Anne de Vries
In breast feeding, when breast and mouth connect to each other, they each have a certain degree of intensity driving them, it is an impersonal pressure, that pulls together. There are many other forms of nipples and mouths, appearing in different capacities, places, through different ideas and anecdotes, through media devices and tools. Trained as a video artist, Anne is creating stories by connecting and manipulating media fragments often to the point where there is no video any more. With this mixed media approach to its subject matter, Anne de Vries eclectic output forms a labyrinth of interrelated narratives, that break free from the linear timeline and into the exhibition space. This transgression of media own format, play a central role in Anne’s artwork, and lends the works an hybrid appearance. It invites the viewer to re-establish a story's hidden character or the object's relationships to something between manifestations, thereby emphasising the process of extracting meaning from the physical world, and the mechanisms that drive us to make these connections.
Anne de Vries showed work at: KUMU art museum Tallinn (EE), ZKM in Karlsruhe (DE), Cell Projects London (UK), The 9th Berlin Biennale (DE), MOMENTUM Nordic Biennale (NO), Palais de Tokyo (FR), Parc Saint Léger, Centre d’art Contemporain (FR), Kunstverein Arnsberg (DE),MAMbo Museum, Bologna (IT), Frans Hals Museum (NLD), Nest (NLD), Foam Museum (NLD), Manifesta Foundattion (NLD), Centre Culturel Suisse (FR), New Wight Biennale (US), Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main (DE), Based in Berlin (DE), The Moving Museum (TR), Three Shadows Museum (CN),FRAGILE Berlin (DE) and many other places.
Anne de Vries has been a guest tutor and advisor at several master classes such as École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (CH), The New School in New York (US) and ArtEZ in Arnhem (NLD), Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam (NLD).