Anna Konik (Poland) works mainly in the form of video installations. Her works are transgressive and interdisciplinary in their nature, situated at the intersection, or perhaps the shared spaces, between various artistic areas. Anna creates forms, which are complex and inhomogeneous, combining properties found in various spheres of social activities. (Text fragment by Ryszard W.Kluszczynski)

During her residency, Anna intends to work on a collaborative video/art film drawn from the experiences and input of a group of Birkbeck students supported by The Compass Project.

Anna has had solo exhibitions at institutions including: ZiF Bielefeld (2016); Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2015/2016); MNAC, Bucharest (2015/2016); Void Gallery, Derry (2014); Max Libermann Haus, Berlin (2010). Recent group exhibition include: The Wall. Art Face To Face With Borders, TRAFO, Szczecin (2017); Invisible Barriers: Moving Images, The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2015); Progress and Hygiene, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw (2014/2015).

Anna has received study awards, grants and residencies, including from: Landis & Gyr Foundation, Zug, Switzerland (2019 and 2007); The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy (2018); POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Artist-in-Residence, Warsaw (2016/2017); IAS-Nantes, France (2014/2015); New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania (2013/2014); Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Grant (2013, 2005); IASPIS, Stockholm (2011/2012); ZiF Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, University, Bielefeld (2011); Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2008/2009); Young Poland Grant (2007); KulturKontakt Vienna (2006); National Sculpture Factory, Cork (2006); SPACES World Artists Program, Cleveland, USA (2005).

Anna holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Department of Media & Scenography, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2012). She has lectured at universities in Poland, Austria and Germany. She was nominated for the Views 2009 — Deutsche Bank Foundation Award and the Polityka Passport Cultural Award (2009).

With support from

  • Adam Mickiewicz Institute
  • i-Portunus


Autumn 2019

Artist’s website



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