This winter Anna Kott joins us in residence to explore a new body of work titled ‘Parallel’, taking particular interest in the mystical, natural and classical elements of Somerset, specifically investigating the area’s geographic position which hosts a unique light found in the West Country of the UK.
During her time in Somerset, Anna will produce photographs and drawings from two perspectives (the bird’s eye-view and the worm’s eye view) in preparation for her final work which will combine both viewpoints into one parallel projection in the form of a painting. The final work will be completed in her home town of Berlin following her time in Somerset.
Anna Kott was born in Poland in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland (1995-2001), and graduated with distinction. She is a recipient of a Socrates Erasmus Grant and completed two semesters of screen-printing at the London College of Printing in 1999.
Anna exhibits internationally, including Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Belgium, Russia, El Salvador and Honduras. Her works can be found in collections, such as SØR Sammlung Rusche, The Susanna Vorst Collection, Zvi Hecker Foundation among others.
Since 2011, Anna Kott has increasingly worked with photography. Her list of references includes: Zvi Hecker – Architect (a photographic Interpretation of architecture by Zvi Hecker – The Spiral Apartment House, Dubiner house and Palmach Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel) with an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw / Poland; Studio Roberto Pirzio-Biroli / Italy (photographic interpretations of landscape architecture, Potsdam, Germany); The Zene AG (documentation of Brain AG Zwingenberg, Friedrichsbad – The Roman-Irish Bath Baden-Baden, Davos Water Project, Seltenerden Storkwitz AG, Vickermann & Stoya GbR); ARTE creative (documentation of the Tricks series); rbb Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (Kowalski-Schmidt programme); TEXT Revue (Issue #13); Gra a Magazine, Poland; De brillator Music Conzept (tour documentation & CD Cover); Chris Newman (documentation and CD Photo by Mode Records New York); Sentino (portrait by Juice Magazin); Vidal Sassoon Salon Berlin (inside campagne); Das Russische Haus Berlin (documentation of Tchaikovsky with Russian Classical Ballet); EtnoDizajn Festival (Public art) in Cracow / Poland.
In 2017, she will take part in the Artist-in-Residence Programme at CCA Andratx, which includes an exhibition the Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain.
Anna Kott currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.