Anja Kirschner - BA Photography Associate Lecturer
Anja Kirschner’s interests in narrative, the theatrical and sociopolitical economics are highlighted in her works, which often reference 20th century avant-garde theatre and popular media genres including science fiction, westerns and soap operas.
Kirschner’s practice is usually articulated in film, though this spans other media including drawing and music, and she has frequently collaborated with David Panos since 2006, with the duo drawing on references from archaeology, philosophy, mathematics and ritual. Their film Ultimate Substance was inspired by the idea that introducing coins in ancient Greece was key to the emergence of western philosophic, scientific and dramatic traditions.
Kirschner’s work is regularly exhibited in the UK and internationally, featuring at major museums and art centres including Extra City (Antwerp), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin), Artists Space (New York), Secession (Vienna), S!GNAL (Malmö), Kunsthall Oslo, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (Stuttgart), Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe), Focal Point Gallery (South End), Centre for Contemporary Arts Centre (Glasgow), Basso (Berlin), Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria), Chisenhale Gallery, The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Hayward Gallery (all London), Museu Marítim (Barcelona), Konsthall C (Stockholm), Marres Institute (Maastricht), Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne) and Nai (Rotterdam).
Kirschner's works were also displayed at the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, the 2010 – 11 British Art Show 7 and the 2009 Athens Biennial, while she and Panos received the 2011 Jarman Award.