Anna Zaradny (PL)
photo by Szymon Roginski
Anna Zaradny is one of Poland's best known experimental artists. Her creativity is expressed especially through sound and visual art and her work is really diverse. She is visual artist, composer, improviser, sound art artist, music festival animator and author of installations and objects.
As a composer and instrumentalist she works in a wide spectrum of genres: from acoustic improvised music with a contemporary minimalist language to the complex structures of experimental electronic music compositions.
As a visual artist, Zaradny creates in various media including installations, objects, photography and video. She uses abstraction, micro sound and architectonic elements, lights and space. Her pieces are marked by the ambiguity and the relationship between medium and ideas.
Zaradny's works have been presented in festivals and exhibitions all over the world, the last ones so far at: Silberkuppe Gallery (Berlin), Kunst-Werke (Berlin), What is music? Festival (Sydney, Melbourne), All Ears Festival 2010 (Oslo), Unsound Festival 2011 (New York).
The discography of Anna Zaradny includes solo recordings (her debut solo album „Mauve Cycles“ was released in 2008) and collaborative projects with e. g.: Burkhard Stangl, Tony Buck, Robert Piotrowicz, Cor Fuhler. She is also author of music for theatre plays and multimedia projects.
Anna Zaradny also co-founded and co-curated Poland's most important Festival of Improvised and Experimental Music – Musica Genera in 2002–2009. She was recently nominated to art prize Spojrzenia 2011 hosted by Zacheta National Gallery / Warsaw.