Sam Heydt, (born April 20, 1986) is an American social practice and new media artist born and raised in New York City.  Although currently residing in Vienna, Heydt has lived and worked in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Athens, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Udaipur.  After completing her studies at Parsons School of Design (as well as Cooper Union, Universidad de Buenos Aires, La Sorbonne and the Universiteit van Amsterdam), she founded Jane Street Studio, L.L.C. in the Meatpacking District.  Since established, the company has expanded to provide both design and marketing consultation in addition to photography and art direction.  It's growing roster of clients span Europe, North & South America, Asia and Oceania. In addition to this entrepreneurial undertaking, she has attended artist residencies in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand; and has undertaken a range of altruistic, non­-profit work - the most recent being in Rajasthan, India where she helped produce a documentary on child prostitution.  As a fine art photographer, Heydt has exhibited in a constellation of galleries and museums throughout the world and is in the permanent collection of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.  

Artist, designer, filmmaker and photographer Sam Heydt has lived and worked in Paris, Venice, Vilnius, Athens, Sydney, Vienna and NYC.  She completed her studies at Parsons School of Design, Universidad de Buenos Aires, La Sorbonne and the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and has attended artist residencies in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand.  She has undertaken a range of non­profit work for developing countries. As a fine art photographer, she has exhibited in a constellation of galleries & museums throughout the world and is in the permanent collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Heydt’s work speaks to the disenchantment of the social psyche at the hands of the media and the desolation of the natural world. Sam Heydt, (born April 20, 1986) is an American social practice and new media artist born and raised in New York City.  Although currently residing in Vienna, Heydt has lived and worked in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Athens, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Udaipur.  After completing her studies at Parsons School of Design (as well as Cooper Union, Universidad de Buenos Aires, La Sorbonne and the Universiteit van Amsterdam), she founded Jane Street Studio, L.L.C. in the Meatpacking District.  Since established, the company has expanded to provide both design and marketing consultation in addition to photography and art direction.  It's growing roster of clients span Europe, North & South America, Asia and Oceania. In addition to this entrepreneurial undertaking, she has attended artist residencies in Iceland, Australia and New Zealand; and has undertaken a range of altruistic, non­-profit work - the most recent being in Rajasthan, India where she helped produce a documentary on child prostitution.  As a fine art photographer, Heydt has exhibited in a constellation of galleries and museums throughout the world and is in the permanent collection of the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.  For Heydt, illusion won’t free us from reality, even as the sustained narrative of tabloids becomes history and the myth of progress continues to perpetuate invisible violence.  The transformation of the global landscape under the weight of industrialization is central to her work, as is the residual of consumption, the mutability of history and the material inequalities of a world reduced to a bottom line. [www.samheydt.com


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Truth is Beauty, beauty is truth- that is all you know.  Yet, illusion won’t save us from reality, even as the sustained narrative of tabloids becomes history and the myth of progress continues to perpetuate violence and inequality.  Globalization has moved forward unevenly and no one can say where this "New Frontier" is taking us.  Our time is marked by deindustrialization and the exploitation of cheap labor,  climate change and clean coal, nationalism and a refugee crisis.   The skeletons of old factories serve as caveats of a world increasingly reduced to a bottom line.  Yet, these portents are drowned out by the white noise of the media, which lure us in with the empty promises it proposes for the future it truncates. The transformation of the global landscape under the weight of industrialization is central to my work, as is the residual of consumption, the mutability of history and the material inequalities of a world reduced to a bottom line. Her photographic work is united by its unconventional exploration of semiology and its role in cementing a cultural phenomenology of consumerism, corporal commodification and a mythology of a fictional past  In its inexhaustible invention of deduction and speculation, the medium of capturing moving and still images is nothing more than a chemically processed imprint causally connected to reality-  bound to neither truth nor objectivity, but the subjective and universal. The story of my life is the story of the world.    


Das Weiss Haus |  Austria

Loupe Art | Apple TV

Sarah Maier Gallery |  Germany

Splitgraphic |   Croatia

Noella Lopez Gallery | Australia 

Milk Gallery | NYC

Saatchi | UK

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Parsons New School for Design, NY (Magna Cum Laude)  01/06 – 05/11 | Eugene Lang College, NY: (Magna Cum Laude) 01/05 – 05/10 | SACI: Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy 01/09 – 05/09 | Center of Culture & Society, Bangalore, India   06/08 – 08/08 | Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands01/07 – 01/08 | Cooper Union, New York, NY01/06 – 06/06 | Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina09/05 – 01/06 | La Escuela del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina10/05 – 12/05 | La Sorbonne, Paris, France09/04 – 01/05 

Parsons New School for Design, NY (Magna Cum Laude)  01/06 – 05/11 

Eugene Lang College, NY: (Magna Cum Laude) 01/05 – 05/10 

SACI: Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy 01/09 – 05/09 

Center of Culture & Society, Bangalore, India   06/08 – 08/08 

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands  01/07 – 01/08 

Cooper Union, New York, NY  01/06 – 06/06 

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina  09/05 – 01/06 

La Escuela del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina  10/05 – 12/05 

La Sorbonne, Paris, France  09/04 – 01/05 



 
 

Miami Epic Trailer Festival [usa], GreyLight Project[ Netherlands], Southern Cone International Film Festival (Chile), Sofia Underground (Bulgaria), Asia International Micro-Film Festival (Beijing), 39th International Film FestivaL (Spain), Now & After (Russia), Proceso de Error Film FestivaL (Chile), Festival Traverse Vidé (France).

FICCSUR, Southern Cone International Film Festival, Valparaiso, Chile. April, 20-23, 2017.

Sofia Underground International Performance Art Festival, Sofia Underground, Sofia, Bulgaria. April 24-29, 2017                      

GreyLight Project, OUT OF THE BLUE, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands. April 19th - 23 2017. 

39th Elche International Independent Film Festival , Elche Film Festival , Elche, Spain. July 15 – 22, 2016 

Second Asia International Micro-Film Festival, 2016 Future Vision, Beijing, China. Sept 18 — October 9, 2016

The 6th International Video Art Festival Now & After”, The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia. Oct 22 — Nov 29, 2016

3rd International Festival of Experimental VideoProceso de Error Film Festival, Valparaíso, Chile. May 31— June 4, 2016

L'Atypique Trouble, Festival Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, France. March 16 — 20, 2016