bio
 
 
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 at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. After her studies, she took part in numerous exhibitions like the 7th Berlin Biennale „Forget Fear“ in 2012 and received scholarships, such as the work grant from the Kunstfonds Bonn Art Foundation in 2018. During the last years she joined different artist in residence programs, for instance the Greater Columbus Arts Council in Columbus Ohio, USA.  
As a contemporary artist and filmmaker Anna Baranowski works on omnipresent, existential questions of the human being. 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.


 


education

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
 

collections

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

past exhibitions

2020 Gera / GER / Neue Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst  /
Anders - Ästhetik der Differenz

2020 Leipzig / GER / HALLE 14 - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst / KUNST(RE_PUBLIC)
Eine Ausstellung in Zeiten der suspendierten Öffentlichkeit
 

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