Storytelling in the fight against dystopian thinking with Simon Speiser.

Date: Wednesday, July 17th

Time: 19:00 – 21:00

Simon Speiser will invite you into various aspects of his work, which merges concepts of nature and technology through storytelling. Sharing thoughts on dystopia ideas, colonialism, belief systems and the importance of imagination.


Simon Speiser is an Ecuadorian-German artist known for his interdisciplinary approach that merges nature and technology through various media, including writing, sculpture, virtual reality, installations, and printmaking. His works explores themes of origins and the interplay between human and technological worlds. Blending virtual reality and ancestral folklore, weaving science fiction with non-western conceptions of technology, and believing in storytelling as a tool in the fight against dystopian thinking, Speiser often creates immersive, sensory experiences that highlight the convergence of traditional knowledge and contemporary digital techniques, showcasing the resilience and adaptability of precolonial cultures​. He has exhibited at Tai Kwun, Tate Modern, Julia Stoschek Collection, Walter Phillips Gallery Banff, CAC Quito and Frankfurter Kunstverein among others.