Manifest Artist in Residence
Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born artist whose practice engages with a range of topics including human and animal bodies, ethnicity, religion, colonialism, and environmental conservation. Her engagement with these topics is informed by a commitment to formal experimentation, DIY and alternative processes, spanning disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and digital video. Her work has screened at festivals internationally, including at Slamdance Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Crossroads Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Light Field, Antimatter, Fracto, Imagine Science Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota, among others. Anna's work also screens in classrooms, galleries, museums, microcinemas, basements, and schoolhouses! Her films are distributed by CFMDC, Alchemiya, and Canyon Cinema. She is also a painter, printmaker, educator, curator of exhibitions, and programmer of screenings.
Artist's Statement (abbreviated from application):
As a Ukrainian-born female artist, my creative practice engages with a range of social and formal issues, with the starting place often being trauma. Topics that my work focuses on include human and animal bodies, language, ethnicity, religion, colonialism, and environmental conservation. My engagement with these topics is informed by a commitment to formal experimentation, DIY and alternative processes through digital and 16mm documentary and experimental films.
The images pictured at right are a sampling of those submitted with Anna's application.
As Manifest Artist in Residence Anna will be based out of our MAR West Studio at the Gallery on Woodburn Avenue.
See more and learn about Anna's work here:
Information on how to apply for future SIR or MAR awards can be found here.