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Anna Berry

Anna mostly creates socially and politically-conscious pieces, large (sometimes kinetic) installations, and often works with paper. Very much an art-world outsider, her work is usually shown in non-gallery environments. She likes to respond to specific places and ideas. Conceptually her work often explores issues surrounding reality and experience, and by extension the nature of reality.

Anna was the first artist to be awarded a DASH Curatorial Commission, her residency began in April 2019 at MAC, Midlands Arts Centre. Anna's residency consisted of:

• 3 months learning about the practices of working as a curator within MAC

• 3 months developing and working up ideas under the mentorship of the Visual Arts Producer at MAC

• 6 months developing and delivering an agreed curatorial project at MAC

Anna Berry's curated exhibition, Art and Social Change: The Disability Arts Movement ​​​​​​​at MAC Birmingham ran from Sat 11th January to Sun 22nd March 2020.

Please click here to read MAC's overview of her exhibition.

Both MAC and DASH are committed to giving the highest possible training opportunities, support and professional development pathways within the Curatorial Commissions Project.

Breathing Room

"Breathing Room" a kinetic moving installation piece by Anna Berry , constructed from rolled up pieces of paper, to create these amazing structures.

Updated February 2023