Alice Anderson uses her triple cultural background (French, Algerian and British) to create
Art based on her fictional childhood memories. Working from sculpture to film, she presents
Time as her most significant working material. Memory is shown as the ‘master of fiction’ as
she plays with the dislocation of time in the same way that children construct parallel worlds.
Her work triggers certain recollections reinventing memories of her childhood. For Smoke on
the Water, Anderson will create a lattice made from dolls hair, a spider’s web reminiscent of
an empty house. Alice Anderson's WEB sculpture is a response to her Fictional Childhood
Memories performances started in 2010 in which she replays her rituals made at her six-year-
old self. “I remember the terrible fears I used to have as a child left alone at home for many
long hours waiting for the return of my mother. At that time I invented rituals to calm my
anxieties and to ward off the fact that Time was an intangible. These rituals consisted of
attaching parts of my body and objects after undoing seams. This obsession became so bad
that later I started to the same thing using her hair.”

Alice Anderson (b 1976) studied with Christian Boltanski at L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris,
and graduated from Goldsmiths College, London, where she lives and works. In 2010 her
work was exhibited at Tate Modern London, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Nichido
Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Riso Art Museum, Sicily, National Taiwan Museum, Taipei,
Fondation Agnes b, Paris, Cinémathèque Française, Paris, Busan Biennale, South Korea,
and Riflemaker, London

2002-2004 M.A Goldsmiths College, London
1998-2001 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Awarded Gilles Dusein Prize given by the European House of Photography


Exhibitions and screenings (selection)

- Artprojx Space, The Dolls’ Day, London

- Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Invisible
Adversaries, Sunderland

- Riflemaker, Voo-Doo, London

- Palazzo Rospiglosi, Mediterranean,

- Studio Stefania Miscetti, She’s Devil, Rome

- Ce qui demeure est le future, Musee d’
Art Moderne, Amiens

- Institute Itaú Cultural São Paulo, "The invention of a world”, Brasil

- 3rd
AiM International Biennale, Marrakech
- Cinema Arts Houston, The Blue Woman, Alabama Theatre, Houston
- Tate Modern, "From John to Sebastian" , London 

- Yokohama Triennale, Japan
- T Blouin Fondation, Light after Dark, London

- Tate Britain, Late Opera, London

- Palais de
Tokyo, Peur et Desir, Paris

- Pompidou Centre, Hbox, Paris

- Tate Modern, Hbox, London

National Museum Marc Chagall, Nice

- National Museum Pablo Picasso, Spectres, Vallauris

Anthology Film Archives, Artprojx, New York

- Espace Croisé/Le Fresnoy, The Doll’s Day, Lille

- Parcours Saint Germain, Once Upon a Time, Paris

- Contemporary Art Centre of Annecy,
La Main Numerique, Annecy

- FRAC PACA, La Traversée des apparences, Marseille

Montehermoso Kulturunea, The Firious Gaze, Vitoria

- Musa Museum, Mutation II, Moving
Stills, Vienna

- Danielle Arnaud, Riddle Me, London

- Chromophilia, Bear Space, London
- Hi FI, artprojx, Tate Britain, London
-Surrealistxs, CentrePasquArt, Bienne
-Dunkeleit –Flora Fairbarn special projects-St Pancras Church, London
-Tina b, Contemporary Art festival, Prague
- Abracadabra, Fabrica, Brighton
- AA’Journal, Artprojx, Greenland St, Contemporary Art Centre, Liverpool
- The Woman Who saw Herself Disappear, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris
- Peyolt, Centre d’Art de Gennevilliers, paris
- SaisonVideo, Espace Croisé, Roubaix
- From a believer, Ubu Art Foundation, Barcelone
- Locarno Film Festival –1 artist, 1 room, Switzerland

- Kunstfilm Biennale, Cologne
- Art Unlimited / Art Film, Basel
- Beauty and the Beast, Fieldgate Gallery, London
- Rencontres Internationales Film and Video, Berlin
- Body and Soul, Frac Paca, Marseille
- Invisible Cities, Factory-Berlin, Berlin
- Bienvenue, Frac Alsace, Alsace
- Sweetex, Standpoint Gallery, London
- Woman of Europe, Part 1, U.K
- La Force de l’Art, Grand Palais, Paris
- Partenaire Particulier, Espace Paul Ricard, Paris

- Modern Time, Man Museum, Italy
- Vertigo, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse
- Yvon Lambert at Trans Area, New York
- News Revisited, Tabacalera, Spain
- New Spectrum of Art, EMAP Museum, Korea
- Alice Anderson’s Journal, Jeu de Paume Museum, Paris
- Old and new Dreams, Prince Charles Cinema, London
- Dr Edwards’ House, Marnay Art Centre, Marnay
- 3 to the Power of 3, Prince Charles Cinema, London

- Artfog Video, Anna Norlander Museum, Sweden
- No More Fears, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris
- Nuit Blanche, Cinema l’Entrepot, Paris
- A fripon, fripon et demi, Collection Lambert, Avignon

- Prospectif Cinema, Centre Pompidou, Paris
- Gilles Dusein Prize, European House of Photography
- Jean Cocteau, sur le fil du siècle, Centre Pompidou, Paris
- Paris Vertical, Frac Paca, Marseille
- Bowieart, Portobello Film Festival, London
- Arty, Arty, Transition Gallery, London
- Fables d’identité, National Centre for Photography, Paris
- Belle Rive, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris
- Les Enfants du Paradis, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris
- Nuit Blanche, Pompes Funèbres de la Ville de Paris

- Traversées, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
- La rencontre, Frac Champagne-Ardennes, Reims
- Behind Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, New York
- Gardening tips, Zadkine Museum, Paris
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