Annette Krauss works as an artist. In her conceptual-based practice she addresses the intersection of art, politics and everyday life. Her work revolves around informal knowledge and normalization processes that shape our bodies, the way we use objects, engage in social practices and how these influence the way we know and act in the world. Her artistic work emerges through the intersection of different media, such as performance, video, historical and everyday research, pedagogy and texts. Krauss has (co-)initiated various long-term collaborative practices (Hidden Curriculum / Sites for Unlearning / Read-in / ASK! / Read the Masks. Tradition is Not Given / School of Temporalities.) These projects reflect and build upon the potential of collaborative practices while aiming at disrupting taken for granted “truths” in theory and practice. (http://siteforunlearning.tumblr.com, http://hiddencurriculum.info, http://read-in.info)
Recent exhibitions include ‘Regimes of Memorizing’, Kunci, Yogyakarta, 2015/ Stedelijk Bureau Amsterdam 2014; ‘Randzonenlesung’ Kunstverein Wiesbaden 2014; ‘In Search of the Missing Lessons’, Whitechapel Gallery 2013, (In)visibilities, The Showroom London 2012, GDR goes on - Grand Domestic Revolution, Casco 2012; Amateurism, Kunstverein Heidelberg 2012; ‘For Einhoven’ Van Abbemuseum Einhoven/NL 2011; ‘We are Grammar’ Pratt Gallery/New York 2011; ‘School Days’, Lewis Glucksman Gallery/Cork 2011. Since 2010 lecturer at HKU Fine Art Utrecht. Currently she is PhD researcher at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Selected texts and essays by Annette Krauss
Annette Krauss. Unlearning my Library. Bookshelf Research as an Investigation intthe Privileges of the Subject. In: Janneke Wesseling, Onno Schilstra (eds). Changing Art Education. The Role of Practice in Theory. Lectoraat Kunst, Theorie & Praktijk, Art Academy, Den Haag 2015.
Annette Krauss. … to be hidden does not mean to be merely revealed (Part 1). In: medienimpulse-online, bmbf, 3/2015 - Handeln mit Symbolen 19.09.2015, pp.1-16 http://www.medienimpulse.at/articles/view/848
Annette Krauss. Tables and Chairs to Live With. Thoughts on the Physicality of Education and Scholarly work, 2014. In: p/art/icipate – Kultur aktiv gestalten # single -abfrage 05, http://www.p-art-icipate.net/cms/tables-and-chairs-to-live-with/
Chronic Times, Springerin 1/2014, editorial team: Annette Krauss, Elske Rosenfeld, Till Gathmann, pp.16-54. http://www.eurozine.com/journals/springerin/issue/2014-02-10.html
Annette Krauss and Petra Bauer. Acting Politically within the Realm of Aestethics, in: Nina Möntmann (ed), “Scandalous - on Art and Ethics”, Nina Möntmann (ed.), Sternberg Press, Berlin 2013, pp. 157-168.
Annette Krauss; Emily Pethick; Marina Vishmidt. Spaces of Unexpected Learning. In: Curating And the Educational Turn, eds. Paul O’Neill/Mick Wilson, Open Editions/De Appel, Amsterdam 2010, pp.250-261.