Ana Bilankov

Ana Bilankov


Inventing a Space

In dem Werkkomplex Inventing a Space von 2004 beschäftige ich mich mit Fragen der Identität, der Poetik bzw. Politik der Dislokalität sowie dem Gefühl des Dazwischen-Seins, des Ortlos-Seins. Das Leben in geographischen, kulturellen, psychologischen und linguistischen Übersetzungen ist das Leitthema, das ich kontextuell an verschiedenen Orten entwickelt und umgesetzt habe.

The work complex "Inventing a Space" from 2004 deals with questions of the poetics and politics of dislocation, migration and construction of identity in "in-between-ness". The process of moving and living between places and languages geographically, culturally and psychologically became the topic I developed contextually at the respective places where I created the work.

Landed, c-print. All rights reserved.

Courtyard, c-print
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Over the Hill, c-print In the Park, inkjet-print. All rights reserved.


In how many places you can be at the same time, I wonder. Instead of the answer I am observing and taking notes. Analogue with a camera, digital with a video camera. At places, non-places and between Berlin, Bristol, Cornwall, London, the Adriatic. These are snapshots of people in abstract nondefined spaces and their gestures reveal some activities, moments of arrivals and departures, meetings, landings. Or these are just slow motion pictures of distant floating ships somewhere there, in between, beyond, towards, in. In adverbs of places I position myself - geographically, culturologically, phenomenologically, psychologically.

I spend my time translating. From one to the other, to the third, then back and again from the beginning. I am translating languages, pictures, thoughts, feelings, ideas. Among the lines encounters are possible. Misunderstandings as well.

At the moment I am here. And I am going to stay here for a while. Until.


At Sea I-III, video installation. All rights reserved.


Über Ana Bilankov

Ana Bilankov, geboren 1968 in Zagreb/Kroatien, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Zagreb. Sie studierte Kunstgeschichte und Germanistik an den Universitäten in Zagreb und in Mainz, Künstlerische Fotografie an der Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule und das Postgraduiertenstudium „Kunst im Kontext“ (M.A.) der Universität der Künste in Berlin sowie University of the West of England in Bristol, UK. Sie bekam mehrere Stipendien für Studien- bzw. Atelier-Aufenthalte im Ausland: Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK (2002); Auslandsstipendium des Berliner Senats für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur für Moscow House of Photography, Moscow (2004); Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, USA (2006); KulturKontakt Austria, Wien (2008). Als freischaffende bildende Künstlerin (Fotografie, Video und Multimedia-Installation) machte sie inzwischen viele Ausstellungen und Kunstprojekte und nahm an mehreren Film- und Videofestivals teil.

About Ana Bilankov

Born in 1968 in Zagreb/Croatia, lives and works in Berlin and Zagreb. She studied Art History and German Language and Literature at the Universities of Zagreb and Mainz, Art Photography in Wiesbaden and completed the postgraduate studies program „Fine Art in Context“ (M.A.) at the University of the Arts Berlin. She was artist in residence at Watershed Media Centre Bristol, UK (2002), at the Moscow House of Photography, Moscow (2004), at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Florida, USA (2006) and at KulturKontakt Austria, Wien (2008). Her works include media such as photography, video and multimedia-installation and have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions as well as film & video festivals.

Ana Bilankov