Aneta Panek

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Aneta Panek is a Polish filmmaker, performance artist and media researcher in Berlin. She is a member of the Society for Artistic Research and currently works on a practice-based PhD dissertation entitled „Alchemy of Punk. Transmutation, Subversion and Poetry in Punk Avant-Gardes“.

Aneta Panek studied art history at the University Paris 4 Sorbonne, where she particularly worked on the questions of transmediality in the arts, the uncanny in the media, and on artistic exchanges between the three countries: France, Germany and Poland. She continued her studies at the Dresden University of Technology and at the Free University of Berlin, where she studied German language and literature as well as theatre. She then carried on her academic education at the German Forum for Art History in Paris, where she worked for the interdisciplinary research project “Ownreality”, as well as at the University of Arts Berlin, Institut for Time Based Media and Variantology, where she is currently PhD candidate. She realized numerous films and television reports, among others for the German TV channels RBB, WDR and the Deutsche Welle. From 2015 on, Aneta Panek dedicated herself to experimental film and performance art. In 2017 Aneta Panek was invited for an artist residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, where she staged her Punk Opera, a work she has been developing over the last three years within the framework of her artistic PhD.

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