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Andrey Anro

  • artist
  • photographer
  • writer
1987
Андрей Анро / © фото: Василиса Палянина, 2020

Or Anro for short.

Artist, photographer, writer.

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

Lives and works in Smorgon and Minsk.

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Personal site:

anro.by

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Groups

Selected events

Selected Artwork Series

Selected artworks

Associated institutions

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

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Selected dates:

1987

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

2003–2007

He studied at the Moscow State Technical University named after Krasin in Moscow with a degree in Advertising.

2007–2012

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

2011

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

2011–2020

Work on the project "Society of a happy death" - the preparation for death through Catholic practices is studied on the example of the personal history 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 the missing are used as a 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. In the future, the theme of politics will continue to the present with an emphasis on dictatorship and the cult of personality.

2014

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

2015

Personal exhibition "At Vyalіkіm I Appreciate" in the creative space "TSEKh" in Minsk.

2015–2016

A series of graphic works "New World" is being created, based on the pages of the "New World" magazine of the 80s, the theme of Soviet utopia and nostalgia in post-Soviet society is being studied.

2016

Personal exhibition "Games of Memory" 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 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, 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

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

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

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  • lukashenka's regime
  • collage
  • cult of personality
  • death theme
  • dictatorship
  • digital media
  • fear / creepy
  • figurativeness
  • graphic techniques / drawing
  • history
  • memories / remembrance
  • minsk
  • mysticism
  • national
  • old age
  • photographic practices
  • political
  • realism
  • religion
  • scenic practices & techniques
  • sculptural practices
  • smorgon
  • soviet & communism