Ananda Serné (1988, NL) is an artist based in Stavanger, Norway. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. Through moving image, photography, textiles and writing, her practice explores forms of sensory (dis)orientation. She is interested in questions that touch upon (mis)communication, how much information exists for example outside of the realm of human perception? How much information is lost?
In order to create her work, she visits specific places where she collects words, images and/or sounds that serve as ingredients in her practice. These elements are then intuitively arranged into narratives that weave temporary connections between the concrete, the elusive and the imaginary.
Since graduating from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2016, her work has among others been shown at: Framferd, Velferden, Sokndal, NO; Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, NL; Mesh, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE; Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO; Studio17, Stavanger, NO; Tenderflix International Film and Video Prize, Tenderpixel, London, UK; Bangkok Underground Film Festival and Stuttgarter Filmwinter, DE.
She completed residencies at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Iceland, Asahi AiR in Japan and at Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taiwan. Her short stories appeared in several magazines in the Netherlands.
Alongside her own practice, she is co-running independent exhibition space Studio17 in Stavanger.