Anna Macdonald has received International recognition for her work including being selected for; Art Currents, New York, VideodanzBA, Argentina, Dascamdans, Belgium, Miden Festival, Greece and being nominated for the International Video Dance awards in Barcelona. Her work has been exhibited nationally in galleries such as Sidney Kent Gallery, Peter Scott Gallery and Bluecoat Arts Centre. Recent public art works include commissions from; Artsdepot, London, Wandsworth Arts Festival and A Million Minutes curated by Central St Martins College, London. Her work was recently selected as a flagship example of socially engaged practice for an AHRC funded project curated by Creative Works, London.

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Macdonald’s work mobilises a kaleidoscope of shapes and sounds dynamically interweaving different modes of discourse. Throughout though, layers of poignant lived experience are conveyed through the body in motion (and stasis).’ (Professor Robin Nelson)

Anna Macdonald‘s work spans site-specific, installation, and screen-based practice. Her recent practice has focused on the relationship between transience, predictability and mortality, looking for ways to articulate how people make a transient world feel reliable enough to live in. Many of these explorations have involved working directly with the public, finding ways to create and frame people’s experiences in ways that allow them to be re-seen. 

Alongside her free-lance work Anna is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Dance at Manchester Metropolitan University. Articles about her work can be found in Choreographic Practices Journal 4:2 and Body, Space & Technology Journal 11: 2.

‘Deeply intriguing and at times disturbing, but with moments of humour and beauty this is that incredible form of art which encourages and enables an engagement with some of the most difficult subject matter facing society today; calling us to question our own beliefs and moralities.’ (Abi Myers, review, 2016)