Anna Baranowski was born in Bytom, Poland in 1983. Today she lives secluded in a small village surrounded by the forests of East Germany and works on her art.
In 2012, she received her diploma in media art with distinction from the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. After her studies, she took part in numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad, such as the Berlin Biennale „Forget Fear“ in 2012. She has received grants, such as the Stiftung Kunstfonds working scholarship in 2018, and in recent years has been invited to various artist residencies, such as the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Columbus, USA, to develop new artistic works. Anna Baranowski looks at historical legacies in contemporary everyday life and reflects on collective psychological phenomena of human behaviour. In the field of experimental and documentary film, she focuses on direct cinema. She always uses documentary material in her works. In addition to her own cinematic images, composed in detail, the use of archival material is a central element of her experimental films. In doing so, she uses a wide variety of sources, such as amateur recordings, NASA or military footage. By taking them out of their original context, her works release new meanings. With documentary images that depict the real world, Anna Baranowski tells fictitious stories that are
irritating and contrary to obvious expectations, which is precisely why they have an inner meaning and for this very reason trigger processes - the viewer is thrown back on himself and is confronted with his own feelings.
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 / nominations / awards
2021 Scholarship by the Arts Council of the Free State of Thuringia
2021 Nominated for NEW POSITIONS, sponsorship programme for solo presentations by young emerging artists at the ART COLOGNE. Supported by the BVDG (Bundesverband Deutscher Galelerien und Kunsthändler), the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the ART COLOGNE fair itself. Anna Baranowski will be part of the showcase of Gallery EIGEN + ART Berlin/Leipzig
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. Scholarship by the Arts Council of the Free State of Saxony
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
17.-21. Novembre 2021
Since 1980 the sponsorship programme of "NEW POSITIONS" at ART COLOGNE provides young artists with the possibility to present their works in a 25 square metre area attached to the stands of their galleries. Financial support is provided by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (German association of galleries and art dealers) and the Koelnmesse.
For ART COLOGNE 2021 (17-21 November), a jury of experts composed of Aneta Rostkowska, Director Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Nikola Dietrich, Director Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and Dr. Marc Wellmann, Art Director Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin selected following young artistic positions.
The promotional booths are intended to attract the interest of collectors and the specialist public from museums and institutions in a special way. They function like curated solo exhibitions, predominantly comprising several works, groups of works or installations - in all media. The spectrum of works ranges from site-specific installations and interactions to politically ambitious artistic statements and theoretical explorations of artistic means of visualisation.
The design of a funding bunk is a considerable achievement: the concept requires the artists to realise a tradable form of their individual artistic position, their current artistic work, and to present it in such a way that it stands up to the critical eyes of the public. The fact that the nominees have managed to maintain this tension over two years and to continue to work continuously must be recognised and appreciated. Beyond the protected spheres of public scholarship programmes, the funding booths at ART COLOGNE are an instrument to give the latest artistic positions space in the reality of the art market and to enable an entry into this market.