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Ananda Serné
Jan-Mar 2022

Welcome Ananda Serné to airWG. January - March 2022.
Ananda 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 natural phenomena. How much information exists for example outside of the realm of human perception? How much information is lost?
Her work is often informed by conversations and collaborations with others, for instance with vocalists, biologists, or translators. Several of her works draw on methods employed throughout the history of theatre.
During her stay at airWG Serné will expand on her earlier research on insects by focusing on insect-inspired robots that are developed for use in agriculture and the army. As in her earlier work, she will emphasize insects' cognition and the sound produced by (robotic) insects. Ananda 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. At the end of the residency, Serné will present her work in an exhibition at puntwg , that will consist of textiles and a video screening with live sound composed in collaboration with a local choir.


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:

 2023  (upcoming)  Konstepidemin, Göteborg, SE

2023  (upcoming)  with Matt Bryans, Rogaland Kunstsenter, NO

2022  (upcoming)  Norwegian Sculptors Society, Oslo, NO
2022  (upcoming)  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, 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

2023  (upcoming)  De Vishal, Haarlem, NL

2023  (upcoming)  Isotop Project Room, Bergen, BE

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


2022  (upcoming)  Ny-Ålesund Centre for Arctic Scientific Research, Svalbard, NO 
2022  puntWG / airWG, Amsterdam, NL 
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

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
Mondriaan Fonds, NL


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