I am interested in the visible and invisible structures which shape our everyday lives; notions
of physical and psychological boundaries; the nature of social systems, hierarchies and
routines embodied there within; the ideologies by which people regulate and construct their
environment and behaviour; the examination of easily overlooked spaces which have the
capacity to suggest and invoke individual and collective experiences; and how the past affects
the present. This point of subjectivity is crucial to me: by placing the viewer in an unfamiliar
position, with an uneasy point of recognition, I aim to analyse how the processes by which
our functions of perception, through recollection and invention, actively create those spaces,
personalities and narratives that exist in our culture and in our memories. I aim to transcend
the prosaic in order to evoke interlocking metaphors of history, ritual and psychologies,
generating multitudes of narratives.
Anne Kathrin Greiner was born and raised in the South of Germany. In 2002, she graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree from the photography and film programme at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. The following year, she moved to London to study on the fine art photography course at the Royal College of Art. Whilst there, she received a scholarship for a three month artist residency in Kyoto, Japan, as well as numerous prizes. In 2005, Greiner's work was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition, travelling to venues in Manchester, Bristol and London. Recent awards include: Flash Forward 2007 (Magenta Foundation for the Arts), the Raymond Weil International Photography Prize (nominated in 2006, 2007, 2008), the Sotiri Prize for Young Photographers 2009, a 2010 Goldrausch artist scholarship, Prix PHPA 2011 and the ComPeung Grant 2012. Greiner's work has been exhibited widely and forms part of public and private collections in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.
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