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Dissertation _UPDATE

Masters of mimicry: Manipulative orchids, poker-faced frogs: hungry feedback in the loop.

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While you read and relax, I'm stressing and writing (almost done, almost delivered, almost there for you to read!) Masters of mimicry: Manipulative orchids, poker-faced frogs: hungry feedback in the loop. Hello you and your sexy orchid, Join me and my orchids for the teaser_masterclass 'To want to be what you are' @ Chisenhale Studios [London]. Sunday 5 August | 2-2.30pm | or | 5-5.30pm | Life/forms is a series of events curated by Lucy Cowling 22 June 2018 OPENING Hope to see you at the grand opening // 22 JUNE // of the exhibition GET LOST-art route 2018 // 22 JUNE - 22 SEPTEMBER. Go and check out the works by Richard John Jones, Johannes Büttner, Olle Stjerne, Anna Frijstein, Monira Al Qadiri, Rosa Sijben, Marek van de Watering, Annabel Howland, Smári Róbertsson, Simon Wald Lasowski, Andrea Boži? & Julia Willms, Marek van de Watering and my new series Work your ass off_Hee-ha! Hee-ha!. @ GET LOST -art route 2018 Yo! Check out my interview with most sexy online platform SINK SEXY! And find out about my love for peanut butter and Kurt Cobain. 13 June 2018 Bring your orchid, and yourself, to see my new performance To want to be what you are @ Amsterdam (NL). "De performances en video-installaties van Anna Frijstein onderzoeken wat het betekent om ‘authentiek’ te zijn – hoe vindt men het innerlijke, maar tegelijkertijd het meest succesvolle zelf? Deze tegenstrijdigheid resulteert in Frijsteins komieke performatieve sessies en tutorials. In de performance ‘To want to be what you are’ kondigt een vlieg op absurde wijze een masterclass in manipulatie en verleiding aan. Hoewel de aangekondigde masterclass in principe bedoeld is voor manipulatieve orchideeën, kun je ook zelf verleid worden door deze live teaser. Neem je eigen orchidee mee!"

For the full programme check 23 May 2018 Showing and sharing a NEW performance in London (UK) Another Five Minutes of Your Time Chinese whispers a collaboration with Alexandra Hunts (2017) will be on show @ Galerie LUMC, Leiden (NL)

"Op het voorterrein buiten het LUMC staan van 17 mei t/m eind augustus drie bronzen beelden uit de serie The Holy Land van Folkert de Jong

Binnen in Galerie LUMC is van 26 april t/m 2 september een groepstentoonstelling van kunstenaars die zich eveneens door aspecten van het verleden hebben laten inspireren: Jasper Hagenaar, Nynke Koster, Femke Dekkers, Simon van Til, Camile Smeets, Alexandra Hunts & Anna Frijstein, Jonathan van Doornum, Bas de Wit en Sander van Noort." Performance Pineal Gland Booster (budget edition) @ CAPbaret 16th March 2018, Gorvy Lecture Theatre /// sneakpeak // NEW work // Pinocchio's mouth (2018)

Check this out // Thursday 18th January 2018 Private View, Friday 19th January - Sunday 21st January. Open to the public. 12-6 daily. //

The installation & performance Pinocchio's mouth @ WIP show @ Royal College of Art Battersea, London. @ Contemporary Art // Performance // Woo building.

My official Instagram birth! Stay posted and follow me @ Instagram @ Anna_Frijstein

// August/September 2017 // The continuous reference to Venus von Willendorf figure. The production of the image of the women throughout the time in the dialog of two female artists. A project in collaboration with Alexandra Hunts in progress...

Pino Pinelli's Pie Pills and Pillow (2017)

" // 27.05.2017 @ The Merchant House // With Amsterdam Millennial Writers Maarten van der Graaff and Fiep van Bodegom, art historian Eva Marijne Mak and artist Anna Frijstein. Moderated by Marsha Plotnitsky, TMH Founding Artistic Director.

Please join us for a special preview of a special catalogue. A group of millennial writers and artists led by Maarten van der Graaff are meeting in secret locations to conduct collaborative work for the TMH catalogue of Pino Pinelli’s exhibition. Reflecting on the 79-year-old Italian master through their eyes and words is likely to reveal the unexpected – both about Pinelli’s and their view of art."

