Ananda Serné

Ananda Serné (b. 1988, NL) is an artist based in Stavanger, Norway. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. Through moving image, textiles and writing, her practice explores questions that touch upon translation and (mis)communication. How much information exists for example outside of the realm of human perception? How much information is lost? She is interested in the challenges that media like language, sound and moving image pose when trying to capture certain natural phenomena. In the past, these questions have led her to working with: urban insects, software bugs, sound-absorbent moth wings, ears, echoes, names of plants, visualisation of sound and speech, circadian rhythms, sign language, bird calls and people that can’t sleep. She completed residencies at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Iceland, Asahi AiR in Japan and Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taiwan. Her short stories appeared in several magazines in the Netherlands. Alongside her own practice, she is co-running independent exhibition space Studio17 in Stavanger. Exhibited in Vestlandsutstillingen 2020