Andrea Huyoff was born in 1976 and grew up in the GDR. She studied at the Arts Academy of Düsseldorf. Andrea Huyoff completed her studies in the master classes of Katharina Sieverdings and Leiko Ikemura at University of the Arts Berlin. During her studies, she ran two off-spaces in Berlin and curated numerous exhibitions. Her cultural and artistic work has a distinctly philosophical and social background and includes all techniques from painting to sculpture, text body and film. Her works have already been part of many exhibitions and film festivals at home and abroad, such as: Art Fair Miami Beach / Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles / Macy Art Gallery, New York Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin / Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi / Venice Biennale 2010 Collateral Exhibit, Venice / Cap-Cologne, Cologne / Espace Surplus, Berlin / Malmö Kunsthal, Malmö. She has four children. Since 2010 Andrea Huyoff divides her time between Berlin and Rosow (Brandenburg). A multidisciplinary soloist, Huyoff is the co-founder of CargoCult, an artists' collective formed in Berlin in 2012, which aims at integrating unemployed people, and comprises mainly women with a background of migration. The collective researches in and around the respective site of action and exhibition, develops site-specific entanglements and explores utopian-visionary practices with the means of art, e.g. with its own encyclopedia. With occasional collaborators, CargoCult merges the world of art with fashion, mass media and real-social borders and margins.
In 2019, members of the collective were invited as visiting lecturers at Kunsthochschule Kiel, and presented their work with the fashion label Bless at PIN-UP magazine (New York).
Recent exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Giessen (Germany) , Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin; reclaim award, Köln, kunsthal 6001 Haderslev (Denmark)