Annie Magdalena Laerkesenis the director and curator of the A.R.P artist residency program which was initiated in support of Sydney based artists.Laerkesen has a vast experience over the last 25 years directing and managing arts projects within Australia and overseas such as installation coordination 2008 Biennale of Sydney; Venice Biennale 2007; The MCA; Currents 2007/08 Parramatta Riverbeats Festival. She is widely acknowledged as a positive activator within the Sydney Arts community. She has been guest speaker for Nava and ArtMonth. She has managed theatre, Live Art and community projects for Campbelltown Arts Centre, Carriage Works & Performance Space. Annie spent 14 years from 1995-2008 living between Sydney & Amsterdam developing art projects working on major arts festivals. She has a Danish and Maori background and speaks Dutch.
Annie Magdalena Laerkesen’s practice explores space & viewer interaction through installation, movement, costume, performers, photography and other mediums- calling the theory Situational-ism. She also has an interest in cultural perceptions. For 2014 Laerkesen is an artists in a group exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography We Are Family with artists Deborah Kelly, REA, Waded, Michelle Aboud and the Twilight Sisters opened by the Honerable Marie Bashire.Laerkesen’s first solo photographic exhibition Strangelands, Harrison Galleries, Sydney 2011 was sponsored by Foto Riesel. Laerkesen was a finalist in the 2011 Moran photographic prize at the NSW State Library. Laerkesen’s most recent photographic series The Dance of Tohunga,Hakuturi & Tane Mahuta (Clothe me, Protect me, Keep me warm) was exhibited at Marrickville Garage.
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