Anna Ehrenstein lives between Berlin and Tirana and works in various mediums in artistic or curatorial production, examining how technology and digital-material culture reshape power relations and investigating forms of knowledge and their construction. How are phenomena like generalization, exotification, or patronizing perspectives embodied and how do they become corporeal qualities in analog or virtual geographies? Photography, text, video, installation, performance, and sculpture are created through work in the community and throughout process-based, long and short-term artistic research and mediation. How are we as a society produced by the media and through lens-based realities? How do photographic legacies meander through virtual and physical realities? Documentary conversations are the basis for speculation and theoretical inquiry is met by pop culture in late capitalist drag.
Anna Ehrenstein has studied photography and media art in Germany and attended curatorial courses in Valletta (Malta) and Lagos (Nigeria). In 2022 she received the INITIAL scholarship, in 2021 the Research Scholarship of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, in 2020 the C/O Berlin Talent Award, and in 2019 a DAAD scholarship to complete a research semester in Bogota (Colombia.) Recently, she has exhibited at the Ural Biennale in Yekaterinburg, KOW Berlin, the C/O Berlin Foundation, the Lagos Biennale, the Landesmuseum Linz and the Kunstraum Kreuzberg, among others.