Susanne Stich

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Susanne Stich grew up in Nürnberg, Germany, and lives in the Northwest of Ireland. Her creative work involves both image-making (mostly film & some photography) & writing (short stories, flash fiction & non-fiction).

Her visual work has been shown as part of film festivals (Corona Cork Film Festival; Frameline San Francisco; Merlinka Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia; Montecatini Mostra Internazionale Del Cortometraggio, Italy; Davis Feminist Film Festival, California; Belfast Photo Festival; Galway Film Fleadh; Cinesonika - Celebrating the Soundtrack & others), solo & group exhibitions (Void, Derry; Context Gallery, Derry; Artlink, Fort Dunree, Inishowen; Burren College of Art & others) & academic conferences (Journal of Media Practice Symposium, Bristol; ISEA Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, Belfast; SIEF Congress, Derry & others).

Her writing appeared in many anthologies & magazines (e.g. The Stinging Fly, The Impressment Gang, The Honest Ulsterman, Cuirt Journal, West 47, Macondo - Die Lust am Lesen, LiMa - das Literaturmagazin & others)

She has lectured part-time in the School of Art & Design at University of Ulster for many years, and is a member of the curatorial board at VOID, Derry, where she curated exhibitions by Anna Konik, Margaret Salmon, Grace Schwindt & Christian Jankowski.

In 2010 she completed a PhD with Visual Practice which examined the "Visibilities of Childhood in Moving Image", emphasizing children's agency and child-adult connectedness. The project combined creative practice with a theoretical framework drawing on cultural geography, visual anthropology & sociology. It also included three case studies of film artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Miranda July and Jane Campion.

She is currently the Literary Guide for the Reading Rooms project at Verbal Arts Centre, Derry, and recently joined the panel of regular contributors to online magazine The Honest Ulsterman.

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