Woman with bubble of water hovering above her open hand.

Hito Steyerl, ExtraSpaceCraft (detail), 2016. Three-channel HD video, environment, 12 mins., 30 secs. Image CC 4.0 Hito Steyerl. Image courtesy of the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York and Esther Schipper, Berlin.

Hito Steyerl: This is the future

October 24, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Admission is always FREE for AGO Members, AGO Annual Pass Holders & Visitors 25 and under. Learn more.


Hito Steyerl is an acute observer and interpreter of globalized and digitized cultures; her work often blends the personal with the political and irony with seriousness as she investigates how images are created, packaged and consumed.

This exhibition will be the first solo show in Canada for the German artist, filmmaker, writer and cultural critic. Taking up all of Level 5 of the David & Vivian Campbell Centre for Contemporary Art, the exhibition includes some of the artist’s most iconic works to date, ranging from single-channel projections and video monitor works, to elaborate architectural environments.

Three of Steyerl’s large-scale works will be highlighted in the exhibition: Hell Yeah We Fuck Die (2016), ExtraSpaceCraft (2016) and Liquidity Inc. (2014), and will be presented next to other works from the last 15 years such as Duty Free Art (2015), Strike (2010), Red Alert (2007) and November (2004).

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario

Hito Steryl Events


Naomi Klein
Friday September 20, 2019

Join Naomi Klein in conversation with journalist Ishmael N. Daro exploring the staggeringly high stakes of our immediate political and economic choices. In her new collection of essays, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal  Klein investigates the climate crisis not only as a profound political challenge but as a spiritual and imaginative one, as well.

Artist Talk: Hito Steyerl
Wednesday October 23, 2019

Join artist, filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl in conversation with writer Brian Droitcour to celebrate the opening of her first solo exhibition in Canada, Hito Steyerl: This is the future

Futures: Ron Deibert
Saturday November 9, 2019

Inspired by the exhibition Hito Steyerl: This is the future, we invite leading thinkers to consider urgent issues around data, surveillance and technology.

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