Susanne Schuda was born in the 1970s in Vienna, she lives and works in Berlin and Vienna.
Growing-up in a country with a schizophrenic approach to history, politics, social interaction and humour, she was able to train her awareness of ambivalence, dilemma and paradox from an early age. Her work engages with the wide-ranging impact of a media-based society. Her method of using hyperbole, abstraction and reconstruction represents an intervention in the continually growing production of images and information. Schuda regards the gigantic media outpourings of humanity as a pool of the collective unconscious, including various more recent manifestations of long familiar archetypes. In her work, the pressure placed on the individual as well as the fragility and the transformation of identity constructs are rendered visible.
Susanne Schuda uses a range of techniques and media, including collage, text production, video, installation, public art and performance. She was awarded the City of Vienna Media Art Prize 2016 and published her new art magazine “You need Therapy“ at Revolver Publishing.