Angela Anderson is an artist and researcher working at the intersection of philosophy, ecology, economics, migration, feminist and queer theory. Much of her work centers around the devastating effects of large-scale natural resource extraction projects and the complex economic, social, historical, aesthetic and affectual forces that converge within them. Her artistic production takes the form of multi-channel video and sound installations, sculptural elements and photography.
Through experimentation with audio-visual forms, Anderson creates cartographies of multiple temporalities that resist the flattening era of capitalism. Her work activates different ways of seeing and perceiving affective relations of recognition and reciprocity in the face of the multiple human-induced crises currently unfolding across the globe.
Her recent works include the video installation Ecosexual Time and the Subversive Multiplicity - Reclaiming lost and denied temporalities as an act of love and resistance in the age of capital acceleration, the audio-visual research projects Three (or More) Ecologies: A Feminist Articulation of Eco-intersectionality (2018–ongoing), Unearthing Disaster (2013–2015) and The Refrain (2015) with Angela Melitopoulos, and The Sea Between You and Me (2016). She also collaborated with Melitopoulos on Crossings (2017) for the documenta 14.
Recently her work has been displayed at the Tallin Photomonth Biennial, Tallin/Estonia (2019), the Tiroler Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck/Austria (2019), the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville/Spain (2018), Holbaek Images, Holbaek/Denmark (2016), Framer Framed Amsterdam/The Netherlands (2016) and the Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki/Greece (2015). In 2018–2019, she was an Art and Theory Fellow at the Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck. She was awarded the 2020 Cathrin Pichler Preis from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
She is assistant professor in fine arts at the Kunsthochschule Kassel/Germany and the exhibition designer for Forum Expanded at the Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin/Germany. She holds a BA in Economics and Latin American studies from the University of Minnesota and an MA in film and media studies from The New School, New York/USA, and is pursuing her PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna/Austria.