Gretta Louw

About Gretta Louw

Interdisciplinary artist, curator and writer Gretta Louw was born in South Africa and 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. Louw has participated in residencies in Australia, Israel, and the US and her work has been exhibited widely including in public institutions such as the Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, LABORAL, 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 / Arbeiten 2011-2014. Louw has curated exhibitions at PLATFORM in Munich, Furtherfield Gallery, London, and the Villa Merkel in Esslingen am Rhein, amongst others. Her practice is broadly focused on technologically-driven cultural change and the psychological and socio-political implications of digitalisation. She lives and works in Germany and Australia.