Ananda Serné

Liquid Whistle, solo exhibition at The Norwegian Sculpture Society in Oslo, 02.12.22 – 15.01.23
with a performance at the opening on Friday the 2nd of December 18:00.
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Reviews of my novel Nachtbloeiers

De Morgen 19.11.2022

De Nederlandse debutante Ananda Serné overtuigt volkomen met Nachtbloeiers, een roman die zich afspeelt in het schemergebied tussen waken en slapen. (...) In een onderkoelde verteltoon doorsnijdt Serné haar toch koortsige roman met gortdroge humor en strooit ze die vol met kennis uit de slaapwetenschap, met biologische anekdotes of met kunst- en literatuurverwijzingen. 

NRC 27.10.2022

Nachtbloeiers is veelomvattender en geraffineerder dan een verslag van een individuele zoektocht. Het bevat tal van nieuwsgierig makende verwijzingen naar kunst en onderzoek op het gebied van slaap, het roept allerlei vragen op. (...) Serné schrijft helder, wat goed te pas komt bij de tastende inhoud van de roman. De dialogen zijn sterk. De roman is bovendien geestig en spannend.

Bazarow 18.10.2022

Serné schrijft zeer geloofwaardig, nergens overdadig. Wat opvalt is daarbij hoe naturel ze dialoog schrijft. De beelden en metaforen die ze gebruikt, zijn het geraamte van het verhaal, maar zonder te nadrukkelijk aanwezig te zijn. 

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Insect sing-along will be screened during Orgelnatt: Økologi, Maskinmusikk og Vokalkunst at Stavanger Concert Hall, 01.10.2022
There will be live sound to two of my video works. Music: Gunhild Seim, John Lilja and Nils Henrik Asheim on the organ.

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27.09.2022: My novel Nachtbloeiers is situated in a society that struggles with sleeplessness.
It is published by Uitgeverij Cossee in Amsterdam. 

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September 2022: two-week residency at Ny-Ålesund Centre for Arctic Scientific Research, Svalbard/Spitsbergen.

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The Wiggle of a Worm, together with Marijn van Kreij at Plaatsmaken in Arnhem, 22.07.22 – 11.09.22 
This exhibition is part of Altered Breath, a project on the commons conceived by Wouter Venema. Other participants include: Astrid Nobel, Bernice Nauta, Müge Yilmaz, Hannah van Binsbergen, Vicky Francken and Dorien de Wit.

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Insect sing-along on the cover of Daisyworld Magazine, collaboration with Poyen Wang.

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Insect sing-along at puntWG in Amsterdam, 20.03.22 – 27.03.22
Solo exhibition, curated by Àngels Miralda

At the opening, there will be a peformance made in collaboration with vocal ensemble Genetic Choir

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Artist in residence at airWG in Amsterdam, January – March 2022

During my stay at airWG, I will expand on my earlier work with insects by focusing on insect-inspired robots that are developed for potential use in agriculture and the army. As in my earlier work, I will emphasize insects' cognition and the sound produced by (robotic) insects. I will work together with a group of singers to compose live sound to the video, referring to the live sound that accompanied early silent cinema.

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Echoists of the Takase River will be screened during Video Art and Experimental Film at SEA Foundation in Tilburg, 23.09.21 – 25.09.21

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slow-wave, solo exhibition at Bryne Kunstforening, 10.09.21 – 03.10.21

In the installation slow-wave, different voices mimic the sound of water and pronounce water onomatopoeia such as: bloop, splish, splash, sprinkle, drip, drup, drizzle, dryss, drypp and spray. "Slow-wave sleep" is the deepest phase of non-rapid eye movement sleep. 
The colours of the textiles derive from cyanotype, indigo and a blue light-harvesting pigment found in cyanobacteria. The cyanobacteria is the simplest organism currently known to have a day and night rhythm.
The sound piece is made in collaboration with vocal ensemble Song Circus.

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Ut av venterommet, exhibition with artists working at Tou, Stavanger, 12.08.21 – 22.08.21

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During a stay at Velferden Centre for Contemporary Art in Sokndal (NO), I worked with soprano Bodil Arnesen in the darkness of a former iron ore mine.

The video Opera is part of the site-specific collaborative project Book of Sand / Singular Hands with artists Matt Bryans and Håvard Sagen and sociologist Merete Jonvik. Together we explored the dormant mythologies of three artist-run spaces in Rogaland, Norway. These places were situated in a post-mining landscape, a marketplace, and agricultural surroundings.

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Vårutstillingen, group exhibition at Fotogalleriet in Oslo, 08.05.21 – 30.05.21
With: Marit Arnekleiv, Petter Buhagen, Hilde Honerud, Julie Hrnčířová, Kaja Leijon, Mariken Kramer, Greg Pope, Karen Pettersen, Jenny Rydhagen , Yanir Shani, Morten Torgersrud and Kjersti Vetterstad

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Duet/Songs at PARABOL, a collaboration between Kunsthall 3.14 and Lydgalleriet, Bergen, 19.03.21 – 06.06.21

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Kortfilmdagen, Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden, 12.01.2021
curated by Bahareh Mirhadi

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Awarded Stavanger Artist of the Year 2021

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Artist in residence at Titanik Gallery in Turku, Finland – December 2020

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From the Balcony, group exhibition at Stavanger Art Museum, 07.11.20 – 27.12.20
Curated by Hanne Beate Ueland, Vibece Salthe, Helga Nyman and Jane Sverdrupsen.

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Artist in residence at Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, September 2020

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Duet/Songs, performance at Studio17, Stavanger, 03.09.2020 

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Vestlandsutstillingen 2020, curated by Elise By Olsen.
Touring exhibition: Kunsthall Stavanger, Sogn and Fjordane Art Museum, Kunstgarasjen Bergen, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Art Museum KUBE

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Solo exhibition at Galleri 54 in Göteborg, Sweden 15.11.2019 – 08.12.2019

The city of Göteborg acquired the video A caterpillar is curled in a green ring and added it to their public collection. 

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Artist in residence at Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taipei, Taiwan, 01.05.2019 – 31.07.2019. Supported and organised by the Mondriaan Fonds. 

During my residency, I will gather auditory and visual impressions about the ways in which insects navigate a man-made environment like Taipei. I am specifically interested in caterpillars, cocoons, and winged insects. I will focus on their movements and their sense of hearing; the sounds they produce in order to communicate. 

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Prospects and Concepts at Van Nellefabriek, Art Rotterdam, 06.02.2019 – 10.02.2019. I will show the tapestries Night-scented Flower I&II that I recently made at the Textile Lab of the Textile Museum in Tilburg. Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds. 


At night, I made infrared photographs of several night-blooming plants that moths feed on. With the help of a computerised Jacquard loom, I then translated these infrared photographs of nocturnally blooming flowers into woven tapestry. The photographs were downloaded into a software program that translated each colour into a combination of threads.

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