Stefanie Hessler is a curator, writer, and editor. Her work focuses on ecologies and technology from an intersectional feminist perspective. She is the director of Kunsthall Trondheim in Norway, where she has curated solo exhibitions by Jenna Sutela, Diana Policarpo, and Frida Orupabo. She is currently preparing the research-based transdisciplinary exhibition Sex Ecologies at Kunsthall Trondheim in collaboration with The Seed Box, and editing the accompanying compendium on queer ecologies, sexuality, and care in more-than-human worlds (forthcoming, The MIT Press, 2021).
Recent curatorial projects include Down to Earth at the Gropius Bau/Berliner Festspiele in Berlin (2020); Joan Jonas: Moving Off the Land II at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid (2020) and at Ocean Space, Venice (2019); the 6th Athens Biennale (2018); Armin Linke: Prospecting Ocean at the Institute of Marine Sciences and TBA21–Academy in Venice (2018); and the symposium Practices of Attention at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo (2018). Hessler’s monographic book Prospecting Ocean was published by The MIT Press in 2019. She is visiting research scholar at Westminster University in London and curator of the 17th MOMENTA Biennale in Montreal, titled Sensing Nature (2021).