Lydia Nsiah

is an artist, filmmaker and writer, working with the in-between, abysses and gaps in audiovisual knowledge production by transforming and incorporating found and recorded analogue and digital memory images, often in collaboration with sound artists. She publishes and exhibits internationally on Science Fiction and Decolonial Practice, Body and Virtuality, Forgetting and Remembering, Failure and Error, Film Art and Use.

Her works were shown, among others, at the Berlinale Forum Expanded, the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (DE), Prismatic Ground/ Maysles Documentary Center, NYC (US), Crossroads San Francisco Cinemateque/ SFMOMA (US), IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (NL), Festival Ecrã (BR), Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (TH), Blickle Kino/ Belvedere 21, Kunsthalle Krems (AT), Slovenska kinoteka (SL), Curtocircuíto, Santiago de Compostela (ES), Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC (CA), Kunstforeningen GL Strand (DK).
Her art is in the collections of Arsenal – Institut für Film- und Videokunst, Wien Museum, Van Abbemuseum, Center for Book Arts, Mumok, Belvedere, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna et al.

She gave lectures on her art and research, among others, at the The New School (NYC), New York University TISCH School of Arts (US), the University of Art and Design Linz, Blickle Cinema/Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT), Beeld en Geluid (NL), University of Lodz (PL), Plymouth Arts Centre (UK), Austrian Film Museum, Vienna (AT), University of Lisbon & University of Coimbra (PT), Stockholm University (SE).


2021 State Scholarship for Media Art (BMKOES)
2015–2020 member and curator of The Golden Pixel Cooperative’s annual activities
2019 Residency at HANGAR – Artistic Research Center, Lisboa (PT)
2018 Kueltuergemma Fellow at WE DEY x SPACE, Vienna
2017 Residency at NIDA Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts (LT)
2014–2016 research associate at the Film Collection of the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna
2015 Start-Scholarship for Video- & Media Art (BKA)
2010–2013 DOC-Team scholarship holder (Austrian Academy of Science) and project collaborator at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, Vienna/ PhD candidate at the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; Visiting Research in Montreal (McGill University, CA), Amsterdam (EYE Film, NL) and Ivrea (IT)
2006–2013 Studies and Diploma in Fine Arts (Video & Digital Media), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2003–2008 Studies and Diploma in Film & Media Studies at the University of Vienna; Visiting Research in Berlin (Humboldt & Freie Universität Berlin, DE)