Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker, philosopher, and cultural critic. In addition to teaching, she co-founded the Research Center for Proxy Politics, together with Vera Tollmann and Boaz Levin. Operating from 2014 through 2017, the organization hosted lectures and discussions on various topics, including the potential for resistance within a networked society and the role of art in emergency situations. She roots her investigative practice in the proliferation of digital images and the large-scale implications of such circumstances. Steyerl’s work takes the form of essays, lectures, installations, video, and photography. Considering such topics as the ways in which money enters and influences the art world, post-structural philosophy, free ports, and military propaganda, Steyerl’s practice is both acutely political and timely. Steyerl’s works were shown at the 3rd Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2004; Manifesta 5, Donostia-San Sebastian, 2004; documenta 12, Kassel, 2007; the 7th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, 2008; and in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Venice, 2015.