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EDUCATION
Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin—MA, 2017-2019
Shenkar College for Art and Design, Tel-Aviv—BA, 2012­­­­-2016

GROUP SHOWS
Streaming Festival der Weißensee, Online Exhibition, 2020
«The Rolling Art», Online Exhibition, 2020
Rundgang, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, 2019
«Sichtweisen», Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2018
«Slavic Girls» IPF—Independent Photography Festival, Melbourne, 2016
«Eternity», Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Tel-Aviv, 2016

AWARDS
AICF—America Israel Cultural Foundation, Artist Grant, 2016

RESIDENCIES
Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany, 2021
Aqtushetii, Georgia, 2021
Ateljé Stundars, Finland, 2021

ARTIST TALK
Yrkeshögskolan Novia—The Novia University of Applied Sciences, Vaasa, Finland, 2021

SELF PUBLICATIONS
«i Hate You So Much Right Now», Israel, 2017
«Slavic Girls Magazine», Israel, 2016

PRESS
«Create art and get inspired—in one day. About 100 artists produced a work of art within a day, and passed it on to another artist who inspired it», Haaretz, Israel, 2020
«Featured Artist—Anisia Affek», AICF—America Israel Cultural Foundation, USA, 2020
«Featured Artist—Anisia Affek», The A5 Magazine, Israel, 2017
«Slavic Girls», Curated By Girls Magazine, Germany, 2016
«Getting Started—the most promising graduates of art and design schools for 2016», Mako Magazine, Israel, 2016
«Duality in design and business—Double Refugeehood», Yale University, School of Management, USA, 2015


Statement


Anisia Affek is a Slavic artist based in Berlin. In her multi-disciplinary work, she aims to question our understanding of national and self-identity. Her practice concerns issues of cultural erasure and the survival of identity in oppressive environments.
Affek's work is based on writing, installations, and printed matter that challenge our perception of belonging and the recognition of «we» versus «they.» Her work also has a personal aspect, as it is deeply influenced by her Ukrainian-Russian-Mongolian heritage and her growing up as an immigrant child in Israel. She works with different mediums, such as photography, film, collages, and textiles, as she provokes our ideologies and ethics about who we are and where we belong.

Resume


EDUCATION
Weißensee Academy of Art, Berlin—MA, 2017-2019
Shenkar College for Art and Design, Tel-Aviv—BA, 2012­­­­-2016

GROUP SHOWS
Streaming Festival der Weißensee, Online Exhibition, 2020
«The Rolling Art», Online Exhibition, 2020
Rundgang, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, 2019
«Sichtweisen», Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2018
«Slavic Girls» IPF—Independent Photography Festival, Melbourne, 2016
«Eternity», Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Tel-Aviv, 2016

AWARDS
AICF—America Israel Cultural Foundation, Artist Grant, 2016

RESIDENCIES
Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany, 2021
Ateljé Stundars, Finland, 2021
Aqtushetii, Georgia, 2021

SELF PUBLICATIONS
«i Hate You So Much Right Now», Israel, 2017
«Slavic Girls Magazine», Israel, 2016

PRESS
«Create art and get inspired—in one day. About 100 artists produced a work of art within a day, and passed it on to another artist who inspired it», Haaretz, Israel, 2020
«Featured Artist—Anisia Affek», AICF—America Israel Cultural Foundation, USA, 2020
«Featured Artist—Anisia Affek», The A5 Magazine, Israel, 2017
«Slavic Girls», Curated By Girls Magazine, Germany, 2016
«Getting Started—the most promising graduates of art and design schools for 2016», Mako Magazine, Israel, 2016
«Duality in design and business—Double Refugeehood», Yale University, School of Management, USA, 2015


Statement


Anisia Affek is a Slavic artist based in Berlin. In her multi-disciplinary work, she aims to question our understanding of national and self-identity. Her practice concerns issues of cultural erasure and the survival of identity in oppressive environments.
Affek's practice is based on academic writing, installations, and printed matter that challenge our perception of belonging and the recognition of «we» versus «they». Her work also have a personal aspect, as it is deeply influenced by her Ukrainian-Russian-Mongolian roots and her growing up as an immigrant child in Israel. She works with different mediums, such as photography, film, collages, and textiles, as she provokes our ideologies and ethics about who we are and where do we belong.


Interests&
Fascinations




Reading


Qu’est-ce qu’une nation?
Ernest Renan

Imagined Communities:
Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Benedict Anderson

The Invention of Tradition
Eric Hobsbawm &Terence Ranger

Bandits
Eric Hobsbawm

Women who Run with the Wolves:
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Le Deuxième Sexe
Simone de Beauvoir

Myrllen’s Coat
Catherine Heard
Department of Visual Arts, The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Donna J. Haraway

Interests&
Fascinations




Reading


Qu’est-ce qu’une nation?
Ernest Renan

Imagined Communities:
Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Benedict Anderson

The Invention of Tradition
Eric Hobsbawm &Terence Ranger

Bandits
Eric Hobsbawm

Women who Run with the Wolves:
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Myrllen’s Coat
Catherine Heard
Department of Visual Arts, The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Donna J. Haraway

Le Deuxième Sexe
Simone de Beauvoir