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Anna Ekros - Visual artist, writer, curator and art historian holds an MFA from International Center of Photography / Bard Collage and an MA in Critical Theory and the Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York City. Ekros was educated in a specific photographic tradition in her early 20s by masters such as Anders Petersen, Halil Koyutürk and later Nan Goldin. During higher education she developed an interest in the moments where she can observe the edge of her perception. In her work her medium become a metaphor for her own consciousness. The artist recently exhibited at the Bruce High Quality Foundation in Brooklyn and have been published by Pinsapo Press in 2019. Ekros is the Photography and Education Coordinator at Supermarket, Stockholm Independent Art Fair.  As a curator she has a strong interest in artists whom, educated and historically informed, find their chosen medium to be too narrow to fit their own experience and work to expand their means of expression. This summer she is launching the third video in her project Grandma’s Camera at Hageboop festival, Gotland, as well as a collaborative project with the Berlin painter Carola Göllner.

 

Education:

School of Visual Arts, Critical Theory and the Arts, MA, 2015 - 2016

Bard Collage/International Center of Photography, MFA, 2013 - 2015

Valand Academy, The Photographic Project, 2013

Nordic School of Photojournalism, Biskops Arnö, Program of Photojournalism, 2010 - 2013

Gotlands folkhögskola, Program of Photography, 2009 - 2010

Collaboration and curatorial practice:

Wet Land / Mary Mattingly, Visiting Artist and Curator, 2014 - 2016

552 Experimental Music and Performance Series/Miriam Atkin/Rijard Bergeron, Curator, 2013-2016

No Sign will Treat You to the Interior Spectacle, a performance in collaboration with Jonathan Wood Vincent and Miriam Atkin 2015

The Concept Hurts, a video production in collaboration with Miriam Atkin 2014

Fundamentet Stockholm / Lisa Gerholm / Puma Berg, Co-founder, 2011 - 2016

Selected group exhibitions:

Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019

Bruce High Quality Foundation. Brooklyn, USA, 2017

610 Smith Street, Brooklyn, USA, 2016

Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, USA, 2015

Babycastles, New York, USA, 2015

School of International Center of Photography, New York, USA, 2015

Gelato/ Wolwoth Loft, Brooklyn, USA, 2014

LIC Studios, New York, USA, 2014

VOL Arts, New York, USA, 2013

International Center of Photography, LIC Studios, New York, USA, 2013

The Imagegroup PIRI PIRI, Stockholm, Sweden 2013

Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012

Galleri Kontrast, Visby, Sweden, 2012

Biskops Arnö kapell, Visby, Sweden, 2011

Gotlands Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden, 2010

Visby Fotogalleri, Visby, Sweden, 2009

Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009

Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006

Solo exhibitions:

Galleri ELEVATOR, Supermarkets backyard café, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019

International Center of Photography, LIC Studios, “All things” New York, USA, 2015

Fundamentet, “Sand” Stockholm, Sweden, 2013

Kulturhuset, “Det andra är att om ett år kommer mitt liv ha förändrats väldigt mycket”, Sweden, 2008

Selected positions:

Supermarket, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Photography and Education Coordinator, 2019 -

Dala-Demokraten, Photographer and Reporter, 2018

The Red Hook Star-Revue, Photographer and Reporter, 2017

Shura Chernozatonskaya, Artists assistant, 2016 - 201

SVA Library, Picture Collection Archivist assistant, 2015 – 2016

International Center of Photography Library, Archive assistant, 2014 – 2015

Nan Goldin, Assistant, 2013

Sydsvenskan, Photographer, 2012 - 2013

Dagens Arbete, Photographer, 2011 - 2012

Dala Demokraten, Photographer and Reporter, 2009 - 2012

Selected grants:

Boris Kunosstipendiet, Sollentuna Kommun, 2018

Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstipendium, 2016

Anna Whitlocks Minnesfond, 2014

Fabrikör JL Eklunds Hantverksstipendium, 2013

Ansgarius Stiftelsen, 2013

Stockholms Stad, Kulturstöd för Unga, 2005

 

Contact:

anna@annaekros.com

+46721501416