta Thie uses her experience as a model in her artistic practice by using the media image of her body as a means of critical reflection of figurative aspects in a consumerist society. Her work has been shown in exhibitions in the Public Art Fund in New York, Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin, Anthology Film Archives (New York), Auto Italia (London), Kestnergesellschaft Hannover, Mumok (Vienna), the Sandy Brown Gallery (Berlin) and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), among others.
Her first institutional solo project, the six-part web series “Translantics”, was produced by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt within the framework of the new curative platform “Digital Art Zone” and can be seen on the TV channel ARTE Creative as well as on YouTube. Her solo exhibitions haven been shown at the Kunstverein Göttingen and the SCHINKEL Pavillon Berlin.
In 2016, she created the live sitcom “I’MDB”, at Münchner Kammerspiele, which was broadcast as a film on ARTE Creative with the title “The Superhost”.
In the next season, she will develop a new work entitled “X Shared Spaces (working title)” for the Münchner Kammerspiele.