защо си? Why are you?

Anna Krenkel

Why are you? Why? Are you? – I’ve been lost, found myself again and got lost again. What saves me every time is my mind, wandering towards a state of artistic creation, saving me from drowning. Creating helps me cope – the pain, as something negative, turns into art – the most positive source I have known. I have something to tell and I want to communicate it. To speak or to break – I choose to thrive. How I narrate my own life, how much emotional pain impacts it and how the private becomes relevant for the public. The pain makes me dive into my mind’s deep waters and I experience new ways depicting it. My art is my exit plan. Maybe pain doesn’t create creativity. But it allows feelings and gives them a voice.

Anna Krenkel

Please meet Anna - an analogue artist in a digital age. Not exactly the most extroverted kid around, she finds her own retreat in art. Born and raised in Vienna, Anna-Maria Krenkel left her home at the age of eighteen to study photography in Berlin and pursue a career as a photographer. She started working in the realm of fashion and shifted her interest increasingly towards people and their portrayal. Furthermore, she is a director for film and video, expanding the means of expressing herself. Through her art, she is constantly experimenting with the medium and her own perception of the world.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

On a moon, hopefully my own.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Staying sane, honestly.

Who or what inspires you?

You. Me. And everything in between.

How do you approach a new project?

Хващам, инкубирам и го пускам да лети.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

I am me now. I don't think I was me before. Maybe I was. But the me now really feels like me.

Say hi!

7 comments in total

Heather Wokusch 2021-02-23 10:18:38

Stunning achievement! You are a very gifted artist, Anna, and I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work in the years to come.

M 2021-02-13 07:41:27

Beautiful and moving writing with a strong visual connection. Just when I thought I couldnt get inspired no more here it is.... pure inspirtaion. Go girl!

Mark Rutte 2021-02-12 23:20:22


To love you from a far 2021-02-12 20:36:52

This project is beautiful as it is unique. It's feels so real that you find your self relating to it as if it is your story too. The emotions , its depth, what a row visual and talent. I am proud of you, proud of your journy so far. The best project in class, in town. Congrats princes.

Vi 2021-02-12 19:56:47

Very touching. Very inspiring. Very talented. Very Proud.

pm s-k... 2021-02-12 19:33:15

bin so stolz auf dich,wie du deine ziele verfolgst,deinen weg gehst und immer besser wirst!love you

a 2021-02-12 18:38:31

proud of you, chick

Lærke Lauesen