Anne Haaning (DK) is a visual artist who lives and works between London and Tromsø, Norway. 

Her practice revolves around an interest in digital ontology and myth and usually employs CG animation and video installation. She holds an MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in collaboration with Tromsø Art Academy. Haaning's work has been shown extensively at venues including: Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Denmark, Jing'an Sculpture Park, Shanghai; The Jerwood Space, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Icelandic Biennale Sequences Vll, CPH:DOX; Kurtzfilmtage Winterhur, Nottingham Contemporary; FACT, Liverpool; and CCA, Glasgow International. She was shortlisted for Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards and won the Solo Prize in Charlottenborg Kunsthal's spring exhibition in 2014.


HALF Hidden


2 channel video (18 min), epoxy puddles, floor mopping robot, LED subtitles in English and Greenlandic, hand carved wooden beams, polarising filtre. Dimensions variable.

Exhibited at Den Frie, Copenhagen and Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway




Photos by David Stjernholm

The exhibition has been realised with the support of: City of Copenhagen, Danish Art Workshops, Danish Arts Foundation, Dansk Tennis Fond, Det Obelske Familiefond, Knud Højgaards Fond, Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, the Norwegian Audio and Visual Fund and Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansen Fond.

“A thick layer of hygge blankets a hundred years of colonial history,” says a speaker’s voice – one of the many fragments of speech and visual layers comprising the video installation Half Hidden. The work centres on an abandoned cryolite mine in Ivittuut, Greenland and re-contextualises an amalgamation of archival materials.


Haaning examines technological development within a broader historical perspective on resource extraction, mining and imperialism. With a fascination for forgotten places and structures that persist invisibly as memories and the sediment of time, Haaning delves into the Danish National Archives’ telegrams and other materials from Ivittuut. 

Denmark extracted the rare mineral cryolite in Greenland from the 1850s until 1986. A revolutionary ingredient in the mass production of aluminium, cryolite proved critical for the shipbuilding and aviation industries during World Wars I and II. The mineral was so important that Greenland’s cryolite mine was put under US administration until the end of WWII after Denmark was occupied in 1939. But this history has been virtually erased from the collective memory and consciousness of the Danes. Today the flooded mine stands as a scar in the Greenlandic landscape: a flat plane of water and an enormous geographical and symbolic void, concealing centuries of history. 


– two screen compilation


– installation shots


– installed in Tromsø Kunstforening,  english subtitles on LED panel and epoxy floor


– installed in Tromsø Kunstforening,  Greenlandic subtitles on LED panel and epoxy floor



2016 - 2020

2011 - 2014

1998 - 2004

Artistic PhD Candidate @ KHiO, Oslo (with Tromsø Art Academy) / Norwegian Artistic Research Programme

MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, London (with distinction)

BA, MA Architecture, Royal Academy, Denmark
















❯ Half Hidden, solo show, Tromsø Kunstforening (NO)

❯ The affective economy of doing data, lecture performance, Møstings Hus (DK)

❯ Half Hidden, solo show, Den Frie, Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (DK)

❯ Search Quarry, solo show, Die Raum, Berlin (DE)

❯ 6X6, screening, SET Dalston, London (UK)

❯ Free Panorama, group show, Shenzhen MAF, Shenzhen (CN)

❯ Delete, biennial, artists: Lawrence Lek, Larry Achiampong and David Blandy, Sebastian Buerkner, Boredomresearch. Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai (CN)

❯ Seeing Systems, group show, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (SG)

❯ The Star Show, group show, Dsyv Project space, Copenhagen (DK)

❯ Tangible Extractions, HUMAN/NON-HUMAN, group show, Roskilde Festival (DK)

❯ Institute for Art and Nature, group show, Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad (NO)

❯ CAA, Annual conference, Los Angeles (USA)

❯ 6X6, screening, Blake & Vargas, Berlin (DE)

