Anna McCarthy

* 1981      in Munich, British
2002-2009  Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Sculpture (Diploma)
2005-2007 Glasgow School of Art, Environmental Art
(BA Hons)
2001-2002 Kingston University of Art & Design, London, Foundation Studies (Diploma)
lives and works in Munich


Grants/Artist Residencies

2015 Grant and residency, Villa Aurora, Los Angeles
2014 Kunstclub13 Art Prize, Munich


Exhibitions

2015 Fassbindertage, Munich
Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground, Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Permanent installation, Turmstüberl im Valentin-Karlstadt-Musäum, Munich
HOUSE FOR THEM ANCESTORS – Musique d'Ameublement (with Manuela Rzytki), Kunstraum Munich
2014 Jahresgaben 2014, Kunstverein Munich
EINS + EINS, Galerie Esther Donatz, Munich
NEIN (NO) – Anna McCarthy, PLATFORM, Munich
Which Supermarket Are You? Manuela Gernedel, Morag Keil, Anna McCarthy, LISZT, Berlin
SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES, Galerie Esther Donatz, Munich
Laboratory aim density, Tour with Rebecca Erin Moran, Marielle Verdijk and Tagar: Knust/Extrapool, Nijmegen; Glasmoog, Cologne; Wolfart, Rotterdam
Bar Drei, 681 Morgan Avenue, Greenpoint, New York
NACHTPULS, Video and Performance Night, Bored Rebels im Zillertal (Screening), LAp kUNSTkLUB, Munich
Killing Bored Rebels in Other Places..., Screening with Live Narration, Music and Artist Talk, Open-Air-Kino im Viehhof, Munich
How to Start a Revolution: The Musical, Maximiliansforum, Munich
Heute Nachmittag: Als wir noch an was glaubten, Art Performance and Demonstration March as Part of: 1914/2014. Die Neuvermessung Europas, Munich
use 2 b usb Rebecca Stephany, RongWrong, Amsterdam
2013 Jahresgaben 2013, Kunstverein Munich
HOW TO START A REVOLUTION – The Musical, Festival of Independents – MUNICH/NOW/HERE, Haus der Kunst, Munich
I WOULD PREFER NOT TO, Esther Donatz Gallery, Munich
FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN, Rathausgalerie | Kunsthalle, Munich
Schaustück zum Untergang. GABI BLUM & ANNA MCCARTHY II : NA-EN-DE-NA-EN-DE-NA-WI-DA : II, Schaustelle/Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
DAS ALLERLETZTE PROF. WINKLER STIPENDIUM, Kunstverein Weiden
LIBER LIBRI (Object Books and Artists Books), Studio Gennai Arte Contemporanea, Pisa
2012   Escapist Adventures, BBK Cologne
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich
Jahresgaben, Kunstraum Munich
De los Letargos Felices, Casa Cino Fabiani, Guayaquil/Ecuador
Paper Rocks, Tanzschule Munich
Monsieur Präfekt, Ihr Essen ist null, Ihre bescheidene Hütte ist null und Sie können mich mal, Farbenladen, Munich
Lustige Frauen Kunst, Ernst Fine Arts London
Maps are always wrong, never right, Esther Donatz Gallery, Munich
Bored Rebels, Glasmoog, Cologne
Flat no.1, Niklas Schechinger Fine Arts, Hamburg
2011       Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich (Amerikahaus)
Book Performance & Artist Talk,
Kunstverein Munich
Book Performance & DAMENKAPELLE, Feminists in Space Festival, Copenhagen
NY Art Book Fair, Knust/Extrapool stand,
MOMA PS1, New York
The Wonders of the Invisible World, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland/
Great Britain
Book Performance, Art Babel, Munich
Sorry I can't hear you. Speak up. Mural, Staging Opinion Festival, Munich
REVOLUTION & ITS MUSES (Book Publication), Extrapool/KNUST,
Nijmegen/ Netherlands
Extrapool presents Audiotoop with Rumpeln & Anna McCarthy, Whitebox, Munich
Ich dachte man darf alles, Maximiliansforum, Munich
2010 Hints to Workmen, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art,
Sunderland/Great Britain
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich
Groupshow (with Parents), Niklas Schechinger Fine Arts, Hamburg
Friendly Capitalism, Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin
Violence & Beauty (with Hedwig Eberle), Galerie Gebrueder, Munich
Gewalt, Kunstverein Wolfsburg
Bored Rebel in Oberpfaffenhofen (Screening), Underdox Festival,
Werkstattkino, Munich
Videos for the play 'Wiedersehen in Trautonien', Schwere Reiter/
Deutsches Museum, Munich
Tracing the invisible, Schloss Ringenberg, Hamminkeln
Bored Rebel in Oberpfaffenhofen, Bielefelder Kunstverein
Kiss of Life, Finn Collective, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
The Two Eagles/Ang Dalawang Agila,curated by Timo Hansen,
The Metro Gallery, Manila
Morag Keil & Manuela Gernedel: 21st Century (Screening),
Chisenhale Gallery, London
2009 Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich
October Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
Große Malerei Ausstellung, Lothringer 13 Städtische Kunsthalle, Munich
Schwere Glück Beschäftigung, The forgotten bar, Berlin
Unconscious, Steinle Contemporary, Munich
Ulli und Stefans lustige Wanderausstellung - Künstlerfreizeit 2009,
Kunstraum Innsbruck
No Capri for Old Men, Muscle Beach,
Los Angeles
Glasgow: A True & Love Story (Screening), Galerie in der Kernstraße, Nuremberg
Glasgow: A True & Love Story (Screening), Raumerweiterungshalle, Berlin
Die Stille zwischen zwei Aktionen, Grassereins, Munich
Concrete Gallery: Reset Your Life, Wilkinson Gallery, London
girlsgirlsgirls / contagious acts, Steinle Contemporary, Munich
Degreeshow, Academy Of Fine Arts, Munich
Zur schönen Aussicht, Volkstheater, Munich
2008 Tribute to Gustav Metzger, curated by Justin Hoffman for Bayern 2 Radio
Destruction in Art, Presentation, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Munich
Digitalanalog, Carl-Orff-Saal, Gasteig, Munich
Lost & Found, Lothringer Laden, Munich
Protest und Widerstand im Eigensinn der Kunst, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Glasgow: A True & Love Story (Screening), Underdox Festival,
Werkstattkino, Munich
Where have all the heroes gone, Galleribox, Akureyi/Iceland
Transitional State, Edinburgh Arts Festival, curated by Laura Simpson, Edinburgh
Junge zeitgenössische Kunst in München, Wittelsbacher Platz, Munich
Glasgow: A True & Love Story (Premiere Screening), Filmmuseum, Munich
2007 Bohemian Work out, Lothringer Laden, Munich
Seamens Art Club, Hamburg
SAW ME (Screening), Underdox Festival, Munich
Your Words And My Mouth, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath/Great Britain
Anna Witt & Anna McCarthy, Weltraum, Munich
Final Countdown. Expedition Medora + guests, Böhmerwaldplatz, Munich
Woanders - Eine Topographie der Sehnsüchte, Monacensia, Munich
The Longest Drawn Out Drawing In The Western Hemisphere, Galerie Roter Bräunlich, Berlin
S.A.W., curated by Finn Collective, Glasgow
Lost & Found, Shedhalle, Zürich
Supermarket Art Fair (Lowsalt Gallery, Glasgow), Stockholm
Galleribox, Akureyi/Iceland
RSA Student Exhibition 2006, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2006

