Anna Andrea Winther

Visual Artist

Born 1993 from Reykjavik, Iceland

Studio: Bankastræti 6, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland

In Anna Winther's artistic practice she looks to deconstruct various phenomenon’s within Icelandic-and western food production.  She explores these products through the industrial processes they are subjected to in comparison to their natural origins, materiality and their connection to human history. 

Through installations and performances, Anna looks to twist the illusion of the brand and creates processes in which the viewer connects directly to the material in question. From pulverizing cream biscuits and trying to put them together again, hanging up gelatine and fizzy-tablet vitamin hot-dogs in an old salestand and sweeping industrial salt around a room so the viewer can feel it on their skin and taste it on their lips. 

In these works Anna tries to bring about the question of how we can re-connect with our food and therefor nature.

2017

 

2015 - 2018

2014 - 2015

2009 - 2013

2019

2019

2017

2019

2018

2018

2017

2017

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2016

2016

2015

2015

2013

2016

2016

2019

2019

2017

2018 - now

Now

2019

2018

2017

2016 - 2018

2019

2019

2018

2017

2013

Education

 

BA, Fine Arts,

Iceland University of the Arts

 

Erasmus exchange, 

Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art

Preparatory studies, 

Visual Arts, Reykjavik Academy of the Arts

Matriculation Examination,

Graphic Design and Sociology, Borgarholtsskóli

Solo exhibitions

 

The Pancake Production

Outvert Artspace (Ísafjörður, Iceland) 

Skiljum ekki baun

Harbinger Gallery (Reykjavik, Iceland)

A part of the curated series Rólegt og Rómantískt

Curated by: Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir

Ein með engu

Sunnutorg (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Group exhibitions (selected)

 

Compost - Incontext 

(Slănic-Moldova, Romania). 

Residency and group exhibition. http://www.incontext.art/

Out in the Open

Reykjavik Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir 

(Reykjavik, Iceland)

Allar leiðir slæmar 

Skaftfell - Center for Visual Arts (Seyðisfjörður, Iceland)

MERGUR

Gallery Rýmd (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Arts in the Environment Nordic Symposium

Vartiosaari island (Helsinki, Finland)

http://www.nordicenviroart.org/

Walk This Way 

West Barns Studios (Dunbar, Scotland)

 

Vel Gert

Brautarholt 18 (Reykjavik, Iceland)

 

Equality days, "The sun" in University of Reykjavik (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Co-curator

December Exhibition

Bíó Paradís (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Myndlistaskólinn 

JL-house (Reykjavik, Iceland)

BRIM 

Brimhúsið (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Curated exhibitions

Equality days, "The sun" in University of Reykjavik (Reykjavik, Iceland)

Co-curator

Heyrðu!, Mengi (Reykjavik, Iceland) 

Co-curator

Residencies

Incontext AIR program,

(Slănic-Moldova, Romania). 

ArtsIceland and Gallery Úthverfa residency (Ísafjörður, Iceland)

Arts in the Environment Nordic Symposium

Vartiosaari island (Helsinki, Finland)

Other projects

Studio b6 

Artist studio and project space

Collective with artist Hillevi Högström, Svanhildur Haraldsdóttir, Agnes Ársælsdóttir, Ágústa Björnsdóttir, Berglind Hreiðarsdóttir and Þórunn Kolbeinsdóttir

Relevant work experience

Gufunesbær - Community Center for teenagers

Art club program

Neðstaland - After school center for children

Art club program 

Three month internship with artist

Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir

 

Assisted her with her artistic practice and designed the website: www.annaruntryggvadottir.com

(Berlin, Germany)

(Nýibær, Hólar in Hjartadal and Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik)

Internship during the exhibition "Tesur", assisting artists Ólöf Nordal and Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir

 

Iceland Academy of the Arts

Student council (Secretary) 

Grants and awards

Muggur - Travel Grant

Straumar Culturefund - Project grant

Myndlistasjóður - Project Grant

Erasmus+ grant (for internship)

Erasmus+ grant (for exchange program)

FEKÍ national short story contest

(chosen to represent Borgarholtsskóli)

Memberships

Living Art Museum

SÍM (The Association of Icelandic Artists)

2019