Anne  Haaning
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  • Biography
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  • Artworks
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  • Anne  Haaning
  • Birthdate: 1977
    Birthplace: Denmark | Copenhagen
    Gender: Female
    Lives and Works in: United Kingdom | England
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    Anne Haaning (DK) is a visual artist who lives and works between London and Tromsø, Norway.

    Her practice revolves around an interest in digital ontology and myth and usually employs CG animation and video installation. She holds an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in collaboration with Tromsø Art Academy. Haaning's work has been shown extensively at venues including: Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Denmark, Jing'an Sculpture Park, Shanghai; The Jerwood Space, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Icelandic Biennale Sequences Vll, CPH:DOX; Kurtzfilmtage Winterhur, Nottingham Contemporary; FACT, Liverpool; and CCA, Glasgow International. She was shortlisted for Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards and won the Solo Prize in Charlottenborg Kunsthal's spring exhibition in 2014.

    Haaning's work ties myth and technology together through the proposition that human commitment to the digital is profoundly rooted in the origins of human nature. The backdrop to this technological myth, or mythical technology, is what she’s labelled Digital Colonialism. Usually various means of digital image processing, particularly CG animation, are employed to investigate these concerns, typically taking the form of video installations.

    By looking at the employment, performance and meaning of technology through a mythical perspective, she tries to unmask, or perhaps re-mask, some of the structures the digital imposes on us. She looks at how production and circulation locks us in a loop of unpaid digital labour, violated privacy, continued human de-skilling, post factual manipulation and other potential traits of Digital Colonialism enforcing standardization and exploitation of culture and the social.

    Through animated, fleeting and disintegrating images Haaning's work seeks to convey the impermanence of matter and identity in a digital context; she's considering the digital as something comparably fluid, infectious and viral as the bacteria that literally enters the human body to breed and subsequently migrate from person to person through bodily fluids.

    This notion of a digital flow is linked to her interest in ancient myth and its often conspicuously fluid perception of the connections between people, creatures, times and places; the spirit is far from bound by the body and its physical circumstances. In Haaning's work myth serves to deliberately parallel to the conditions that were introduced with the emergence of the digital world.
    2016 -2020    Artistic PhD Candidate @ KHiO, Oslo (with Tromsø Art Academy) / Norwegian Artistic Research Program
    2011 -2014    MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London (with distinction)
    1998 -2004    BA, MA Architecture, Royal Academy, Denmark
  • Biography


    ❯ Half Hidden, solo show, Tromsø Kunstforening (NO)

    ❯ The affective economy of doing data, lecture performance, Møstings Hus (DK)


    ❯ Half Hidden, solo show, Den Frie, Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (DK)

    ❯ Search Quarry, solo show, Die Raum, Berlin (DE)

    ❯ 6X6, screening, SET Dalston, London (UK)

    ❯ Free Panorama, group show, Shenzhen MAF, Shenzhen (CN)


    ❯ Delete, biennial, artists: Lawrence Lek, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Sebastian Buerkner, Boredomresearch. Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai (CN)

    ❯ Seeing Systems, group show, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (SG)

    ❯ The Star Show, group show, Dsyv Project space, Copenhagen (DK)

    ❯ Tangible Extractions, HUMAN/NON-HUMAN, group show, Roskilde Festival (DK)

    ❯ Institute for Art and Nature, group show, Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad (NO)

    ❯ CAA, Annual conference, Los Angeles (USA)

    ❯ 6X6, screening, Blake & Vargas, Berlin (DE)

    ❯ Natural Artifice, group show, Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford (UK)

    ❯ Mixed Realities, screening, Of Dreams and Dread. Screening, SCOTTY, Berlin (DE)


    ❯ ON AIR, group show, Videoclub+AS Shanghai (CN)

    ❯ SAAR17, Helsinki (FI)

    ❯ Beers 5, group show, CGK, Copenhagen (DK)

    ❯ Myth & Technology, Professor in Residence, Medrar, Cairo (EG)

    ❯ A Global State of Paraidolia, residency/workshop w. Lindsay Seers, Praksis, Oslo (NO)


    ❯ Filmögon – Richard Vogel, publication (SE)

    ❯ Reclaim Rehearse, screening. Curator: Maria Bordorff. Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TW)

    ❯ Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterhur, NIGHT:VISION, screening (CH)

    ❯ The Digital (in)stability, screening + publication, Spectrum Artists moving Image, London (UK)

    ❯ Sea Empress, Animism, publication (UK)    

    ❯ BEERS 5 - 100 Kvinder på Kro, group show, Huset for kunst og design, Holstebro (DK)

    ❯ CPH:DOX, Danish Artists Film and Video (DK)


    ❯ MONO4, Courtyard Theatre, London (UK)

    ❯ Medrar, Cairo Video Festival (EG)

    ❯ BEERS 5 - 100 Kvinder på Kro, Byens Kro (DK)

