ANNA HEYDEL

VISUAL ARTIST

ANNA HEYDEL (*1982, GUAYAQUIL/ECUADOR) IS A visual ARTIST WHOSE WORKS ARE BASED ON EXPERIMENTING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY. SHE MAINLY WORKS ON THE PROJECT THE BLIND SPOT, IN WHICH SHE COMBINES VISUAL ELEMENTS WITH BRAILLE, THE SCRIPTURE OF THE BLIND. THESE PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIES ENABLE (HER) TO EXAMINE THE COMPLEX WORLD OF (VISUAL) PERCEPTION AND TO PRODUCE NEW SHAPES THAT EMERGE FROM THE EMULSORIAL SPACE AROUND VISION AND BLINDNESS. CLASSICAL PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL AS MIXED-MEDIA INSTALLATIONS AND PROJECTIONS ARE THE PROCESSES SHE USES TO CREATE HER WORKS.

 

AFTER STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARBURG SHE WORKED AS AN EDITOR AT THE FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU, A GERMAN NATIONAL NEWSPAPER, AND AS A PROJECT MANAGER AT THE FOTOGRAFIE FORUM FRANKFURT, ORGANIZING THE SUMMER ACADEMY. DURING THIS PROGRAM SHE PARTICIPATED IN NUMEROUS WORKSHOPS WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS, CURATORS AND THEORISTS. AT THE SAME TIME SHE BEGAN TO INTENSIFY HER WORK AS A FREELANCE PHOTO ARTIST. during the last years she has been LIVING AND CONTINUING HER ARTISTIC PRACTICE ON SARDINIA/ITALY, where she realized numerous events and exhibitions in her studio poll and participated in local events and exhibitions.

throughout the past years her work has been shown on different occasions, such as the shortfilmfestival Subrise, Naxoshalle, Frankfurt/Main; Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen Hamburg; galleria Temporary Storing, Fondazione per l’arte Bartoli Felter, Cagliari/Sardinia; Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia; Kolga Award Exhibition 2016, Le Khaindrao Production, Tbilisi/Georgia; Contemporary – Festival di musica e arte d’avanguardia, Donori/Sardinia.

 

SHE RECENTLY RETURNED TO GERMANY, WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS NEARBY BREMEN.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019/04          Throwing An Eye On #3 : The Barn, Photographic Installation, Short-Exhibition, A barn, Kuhstedt/Bremen

2018/07          Throwing An Eye On #1, Photographic Exhibition, POLL, Cagliari/Sardinia

2017/09          Throwing An Eye On #3 : Donori, Photographic Installation, Contemporary – Festival di musica e arte d’avanguardia, Residency and Exhibition, Donori/Sardinia

2017/07          Esco Solo Quando C’è Vento (I Only Go Out When It Winds), Photographic exhibition about the experimental portrait, POLL, Cagliari/Sardinia

2017/05          Sperimentazione Ritrattesca, Interactive event about the experimental photographic portrait, POLL, Cagliari/Sardinia

2017/03          Opening POLL: Studio for Visual Arts, including the exhibition The Blind Spot #2, Cagliari/Sardinia

2016/12          The Blind Spot #1, Installation in public space, Parco Molentargius, Cagliari/Sardinia

2016/07          Space Tales – Tagliando Spazio, Roomfilling Installation Photocollage, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia

2016/05          Lost Alphabet, Presentation in the category Shortlist, Kolga Award Exhibition 2016, Le Khaindrao Production, Tbilisi/Georgia

2015/11          Lost Alphabet, Photographic Installation, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia

2015/10          The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Multiversal EXP-OFF, Festival for electronic music, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia

2015/09          La risposta a una domanda non fatta ( engl. The answer to an unposed question), Presentation Final work, Group exhibition Laboratorio 2015 of the study year 2014/2015 of Man Ray Photo School, Temporary Storing, Fondazione per l’arte Bartoli Felter, Cagliari/Sardinia

2015/08          The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Contemporary – Festival di musica e arte d‘avanguardia, Donori/Sardinia

2015/07          The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Psyche Time, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia

2015/01          The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Current, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia

2013/11          Participation in Portfoliowalk of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA), Annual meeting DFA, Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen Hamburg

2013/06          Deframing Light, Videoinstallation, Accompanying exhibition at the Shortfilmfestival Subrise, Naxoshalle, Frankfurt/Main

2007/06          Presentation Photobook and Roominstallation, Group exhibition Freie Gallerie, Cultural festival Spielraum, Waggonhallen Marburg

2006/06          Presentation Photosculpture, Group exhibition Tryptychon, Cultural festival Spielraum, Waggonhallen Marburg

 

AWARDS

2016/05          Lost Alphabet, Shortlist, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Contest, Tbilisi/Georgia

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019/04          The Blind Spot, in: Dodho Magazine, Online Publication, Barcelona

2016/05          Lost Alphabet, in: Exhibition catalog Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Photohouse Kolga, 2016

2015/05          Metti Un Nido In Cittadella, Catalog (contribution) for the exhibition of the sardinian artist Wanda Nazzari, IGES, Quartu Sant’Elena/Sardinia, 2015

2015/04          Shining, Photo object, Self publishing, Cagliari/Sardinia 2015

2015/01          Forgettory, Photo object, Self publishing, Cagliari/Sardinia, 2015