Anna de Vriend is a multidisciplinary artist based in Arnhem, the Netherlands. She graduated from BEAR ArtEZ in 2020.
Her practice is based around an ongoing research on the hierarchy between human animals and non-human animals. With the help of her conceptual persona – The Sheep Lady – she does fieldwork in spaces where this hierarchy becomes tangible, like slaughterhouses and zoos. The material she collects ends up in various artworks ranging from performative installations to sculpture to photography. Where she combines a theatrical and absurd approach with cold-hard reality to draw the viewer into her world of questioning this hierarchy and taking responsibility for embodying a power position over non-human animals.
2019-2020 graduated BEAR ArtEZ
2017-2018 graduated Honoursprogramme ArtEZ
2016-2017 started Honoursprogramme ArtEZ
2015-2016 started BEAR ArtEZ
||Kunsthal Hof 88, Almelo
|2021||Iets met Dieren #3||Extrapool, Nijmegen|
|2021||ALL INN||Het Hem, Zaandam|
|A lovely dinner with The Sheep Lady.
|2021||Uncontrollable?/Too Soon to Tell||Kunstpodium T, Tilburg|
|Ongoing collective research of this project.
|2020||Something Where There Should be Nothing||Studio Omstand, Arnhem|
||Circa dit..., Arnhem
||As big as a door
||Open Studio/Unfolding the process
||A Mild Obsession
|2020||Blood Processing||Apria Online Platform (link)|
|2019||6 week residency||Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (Italy)|
|2020||5 week residency||Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (Italy)|
||Performer for 'Never learnt to share' by Melanie-Maria
||Finals ArtEZ, Arnhem
|2019||Performer 'negenentwintig november' by Melanie-Maria||RUIS, Nijmegen|