Anaïs Horn, born in Graz, Austria, currently lives and works in Paris, France. Horn’s practice creates intimate, often site-specific settings in which highly personal narratives —may they be autobiographical, explore female coming-of-age and rites of passage, or reflect on the biographies of historical (female) figures— evolve into general reflections on contemporary life and how memories and (her)story/stories reverberate in objects and spaces.
Her work intertwines photography, moving images and sound, text, drawing, and painting with the aim of being poetic and precise at the same time. Her images take shape by exploring surfaces and objects, and they frequently unfold into spatial installations and artist‘s books. Next to personal narratives, she introduces elements of illusion and mystery, trying to situate her work in a space of the in-between.