Anna Baranowski was born in Bytom, Poland in 1983. Today she lives and works in Leipzig. As a contemporary artist and filmmaker Anna Baranowski works on omnipresent, existential questions of the human being in a highly diminished and accented way. The techniques vary between video installation, photography, sculpture and interventions in the media public space. An always returning subject of her works is the struggle between power and faint in current society. In doing so, she looks at historical legacies in everyday life and reflects collective psychological phenomena of human behaviour. Observations of humans in the mass-media discourse serve as the resource for her social studies. Besides, digital social networks open to her doors to worlds that once have been closed. In the field of experimental and documentary film Anna Baranowski focuses on Direct Cinema. She always uses documentary material in her works. In addition to her own in detail composed cinematic images, the use of archival footage is central to her experimental films. She uses a wide variety of sources, such as amateur footage, NASA or military footage. By taking them out of their original context, her works unleash new meanings. In her artful collages there are always sequences that jar, that if anything skew obvious expectations and for that very reason trigger inner processes.



2012   Diploma Fine Arts / exam passed with distinction

2005 - 2012   Studies of Media Art at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in the Class for Mass Media Research and Art in Public Media Space (Prof. Günther Selichar)



scholarships / awards

2020 Artist in Residence at the Off Season Residency in Vlora, Albania (Goethe-Institut Bukarest, AFCN - Administration of the National Cultural Fund Romania, Goethe-Zentrum Tirana)

2018 Scholarship by the Bonn Art Foundation (Stiftung Kunstfonds)
2018 Artist in Residence at the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Columbus, Ohio, USA
2018 Nominated for the 3rd PORTRAITS - Hellerau Photography Award
2016 Sponsorship by the Ministry of Justice, Cultural and European Affairs Schleswig-Holstein / production of the project „relics“
2016 Nominated for the 6th International Marianne Brandt Award
2016 Artist in Residence at Otte 1 – the Schleswig-Holstein Artists Residency in Eckernförde, Germany
2015 Sponsorship of the production of the artist´s monograph by the Arts Council of the Free State of Saxony
2014 Scholarship by the Arts Council of the Free State of Saxony
2008 Received the first prize of the study award of the Academy`s Association



2018 Collection of the Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg
2013 Collection of the Kunstfonds (Art Fund) of the Free State of Saxony

current exhibitions



An exhibition in times of the suspended public


From May 1st to August 30th, 2020

HALL 14 - Center for Contemporary Art Leipzig Cotton Mill
Spinnereistrasse 7 
04179 Leipzig / T: +49 341 492 42 02 / opening hours: Tue-Sat, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Barrier-free access

Opening: Friday, May 1, 2020,
3 p.m. online on Facebook and Instagram


PRELUDE: ARCU & OHM, Ya-Wen Fu, Sebastian Gögel, Angelika Rochhausen, Johannes Rochhausen


FROM THE COLLECTION: Sven Bergelt, Jens Besser, Nori Blume, Nadja Buttendorf, Yvon Chabrowski, Lutz Dammbeck, Eckehard Fuchs, Rainer Görß, Janet Grau, Falk Haberkorn, Harry Hachmeister, Mark Hamilton, Lena Rosa Händle,, Andreas Hildebrandt, Margret Hoppe, Britta Jonas, Susanne Keichel, Anja Kempe, Dirk Lange, Nora Mesaros, Dominik Meyer, Bruno Raetsch, Martin Reich, Evelyn Richter, Ute Richter, Daniel Rode, Ricarda Roggan, Luise Schröder & Anna Baranowski, Matti Schulz, Tilo Schulz, André Schulze, Gundula Schulze Eldowy, VIP, Ya-Wen Fu, Christoph Wetzel, Katrin Winkler, Tobias Zielony


Nevertheless: Art is there for everyone! The 19th century founded museums and art associations. In the 20th century, the educational reform movement invented museum pedagogy to address new target groups. In the second half of the 20th century, a state-sponsored museum boom renewed the ideal of a culture for everyone. In the GDR, an order system ensured the production of pictures that corresponded to the socialist ideas of popular and educational art. There was no free art market. Today digitalization and net art renew the promise of accessibility and the production of art by everyone.

