Anike Joyce Sadiq c Aline Xavier Mineiro 2ß22
(c) Aline Xavier Mineiro, 2022

Anike Joyce Sadiq (*1985) is an visual artist. Sie works and lives in Berlin. In her performative-poetic yet minimalist conceptual practice, Anike Joyce Sadiq interweaves questions about the individual and society with historical, social and spatial realities. Through the use of her own body and experience, she not only addresses the „personal as political“, but also engages with the logic of representation and the right to opacity. She examines the extent to which social dynamics, intersectionality and perspectives of difference are negotiated within institutional structures.

In several works, Sadiq collaborates with others artists, musicians and performers, resulting in a multivocality, which reflects the way she uses text from different sources. Although the performativity of reading does play an important role in almost all of her work, her focus lies less on recreating discursive approaches, but rather in setting the frame for experiential relations.

Her works have been presented in various national and international institutions such as Kunsthalle Mannheim, Wanås Konst in Sweden, NGO - Nothing Gets Organised in Johannesburg, Vox Populi in Philadelphia and at the Dak‘art Biennale. In 2016, she realised the permanent installation „Straßenlaternen - wir waren draußen drinnen“ at Stadtpalais Stuttgart, which questions the museum as a space accessible to all and is dedicated to her childhood friends in Stuttgart. In 2022 she had her first major monographic solo exhibition at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.

She has received a number of awards, such as the Villa Romana Prize, and has been a fellow of the Kunststiftung BW, the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris and the Akademie Schloss Solitude. In spring 2019, she was a guest lecturer in the Master/IMG class „Body, Theory and Poetics of the Performative“ at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. From 2020 - 2023 she worked as an art teacher at the Ev.Gesamtschule in Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, was increasingly intrested in associative work and was part of various juries.

More information on her project and survey Utopian Institutions

Anike was one of the speakers at the panel debate part of visual artists | diverse conditions in June 2023 in Berlin and she is part of the round table at the 2024 visual artists | diverse conditions conference.