Anja Kempe
bangaloREsident@Pepper House

In her site-specific installations, videos and video installations, Anja Kempe deals with the unknown of physical space and the potential of movement. She develops architectural extensions that augment space. Her dynamic images of space act as expansive choreographies for the viewer. Her latest works deal with the body itself. She brings together the individual memory of the body and the collective memory of movements.

Anja in Pepper House © Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016 Anja Kempe (born 1973) was educated at the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design and at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. She has exhibited internationally in group shows and solo exhibitions including at z33, Hasselt; Ars Electronica Campus, Linz; Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Museum Schloss Moyland; Halle14 Leipzig; NGBK Berlin; Young Artist Project, Daegu and ISCP New York.
Together with Robert Kraiss and Tina Tonagel she ran the Artspace Maxim in Cologne. As a member of ZENTRALWERK Kultur- und Wohngenossenschaft Dresden eG she co-develops a new independent cultural venue in Dresden where she lives and works. In Leipzig she teaches at the Academy of Visual Arts.
In Pepper House, Anja Kempe wants to connect several threads of her work: site-specifity, movement and displacement. As her installations always evolve around given spatial conditions and environments Kochi’s architectural changes and tensions are an appropriate work basis.

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