Anna Gimein came to the visual arts from a background in dance, and one of her interests is using the human figure and movement as expressive means for what occurs inside us, in less tangible ways.
Several of her early works are video-performances focusing on a single gesture, significant in multiple ways, complex in content for the mind and the heart, and in execution for the body.
Beyond the inescapable concern with what they could mean to the viewer, the focus in these works is inward, exploring how feeling and sufferance translates into gesture.
Anna Gimein began working with action art and video, expanding her range to installation and other projects with a material aspect as well as a conceptual nature.
Cultural trends and the way politics influence the personal plane of our lives are recurring interests.
Anna Gimein has dealt with the subject of displacement, migration, exile and other types of travel on repeated occasions. Language and the spoken word are another important aspect of her work, with an emphasis on the use of a personal rather than a public voice.
Her work has been based on texts ranging from personal essays, literary works to transcriptions of police interrogations.
Anna Gimein’s work has been shown at events and venues such as Proyector Festival de Videoarte (Madrid, Spain) Schlachten International Contemporary Arts Festival Displaced 2015 (Luchenwalde, Germany), FAAC 2015 (Cuenca, Ecuador), Transperformance (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Limits of Landscape (Sala Proceso, Ecuador), Intermediae, Matadero (Madrid, Spain), Acción!Mad (Madrid, Spain), The Big Screen Project (New York, USA), BIDA XVII (The International Biennial of Sports in the Arts, Gijon), Indomitable Women (BAC Festival de Video, Fundación Miró and CCCB, Barcelona, Spain), Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre (Cuba), or the Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes (Almería en Corto, Spain).