Anna Niman is a multidisciplinary artist from London who’s work traverses painting, photography, light-based installations and performance.
She was brought up in community of artists in Camden and was exposed to the very different artistic disciplines of her parents. Her mother – a print maker and painter – instilled in her a fascination with observational drawing. Her father – a multidisciplinary surrealist artist who often worked with ready-mades – inspired her to experiment with many techniques and adopt a playful approach to different mediums. As a protege of dancer/choreographer Hilde Holger, she deepened this experimental approach to personal expression and expanded her repertoire to include movement and time-based work. Anna Niman continues to draw upon these early experiences in her current work and adopts a playful and experimental approach to each medium she uses.
Anna Niman believes art should be fun, open and accessible to all. Since 2013, she runs the weekly London Art & Drawing life drawing and portrait drawing sessions at different locations in North London and online. She also runs art workshops on different techniques.
Anna Niman studied fine art at Middlesex University and Byam Shaw School of Art. She has taught art, photography, and time-based media at schools and colleges. She taught dance at, and assisted the founder of, Hilde Holger’s School of Central European Expressionist Contemporary Dance. She was a member of the London Biennale, founded by David Medalla. Her work has featured in venues such as Somerset House, the Royal Festival Hall, Oxo Bargehouse, the Bourges film festival in France, and Berlin.