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.
Ironically employing the very medium she critiques, Heydt’s large and varied body of photographic work speaks to the disenchantment of the social psyche at the hands of the media apparatus and at the expense of the natural world. United by its unconventional exploration of semiology and its role in cementing corporal commodification, consumerism and constructed narratives of the past, her work splinters into several subversive series. From empty motel rooms to opencast mines, Heydt’s visions transcend her images’ site-specific locations — the impact of the photographs are shockingly universal, rendering the global local.
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
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 Video, Proceso de Error Film Festival, Valparaíso, Chile. May 31— June 4, 2016
L'Atypique Trouble, Festival Traverse Vidéo, Toulouse, France. March 16 — 20, 2016