Ananda Serné

Ananda Serné is a Dutch visual artist and writer based in Norway. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts.

Through moving image, language, performance and installation, her practice explores questions that touch upon translation and (mis)communication. She is interested in the challenges that mediums like language, sound and moving image pose when trying to capture certain phenomena found in nature. Her work is often informed by conversations and collaborations with others, for instance with vocalists, biologists, or translators.

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

Upcoming solo exhibitions and projects will take place at PuntWG in Amsterdam, Konstepidemin in Göteborg, the Norwegian Sculptors Society in Oslo and at Ny-Ålesund Centre for Arctic Scientific Research on Svalbard.







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
2007/09   Linguistics and Literature, University of Antwerpen, BE


Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2023  (upcoming), Konstepidemin, Göteborg, SE
2022  (upcoming), Norwegian Sculptors Society, Oslo, NO
2022  (upcoming), 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, 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

2021  Memoirs of Time and Presence, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Makati, PH
2021  Teatergalleriet, Rogaland Teater, 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 Sokndals Scene for Samtidskunst, NO
2021  Vårutstillingen, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
2021  Parabol, Lydgalleriet with Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen, NO
2021  Kortfilmsdagen, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE
2020  Fra Balkongen, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, NO
2020  Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunstmuseet KUBE, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Kunsthall Stavanger, NO
2019  Open Studios, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, TW
2019  CC01, Tique Art Space, Antwerpen, BE
2019  Framferd, Velferden Sokndals Scene for Samtidskunst, 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



2022  Ny-Ålesund Centre for Arctic Scientific Research, Svalbard, NO (upcoming) 
2022  PuntWG / AiRWG, Amsterdam, NL (upcoming)   
2021  Velferden Sokndals Scene for Samtidskunst, 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 Center 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 Gids, De Fusie, etc.), NL 


Public Collections

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


Supported by

Arts Council Norway
The Norwegian Artists Association / Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
Stavanger City Council
Fond for Lyd og Bilde
Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale
Mondriaan Fonds