annette hollywood takes a critical and humorous look at socio-political issues such as gender concepts, power constructions and the distribution of resources and attention in our time.

With her performative appropriation strategy of “performing found footage”, in which she interacts with pop and mass culture phenomena, she deconstructs formats and perspectives shaped by mass media. This creates spaces for reflection on the social conditions of being human or an artist in a media-driven world and a self-empowering historiography beyond the narratives of the majority.
hollywood’s diverse time-based works in various formats, such as live performances, films and complex installations or most recently the online archive [anderkawer], transcend the boundaries of media and genres.

She studied at Braunschweig’s Hochschule für Bildende Künste and was a visiting scholar at New York University. hollywood was granted several residencies and awards such as Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn; Prize of the Association of German Film Critics at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and a fellowship at Venice’s Deutsches Studienzentrum. Her works have been shown nationally and internationally at exhibitions and screenings e.g. In the Loop: Contemporary Video Art, National Portrait Gallery, Washington; International Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery Prague; Kunstfilmbiennale, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; the 55th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, and at Goethe Institutes around the world.