On the occasion of the 10th edition of the annual purchase exhibition of the cultural foundation of the Free State of Saxony "WIN / WIN", the project "ART (re_public)" takes a look at the collection of the art fund of the Dresden State Art Collection. The works of art that the Free State of Saxony has been buying from artists every year since 1992 are collected and researched here. The Saxon Cultural Foundation has been making this purchase since 2005. An independent advisory board decides on the purchases. In this way, more than 1,000 works have entered the Kunstfonds' collection over the past 30 years. After the previously changing presentations at different locations in Saxony, the purchases have been presented to the public since 2011 immediately after the jury meeting in the exhibition series "WIN / WIN". The aim of the »KUNST (re_public)« project is to explore the current relationship between art and the public using works from this collection.

This project was planned before the effects on the public life due to the worldwide spread of the novel corona virus were even conceivable. Until recently, no one would have believed that the almost complete standstill of the public - worldwide - was possible. Now it is a matter of reinventing the relationship between our art institution and the public under the new conditions - always with the perspective that the restrictions can not only be reduced, but also strengthened again. Large openings and spinning tours will probably not be in the foreseeable future. It is still necessary to develop how events, school projects and courses can take place. The project will start on May 1, 2020, 15 years after the first large tour of the spinning mill, virtually on our online platforms. We present works from the collection and people related to them. The team at HALLE 14 put together a selection of works from the art fund during the lockdown. Can computer programs be helpful in the future to develop exhibitions and make collections more public? The artist Tillmann Ohm developed the artificial curator ArCu, who also made a selection of works from the acquisitions since 2011. We now want to discuss this selection with our audience - first online, later also here on site.

past exhibitions


2019 Cologne / GER / Gallery BRUCH & DALLAS / Ideally (solo)


2019 Bukarest / ROM / Anca Poterasu Gallery /  Not everything means something, honey (vol. 2)


2019 Leipzig / GER / Galerie Eigen + Art / Not everything means something, honey


2019 Leipzig / GER / GFZK Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst / TRAKT IV


2018 München / GER / Størpunkt - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst / MONUMENTAL


2018 Leipzig / GER / MONUMENTA FSTVL LPZG 2018 - Intelligence Of Many


2018 Graz / AU / KUNSTHAUS GRAZ - KULTUM / Glaube Liebe Hoffnung


2018 Dresden / GER / HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum für Zeitgenössiche Kunst / 3. PORTRAITS - Hellerau Photography Award


2018 München / GER / Størpunkt - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst / LUXURIA


2017 Zagreb / HR / POGON – Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth / Corpus Collective


2017 Dresden / GER / Motorenhalle. Projektzentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst -Riesa Efau / OCCUPATION / Videoarbeiten aus dem Kunstfonds/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden


2017  Bordeaux / FR / METAVILLA, Installation urbaine


2016 / 17   Chemnitz / GER / Industriemuseum Chemnitz / 6. Internationaler Marianne Brandt Wettbewerb - Materialeffekte


2016   Gera / GER / Häselburg / WesensArt

2016 Leipzig / GER / Kurzsüchtig - 13. Mitteldeutsches Kurzfilm Festival


2015 Dresden / GER /  Motorenhalle. Projektzentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst -Riesa Efau / Wohin gehen wir


2015 Leipzig / GER / KTR Galerie / INAUGURATION


2015 Essen / GER / Welterbe Zollverein / Contemporary Art Ruhr - C.A.R. Talente

2015 Berlin / GER / Galerie EIGEN + ART / offen/open

2015 Berlin / GER / Kreuzberg / SMALL SETS OF OPTIMISM FEED US WELL (solo)

2014 Leipzig / GER / Museum der bildenden Künste / Herz, Reiz & Gefühl

2013/14 Berlin / GER / Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund / Ausstellung des Kunstfonds