Pudelkollektion, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg
Ghettoblaster, Procession with Murena, Kubus im Petuelpark,
Lenbachhaus, Munich
Cum Together, Lowsalt Gallery, Glasgow
Bonnie Prince German Part I, ALM, Munich


Public Collections

Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
(Bavarian State Painting Collections)


Publications (selection)

2011       ART PRISON #2: REVOLUTION & ITS MUSES, Edition of 330, Knust/Extrapool, Nijmegen/ Netherlands
Tracing the Invisible Catalogue, Ed. Nadine Zeidler, Schloss Ringenberg
2010 Unser Magazin, Bored Rebel in Oberpfaffenhofen, Edition 1,Vienna/Berlin/Munich
Was tun - Figuren des Protests. Taktiken des Widerstands, Ed. Hildegard Fraueneder & Gianni Stiletto, Muery Salzmann Publishing
2009 How to Start a Revolution, Newspaper, Edition of 200, Self-published
2008 Tribute to Gustav Metzger (CD), Curated by Justin Hoffmann, Intermedium Records, Bayerischer Rundfunk/Hörspiel and Medienkunst
A Contemporary Account of the Sufferings of the Rebels, Booklet Edition of 200, Self-published
2007 Vorn, 4. Edition, 2007, p. 74-79, Printkultur GbR A. Feckl & J. Baldauf
Franz Ferdinand Annual, Domino Records Publishing