Lili Huston-Herterich


I (she/her) am an artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. My practice involves material and processual research that asks who and what I am with, and where these things come from. I am concerned with how my work emerges in complicated relation to space, history, and other lives, and how to maintain an awareness of these relations. Materially, I work with what I am in close vicinity to in order to develop a dialogue from my current position historically, geographically, and economically. My work ranges from sculptures made with found material, to writing and poetry that begins with transcription of live or recorded voice, to photographs, sound, and video. I am conscious of my position as a maker in a context of excess, and use capitalist culture's flotsam and jetsam to create meaningful work in a radically dependent present.

A .PDF version of my CV can be found here.

Current ongoing projects

I run a project space called Available & The Rat from my apartment in the Charlois neighborhood in Rotterdam Zuid.

Recently, I have begun broadcasting some of my research practice and process through episodic sound. On Packing Light is a podcast that speculates, with others, the ways in which capitalism has shaped our relationship to and understanding of our personal belongings, specifically through the personal and political sentimental capacities of textiles and clothing. This project is broadcast live in Rotterdam via WORM Radio, and archived online.

I am also working on a perpetually unfinished project called System of Radical Dependency (first commissioned through a research position at Index Foundation in Stockholm) that aims to acknowledge the dependencies in an artistic practice in order to redefine how artistic practices are represented through online distribution systems. An ongoing and unfinished essay on this work can be found here.


I am represented by Zalucky Contemporary, a gallery in Toronto run by Juliana Zalucky.