Ananda Serné

Ananda Serné (Rotterdam, 1988) grew up on a boat on some of the rivers of Europe. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík and lives between Norway and the Netherlands where she works primarily with moving image, photography, installation and writing. Recent exhibitions and screenings have been included in Gerdarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum and Stuttgarter Filmwinter. She attended a residency 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 head, 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, 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.




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

June 2017: Post-truth Fiction Workshop, Arnhem, Netherlands

March 2017: 
Bangkok Underground Film Festival, Thailand


→ CV (PDF)