Anais-karenin define herself as (un)visual artist and researcher. She works from speculations around non-existence of the duality of nature by proposing a symbiotic view between organic and artificial actions and materials. Working at the boundaries between beings scientifically classified as animate and inanimate, she points to a discussion of what is or is not life, what has or does not have spirit. She juxtaposes cross-cultural studies, animism, mythologies, narratives and science, critically and holistically expressing the symbolic and colonial layers around the relationship with nature. Through installations, sculptures, objects, sounds, videos and performances, the artist works with equilibrium, relationality, uncontrolledness and ephemerality in her works as a way to invoke the invisible (non-visual) layers of existence.
She researched traditional methodologies with medicinal herbs for 9 years inspired by the cosmovisions of her ancestors from the "sertão" (a dry, rural area in northeastern Brazil), from where arise the main questions and myths that guides her works.

2022 Visiting Research Fellow  Waseda University, Department of International Culture and Communication Studies (Japan)
2023 PhD in Visual Poetics University of São Paulo|USP  (Brazil)
2018 MA in Culture and Contemporary Art University of Rio de Janeiro|UERJ (Brazil)
2016 BA in Visual Arts University of Rio de Janeiro|UERJ (Brazil)
2017 Butoh Dance Studies with the Masters Tadashi Endo and Yoshito Ohno

Integrant of sound project Meteoro 


Based in Tokyo

SOLO

2021 (un)visual latency, Uradana Gallery, Sumida Expo, presented by Ona Project Room (Tokyo-JP)
2019 Invisible/immaterial, High Pop Gallery (Tokyo-JP)
2017 Inside | Forest | Inside Out, OMISE Space (Tokyo-JP) 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2022 IN_AUDIBLE & NON_VISUAL, Improper Walls (Vienna-AT) (upcoming)
2022 Tsukuba Art Cycle,, curated by Noriko Yamanaka (Tsukuba-JP) (upcoming)
202the breath below, Kunstverein Goettingen (Dresden-DE)
2021 Künstlers äus Gebäud f:, Berlin Art Week (Berlin-DE)
2021 SANAR SONAR, with Meteoro, Festival Sur Aural (Bolivia)
2021 Radio Otherwise, with Meteoro, Archival Community, Floting University (Berlin-DE)
2021 A extinção do silêncio, Piscina, SP Art Viewing Room
2021 in a room, over round found, TOTAN Gallery (Tokyo-JP)
2020 Não é o céu, lá fora?, curated by Paulo Gallina, Galeria Tato (São Paulo-BR)
2020 CoVideo-19, curated by  Bianca Bernardo (Online)
2020 397Flix, by Thais Rivitti and Raphael Escobar (Online)
2019 Com os olhos no céu da boca, CCCSP (São Paulo-BR)
2019 Mostra do Filme Livre, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (many cities-BR)
2019 FUNES, Niji Gallery (Tokyo-JP)
2019 Bienal do Sertão, Piauí Museum (Teresina-BR)
2018 Projeto Estufa”, curated by Daniela Thomas and Mari Nagem, SPFW46, Arca (São Paulo-BR)
2018 Achados e Perdidos, curated by Marcelo Campos, Gustavo Schnoor Gallery (Rio de Janeiro-Brazil)
2018 9+1, curated by Pollyana Quintella, Centro de Artes UFF (Niterói-BR)
2017 Políticas Incendiárias, Centro Municipal de Artes Helio Oiticica (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2017 Nuit Blanche, MAC - Museum of Contemporary Arts (Niterói-BR)
2016 Festival Mais Performance, OiFuturo Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2016 Indisciplinas, with Meteoro, Casa França-Brasil (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2016 Das Virgens em Cardumes, by Daniela Labra, Bispo do Rosário Museu de Arte Contemporânea (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2016 4QUINA, Galeria A Gentil Carioca  (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2016 O Teu Osso é Pedra, performance, Galeria Mercedes Viegas (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2016 Do teus olhos, os gestos, curated by Ivair Reinaldim, Paço Imperial (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2015 Festival Novas Frequências #5, Delivered in Voices, Atelier do Tunga (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2015 Primaverinha, curated by João Paulo Quintella, Oi Futuro Flamengo (Rio de Janeiro-BR)

