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eng Automatic Translation

Andrey Anro

1987

Or Anro for short.

Artist, photographer, writer.

Main tools: painting, photography, digital collage, objects. Anro explores themes such as collective memory, historical heritage, politics, dictatorship, religion, disappearance and death. Member of the art group "Who but us."

Lives and works in Germany.

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Personal site:

anro.by

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Selected events

Selected Artwork Series

Selected artworks

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Associated Documents

The artist’s works are in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK), in the ART4 Museum in Moscow, and in private collections in Sweden, Canada, Russia, the USA, and Lithuania.

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Selected dates:

1987

Born in Smorgon (BSSR, today the Republic of Belarus).

2003–2007

He studied at the Krasin Moscow State Technical University of Economics and Technology in Moscow, majoring in Advertising.

2007–2012

He is engaged in staged photography and shoots the series “Dissomnia”, in which he rethinks Belarusian folklore and the subconscious.

2011

The first personal exhibition of Dissomnia at the local history museum in Smorgon.

2011–2020

Work on the project “Society of a Happy Death” - exploring preparation for death through Catholic practices using the example of the personal story of a grandmother and the religious community “Matki Bożej, Patronki Dobrej Śmierci”.

From 2013-2015

He begins to actively engage in painting; The Lost series appears, for which portraits of missing people are used as material; a little later, the artist begins to work on the Face in Shadow series, where he uses political images in the prism of mythology and visualizes them using figurative painting. The theme of politics will continue to the present day with an emphasis on dictatorship and the cult of personality.

2014

The book "21 glasses. Stories of Yogesh recorded by Anro" is published, published by Trimedia Content. Republished in 2019, tapas books.

2015

Personal exhibition “I appreciate it” in the creative space “TsEH” in Minsk.

2015–2016

A series of graphic works “New World” is being created, which is based on the pages of the “New World” magazine from the 80s, exploring the theme of Soviet-era utopia and nostalgia in post-Soviet society.

2016

Personal exhibition "Memory Games" in the gallery "Triangle" (CCA Winzavod, Moscow).

2017

Personal exhibition Screenshot in the gallery "Triangle" (CCA Winzavod, Moscow).

Personal exhibition Untitled at A&V Art Gallery in Minsk.

Since 2018

Member of the art group “Who but Us” (duet with Vasilisa Palyanina).

Since 2019

The artist focuses on the historical and political memory of the Republic of Belarus. The project “Belarusian Context” begins as a picturesque, collective memory is transferred to homespun linen, the faces of current and missing politicians (Viktor Gonchar, Yuri Zakharenko), former and current security officials, and ideologists are depicted. After the protest events of 2020, the project continues not only in analogue, but also in digital form.

2019

Resident of the Gaude Polonia Scholarship Program in Warsaw under the supervision of Adam Panczuk. The result of the work was the author's photo book Happy Death Society, printed in a small edition.

2020

Participant of the Goethe-Institut residency program: work in the art group Slavs and Tatars in Berlin.

Personal exhibition The Silence Speaks Volumes in the Third Place space in Grodno.