Anna Ehrenstein

1993 Born in Germany. Working and living in Berlin and Tirana, Albania
2011 Photographic Studies B.A., University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Dortmund
2017 & 2018 Curatorial School, University of Malta
2018 Postgraduate Studies Media Arts, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne 
2019 Curatorial Intensive, Lagos Biennale

“My artistic practice is often concerned with the relationship between subject and object in the digital age, basically what we can learn about society from material culture.” -Anna Ehrenstein (part of quicklyasked interview with Anna Ehrenstein by OFFICE IMPART)

In her artistic work, Anna Ehrenstein is particularly interested in the relationship between „man“ and „object“ in the digital age: How do values change? Who has influence? What role do selfies play? Having grown up between Albania and Germany, realities and reflections around migration-related material culture and diasporic narratives run like a thread through her work. Ehrenstein therefore often engages with the intersection of technology and migration. Whether lens- based media, installations, social moments, sculptures, prints, or writings, Ehrenstein's artistic practice is diverse and, above all, transdisciplinary.


2020 C/O Talent Award 2020
2019 DAAD Scholarship Research at UNAL, Bogota
Förderpreis KHM
Jury Selection Plattform, Fotomuseum Winterthur
2018 Fondation des Treilles
2017 Landskrona Portfolio Price


Selected exhibitions

Protest Praxis / Tupamaras Technophallus, Weserburg, Bremen, DE
REFUGE, Lagos Biennial, Lagos, NGA

Imagined Inevitabilities, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE (s)
For Now, Grisebach, Düsseldorf, in cooperation with OFFICE IMPART, DE
Clans of Berlin, CARPARK, Berlin, DE
Out of Scale, Transmediale, Berlin, DE

Das Auto Rosi Aber, KOW, Berlin, DE
The Balkanization of the Cloud OFFICE IMPART, Berlin, DE (s)
Screen City Biennial, Berlin, DE
Visibilities Ausstellung, Balance Club Culture Festival, Leipzig, DE
Kunststation Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE (s)
Empowerment, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE
WE ARE- Feminismus gehört uns allen, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE
Various Others, Sperling/KOW, Munich, DE
Pornotopia revised, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AT
Biennale for Contemporary Photography- From Where I Stand /// Collective Minds, Mannheim, DE
TUPAMARAS TECHNOPHALLUS, Stadt Galerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, DE (s)

Tools For Conviviality, Landesmuseum Francisco Carolinum, Linz, AT (s)
Home is Where The Hatred Is, KOW Berlin, Berlin, DE (s)
Cafe Contingency, Ural Biennale, Yekaterinburg, RU
Max Pechstein Förderpreis, Kunstammlungen Zwickau, Zwickau, DE
Wild Frictions, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
Tools for Conviviality, C/O Berlin Talent Award 2020, C/O Berlin Foundation, DE (s)
Screen Walks, online collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery, UK and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Online

Come Closer!, Online Exhibition with OFFICE IMPART,
OUT OF THE DARK II, KOW Gallery, Berlin, DE
Corneous Stories, 26th International Festival City of Women, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 VERSAMMLUNGSFREIHEIT – ART. 8 GG, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, DE
New Viewings, Viewing Room Barbara Thumm Gallery, Online

Link In Bio, Mdbk, Leipzig, DE
True Self, Bazament Art Space, Tirana, AL (s)
Porn, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
AL Coffee Ground Imaginairies, Open Source Festival, Düsseldorf, DE (s)
BUZZ with Will Fredo, Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin, DE (s)

4Real, WartefurKunst, Kassel, DE (s)
Tales of Lipstick and Virtue, Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden / Galerie Sira,
Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, Croatia / Month of Photography Los Angeles, Row 
DTLA, Los Angeles, USA / Museum Centquatre, Paris, FR (s)
No Stop, Non Stop, Lothringer Halle 13, Munich, DE
Moore/Moore, Shang 8 Gallery, Bejing, CH
Butterland, Folkwang Museum, Essen, DE

Tales of Lipstick and Virtue, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, DE (s)

*(s) solo exhibition

Public Collections

Her work is included in the Museum of Modern Art Warszawa, the collection of the German State or the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Bundeskunstsammlung,
Sammlung HausN


2022 TFC / Anna Ehrenstein, distanz Verlag, Berlin, DE
2020 tools for conviviality, spector books & c/o Berlin, leipzig, DE
2017 tales of lipstick and virtue, edition bessard, paris, FR


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