Sam Heydt is an American social practice and recycled media artist born and raised in New York City. Although currently residing in Vienna, Heydt has lived and worked in Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Athens, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Reykjavík and Rajasthan.
In her practice, she works across a spectrum of different media- film, video, installation, photography, sculpture, sound, merchandise, text — and employs a range of materials often reinventing or trespassing their associative use. Heydts’ vision looks beyond the ordinary. Esteemed as one of the pioneers of the recycled media movement, Heydt’s work has been shown in galleries, museums, art fairs and film festivals worldwide.