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Anna Berry

I mostly create socially- and politically-conscious pieces, large (sometimes kinetic) installations, and often working with paper. Very much an art-world outsider, my work is usually in non-gallery environments. My practice can be quite politically-engaged. I work in a project-based way and like to respond to specific places and ideas. Conceptually the work often explores issues surrounding reality and experience, and by extension the nature of reality.

Posts by Anna Berry

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Interrogating Invisibility: the outsider’s perspective

Following her appearance on the Interrogating Invisibility panel debate, hosted by Disability Arts Online at MAC Birmingham in November 2018, Anna Berry considers the barriers that exist in the visual arts for disabled artists. There is a huge discussion to be had around the barriers to disabled artists in the art ...

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How the art world excludes introverts

Following a flurry of controversy surrounding the publication of Shape and White Pube’s recent artist resource about accessing the mainstream visual arts world, artist Anna Berry reflects on the effect of neurodiverse discrimination on an art career. Many of you may already be aware of Shape’s new resource to help disabled ...

Disability is the Poor Relation of Identity Politics

Following on from a recent discussion on DAO about disability and curatorial practices, Anna Berry relates the frustration of having to assert her identity within the mainstream gallery circuit in New York. Earlier this year I found myself on a networking residency in the US. I say ‘found myself’, because I ...

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