Antonia Hirsch lives and works in Berlin. She was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and earned her BA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, England. From 1994 to 2010 she lived and worked in Vancouver, Canada. She has been the recipient of numerous awards from institutions such as the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council (Canada), the City of Vancouver (Canada), Stiftung Kunstfonds (Germany), and Hessische Kulturstiftung (Germany). She was Artist in Residence at institutions such as the Banff Center for the Arts (Canada), the Cité des Arts in Paris (France), and CCA Andratx (Spain).
Antonia Hirsch’s work has been exhibited at, among others, the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (Canada); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge (USA); The Power Plant, Toronto (Canada); Salzburger Kunstverein (Austria); Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taiwan); Tramway, Glasgow (Scotland); Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (The Netherlands); and ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (Germany).
Her works can be found in public collections such as that of the Vancouver Art Gallery (Canada), the National Gallery of Canada, and the Sackner Archive for Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach (USA).
Her projects and texts have appeared in publications such as C-magazine, Fillip, The Happy Hypocrite, and Triple Canopy. In addition to artist books, she published the anthology Intangible Economies (Fillip, 2012) and the reader Negative Space: Orbiting Inner and Outer Experience (SFU Galleries, 2015). From 2009 to 2015, she was Associate Editor at Fillip.
Antonia Hirsch has lectured at institutions such as Artist’s Space, New York City (USA); the Banff Centre (Canada); Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (Sweden); Western Front, Vancouver (Canada); and Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK). She has taught as a sessional or visiting lecturer at institutions such as Emily Carr University, Vancouver (Canada); Konstfack, Stockholm (Sweden); Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (The Netherlands); and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA).