Anna Reutinger (b. 1991, Oakland) tints social, material and historical moments into tales with many voices and shades. Working with second hand textiles and glass, natural dyes, scrap metal, agricultural byproducts, social encounters and distant histories, she enacts a hands-on approach to research—highlighting craft as seed for social, material and environmental sensitivity. From large-scale installations to performative workshops and film, she traces connections between textile craft and social disobedience, the time-scales of materials and bodies, and what traces can be left and gleaned from those on the periphery of historical record.

She is a tutor in the Dirty Art Department at the Sandberg Instituut where she also received her M.A. in 2016 after a B.A. in Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities at UCLA in 2013. She has held residence at Triangle – Astérides, Marseille, FR—Rupert, Vilnius, LT—and Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, NL. Her work has been exhibited at the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, FRAC Corsica, Saint Etienne Biennale, FR—MKG Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, DE—W139, De Fabriek, NL—Ausstellungsraum Klingental, CH—Macao Milano, IT—The Hammer Museum, The Getty Center, The New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, US. 



2014 – 2016 Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie — M.A. Dirty Art
2009 – 2013 University of California, Los Angeles — B.A. Design Media Arts, Digital Humanities


2022 Triangle – Astérides, Marseille, FR. 26 April – 26 July.
2021 Rupert, Vilnius, LT. 1 April – 10 May.
2021 Villa Ruffieux, Fondation du Château Mercier, 31 August – 4 October.
2020 Inkubator Collective, Berlin, DE. September – October.
2019 Petrohradská kolektiv, Prague, CZ. October – November.
2016 Jan Van Eyck Academie Labs, Maastricht, NL. November 2016 – December.


Worldly Hearts, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH. 13-28 February.

The beastly and arrogant ones, Chapelle Grand Hospice, Brussels, BE. 24 – 31 March.

Stuck in the same muck, Editorial, Vilnius, LT. 7 – 29 May.
Morte liiiiiiiiiffee, still naaaaaattuuree, duo-solo with Garance Wullschleger, Galerie NEF, Stockholm, SE. August 19 – 29.
Surcroissance, Villa Ruffieux, Sierre, CH. 29 September – 3 October.

Palacon, performative workshop, collaboration with Elise Ehry and Daria Galabriel, with students from EBABX, CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, FR. 7 – 14 December.
Dust settles, soaps slip, in conversation with Marta Krześlak, Galeria Jedna Druga, Szczecin, POL. 4 March – 30 April.

Morte liiiiiiiiiffee, still naaaaaattuuree, duo-solo with Garance Wullschleger, Petrohradská kolektiv, Prague, CZ. 7 – 15 November.
I’m wise to you, honey, Casino Palme, Berlin, DE. April 26 – May 15.
Après moi, le déluge, duo-solo with Garance Wullschleger, KlaraKiss Zipspace, Zurich, CH. 15 February.

To All The Men I Never Loved, Cafe Mansro, Amsterdam, NL. 14 February.

Workwatugot but Dontloseurhead, Neverneverland, Amsterdam, NL. 30 September – 9 October.
Real Talk, Daily Solo Show, Macao, Milan, IT. 1 April.
Investment Paintings: New Work by New York Based Artist Nate Argen, QUNST, Amsterdam, NL. 18 September – 20 October.


A Terra di u Cumunu, FRAC Corsica, FR. 8 Nov 2023 – 17 March 2024.

Goodgonebadwrong, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IS. 19 August – 1 October.
Still Matter, Sap Space, Berlin, DE. 24 June – 21 July.
We are Spartacus, Red Herring Gallery, Antwerp, BE. 19 May – 10 June.
Material Art Fair, Editorial Projects, Mexico City, MX. 9 – 11 February.

Cette inondation là, mais en mieux, Pauline Perplexe, Arcueil, FR. 3 December – 7 January.
Windchime Festival, curated by Ellie Hunter & Laurel Schwulst. Prospect Park, Brooklyn, USA.

Love Stain, SETU Festival, Elliant, Finistère, FR. 29 – 31 August.
All Corners Made to be Leaned, Attic at Bayenwerft Kunsthaus Rhenania, 5 March – 18 April.
Glass, trash, donkey, pumpkin, belly, melody with Alexandra Phillips, in the installation of Life on Planet Orsimanirana by Jerszy Seymour, MkG Museum für Künst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 1 – 30 February.

Body Occupation, collaboration with Maria Thrän, Dada Post, Berlin, DE. 3 -19 October.

Open Beta. Studio Beta, Berlin, DE. 7 Sept – 15 November 2019.


2019-present Permanent Tutor, Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
2023 Artist Talk, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, IS. 13 September.
2023 Guest Advisor, MORPHO Residency, Antwerp, BE. 28 June.
2023 The Look Workshop, with students from ArtEZ Arnhem, Performing Arts Forum, FR. 23-29 April.
2022 The Carrier Bag Method of Making, Lecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London, UK, 3 November.
2019 DIY Berghain, Talk, The Hmm, Fanfare, Amsterdam, NL. March 27.
2017 On Alterity and Self Performance, Discussion Panel, Forum of Live Art Amsterdam (FLAM), Franscati, Amsterdam. 3 June.
Self Romantic Gestures, Lecture, Eventual Scoliosis, Macao, Milan, IT. 
Workwatugot: Making and Responsibility, Lecture and Jury Member, AMFI Triptiek, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. 16 – 18 Jan 2017.
Stimuleringfonds Vormgeving, Interviewed by Femke Dekker, A-Lab, Amsterdam. 1 Dec 2016.


2022 Cultural Research Grant, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
2021 Cultural Exchange Fund, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
2016 Stimuleringsfonds, Jan van Eyck Labs Grant 
2013 Elaine Krown Klein Fine Art Scholarship UCLA
2012 Design Media Arts Exhibition Award UCLA
2011 Type Director’s Club Scholarship New York
2011 Judith and Milton Stark Scholarship UCLA
2011 Jo-Bell Wolf Scholarship UCLA
2010 School of Arts and Architecture Dean’s Scholarship UCLA


A User’s Guide to Not Getting Used: Tips for subverting digital platforms”, The Hmm, Sept 2019
Après moi, le déluge, Feb 2019
How U Survive This Life Everyday, Resourcefully
aka A Subjective Guide to Waste Management
aka The Volatility of Objects Extended and Unedited

March 2017
“Weak Sleek Bodies”, WhoKnows, Issue 4, Jun 2016 : Fiction, Landscape, Criticism, Jun 2016
Talk And Talk And—, baumtest quarterly, Jun 2014
Of No Fixed Address, baumtest quarterly, Mar 2014
A Germ Grows Into Life/Knowledge, baumtest quarterly, Dec 2013
Graphite Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, Apr 2012


Upon request.

“Workinwatugot”. Mister Motley Magazine. Jun 2016.
“The Wandering School at Macao Milan”. Nero Magazine. Apr, 2016. 
“Dirty Art Department fills former slaughterhouse with installations for The Wandering School”. Dezeen Magazine. Apr 11, 2016.
Huisman, Sanneke. “The awkwardness of technology”., Feb 11, 2016. 
Keijer, Kees. “Fitness met oude troep: Expositie Gym of Obsolete Technology”. Het Parool, Feb 4, 2016.
Hasson, Guy. “The Gym of Obsolete Technologies.” Blind Panels, Mar 9, 2016. 2018 The Wandering School Part 2: Revolution or Bust! with The Dirty Art Department, Where Plato Taught: Academiae Youth Biennale, Fortezza Franzensfeste, Brixen, IT. 6 Jul – 31 Oct, 2018. 2017 A Retrospective of Horniness and Carpal Tunnel or Endless Potential and Eventual Flaccidity, Het Weekender, De School, Amsterdam, NL. Jun 10, 2017.  Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune XXX, St Etienne Biennale, FR. March 8 – Apr 9, 2017. Jan van Eyck Open Studios, Maastricht, NL. Mar 9 – 11, 2017. 2016 Friends Only, Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam, NL. Nov 26 – Dec 24 2016.  Exit Strategy, Naritaweg 48, Amsterdam, NL. Jun 16 2016. The Wandering School, Macao, Milan, IT. 1 – 17 April.  SuperLandEscapes, Ramfoundation, Rotterdam, NL. Curated by Studio Makkink & Bey. 10 January – 6 March. Gym of Obsolete Technology, W139, Amsterdam, NL. 29 January – 21 February. 2015 Quiche Lorraine, Assembly Hall, Amsterdam, NL. October 2015. Panspermia, Noord Kerk, Amsterdam, NL. October 2015. The Artist as Warrior, Rongwrong, Amsterdam. May 2015. The Moonlight Center, WOW, Amsterdam, NL. April 2015. Radical Fun Times, Postnorma, Amsterdam, NL. January 2015. 2014 Non Stop Plaza, De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL. Oct 2014. Of No Fixed Address, RAID Projects, Los Angeles, USA. Mar 2014. 2013 C-Note, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Jan 2014. A Germ Grows into Life/Knowledge, Chin’s Push. Highland Park, USA. Dec 2013. Group XXXV, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Mackey Apartments. Los Angeles, USA. Eva + Steffi: Making L.A. Mar 2013. UV/UG, New Wight Gallery, The Broad Art Center. Los Angeles, USA. Jan 2013.