Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2015

Apr, May, Jun

Anna McCarthy | Visual Artist

Anna McCarthy / © Privat
Anna McCarthy / © Privat
born in Germany
lives and works in Munich

British Artist Anna McCarthy lives and works in Munich. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künsten (Academy of Visual Arts) in Munich.

McCarthy transforms her artistic visions into paintings, drawings, installations, performances, music and film. She has exhibited in a number of international art institutions and musems, among them being Chisenhale Gallery, London, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, Shedhalle Zuerich and at the Schaustelle Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. In 2013 she premiered the musical “How To Start A Revolution” at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. The long-running multimedia project of the same title analyses the cliché of “the rebel” in a critical and humorous fashion. She attracted equal attention with her performative presentation: „Heute Nachmittag: Als wir noch an was glaubten“ (eng. It was only this afternoon that we still believed in something). It was part of the Munich's art council's series 1914/2014: Die Neuvermessung Europas. (Remeasuring Europe).

Anna McCarthy is a bassist and singer with the band DAMENKAPELLE. With the author and musician Pico Be she currently produces the program "No Country for Odd Poets" at Kunstverein München.