❯ Natural Artifice, group show, Glass Tank Gallery, Oxford (UK)

❯ Mixed Realities, screening, Of Dreams and Dread. Screening, SCOTTY, Berlin (DE)

❯ ON AIR, group show, Videoclub Shanghai (CN)

❯ SAAR17, Helsinki (FI)

❯ Beers 5, group show, CGK, Copenhagen (DK)

❯ Myth & Technology, Professor in Residence, Medrar, Cairo (EG)

❯ A Global State of Paraidolia, residency/workshop w. Lindsay Seers, Praksis, Oslo (NO)

❯ Filmögon – Richard Vogel, publication (SE)

❯ Reclaim Rehearse, screening. Curator: Maria Bordorff. Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TW)

❯ Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterhur, NIGHT:VISION, screening (CH)

❯ The Digital (in)stability, screening + publication, Spectrum Artists moving Image, London (UK)

❯ Sea Empress, Animism, publication (UK)    

❯ BEERS 5 - 100 Kvinder på Kro, group show, Huset for kunst og design, Holstebro (DK)

❯ CPH:DOX, Danish Artists Film and Video (DK)

❯ MONO4, Courtyard Theatre, London (UK)

❯ Medrar, Cairo Video Festival (EG)

❯ BEERS 5 - 100 Kvinder på Kro, Byens Kro (DK)

❯ Sequences VII, incl. artists: Carolee Schneemann, Ed Atkins, Jordan Baseman and Sally O’Reilly. Biennial (IS)

❯ Wilderness, group show. New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen (DK)

❯ Turbid Wake, duo show with Kaare Golles, Projectrum D7, Copenhagen (DK)

❯ Culture Lab, Residency, Liverpool, UK

❯ Minuit Vernissage, screening, Grand Teatret, Copenhagen (DK)

❯ DEC·A·LAGE, screening. SHARNA PAX. Artists: Johann Lurf, Neïl Beloufa, Seamus Harahan, Eva Marie Rødbro, Joachim Koester, Deborah Stratman, Wojchiech Bakowski, Husets Biograf (DK)

❯ Jeune Création 2014 – 65e édition, Paris (FR)

❯ Selected IV, videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (UK)

❯ Goldsmiths MFA degree show (UK)

❯ Delete, solo show, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)

❯ What Will They See of Me, group show, Jerwood Space, London, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, as part of Glasgow International (Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Marianna Simnett) (UK)

❯ GamingGaming, group show, New Shelter Plan (DK)

❯ Highly personal rigid and/or soft bodies in suspense, screening, Arcadia Missa, London

❯ Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)

❯ Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)

❯ Sådan Set er Byen, collaboration wiht Ben & Sebastian, Asolo Art film festival - Italy, Videomedeja - Serbia, Danish Architecture Centre, Trapholt Designmuseum, About Glamour Gallery - New York.

❯ Truede Rumarter, samarbejde med Ed Purver (US), commissioned by Statens Kunstfond

❯ Lumen Rooms, group show, interactive installation, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen

❯ Still Life with Crime (1’40”) group show, Gaden Finder Vej, Copenhagen

❯ Vinkelstuen, group show, Galleri Modtar, Copenhagen

❯ Spyhandbag, published in London Independent Photography











Anne Marie Telmányi født Carl-Nielsen’s Fond til støtte for kvindelige billedkunstnere over 40 år (honorary award) 

Danish Arts Foundation (award)

Danish Art Workshops (residency) (DK)

Viewfinder: ON AIR (international showcasing programme), Videoclub, Shanghai (CN) 

Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (fellowship) (NO)

Danish Arts Foundation (work grant)

ACME award (shortlist) (UK)

Selected IV, videoclub and FLAMIN (shortlist) (UK)

Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards (award) (UK)

Solo Prize – Spring Exhibition (award), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK)

Videomedeja (shortlist), (SRB),

Asolo Art Film Festival (shortlist) (IT)

Danish Arts Foundation (award)