Anna Heydel (*1982, Guayaquil/Ecuador) is a visual artist whose works are based on experimenting with photography. She mainly works on the project ° All That Space ° (previously ° The Blind Spot °), in which she combines visual elements with Braille, the scripture of the blind. These photographic studies enable (her) to intervene concretely into the shaping of reality, to extend her sight and vision into space.
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 Anna Heydel 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.
Throughout the past years her work has been shown on different occasions, such as the Shortfilmfestival Subrise, Naxoshalle, Frankfurt/Main; Portfoliowalk DFA (Deutsche Fotografische Akademie) at the 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; RAW Phototriennale Worpswede, Galerie Altes Rathaus; Art and Project Space Haus6; Galerie Mimis Erbe, Worpswede, KW/Randlage ArtSpace Berg&Tal
Anna Heydel currently lives and works in Worpswede.
Anna Heydel offers photography workshops for kids and teenagers in organisations, associations and schools. She created differently shaped courses on a weekly basis or also as impulse workshop for two days or an entire week. If you have interest in planning a photographic project in your organisation or school, please have a look at the concept attached below.
2022 Three Installations, Worpsweder Werkschau, Kunst an der Hamme, Hammehafen Worpswede
2022 Aufhebung, Group Exhibition, Galerie Mimis Erbe, Worpswede
2022 Open Studios, Art and Project Space Haus6, Worpswede
2022 MinusMinusPlus, Duo-Exhibition with Marie S. Ueltzen, ArtSpace Berg&Tal, curated by Volker Schwennen and Tatjana Rettig, Bistro Berg&Tal, Worpswede
2022 Throwing An Eye On #6 / o.T. / Beben, Haus6 zu Gast in der Galerie Altes Rathaus, Group Exhibition, Galerie Altes Rathaus, Worpswede
2021 MinusMinusPlus, Haus 6 Group Exhibition, Art and Project Space Haus6, Worpswede
2021 Throwing An Eye On #1-7 & Throwing An Eye On #3, Haus6 Group Exhibition, Open Studios, Art and Project Space Haus6, Worpswede
2020 The Unstory Told, RAW Phototriennale Worpswede, nwwk – Neuer Worpsweder Kunstverein e.V. and Galerie Altes Rathaus, Worpswede
2019 Throwing An Eye On #3 : The Barn, Photographic Installation, Short-Exhibition, A barn, Kuhstedt/Bremen
2018 Throwing An Eye On #1, Photographic Exhibition, POLL, Cagliari/Sardinia
2017 Throwing An Eye On #3 : Donori, Photographic Installation, Contemporary – Festival di musica e arte d’avanguardia, Residency and Exhibition, Donori/Sardinia
2017 Esco Solo Quando C’è Vento (I Only Go Out When It Winds), Photographic exhibition about the experimental portrait, POLL, Cagliari/Sardinia
2017 Sperimentazione Ritrattesca, Interactive event about the experimental photographic portrait, POLL, Cagliari/Sardinia
2017 The Blind Spot #2, POLL, Cagliari/Sardinia
2016 The Blind Spot #1, Installation in public space, Parco Molentargius, Cagliari/Sardinia
2016 Space Tales – Tagliando Spazio, Roomfilling Installation Photocollage, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia
2016 Lost Alphabet, Presentation in the category Shortlist, Kolga Award Exhibition 2016, Le Khaindrao Production, Tbilisi/Georgia
2015 Lost Alphabet, Photographic Installation, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia
2015 The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Multiversal EXP-OFF, Festival for electronic music, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia
2015 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 The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Contemporary – Festival di musica e arte d’avanguardia, Donori/Sardinia
2015 The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Psyche Time, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia
2015 The Colour Of Escaping Dogs, Experimental music and photoperformance, Current, Nuovo Panificio, Cagliari/Sardinia
2013 Participation in Portfoliowalk of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA), Annual meeting DFA, Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen Hamburg
2013 Deframing Light, Videoinstallation, Accompanying exhibition at the Shortfilmfestival Subrise, Naxoshalle, Frankfurt/Main
2007 Presentation Photobook and Roominstallation, Group exhibition Freie Gallerie, Cultural festival Spielraum, Waggonhallen Marburg
2006 Presentation Photosculpture, Group exhibition Tryptychon, Cultural festival Spielraum, Waggonhallen Marburg
2016 Lost Alphabet, Shortlist, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Contest, Tbilisi/Georgia
2019 The Blind Spot, in: Dodho Magazine, Online Publication, Barcelona
2016 Lost Alphabet, in: Exhibition catalog Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Photohouse Kolga, 2016
2015 Metti Un Nido In Cittadella, Catalog (contribution) for the exhibition of the sardinian artist Wanda Nazzari, IGES, Quartu Sant’Elena/Sardinia, 2015
2015 Shining, Photo object, Self publishing, Cagliari/Sardinia 2015
2015 Forgettory, Photo object, Self publishing, Cagliari/Sardinia, 2015