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"Ana Linne­mann creates situations that disturb the conventions about the mobile nature of some things and the inertness of others, affecting the sensory coordinates that are shared by many, serving as beacons for locating and moving one's self in the most different places; it opens fissures, therefore, in the existing consensus on how the world operates."

– Moacir dos Anjos, De como as coisas são e de como elas podem ser outras coisas, 2012

Brazilian artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ana Linnemann produces three-dimensional works, using various techniques as from embroidery to motorized banal objects. Invisibility is one of the frontiers of the visuality that Ana investigates in her production, although, in fact, this frontier does not exist by itself. This invisible quality of the artist's work is alluded either by the sudden change in the state of the objects in an exhibition or in a public space, either by the exposure of the interior space of the object.

Selected Works
  • Ana Linnemann, Exercício para achar igualdade 1, 2021
    Exercício para achar igualdade 1, 2021
  • Ana Linnemann, Pintura-sem-saída com labirinto (n° 6), 2020
    Pintura-sem-saída com labirinto (n° 6), 2020
  • Ana Linnemann, Exercício para achar igualdade 2, 2021
    Exercício para achar igualdade 2, 2021
  • Ana Linnemann, Espaços vestidos nº4 [dressed spaces #4], 2000
    Espaços vestidos nº4 [dressed spaces #4], 2000
  • Ana Linnemann, Pintura-dado (a sorte, o acaso e a falta dele), 2022
    Pintura-dado (a sorte, o acaso e a falta dele), 2022
  • Ana Linnemann, Gulliver , 1994
    Gulliver , 1994
  • Ana Linnemann, Invertida, cortada e dobrada, 2020
    Invertida, cortada e dobrada, 2020
  • Ana Linnemann, Caderninho-tomada e lápis para anotação (Beuysiana 2), 2020
    Caderninho-tomada e lápis para anotação (Beuysiana 2), 2020
  • Ana Linnemann, Natureza-morta (fruteira e maçã), 2018-2022
    Natureza-morta (fruteira e maçã), 2018-2022
  • Ana Linnemann, sem título [untitled], 1997
    sem título [untitled], 1997
  • Ana Linnemann, Xs 19, 2018
    Xs 19, 2018
  • Ana Linnemann, Bordadinho Modernista no 5, 2015 [ Little Modernist Embroidery (#5)], 2015
    Bordadinho Modernista no 5, 2015 [ Little Modernist Embroidery (#5)], 2015
Selected Exhibitions

imannam | Pivô Arte e Pesquisa | São Paulo, Brasil, 2018 | © Everton Ballardin

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Biography

Brazilian artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ana Linnemann produces three-dimensional works, using various techniques from embroidery to motorized banal objects. Invisibility is one of the frontiers of the visuality that Ana investigates in her production, although, in fact, this frontier does not exist by itself. This invisible quality of the artist's work is alluded to either by the sudden change in the state of the objects in an exhibition or public space, or by the exposure of the interior space of the object. According to the contemporary art critic Moacir dos Anjos, Ana Linnemann's work "is informed by a desire to carefully intercept over many such things that inhabit the world, considering what is clearest about them and, simultaneously, what it is that hides behind them (…) Things that awaken or confirm in the artist an intense attraction towards life's commonplace, leading her to examine them as closely as possible in an attempt to understand their wordly, banal nature, as if she was seeing them for the first time."

With a consolidated trajectory that has been on development since 1988, She took a PHD in Visual Languages from Eba-UFRJ, in Rio de Janeiro (1993); a MFA at Pratt Institute, in NY (1982); and a Bachelor degree in Industrial Design at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ). Among selected exhibitions, her work features in: “Anotações sobre a prática e outras considerações”, her first solo show at A Gentil Carioca, São Paulo, 2022; “A máquina do mundo”, Pinacoteca, São Paulo, 2021; “Plural Domains”, Harn Museum, Florida, 2021; "An Emphasis on Resistance", El Museo del Barrio, NY, 2019; "imanann", Pivô Art and research, SP, 2018; "Lugares do Delírio", Rio Art Museum, RJ, 2017; "Exposição de Galeria + Anotações sobre a Prática", Periscópio Gallery, BH, 2017; "Encruzilhada", EAV Parque lage, RJ, 2015; "Sem título (azuis e vermelhos)" Chácara do Céu Museum, RJ, 2015; "Há escolas que são gaiolas e há escolas que são asas" Rio Art Museum, RJ, 2015; "Casa Cidade Mundo/A Beleza Possível" Hélio Oiticica Cultural Center, RJ, 2014; "Cor, luz e movimento" - Marcantônio Vilaça award, National Historical Museum, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 2014; "Arte e Patrimônio", Paço imperial, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 2014; "Cartoon part 2", Maria Antônia Cultural Center, SP, 2015; "Cartoon" Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, Rio de Janeiro, 2011, "Brasil; Bead Beat (Contas & Quiques)" Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro (MAM - RJ), 2007; "The World as an Orange The Sculpture Center", In Practice Projects, NY, 2004. From her bibliography, can be highlighted: the Monography "Ana Linnemann, Ultra normal" by Moacir dos Anjos & Roberto Conduru; "Escultura Contemporânea no Brasil", by Marcelo Campos; "Rio Sec XXI", by Paulo Herkenhoff, "Remains-Tomorrow: Themes in Contemporary Latin American Abstraction", by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill.

Her works are also included in important collections such as: Pinacoteca of the state of São Paulo; Rio Art Museum (MAR); Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO); Contemporary Art Museum of Niteroi (MAC Niteroi).

 

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