Born in Heidelberg/Germany in 1985.
Anike Joyce Sadiq lives and works in Berlin/Germany and Stuttgart/Germany, where she studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts. Her work Shadowboxing in the Dark, which she created during her residency at NGO – Nothing Gets Organized in Johannesburg/South Africa, was shown at Vox Populi, Philadelphia/USA (2018), as well as at Black History Month in Florence/Italy in the variation To whom it may concern: A belated and sonorous register (with Sinethemba Twalo). The artist has participated in various exhibition projects in Germany and abroad and was represented at the Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar/Senegal (2018), and the Strasbourg Biennale/France (2018).
In 2018, she received the advancement award from the Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg (Association of German Artists in Baden-Wuerttemberg). That year, she was a scholarship holder at both the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris/France, and the art foundation Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. In summer semester 2019, she gave lectures as part of the Master’s program in Body, Theory and Poetics of the Performative at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.
She was awarded the Villa Romana Prize in 2015. In 2017, she created the permanent installation Straßenlaternen – wir waren draußen drinnen in the foyer of the Stadtpalais museum in Stuttgart.