Anna Zuber

Anna Zuber

Brussels, Belgium

About Anna Zuber

born in Wroclaw (PL)
lives and works in Brussels (BE)


The human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it. ~Francis Bacon



videos about my work:

(KAIR) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keXZVGGvxjY&feature=youtu.be





I use various techniques such as video, installation, photography gilding and silkscreen to delay immediate perception. Placing in the observers’ vision obstacles in form of objects, places or persons I aim to evoke viewer's reflection on reality and misconceptions hidden in clichés deeply rooted in the society.

My artwork questions common perception of everyday life. Everybody keeps images of persons, feelings or situations from the past, which blur their vision. These disturbing images influence our reactions and behaviors in certain situations, they impact our perception of things happening around. We are all products of our past, our culture, the context, which condition our ability to understand. There is no one absolute truth, but as many truths as there are perceptions.

As a painter I always look for concrete pictorial aspects. My artwork is based on overlapping layers (whatever these are). This helps me to raise viewer’s awareness, sometimes through an indirect illusion, sometimes directly proving that there is much more hidden behind the visible. Exposing perception mechanisms and questioning images, I make the audience aware of their own perception by means of the phenomenon itself.

Education

2009-2010
Institut Diderot - interior design, Brussels (BE)
2008-2009
Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts - silkscreen, Brussels (BE)
2006-2007
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts, Bourges (FR)
2003-2008
Academy of Fine Arts - painting/ specialisation in mural painting, Wroclaw (PL)

Events

2015 Open studio night, KAIR, Koscie, Slovakia

Exhibitions


SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2016 Solo exhibition " All that glitters is not gold" Frederic Collier Gallery, Brussels,Belgium

2016 Solo exhibition " graffiti de luxe" UGC ARTBOX, Brussels, Belgium

2015 Solo exhibition " See if you can remember to forget", Sopa Gallery, Koscie,
Slovakia
2015 Collective exhibition "Why is the Universe so Large, Flat and Full of Structure?"
DE LICEIRAS 18, Porto, Portugal
2015 Solo exhibition “ca va aller” AHAHA open atelier, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Collective exhibition “(un)defined” Photo Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Affordable Art Fair / Common places gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2014 Parcours/ParKunst, landart exhibition, Brussels, Belgium
2014 Collective exhibition, “ Vis-à-vis”, BogArt gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2014 Solo show, “iCons & Underground”, BogArt gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Solo show, Graffiti de luxe, in Grey House Gallery, Krakow, Poland

PRICES
2011 First Prize Winner at the Grey House Foundation Competition (Krakow, Poland)
RESIDENCIES
2015 KAIR ( Kosice Artis in Residence) AirWro ( Wroclaw Capital of Culture 2016),
(Koscie,Slovakia)
2015 DE LICEIRAS 18, Porto, Portugal
2010 Artist residence "72 h pour créer" Centrale 7 Nyoiseau, France


publications :

Agenda Magazine 6-12 June 2014; Wunderkammer/104; page 36-37; by Kurt Snoekx
Tribe magazine; www.tribemagazine.org- issue 11; page 38-47; by Helen Moore
Empty Lighthouse Magazine/ 27 may 2013