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

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

2022 TFC / Anna Ehrenstein, distanz Verlag, Berlin, DE

selected group shows:

albanian diasporic rat based in berlin, Tirana and the cloud *1993


 Currently guest-professor at interdisciplinairy study program “new research in art and technology between UDK&TU 2023-2024

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:

2023 Kunstverein Braunschweig

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

Lagos Biennale, Lagos, NG

Documenta with “Party Office”, Kassel, DE

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.

Anna Ehrenstein works in transdisciplinary artistic practice with 

an emphasize on research, pedagogy and collaboration. She works

in lens based media, installation, social moments and writing.

Her works circulate around the material culture of the periphery, 

networked images and ecologies in our interconnected state of 

prosumption. The materialization of intangible data is as much part of her installation process as community and collectivity. She works in precarious assemblage with a large number of groups through south-south collaborations and believes in the radical possibilities of spiritual coalition, ritual and collective

unlearning, by way of redistributing global north resources. 

Born in Germany to Albanian parents with transottoman ancestry: Albanian, Turkish, Kosovar & Egyptian; she is interested in concepts of plasticity,  creolisation, myths, islamic & proto-science fiction and popular culture. 

While her mother could access a work visa, her father left Germany after denied asylum and the family started anew in Tirana, which resulted in Ehrenstein growing up between Albania and Germany. This biographical peculiarity aroused her interest in the necropolitics of migration

and the construction of the Eurasian continent. She studied media art, photography and curation and has been teaching at various prestigious academies and institutions, amongst others Bard College,

Technical University and UDK Berlin, Germany, Stellenbosch Academy South Africa or Photopia Cairo, Egypt. She exhibited internationally and her work is found in public and private collections; amongst others the Museum of Modern Art Warszawa, the collection of the German State or the Fotomuseum Winterthur.