Biography Anneke Ingwersen

Anneke Ingwersen (born in Germany) is an artist, writer and educator based in the Netherlands.
Through diverse media (installations, silhouettes, puppetplay, video, photography) she investigates the shadow as a method, material and a metaphor for questions of identity and diversity.

To share her research on social-political topics Anneke Ingwersen has a regular social practice, initiating participatory workshops with a public of all ages. To test the post-colonial discourse in practice she has organized workshops at the Museum Bronbeek, a museum for Dutch-Indonesian Colonial and military history, with the aim to open up a dialogue with the participants how to remember the European colonial history and how to decolonize the European museum.

Recently Ingwersen works on the long term social-artistic project When does the past stop? looking more closely at the material used for teaching National history, especially the timelines. Concluding that that material has severe gaps when it comes to a representation of history for a multi-cultural society she invites various groups of people to annotate the National timeline with alternative stories.

Her work took part at screenings, shows, public events and publications at Sonsbeek‘16 TransACTION (NL), the Van Abbe Museum (NL), Summerschool TAAK at Marfa Texas (US), Museum Bronbeek (NL), Schloss Ringenberg (D), Malkasten Düsseldorf (D) and Blast (D), Museum Arnhem (NL).
In 2010 she got a stipendship of the Mondrian Fonds (NL) and in 2007 by Gap/Schloss Ringenberg (D). Ingwersen holds a BA in Art Therapy by HAN (NL, 2000), a BA in Fine Art by ArtEZ (NL, 2007) and a Master of Fine Art by the Dutch Art Institute (NL, 2015).