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date of birth 1971-10-24

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ANOHNI is an English born/American-based musician, artist, and theatre director. She first performed at the Pyramid Club in New York City as a young adult, and founded her performance group The Johnsons in 1995. ANOHNI was awarded the UK’s Mercury Prize for her album I am a Bird Now  in 2005. Her 2008 album The Crying Light was described by the LA Times as "the most personal environmentalist statement possible, making an unforeseen connection between queer culture's identity politics and the green movement." MoMA presented her performance Swanlights at Radio City Music Hall in 2012, an event described by The New York Times as “Cries from the heart, crashing like waves.” With her group Antony and the Johnsons, ANOHNI performed with symphonies and in opera houses around the world including Sydney Opera House, Royal Opera House London, Teatro Real in Madrid and Carnegie Hall in New York.

In 2016 ANOHNI released the starkly political electronic album HOPELESSNESS in collaboration with Hudson Mohawke and Daniel Lopatin, addressing “the constellation of systemic brokenness across many aspects of our societies that is now culminating in ecocide.” The single 4 Degrees was released on the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, and the album was included in 2017 top ten lists of The Guardian and The New York Times. ANOHNI was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for her co-composition and performance of Manta Ray, a song addressing collapsing life systems in the world’s oceans.

ANOHNI has presented exhibitions of her visual work at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, The Hammer Museum, The Kitchen, and Sikemma Jenkins Gallery in New York. She was co-facilitator of the art project FUTURE FEMINISM, which was presented at The Hole, New York in 2014 and as part of ANOHNI’s artistic residence in Aarhus Denmark, 2017 European Capitol of Culture.

Past events

  1. 2024

    talks |Muziekgebouw - Atrium
  2. visual arts |Huis Willet-Holthuysen
  3. 2023

    music |Gerrit van der Veenstraat
  4. film |Eye Filmmuseum