Anaïs Horn, born in Graz (AT), lives and works in Paris (FR).
With a background in literature and communication design she graduated from Friedl Kubelka School for Fine Art Photography, Vienna in 2015. She has been awarded several scholarships and residencies, e.g. at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2017– 2018 and 2021) or the ISCP New York City (2020, 2022).
In her artistic practice she often interweaves literature/text and photography/video/drawing/painting, exploring moments of intimacy with a special interest in topics such as liminality and coming-of-age. She observes people and their spaces, gently crossing borders, opening up the private and making intimacy a sensual experience. In the process, she investigates time, memories, transience, the body and its traces, the cautious intrusion of privacy, and the aesthetics of reality and fugacity. Her images take shape – on different surfaces, haptics and into objects – often assembling into spatial installations.
The artist‘s book is an important medium for her work: her photo book Fading was published by DCV, Berlin, in 2021, as well as Die Hand voller Stunden, so kamst du zu mir, which accompagnied her solo show at Camera Austria, Graz. In 2020 her artist’s books Je suis malheureuse et heureuse and How do you feel about “Lou”? (in collaboration with Eilert Asmervik) were published by META/BOOKS, Amsterdam (metabooks.nl). Her book Je suis malheureuse et heureuse was shortlisted for the Photo-Text Book Award at the photo festival Les rencontres d’Arles 2021 and in the officlal selection of the Oslo Fotobokfestival.
Paris Photo 2022, Curiosa Section, MLZ Art Dep (solo show)
INTIMACY/PRIVACY, group show, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
Longing Ghosts in Deep Blue Paranoia, MLZ Art Dept, Trieste
Birke Gorm & Anaïs Horn, kunstGarten, Graz
Open Studio, ISCP New York, New York
Die Hand voller Stunden so kamst du zu mir, solo show, Camera Austria, Graz
Parallel Vienna, Stipendiatinnen Steiermark, curated by Veronika Hauer
How do you feel about “Lou”? with Eilert Asmervik, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna
Show-Off, MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Kunstraum Steiermark, Neue Galerie, Graz
IN-BETWEEN, solo show, FLUCA Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
TRIPTYQUE PARISIEN , Cité Internationale des Arts, Annexe, Paris
Fragmente einer Sprache der Liebe, solo show, Fotogalerie im Rathaus, Graz
Fragmente einer Sprache der Liebe, with Tobias Zielony, Parallel 2016, Vienna
10–12/2022: ISCP New York, US
05–06/2021: AiR Trieste, IT
02–05/2021: Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. FR
10–12/2020: ISCP New York Online Residency, US
09–10/2019: FLUCA Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
07/17–04/18: Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR
Upcoming: Anaïs Horn: Longing Ghosts in Deep Blue Paranoia, 2022. With texts by Estelle Hoy and Francesca Lazzarini, Design by Boah Kim.
Anaïs Horn: Die Hand voller Stunden, so kamst du zu mir, Edition Camera Austria, Graz, 2021. Texts by Attilia Fattori Franchini and Wendy Vogel.
Eilert Asmervik, Anaïs Horn: How do you feel about „Lou“?, Meta/Books, Amsterdam, 2020. 2nd edition, 2021. Texts by Delphine Bedel, Anna Gien, Laura Schawelka, Andy Schumacher a.o.
Anaïs Horn: Fading, Ed. by Katharina Manojlovic, DCV, Berlin 2021. Texts by Katharina Manojlovic and Anna Gien.
Anaïs Horn: Je suis malheureuse et heureuse, Meta/Books, Amsterdam, 2020. Texts by Maren Lübbke Tidow, Jackie Wang, Verena Walzl. Original manuscripts by Anaïs Nin.
Federica Chiochetti: Je suis malheureuse et heureuse, Camera Austria 154, 2020