Lydia Nsiah

lives and works in Vienna, and abroad. As visual artist, filmmaker, writer and researcher she works with the in-between, abysses and gaps in media and knowledge production by means of film, photography, text and installation. She works, publishes and exhibits internationally on Virtuality, Forgetting and Remembering, Failure and Error, Decolonial Practice, Film Art and Use.


2021 State Scholarship for Media Art (BMKOES)
2015–2020 member and curator of The Golden Pixel Cooperative’s annual activities
2019 Art Collection Wien Museum; 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)