1. Ananda Serné (NL/NO) is a visual artist and writer who grew up on a riverboat on the waterways of Europe. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts. 

    Through moving image, language, textiles, performance and installation, her practice explores questions that touch upon translation and (mis)communication. She is interested in the challenges that media like language, sound and video pose when trying to capture certain natural phenomena. How much information exists for example outside of the realm of human perception? How much information is lost? Her works are attentive to the sensory conditions of sound, and are often informed by conversations and collaborations with others, for instance with singers, biologists, or translators. 

     

    Ananda is currently working on her novel Nachtbloeiers that will be published by Cossee Publishers in the Netherlands in September 2022.

    Upcoming exhibitions and projects will take place at Plaatsmaken in Arnhem (NL), Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger (NO), the Norwegian Sculptors Society in Oslo (NO) and at Ny-Ålesund Centre for Arctic Scientific Research on Svalbard.

     

     

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    Education

    2014/16   MA in Fine Arts, Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavík, IS
    2011/14   BA in Fine Arts, St. Lucas School of Arts, Antwerpen, BE
    2008/09  Theatre Studies, University of Amsterdam, NL 

    2007/08   Linguistics and Literature, University of Antwerpen, BE

     

    Solo Exhibitions & Projects

    2022  (upcoming)  Norwegian Sculptors Society, Oslo, NO
    2022  Insect sing-along, puntWG, Amsterdam, NL
    2021  slow-wave, Bryne Kunstforening, NO
    2020  Duet/Songs (performance), Titanik Gallery, Turku, FI
    2020  A caterpillar is curled in a green ring, Studio K Project Room, Kvernaland, NO
    2020  Duet/Songs (performance), Studio17, Stavanger, NO
    2019  A caterpillar is curled in a green ring, Galleri 54, Göteborg, SE
    2017  I smell flowers all around us, I smell only soil, Studio17, Stavanger, NO
    2016  Echoists of the Takase River, Asahi AiR, Nagano, JP
    2015  The Inhabitants, Iceland Academy of the Arts Gallery, Reykjavík, IS

     

    Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

    2022  (upcoming)  Altered Breath, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, NL 
    2021  Memoirs of Time and Presence, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati, PH
    2021  Theatre Gallery, Rogaland Theatre, Stavanger, NO
    2021  Video Art and Experimental Film, SEA Foundation, Tilburg, NL

    2021  Ut av venterommet, Tou Scene, Stavanger, NO
    2021  Book of Sand / Singular Hands II, Studio17, Stavanger, NO
    2021  Book of Sand / Singular Hands I, Velferden Centre for Contemporary Art, Sokndal, NO
    2021  Vårutstillingen, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
    2021  Parabol, Lydgalleriet with Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen, NO
    2021  Kortfilmsdagen, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE
    2020  From the Balcony, Stavanger Art Museum, NO
    2020  Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunstmuseet KUBE, Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, Kunsthall Stavanger, NO
    2019  Open Studios, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, TW
    2019  CC01, Tique Art Space, Antwerpen, BE
    2019  Framferd, Velferden Centre for Contemporary Art, Sokndal, NO
    2019  Alternating Narratives, St. Lucas School of Arts Gallery, Antwerpen, BE
    2019  Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, NL
    2018  Mesh, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE
    2018  State of the Art Network, The Independent AiR, Silkeborg, DK
    2017  Tenderflix Film and Video Prize, Tenderpixel, London, UK
    2017  Performance Art Oslo, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo, NO
    2017  Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
    2017  Bangkok Underground Film Festival, Bangkok, TH
    2017  Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, DE
    2017  Minimalen Kortfilmfestival, Trondheim, NO
    2016  Antimatter Media Art, Victoria, BC, CA
    2016  Communication with the Non-Human, Kunsthuis SYB and EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL
    2016  MA Graduation show, Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Art Museum, IS
    2015  Platform Nord, Festival for ung nordisk samtidskunst, Kristiansand, NO

     

    Residencies

    2022  (upcoming)  Ny-Ålesund Centre for Arctic Scientific Research, Svalbard, NO 
    2022  puntWG / airWG, Amsterdam, NL 
    2021  Velferden Centre for Contemporary Art, Sokndal, NO
    2020  Titanik Gallery, Turku, FI
    2020  Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Dale i Sunnfjord, NO
    2019  Hordaland Kunstsenter’s Summer Academy, Bergen, NO
    2019  Bamboo Curtain Studio / Mondriaan Fonds, Taipei, TW
    2018  Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, IS
    2017  Artistes en résidence, Clermont-Ferrand, FR
    2016  Asahi AiR, Nagano, JP

     

    Other Relevant Experience

    2020/22  Board member, BKFR, Visual Artists Union in Rogaland, NO
    2018/21  Board member, exhibition space Studio17, Stavanger, NO
    2017  Participant in art writing program, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL
    2016/17  Traineeship and library employee, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, NO
    2016/..  Short stories in several literary magazines (De Internet Gids, De Fusie, etc.), NL 

     

    Public Collections

    City of Göteborg, SE
    Bibliothèque Kandinsky - Centre Pompidou, FR

     

    Supported by (past and present)
    Arts Council Norway, NO
    The Norwegian Artists Association / Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, NO
    Stavanger City Council, NO
    Fond for Lyd og Bilde, NO
    Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, NO
    Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, NL
    Amarte Fonds, NL
    Mondriaan Fonds, NL