    ❯ Sequences VII, incl. artists: Carolee Schneemann, Ed Atkins, Jordan Baseman and Sally O’Reilly. Biennial (IS)

    ❯ Wilderness, group show. New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen (DK)

    ❯ Turbid Wake, duo show with Kaare Golles, Projectrum D7, Copenhagen (DK)

    ❯ Culture Lab, Residency, Liverpool, UK

    ❯ Minuit Vernissage, screening, Grand Teatret, Copenhagen (DK)

    ❯ DEC·A·LAGE, screening. SHARNA PAX. Artists: Johann Lurf, Neïl Beloufa, Seamus Harahan, Eva Marie Rødbro, Joachim Koester, Deborah Stratman, Wojchiech Bakowski, Husets Biograf (DK)


    ❯ Jeune Création 2014 – 65e édition, Paris (FR)

    ❯ Selected IV, videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (UK)

    ❯ Goldsmiths MFA degree show (UK)

    ❯ Delete, solo show, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)

    ❯ What Will They See of Me, group show, Jerwood Space, London, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, as part of Glasgow International (Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Marianna Simnett) (UK)

    ❯ GamingGaming, group show, New Shelter Plan (DK)

    ❯ Highly personal rigid and/or soft bodies in suspense, screening, Arcadia Missa, London

    ❯ Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)


    ❯ Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)


    ❯ Sådan Set er Byen, collaboration wiht Ben & Sebastian, Asolo Art film festival - Italy, Videomedeja - Serbia, Danish Architecture Centre, Trapholt Designmuseum, About Glamour Gallery - New York.


    ❯ Truede Rumarter, samarbejde med Ed Purver (US), commissioned by Statens Kunstfond


    ❯ Lumen Rooms, group show, interactive installation, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen

    ❯ Still Life with Crime (1’40”) group show, Gaden Finder Vej, Copenhagen


    ❯ Vinkelstuen, group show, Galleri Modtar, Copenhagen

    ❯ Spyhandbag, published in London Independent Photography




    Anne Marie Telmányi født Carl-Nielsen’s Fond til støtte for kvindelige billedkunstnere over 40 år (honorary award) 

    Danish Arts Foundation (award)


    Danish Art Workshops (residency) (DK)


    Viewfinder: ON AIR (international showcasing programme), Videoclub+AS, Shanghai (CN) 


    Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (fellowship) (NO)


    Danish Arts Foundation (work grant)


    ACME award (shortlist) (UK)

    Selected IV, videoclub and FLAMIN (shortlist) (UK)


    Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards (award) (UK)

    Solo Prize – Spring Exhibition (award), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)


    Videomedeja (shortlist), (SRB), 

    Asolo Art Film Festival (shortlist) (IT)


    Danish Arts Foundation (award)




    Tromsø Art Academy, NO


    University of Brighton, UK


    Medrar, Cairo, Egypt


    Goldsmiths University of London, UK


    Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark




  • Exhibitions
    • PARKing::Nature as Data. Chapter 2
      Nov 10, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
      Opening: Nov 10, 2018 17:00 Saturday
      Curators: Jamie Wyld, SenSend
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , boredomresearch, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Semiconductor , Suki Chan, Ursula Mayer
      • Group Exhibition
    • PARKing::Nature as Data Chapter 1
      Sep 22, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018
      Opening: Sep 22, 2018 17:00 Saturday
      Curators: Jamie Wyld, SenSend
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , David Blandy, Ewa Justka, Larry Achiampong, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Sebastian Buerkner, Semiconductor , Suki Chan, Ursula Mayer
      • Group Exhibition
    • ON AIR / West Bund Art & Design
      Nov 12, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
      Opening: Nov 12, 2017 15:00 Sunday
      Curators: SenSend , videoclub
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , Joey Holder, Karen Kramer, Lawrence Lek, Patrick Hough, Shona Illingworth, Torsten Lauschmann
      • Event
    • On Air/Shanghai Vancouver Film School
      Nov 10, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017
      Opening: Nov 10, 2017 17:00 Friday
      Artists: Anne  Haaning , Torsten Lauschmann
      • Lecture
  • Artworks
    • Delete | Anne  Haaning

      Video, Installation | Dual screen video installation, 2 spinning chairs, 2 back projection screens | 00:09:50 loop | 2014

    • v.xx / v.07 (Dyslexic Odin) | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Single screen video (duration variable), stuffed raven, cardboard, pins, hair clips, printer, paper. | 2014

    • How to Other | Anne  Haaning

      Video | 00:02:59 | 2013

    • Highly personal rigid and/or soft bodies in suspense | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Dual screen wall mounted display, laptop, speakers | 00:02:57 | 2013

    • Mother of Monsters | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Single screen video installation | 00:06:39 | 2015

    • KhoiSan Medicine | Anne  Haaning

      Video | Single screen video, projection 8:3, headphones. | 00:12:20 | 2014