Anna Godzina (Chisinau, Moldova, 1990) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, where she graduated with a master degree in 2019 and was awarded the Hugo Roelandt Prize 2019, the Mathilde Horlait-Dapsens Foundation Prize 2019 and the STRT Schot prize 2019. She is an internationally renowned artist, whose work has been exhibited at the S.M.A.K. in Gent (2017), Beursschouwburg in Brussels (2018), ERGO in Athens (2020) and the M HKA in Antwerp (2021). Her work is represented in the collections of a.o. the M HKA in Antwerp, the Flemish Community, and the Verbeke Foundation, as well as in numerous private collections.
Godzina’s existential and committed work departs from autobiographical elements, as well as observations she makes during walks of urban situations or the convergence of objects in time and space. Her work is animistic in nature, conceiving of matter as an active substance. The vagabond, migratory objects she is incorporating in her work bring with them discourses about value systems, cultural diversity, class hierarchies, and socio-political divides. In the eventual works she presents, the in-situ qualities of the exhibition space play an important role, as well as the fluidity between objects, time, space, sound and movement.
(photo by Frank Holbein)