Anastasia Ax was born in Stockholm in 1979. Currently lives and works in Athens and Stockholm. Studied at the Royal College of Art, Stockholm, the School of Photography, Gothenburg, the Valand Academy, Gothenburg and the Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen.

Anastasia Ax turns her own body into a noisy combustion engine that spits out black fluids onto a white environment and makes impossible the division between organism and apparatus. Ink and paper are the components in this sprawling calligraphy of the body-machine. Ink and paper? Hardly the key ingredients in an explosive new take on visceral expression in space, one might think. Time to reconsider.

Daniel Birnbaum, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Photo: Jurjj Eriksson
Photo: Henrik Montgomery

Selected Exhibitions

2014
Anastasia Ax. The World As of Yesterday, UNTITLED art fair, Miami Beach, curated by Aura Seikkula
This is Not My Beautiful House, Exile, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, curated by Marina Fokidis

2013
Exile, Sinne Gallery, Helsinki

2012
The Current, Am Art Space, Shanghai, curated by Bilijana Ciric
Katarsis, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg
Explosion, Pan Theon, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2010
Exile, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
The Kid Below, Carnegie Art Award, Taidihalli, Helsinki
The Kid Below, Carnegie Art Award, Reykjavik Art Museum,
Reykjavik

2009
The Kid Below, Carnegie Art Award, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2008
Tomorrow always belongs to us, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg

Photo: Henrik Montgomery