Documentary filmmaker and author, lives in Berlin. Steyerl studied Cinematography and Documentary Filmmaking at Academy of Visual Arts, Tokyo and Munich Academy of Television and Film. She was awarded a PhD in philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2003. Steyerl has published filmic and written essays centered on questions of globalization, urbanism, gender and social issues, racism and nationalism. In addition to solo exhibitions, she has taken part in numerous international art shows and festivals, namely in dOCUMENTA (12) (2007), Shanghai Biennale (2008), and the Venice Biennale (2013). Steyerl is currently a professor for Media Arts at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin).