tales of lipstick and virtue, edition bessard, paris, FR


2020 tools for conviviality, spector books & c/o Berlin, DE

Anna Ehrenstein was born in Germany to Albanian parents

& works in transdisciplinary artistic practice. While her mother could access a work visa,

her father left Germany after denied asylum and started anew in Tirana.

This biographical peculiarityand growing up between the two most distinct societies on what is atm constructed as the European continent, aroused her interest in the necropolitics of migration. The main focus of her work is thinking about the perspective and material culture of the periphery, networked images and ecologies. The materialisation of intangible data and consciousness within circular glitch assemblies is as much part of her installation process as texts and written word. She works with a large number of groups on joint artistic projects and believes in the radical possibilities of collective unlearning.

selected group shows:

albanian diasporic rat based in berlin *1993


photographic studies @ university of applied arts and sciences, dortmund

curatorial school @ university of malta, valletta

media arts @ academy of media arts, cologne

curatorialintensive@ lagos biennale, lagos

selected solo shows:

2022 Offce Impart Berlin, DE (upcoming)

Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, DE

2021 Tools For Conviviality, C/O Berlin, DE

Tools For Conviviality, Landesmuseum Linz, AT

The Albanian Conference, KOW BERLIN, DE

2020 Anna Baba und die 40 Räuber, Gold und Beton, Cologne, DE

2019 True Self, Bazament Art Space, Tirana, AL

Coffee Ground Imaginairies, Open Source Festival, Düsseldorf, DE

A LOTUS IS A LOTUS, Case, Cologne, DE

BUZZ, duo with Will Fredo, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin, DE 2018 4Real, WartefurKunst, Kassel, DE

Tales of Lipstick and Virtue, Landskrona Fotofestival, Landskrona, SE

Tales of Lipstick and Virtue, Galerie Sira, Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, HR 2017 Tales of Lipstick and

Virtue, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, DE

selected educational practice, workshops and talks:

assistant and art mediator at 10th berlin biennale for contemporary art, workshops athamburger bahnhof,haus der kulturen der welt, youngarts center neukölln, talks at bard college berlin, academy of the arts kassel, the eyes at rencontres d’arles amongst others

Screen City Biennale, Oslo, N

Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim, DE

out of the dark II, kow, berlin, DE

Ural biennale, Yekaterinburg, RU

no stop non stop, lothringer halle 13, munich, DE

moore / moore, shang 8 gallery, bejing, CHN

amanet, triennale of photography, hamburg, DE (artist, initiator and co-curator)

month of photography los angeles, los angeles, US

les rencontres d’arles, arles, FR

palles projects, dublin, UK

studio marangoni, florence, IT

detailed cv upon request.