Born in Chichester, West Sussex, England in 1971, Anohni currently lives and works in New York. Since 2000, she has released four studio albums with her band Anohni and the Johnsons. A special edition of the band’s 2010 album Swanlights was accompanied by a book published by Abrams Image featuring drawings and collages by Anohni as well as photographs by Don Felix Cervantes in collaboration with Anohni. Solo exhibitions of her artwork have been presented at Isis Gallery, London in 2009 and The Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles in 2012. Her work was included in It’s not only Rock’n’Roll, Baby! presented at BOZAR, Brussels in 2008; The Triennale Bovisa, Milan in 2010; and Sikkema Jenkins gallery, New York 2013 and 2014. In 2009 she curated the group show 6 Eyes at Galerie du Jour, Paris.
Anohni’s performance projects include Miracle Now (1996); TURNING (2004/2006) in collaboration with Charles Atlas; The Crying Light (2009); and Swanlights (2012) commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her performance Swanlights debuted at Radio City Music Hall in 2012 followed by re-stagings in Melbourne in 2012; London at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2013; and Madrid at Teatro Real in 2014. Anohni was musical director of The Life and Death of Marina Abramović (2011-2013) in collaboration with Abramović and Robert Wilson.
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