Serné, Ananda

Video, textiles, text & performance.

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lør 21.sept 2024, kl 12-17--

Serné's work often starts from conversations with others, for example with biologists or people suffering from insomnia. It revolves around topics that exist at the intersection of the biological and the cultural. This results in constellations of media such as video, performance and textiles. She gathers specific images and sounds on location that serve as ingredients in her work, these elements are then intuitively arranged into new storylines.

BLOKK, Lille Markeveien 15
5005 Bergen



Ananda Serné holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Iceland University of the Arts, and has been awarded several research and studio residencies, such as the Jan van Eyck Post-academic Institute in Maastricht supported by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taipei supported by the Mondriaan Fund, and a recurring residency at Ny-Ålesund Centre for Arctic Scientific Research in Svalbard through the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists.

Recent projects took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje; De Vishal, Haarlem; The Norwegian Sculptors Society, Oslo; puntWG, Amsterdam; The University Museum of Bergen; Fotogalleriet, Oslo; Galleri CC, Malmö; Stavanger Art Museum; Galleri 54, Göteborg; Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei; Art Rotterdam; Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger and Tenderflix Film and Video Prize, Tenderpixel, London.

Next to her visual practice, she works as a writer. Set in a society struggling with sleeplessness, her debut novel "Nachtbloeiers" was published by Cossee Publishers and nominated for the Libris Literature Prize.

Insect sing-along (2022) / 4K video with sound, neon lights, performance with a choir at sunset
Liquid Whistle (2022) / performance at Norsk Billedhoggerforening
A milky blue light/ silver seas (2024) / Rogaland Kunstsenter
A milky blue light/ silver seas (2024) / a text for three voices, Rogaland Kunstsenter