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 in 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 time 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 that are currently unfolding across the globe.
Her recent works include the audio-visual research projects Three (or More) Ecologies: A Feminist Articulation of Eco-intersectionality (2018–ongoing). She collaborated with Angela Melitopoulos on Unearthing Disaster (2013–2015), the video installation The Refrain (2015), 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/Austria.
She is a teaching assistant in fine arts at the Kunsthochschule Kassel/Germany and the exhibition designer for Forum Expanded at the Berlin International Film Festival. 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.