Teresa Retzer works as an art critic, writer, and independent academic. She studied art history and philosophy in Vienna, Siena, and Zurich and is presently based in Vienna and Amsterdam. She write for art magazines such as Spike Art Quarterly and Mousse Magazine and published scientific texts in catalogues and online.

Her research interests include contemporary art, theory, architecture, social science, cultural studies and politics with a focus on video-installation, film and performance. Teresa currently works on a project that interrogates “The influence of digital media on architecture, society and contemporary art practices”.

She was invited as a speaker at international conferences; in Februray 2018 she presented her research topic “Rechte Räume – Right-wring activism in Germany building up its own collective memory beginning with the occupation of architecture” at the conference “Flags, Identity, Memory. Critiquing the Public Narrative through Color” taking place in the Université de Lille.

Upcoming September she will speak at the conference “Photography in Academic Research: Images in the Post-Truth Era” at Birkbeck College University of London about “Hito Steyerl – The archive as data-based reality”.