Solveig Qu Suess works within the fields of documentary film and artistic research. Her films and writings look into the optics of an increasingly unpredictable world, exploring questions of power and perception, the negotiation of bodies and environments, and image practices which escape the boundaries of their frame. Her practice uses filmmaking as means to research and connect registers of the intimate to the geopolitical, and sits on the intersection of visual ethnography, political ecology and feminist STS.
She has had residencies with her works screened and exhibited widely including at the Li Xianting Film Fund Beijing, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Kunsthall Trondheim, Fondazione Prada Venice, ArtScience Museum Singapore, Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, Guangzhou Image Triennial, Gothenburg Biennale among others. Her writing has been published in E-Flux Architecture, the Funambulist, Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, Radical History Review, Lausan, and she has given lectures internationally. She was a Digital Earth Fellow between 2018–19, recipient of the Gwaertler Foundation Grant in 2022, and was nominated through her collaborative project, Geocinema, for the Schering Stiftung Award for artistic research in 2020. She is currently Junior researcher at the Critical Media Lab, Basel and PhD candidate in Urban Studies at the University of Basel.