For the complete publication check out

Trendbeheer article on Beny Wagner, Dominique Himmelsbach and a studio visit in Amsterdam // May 2017 // By Najiba Brakkee

A talk with the orchid. 26.04.2017 Performance and a lecture on my practice @ ACPA - Academy of Creative and Performing Arts - Leiden University Moving to London in September 2017 for the two-year MA @ Royal College of Art

Not so enlightened (2017)

Parool, thank you for your kind words and for making me feel a few years younger than I am ;-)

Failed to Sync 29.10 - 20.11 2016

Exhibition at puntWG, Amsterdam (NL)

Opening Saturday 29 October, 17 - 20 hrs

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While trying to control and manage our lives, jobs, animals and artworks, we often fail to synchronise ourselves.

The exhibition Failed to Sync aims to provoke moments of interruption, mistakes or even fffailure.

During the show at puntWG one might encounter singing voices, lying stones, tapping fingers, blinking words and human B's.

Artists who participate in the exhibi(t)ion include the following:

Dovile Aleksandraviciute (LT)

Dina Danish (EG/FR)

Anna Frijstein (NL)

Lieven Lahaye (BE)

Cindy Moorman (NL)

Failed to Sync is accompanied by a side program which will feature performative sessions, speeches, artist talks as well as lectures; artists, philosophers, sociologists, Foley artists and everything in between will share their moments of (a)syncronicity. All the public events will be announced on our Facebook page –attend online and stay informed!

With this hectic, eclectic and hyperactive approach, Failed to Sync hopes to deliver you plenty of (a)synchronicity. Go, check it out and sing along.

Failed to Sync is initiated by Anna Frijstein and decorated by Ott Metusala. This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

28.08.2016 Radio weekend Live Radio@Marres Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Radio & DJ-set Mike Moonen, tune in around 15.30-16.00 for a short talk with Nicola & me about distorted didactics and decision making in times of holiday. Click HERE to listen!


Samen met 25 andere jonge kunstenaars op de longlist voor de Sybren Hellinga Kunstprijs!

Palmlogic in the south @ sunny Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture // i_shelf with Nicola Godman

Marres Tourist Office 13.8 - 4.9.2016

Excited to announce that Nicola Godman and I will collaborate on an installation for the group show Marres Tourist Office.

An exhibition with Hans Aarsman, Maarten Bel, Teresa Cos, Roger Cremers, Anna Frijstein i.c.w. Nicola Godman, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee radio, Krijn de Koning, Frank Koolen i.c.w. Dier In Bedrijf, Doina Kraal, Wiel Kusters, Mike Moonen, Claudia Sola, Derk Thijs and Anneke Walvoort.

Radio interview @ Anne's Vragenvuur-Amsterdam. An interview on my short residency @ FLAT Station in Amsterdam South East and my new performance session Don't know why I'm smiling. on real versus fake smiles. Click HERE to listen!

Invite FLAT design by DONGYOUNG LEE

Performative introduction on the artist-run organization HARD-CORE @ Studium Generale Rietveld Academie - February 10th

More info on the new project soon

NOMINATED for the Young Master Award 2015 @ MAF, Leeuwarden

Performance 31.10.2015 during the opening of the exhibition. Exhibition 31.10 - 21.11

Recent performance @ Salon de Pinto

Upcoming performance Thursday September 17th 2015 I will perform M a n y M o n e y M i l l i o n s [re-enactment] during Salon de Pinto.

Doors open 8pm. Huis de Pinto St. Antoniesbreestraat 69 1011 HB Amsterdam

For the complete program and more info visit:

Graduation show Gerrit Rietveld Academie July 1 - 5

Project presented during the graduation show M A N Y M O N E Y M I L L I O N S Performance with mixed media installation, 2015 ROOM 120approx. 15 minutes session series time table NOTE For the exact starting times please check the countdown clock in the installation Wed 1 13.00 15.00 16.30 19.00 20.00 Thurs 213.00 15.00 16.30 19.00 20.00 Frid 3 13.00 15.00 16.30 19.00 20.00 Sat 4 13.00 15.00 19.00 Sun 513.00 14.00 16.30

New tool in the studio, for proper frames!