Participant Profile

Anu Pennanen


Anu Pennanen is a Finnish visual artist and film director who creates cinematic narratives with people situated or living in alienating architectural structures of power. Urban spaces serve as backdrops in her work for events acted by people, over a given period of time, while film and sound are used as a reflexive medium and productive space to re-negotiate with reality.

Anu has been exhibiting widely internationally since 2004 and has participated in events at CCA Glasgow, CAC Vilnius, Centre Pompidou, Montehermoso Cultural Center, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Manifesta 5 Donostia San Sebastián, Ars Baltica Triennale, Grand Café Saint-Nazaire, KunstenFestival des Arts Brussels and Kiasma Museum Helsinki, and others. She has also shown her work in several film festivals, including Rotterdam, Hamburg, Barcelona, Glasgow, Kassel DocFest and KINO DER KUNST.