2013 Leipzig / GER / Baumwollspinnerei - Halle 14 / THE SUPERSHOW

2013 Gera / GER / Kunstverein Gera / Warten auf Gott


2013 Köln / GER / ANALOG Theater / BEING PHILOTAS

2013 Leipzig / GER / Baumwollspinnerei / WIN/WIN - Ankäufe der Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen 2013

2013 Bonn / GER / Bundeskunsthalle / 21. Bundeswettbewerb Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus

2013 Leipzig / GER / Galerie EIGEN + ART / Gruppenausstellung junger internationaler Künstler

2013 Seoul / KOR / Korean Film Archive / Exis Festival - Academy Showcase

2012 Marseille / F / La GAD - Galerie Arnaud Deschin / Luna Park, The Barkeeper´s Daughter

2012 Montreuil / F / Les Rencontres du cinéma documentaire

2012 Kronach  /  GER  /  Festung Rosenberg  /  Festungen innen und aussen

2012 Gera  /  GER  /  Kunstverein Gera  /  Imaginary Landscape - Hommage an John Cage  

2012 Leipzig  /  GER  /  Kuhturm Galerie  /  CHAPITRE V - GANGS OF BRUXELLES

2012 Berlin / GER  / KW Institut für Zeitgenössischen Kunst / 7. Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössischen Kunst


2012 Erfurt  /  GER  /  Galerie 7b  /  oki.doki- Dokumentarfilmschau

2012 Dresden / GER / Festspielhaus Hellerau / Junge Kunst Sachsen

2011 Leipzig / GER / Galerie A und V / LINDENOW # 7

2011 Szczecin / POL / Galeria VHS / Basic Instincts

2011 Augsburg / GER / Zeughaus Augsburg , Toskanischen Säulenhalle // TOLERABILIS

2011 Frankfurt am Main / GER / Hotel Poerty No. 4

2011 Tokio / J / Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / Cityscapes

2011 Vilnius / LIT / Kino Pasaka / Editing Spaces. Reconsidering The Public.

2011 Frankfurt am Main / GER / Galerie am Dom / V Kunst Frankfurt 2011 - la vie en général

2011 Wien / AU / Österreichisches Fernsehen  - Okto TV / PAL Positions

2010 Leipzig / GER / Tapetenwerk / Video was my first love (solo)

2010 Halle (Saale) / GER / Galerie Die Schöne Stadt / ATTACK on LINKINGS

2010 Leipzig / GER / Messehof Leipzig + Public Media Space / In public relation

2010 Linz / AU/ Stockwerkegalerie im Power Tower / Kunst im Tower

2009 Dresden / GER / Galerie Doppel.DE / „On (plein) air“

2009 Bonn / GER / Galerie Böttger / Art in Public Space , Videonale Bonn

2008 Leipzig / GER / Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst / Studienpreis des HGB Freundeskreises

2008 Leipzig / GER / Essential Existence Gallery / OPEN (Fast!)

2008 Copenhagen / DEN / Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts / SUBLIMINAL

2007 Leipzig / GER // Augustusplatz Leipzig // DING_UND_UN_DING / Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum



2019/20 (produktion) Rolling Vegan (GER,DNK,NOR,FIN,RUS,MNG,CHN,USA) by Michael Moritz and Anna Baranowski / Documentary 120min / direction, cinematography, editing

2020 (post production) Keep Calm and Open Carry (USA, GER) /  Experimental 45min, supported by the Bonn Art Foundation (Stiftung Kunstfonds) and the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Columbus,Ohio, USA / screenplay, direction, cinematography, editing

2020 (post production) Robin Hood Gardens (GB, USA, GER) / Documentary 90min, supported by the mdm - Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung / editing

2019 (post production) Bis ans Ende der Welt (F, ES, GER) / Documentary 5 x 30min, per pro. ARTE / cinematography

