ANA LESSING MENJIBAR
is a German-Spanish multi-disciplinary artist and dancer (Berlin, 1982), and graduated in 2008 with honors at the University of the Arts Berlin.
In her work she focus on investigating the relationship between photography, video, dance, performance, and direction. Using the body as a starting point for confrontations with social and emotional topics in relation to space, time or society.
Due to her Spanish background, she started to study flamenco dance at an early age and she continuously explores and deepens a conceptual vision using contemporary Flamenco as a language in her art.
She lives and works in Berlin.

Education
2018 – ongoing Master in the program Solo|Dance|Authorship at the University of the Arts Berlin
2002-2008 Study at Berlin University of the Arts Berlin,
Graduation with honors in Visual Communication (Diploma)
2005 Study at University of the Art Sydney ( NICA Scholarship)
01-07/1999 Truro College‘A Level, England/ Exam’ in communication and art

Projects / Exhibition (selection)
2017 Group show – Exhibition Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon – “Mother Love”
2016 Screening – 29Th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille (Friche la Belle de Mai) & Buenos Aires -
“Instants Vidéo Numériques et poétiques”
2016 Group show – Galerie Westphal, Berlin – “Mother Love”
2016 Solo Exhibition –  Bienal Miradas de Mujeres 2016 – “(Re)Tratando”
Represented by Yolanda Ochando Obra Gráfica
2016 Group show – Larry, Berlin – “The Larry Video Show”
2016 Group show – Schaufenster, Berlin – “TOPIC TROPIC”
2016 Artist in Residency – Tanzhaus NRW – “Frágil”
Dance Production with Leonor Leal (dance), Michio (music), Ana Lessing Menjibar (visual concept), Maura Morales (choreography)
2016 Solo exhibition – Ateneo de Malaga – “Ida y vuelta“
2015 Solo exhibition – Instituto Cervantes – “Por Siguiriyas“
2015 Group show – Artistweekend Berlin – “NGORONGORO”
2014 Co-Director / staging the dream levels for the movie “Aller 28 Tage” / Director: Ina Borrmann
Documentary co-produced with arte, rbb, MDR
2014 Co-Director with Emma Vau for “Use your time” – Music video by Kolumbus Kill
2014 Publishing and curation of the magazine “A Mag for All Seasons” – Winter # 1
2013 Exhibition and Workshops – Kommunale Galerie Berlin – “Once upon a time…”
2012 Group show NGBK, Berlin / “Machen die immer (noch) das Gleiche?
Die NGBK probt ihre Kommunikationsfähigkeit.”
2012 artistic director of the project “Once upon a time …” Workshop – Skateistan Kabul, Afghanistan / www.o-u-a-t.com
2012 Curation – DAZ, Berlin – “Skateistan – The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan”
2009 Exhibition and release of the publication “Berlin Haushoch # 3 – Charlottenburg“
in the Königlichen Porzellan Manufaktur, Berlin
2008 Exhibition and release of the publication “Berlin Haushoch # 2 – Der Wedding “
in the former Schering Galerie, Berlin
2006 co-founder of the magazine Berlin Haushoch
Exhibition and release of the publication “Berlin Haushoch # 1 – Marzahn“
in a Plattenbau in Marzahn, Berlin
2005 Group show at Gallery Newspace, Sydney – “Souvenirs“
2004 Group show at Lichtturm Berlin, curated by Stefan Sagmeister – “Design berührt Herz“
2002-2008 several group shows – University of the Arts Berlin

Performance (selection)
2016-ongoing EP and live performance project in production – “Berlin Flamenco Ensemble”
An experiment where electronic music interacts with Flamenco and visual art –
in collaboration with Kid Simius, an electronic live artist, dj, and music producer
2011-2018 Komische Oper Berlin – “Carmen”, Director Sebastian Baumgarten
Guest-soloist (Solo Dance, Performing) and Flamenco Choreographer
2017 Performance and Choreography for “Semi” – Music video for Kid Simius feat. Kelvyn Colt
2017 Alter Schlachthof, Dresden – Companía “Azabache Flamenco” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2017 Contemporary Tango Festival Berlin – “Flamenco meets Tango” – Duo-Dance / Choreo.
in collaboration with Sven Elze (Tango dancer) and musicians “Konjaleo”
2018/17 Laeizhalle Hamburg – Companía “Azabache Flamenco” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2018/17/16/15 Gewandhaus Leipzig – Companía “Azabache Flamenco” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2016/15 Urania Berlin – Companía “Azabache Flamenco” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2016 Ateneo de Málaga – “Ida y vuelta“, Solo Performance / Choreo.
2016 Rock im Park / Rock am Ring / Maifeld Derby – Tour with Kid Simius – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2015 Flamenco Festival, Berlin – “Homenaje a Oliver Farke“ – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2014 Flamenco Festival, Berlin – “Berliner Flamenco Nacht“ – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2014 Werkstatt der Kulturen Berlin – Companía “Azabache Flamenco” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2013/10/08/06 Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin – “Flamenco Concert” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2012 Waschhaus Potsdam – “Los dos Tiempos” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2011 Flamenco Festival Würzburg – “Los dos Tiempos” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2009 Werkstatt der Kulturen Berlin – “Flamenco-Benefiz-Konzert” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2009 Kulturhuset Banken, Lillehammer; Konserthus, Oslo; Blaue Grotte, Fredrikstad, Norway, – „Entre Nosotros“ – Solo Dance / Choreo.
20/09 Flamenco Festival Würzburg – „Entre Nosotros“ – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2007 Flamenco Festival, Berlin – “Los dos Tiempos” – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2005 Flamenco Festival, Berlin – “Junge Talente“ – Solo Dance / Choreo.
2006 Tränenpalast Berlin – Companía “Azabache Flamenco” – Solo Dance / Choreo.

Lectures & Workshops
2016 Art School San Telmo Málaga – Lecture
2014 University of Applied Sciences Potsdam – Lecture
2013 Kommunale Galerie, Berlin – Photography Workshop
2012 Skateistan Kabul, Afghanistan – Photography Workshop
2010 University of Applied Sciences Dortmund – Lecture
2010 BTK Berliner Academy of Design – Lecture
2010 University of the Arts Berlin – Lecture
2009 University of the Arts Glasgow – Lecture
2009 University East London – Lecture
2009 Chead-Conference Berlin – Lecture

Awards & Scholarships
2014 Stiftung Buchkunst / Shortlist – Die schönsten deutschen Bücher 2013
2013 IFA – Art Funding
2013 nomination Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents / unesco-creative-cities-network
2013 Art Directors Club
2010 / 11 / 14 Nominated for the Designpreis Deutschland (German Design price)
2010 Sappi Ideas That Matter
2009 LICC
2009 iF Gold Award
2008 iF Award
2006 Art Directors Club Germany Junior Award
2006 Canon Pro-fashional Award
2006 / 08 /09 RedDot Award
2005 NICA

Publisher of
2014 A Mag for All Seasons – Winter Magazine #1
2009 Berlin Haushoch #3 – Charlottenburg
2008 Berlin Haushoch #2 – Der Wedding
2006 Berlin Haushoch #1 – Marzahn

 

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