Ananda Serné

Ananda Serné (b.1988, Rotterdam) works with moving image, photography, installation and writing. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. Recent exhibitions and screenings have been included in Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway; Gerdarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland; Antimatter Media Art, Canada and Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany. She attended residencies at Villa Ruffieux in Switzerland and at Asahi AIR in Japan. Her short stories appeared on De Internet Gids and De Fusie.

The ability to be in two places at once through the senses has at multiple times served as a point of departure in my practice. The senses are closely connected to remembrance; they can function as an echo from the past or from another place. With these thoughts in the back of my mind, I aim to contemplate how landscapes shape our imagination, but also, how landscape is a construction shaped by cultural and political ideals. I consider how specific landscapes and a multiplicity (or disorientation) of place appear in language, storytelling and/or literary history.

In order to create my work, I visit certain places where I collect specific texts, conversations, objects or sounds that serve as ingredients in my practice. I then intuitively rework the information that I gathered during my research into narratives that weave temporary connections between the concrete, the elusive and the imaginary.




17. - 19. Nov. 2017: screening during Performance Art Oslo, ROM, Norway

14. Nov. 2017: 
Tenderflix, organised by Tenderpixel, London, UK 

Oct. - Nov. 2017: 
Artist in Residence at Villa Ruffieux, Switzerland

16. Sept. - 15. Oct. 2017: Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

11. - 13. August 2017: Solo exhibition at Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway



→ CV (PDF)