Ana Lipps (they/them) is a Lithuanian-German artist (b. 1997, Vilnius). Through large-scale installation works combining objects, photographs and interactive elements, they train the viewer’s eye to accept suspended realities and dwell in liminal spaces. Breaking static sculptural conventions that rely on a viewer-object binary, Lipps opens up a multiplicity of states to encourage opportunities for change rather than a continuation of the expected.
Lipps graduated in 2019 from Brighton University (BA in Fine Arts Sculpture) and earned their Master’s at the Dirty Art Department of the Sandberg Institute in 2022. Their Master’s thesis was written about the significance of liminality in queerness and collapse. The liminal has been pushed to the peripheries of our society, as it has the power to challenge normative social structures, to create a space of contradiction and unknowing. Most recently, they have been part of a month-long residency that was a collaboration between the Dirty Art Department and the Banana Mountain children’s anarchist school. They have also been a resident at the Door Residency in a former bullet factory in Amsterdam.
Currently Lipps is a participant of the Alternative Education Programme at Rupert Residency, Lithuania
Image: Anna Lips by Maarten Boswijk