2019 Monumental (CHN, GER) / Experimental 15min / screenplay, direction, cinematography, editing

2019 Mein härtester Weg (F, ES, GER) / Documentary 45min, per pro. ZDF / cinematography

2018 Robin Hood Gardens - Vision and Value (GB, USA, GER) / Documentary 17min / editing
Festival - 16. Internationale Architektur Biennale - Robin Hood Gardens: A Ruin in Reverse

2017 Eine Armlänge Welt (F, ES, GER) / Documentary 90min, coproduction 3Sat and ZDF / cinematography

2016 ToPas - Ein Schiff im Garten (GER) / Documentary 72min / cinematography
Festival - Filmfest Emden/Norderney

2016 Pink Elephants (GB, USA, F, GER) / Documentary 92min, supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW / cinematography, editing
W-Film Distribution

2015 Bowlingtreff (IT, USA, GER) / Documentary 60min, supported by the Arts Council of the Free State of Saxony / cinematography, editing
2016 New York / US / Architecture and Design Film Festival
2016 Mailand / IT / Milano Design Film Festival
2016 Wroclaw / POL / Miasto Movie - Festival for Architecture, Arts + Film
2015 Leipzig / D / DOK Leipzig - 58. Internationales Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm

2015 I´m tired of being an Artronaut (GER) / Experimental 6min / screenplay, direction, cinematography, editing
Kurzsüchtig - 13. Mitteldeutsches Kurzfilm Festival

2011 Facing The Scene ( GER, PL) by Anna Baranowski and Luise Schröder / Experimental 16min / screenplay, direction, cinematography, editing
2018 Graz / AU / KUNSTHAUS GRAZ - KULTUM / Glaube Liebe Hoffnung
2013 Seoul / KOR / Korean Film Archive / Exis Festival
2012 Montreuil / F / Les Rencontres du cinéma documentaire
2012 Berlin / D / KW Institut für Zeitgenössischen Kunst / 7. Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössischen Kunst



MATERIALEFFEKTE // Publisher: Villa Arte e.V., Chemnitz 2017

AB - BA / Monography Anna Baranowski //  Publisher: ARTEFAKT Verlagsanstalt, Kyffhäuser 2015

THE SUPERSHOW // Publisher: ARTEFAKT Verlagsanstalt, Jena 2014

HERZ,REIZ & GEFÜHL // Publisher: mdv Mitteldeutscher Verlag GmbH, Halle (Saale) 2014

ATLAS 2013 - Kunststudentinnen und Kunststudenten stellen aus - 21. Bundeswettbewerb des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung // Publisher: Bundesministeriumfür Bildung und Forschung, Deutsches Studentenwerk e. V., Grafische Werkstätten der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, 2013

À la première personne < Les Rencontres du cinéma documentaire// Publisher: Damien Rossier – Scope Éditions, Montreuil, 2012.

IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE - Hommage an John Cage (Catalogue)
Publisher: Dr. Claudia Tittel, Grafische Werkstätten der Hochschule für Grafik und
Buchkunst Leipzig, 2012

editing spaces. reconsidering the public.
An Exhibition in the Public [Media] Space of Vilnius/Lithuania. (Catalogue)
Publisher: Günther Selichar, Grafische Werkstätten HGB Leipzig, 2012

Tolerabilis, (Catalogue)
Publisher: Kulturamt, Projektbüro für Frieden und Interkultur, Augsburg 2011

v-kunst frankfurt „la vie en général“ video- und medienkunst, (Catalogue)
Publisher: Andreas Greulich, Christoph von Löw, Verlag der Galerie Greulich Frankfurt
am Main 2011

On (Plein) Air, (Catalogue)
Publisher: Günther Selichar, Claudia Tittel, Arte Fakt Verlagsanstalt Jena 2009

Studienpreis 2008 des Freundeskreises der HGB Leipzig, (Catalogue)
Publisher: Freundeskreis der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Grafische
Werkstätten HGB
Leipzig 2008

DING_UND_UN_DING, (Catalogue)
Publisher: Christin Lahr, Silke Witch, Leipzig 2007



 © 2019 by Anna Baranowski

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