Russian/Canadian new media artist and curator Stacie Ant is currently based in Berlin.
Ant draws on her experiences as a female artist while developing the critical views of our technologically-saturated contemporary society that informs her work. Using videos, installations and performances, Ant reinvents elements of contemporary culture through fictional and maximalist narratives. She often incorporates costumes, exaggerated makeup, composited scenery and 3D animation to ridicule the effects that mass reliance on technology has on popular culture. Stacie Ant's character-driven work operates as a critique and rejection of the male gaze, particularly in terms of the objectification of women. She harnesses the very digital tools offered in a technologically-dependent world as a means of empowering female identity and sexuality. Often humorous, Ant's work offers a way of looking at a fast-paced digital realm through a lens of irony and satire.