Anna Ehrenstein was born in Germany to Albanian parents and works in transdisciplinary artistic practice. While her mother could access a residency permit through a work visa, her father left Germany after denied asylum and started anew in Tirana. This biographical peculiarity aroused her interest in the necropolitics of migration.
Main foci of her work are reflections on the visual and material culture of the periphery, networked images, ecologies and precarious assemblages .She studied photography and media art in Germany and attended curatorial classes in Valetta, ML and Lagos, NG. Her work as an art un-educator is part of her collaborative practice.The materialization of intangible data, constructions around authenticity as currency, “high” and “low” cultures and reflections on knowledge circulation are as much a part of her process as texts and written word. She writes for magazines like Arts of the Working
Class or Artleaks and works with a large number of groups on joint artistic projects, including for the 10th Berlin Biennale, as part of the queer feminist collective N * A * I * L * S or for the Critical Academy in Dublin. She exhibited internationally and is currently working on her second monograph and an upcoming exhibition at C/O Berlin.