Anderson, Angela

Artistic Associate | Melhus Class

Angela Anderson is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of philosophy, ecology, economics, migration, and feminist & queer theory. Her artistic production is research-based and takes the form of multi-channel video and sound installations, sculptural elements and photography. Much of her work centers around the devastating effects of large-scale natural resource extraction projects and the complex economic, social, historical, aesthetic and affectual forces that converge in them. She calls into question the ideological function of sacrifice in heteronormative capitalist economies and proposes feminist eco-intersectionality as an ethical position from which to challenge patriarchal, settler-colonial narratives and foster inter-species & inter-material solidarity. Through experimentation with audio-visual forms, Anderson creates cartographies of multiple temporalities that resist the flattening time of capitalism. Her work activates different ways of seeing and perceiving affective relations of recognition and reciprocity in the face of the multiple human-induced crises that are currently unfolding across the globe.

Recent works include Three (or More) Ecologies:
A Feminist Articulation of Eco-intersectionality, Part I: For the World to Live, Patriarchy Must Die 
(2019), Unearthing Disaster (2013-2015) and The Refrain (2015) with Angela Melitopoulos, The Sea Between You and Me (2016), and as co-author in Crossings (2017) by Angela Melitopoulos, produced for documenta 14. 

Recent exhibitions include the Tallinn Photomonth Biennial, Tiroler Kunstpavillon (Innsbruck, AT), CAAC (Sevilla, ES), Holbaek Images (DK), Framer Framed (Amsterdam), and the 2015 Thessaloniki Biennale. She was a 2018-2019 Art and Theory Fellow at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen (Innsbruck, AT) and has been selected for the 2020-2021 “Mutations” thematic fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. She is also the exhibition designer for Forum Expanded at the Berlin International Film Festival. 

She holds a BA in Economics and Latin American Studies from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Film and Media Studies from the New School (NYC), and is a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 

From Wisconsin (USA), she lives and works in Berlin.