Anna WITT

  • Born 1981 in Wasserburg am Inn, Germany
  • Based in Vienna, Austria

Anna Witt is interested in people from a wide range of social strata, and brings these people into the performance and video installation work that she creates. Members of the community, whether that be a region or a business, and passersby appear in her video work. In Sixty Minutes Smiling, people who resemble the typical employee of the company maintained their professional smiles for 60 minutes. With Care, another of her works, the movements of those providing and receiving nursing care, in an aging region, were transformed into a group dance performance. Witt questions the meaning of human autonomy by making visible the social systems created by the logic of politics and economics, and emphasizing the movement of the human body, which carries those.

Selected Works

2018
Unexpected Encounters-Artist in Residence Maebashi 2015-2018, Arts Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
2018
Human Flag (solo), Museum Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria
2010
6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, What is waiting out there, Berlin, Germany
2008
Manifesta7, Principle Hope, Rovereto, Italy
  • Sixty Minutes Smiling, 2014