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Anna-Luise Lorenz (*1986)
a[at]annaluiselorenz.com


Anna-Luise Lorenz is a multidisciplinary designer, researcher, and artist based in Berlin. Her research-based work explores the corrupting forces of reality which find expression in the anomalies of empiricism and rationalism: the weird, the absurd, or the enigmatic processes within biological and technological systems. Through a wide range of media such as installation, performance, animation and fictional short stories, Anna explores human and non-human agents as a pivotal point for the emergence of new hybrid beings and accidental or deliberate non-human design practices to recognise possible worlds which are not there yet.

Her work has been shown internationally, amongst others, at Futurium Museum Berlin (GER), the Design Biennial Ljubljana (SLO), Crosstalk International Video Art Festival (HU), the Venice Biennial of Architecture (IT), and USC Cinematic Arts (USA).

In 2019 she worked as a researcher as part of the New Normal Think Tank at Strelka Institute Moscow (RU). She was a lecturer in Interaction Design at Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, and since 2021 she is part of continent., a journal and publishing collective.

For alter ego activities please visit www.anaconda.cc and @anacondacc


Education

Royal College of Art London (UK)
MA Design Interactions 2016

University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (DE)
Communication Design 2010

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design Prague (CZ)
Typography and Type Design 2008

Exhibitions/Workshops/...

2021 (upcoming) Part of The Whole Life Academy Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE)
2021 (upcoming) Workshop/LARP: Control + Z, Second Nature Lab, NODE Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt (DE)
2021 (ongoing) Part of continent. journal and publishing collective
2021 (ongoing) Part of Digitale Welten, a network of educators
2021 Writing: Sealed with a Kiss, w/ Sofia Pia Belenky, published in The Pluralist, Royal College of Art
2020/2021 Lecturer: Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, Interaction Design
2020 (ongoing) Scientific Committee: xCoAx Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X
2020 Panel Talk: ‘World(re)building: How Ecotopias and Counter-Narratives Can Model Better Futures’, NODE Forum for Digital Arts, Frankfurt (DE)
2020 App/Exhibition: ‘Fit Art’, Adaption of ‘Speed Reading’, w/ Sebastian Schmieg, Roehrs & Boetsch (CH)
2020 Writing: Sealed with a Kiss, w/ Sofia Pia Belenky, published on O Fluxo
2020 Lecturer: Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, Interaction Design
2019 Performative Workshop: Breaking Bread, w/ Sofia Pia Belenky, bio26 26th Design Biennial Ljubljana (SVN)
2019-22 Exhibition: The Outside Inside, w/ Johanna Schmeer & Sam Conran, Futurium Museum of the Future Berlin (GER)
2019 Researcher: The New Normal, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow (RU)
2018 Visiting Lecturer: Designing Death, Royal College of Art, London (UK)
2018 Feature: ‘Shush Tones’ in neural.it
2018 Exhibition: 50-m London, London (UK)
2018 Screening: What is Germany, FLUCA Austrian Cultural Pavilion, curated by Jos Diegel, Plovdiv (BGR)
2018 Exhibition: Total Immersion, State of the Art Berlin, Berlin (GER)
2018 Exhibition: ALT+FCTS on VRenice Beach, Retune Festival, Berlin (GER)
2018 Workshop: Retune Festival, Airology, w/ Johanna Schmeer, Berlin (GER)
2018 Workshop: Futurium Museum of the Future, w/ Johanna Schmeer, Berlin (GER)
2018 Exhibition; Speedreading, w/ Sebastian Schmieg, Galerie b, Stuttgart (GER)
2017-18 Exhibition: The Wrong Digital Art Biennial
2017 Workshop: International Design Week, w/ Johanna Schmeer, Augsburg (GER)
2017 Exhibition: Panke Gallery Edition, w/ Ingmar Spiller and Claire Tolan, panke.gallery, Berlin (GER)
2016 Screening: Crosstalk International Video Art Festival, Budapest (HU)
2016 Exhibition: Final Show, Royal College of Art (UK)
2016 Exhibition: Medialexicon: Faux Friends, curated bei Szilvi Nemet, in collaboration with Jelena Viskovic, Budapest (HU)
2016 Exhibition: Interim Show, Royal College of Art (UK)
2015 Screening: Jaw Versus Eye Attack, Jan van Eyck Alumni Association, Vierte Welt, Berlin (GER)
2015 Exhibition: two hundred acres, Pump House Gallery, London (UK)
2015 Exhibition: Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London (UK)
2014 Exhibition: Science of Fiction, USC Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles (USA)
2014 Exhibition/Curating: Buy, buy, buy, put it down, London Design Festival, London (UK)
2014 Exhibition: Out of Stasis as part of ‘Justifiable Versions of Events/Catastrophe’; Platform for Art, Theory and Research; Jan van Eyck Alumni Association, Acud Gallery, Berlin (GER)
2014 Exhibition: The Economics of Uncertainty School of Tomorrow Archive, Swiss Pavilion Venice Biennale of Architecture (IT)
2014 Residency: Two-week residency Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture (IT)
2014 Workshop: Unrealities, Parallel School, Glasgow (UK)
2014 Exhibition: Interim Show, Royal College of Art London (UK)
2013 Commission: Urban Explorers Media Art Festival, Dordrecht (NL)
2013 Exhibition: Aus alt wird anders, Die Metzgerei, Augsburg (GER)
2011 Exhibition: Localize Media Arts Festival, Potsdam (GER)
2010 Exhibition: Emergeandsee Media Arts Festival, Berlin (GER)
2010 Exhibition: lab30 Media Arts Festival, Augsburg (GER)
2010 Exhibtion: Werkschau, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (GER)
2010 Exhibition: A Celebration of August, Camp Gallery, London Design Festival (UK)
2009 Exhibtion: Werkschau, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (GER)
2008 Exhibition: 13+1 Horror, Galerie Divadla na Prádle, Prague (CZ)
2008 Exhibition: VSUP, Art Semestr, Prague (CZ)
2008 Exhibition: A Celebration of July, London Design Festival, London College of Communication (UK)
2007 Exhibition: VSUP, Art Semestr Prague (CZ)