NOMINATIONS | GRANTS | FELLOWSHIPS

2021 Grant, QOL Matsudo Art Award PARADISE AIR (JP)
2018 Shortlisted for 14o SNAI - Salão de Artes de Itajaí, competition (BR)
2018 Shortlisted for 15o Salão de Artes de Ubatuba, competition (BR)
2016 Fellowship, National Council CNPq (BR)
2015 Fellowship, Ministry of Education CAPES (BR)

RESIDENCIES | RESEARCH

2021 PARADISE AIR Artist in Residency, QOL Matsudo Art Award (Chiba-JP)
2021  - m(-u-)lti-yo(-u-)u-s-m(-u-)lti- Laboratory, Torhaus Whelen (Dresden-DE)
2021  八峰町半農半X (Akita-JP)
2020 Vírus-19, Online Residency
2017 Rice Valley Projects, Artist in Residency (Kyoto-JP)
2016 Bispo do Rosário Museum Residency, Das Virgens em Cardumes (BR)
2016 Researcher at  IArtes Project  “Indicative Experiences, Printing, Reproduction and Engraving Devices” (BR)
2015 Researcher at FAPERJ Project “Landscapes: Displacement and Overlap" (BRl)
2015 Co-coordinatior of "Elastrônica", technologies classes for women's and sound experiments (BR)
2014 Movimento sem Satélite, Art Immersion, Nuvem - Hacklab Rural (BR)

Researcher at GEAA (Art Asia Studies) from University of São Paulo and Kinyokai (Japanese Studies)
Associated to Silo - Arte e Latitude Rural until 2020, coordination of "EncontrADA - Tecnologias e Saberes Ancestrais" 

PUBLICATIONS

O Grande Som, visual essay, Revista Vazantes (academic journal), volume 04, n.2
Incerteza do Inanimado, (book) Estado de Alerta!, ANPAP Sudeste
Limites Imaginados, visual essay, Revista Vazantes (academic journal), volume 03, n.2
Paisagens Suspensas nas Obras de Kishio Suga, article, Revista Poiésis (academic journal), volume 21, n.36
Gélido Sertão,  Arte e Memória em Tempos de Crise, UFRJ
Interstícios da Matéria, Revista Concinnitas (academic journal), volume 20, n.35
A Ruína como Potência, (book) 4 Estado de Alerta!, ANPAP Sudeste 
Entre Tanto Céu e Tanto Chão, at  "Das Virgens em Cardumes" (printed book), Editora Martins Fontes
Dupla Face,  at  "Indícios" (printed book), organized by Inês de Araújo, UERJ

LECTURES | WORKSHOPS | ARTIST TALKS

2021 Lecture, "Symbiotic Spaces: Arts, Science & Research", Ochanomizu University (JP)
2021 Lecture, "Symbioancestor", BioSummit 5.0 
2021Artist Talk, "Gélido Sertão", Quebraquina (seminar), Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ)
2019 Laboratory, "Symbiotic Spaces", Ateliê Nossa Casa, São Paulo University (USP)
2019 Laboratory, "Notação Floral", plant and sound creations, SESC Vila Mariana (BR)
2019 Lecture,“Other Borders”, II Cosmic Congress in Ecology of Practices (APPH)
2018 Workshop,  "Conexão com as Plantas", herb traditional knowledges, SPFW46, Projeto Estufa (São Paulo-BR)
2018 Lecture, ANPAP Sudeste (congress), Modern Art Museum of Niterói (MAC/Niterói)
2017 Workshop, "Conexão com as Plantas", herb traditional knowledges, EncontrADA, Silo (BR)
2016 Artist Talk, Congresso Preservação de Video para Milênios, Arquivo Nacional (Rio de Janeiro-BR)
2016 Artist Talk, “Gélido Sertão”, Seminário Indícios, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
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