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Kim Anno, Director, Producer. Anno is a painter, photographer, book artist and filmmaker/video artist whose work has been exhibited by museums nationally and internationally. SFMOMA, Brooklyn Museum, Honolulu Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Crocker Museum, Oakland Museum, Getty Research Institute, Library of Congress, Columbia University, University of Texas, Austin, Walker Museum, Koopman Collection, The Hague, and Newberry Library have collected her work among others. Anno has been at work on an epic social practice filmmaking project: Men and Women In Water Cities, which is a longer term work made with local actors, citizens in coastal communities who are grappling with sea level rise.

  • Currently Anno is making two films in South Florida and Cuba, One is 90 Miles From Paradise, a project staged in Havana, Key West, and Miami.  She is also currently in progress on a documentary on the LGBTQI community in Cuba, titled: ¡Quba!,Voices From The Second Revolution. She recently made a social practice staged film in Ipswich, Uk titled: Water City, Ipswich, which includes a cricket match staged in the muddy bottom of the Nacton shore in the UK. In Fall 2017, Kim Anno made collaborative animation titled: Canto One with Charles Woodman using her Dante’s Purgatorio adaptation: Canto One. Anno is also produced a film/live music performance: Oakland Winter Live at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for their 2017-18 season. Also in 2017, she had a solo exhibition and screening in Atlanta, at Marcia Wood Gallery, and in 2018 she had a solo exhbition at Water Front Gallery, the University of Suffolk in England. Her work is feature in Areaparis magazine, June 2017, an arts magazine, here is a link: More of her was published in Saint Anne’s Review, San Francisco Voice, . You can find her work at and Anno appeared on BBC Radio, Suffolk for her Water City Ipswich film 2018.


  •  Anno’s films have been screened internationally at festivals and venues including the University of Suffolk, UK, Museum of Modern Art in Rio De Janeiro; the 14th Annual New Media Festival, in Seoul, Korea; Goethe Institute in Johannesburg; Durban Municipal Gallery, South Africa in the “Don’t Panic Exhibition”; San Francisco Asian Art Museum; Site Santa Fe Biennale:One Night Stand”, New Mexico; the King’s Art Center, “Kim Anno Retrospective”, the Varnosi Museum in Hungary; DC Dusseldorf International Expo, Germany; Pulse, Miami; the Berkeley Art Museum; the Denison University Museum; and Noel Art Museum. Anno is the recipient of the Berkeley Film Foundation Award, 2017,Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award and the Eureka Foundation’s Fleishhaker Fellowship. The Zellerbach Foundation and the Open Circle Foundation in 2012-13 as well as a Sustainable Arts residency at Kala Art Institute recently awarded her a fellowship. In 2015, Anno received the master artist award at Kala Art Institute. In Fall 2014 Anno was a recipient of a Berkeley Film Foundation Award and published her second artists’ book with the poet Anne Carson, titled “The Albertine Work Out” . Goethe Insitute fellowship for her solo exhibition in 2012. Kim Anno published photography cover, and photo essay, and Purgatorio text in Art Papers National Magazine, fall 2016. She also contributed to an essay on the artist David Hammons for Flash Art Magazine. An essay by Anno appears in Querying Contemporary Asian Art edited by Laura Kina, and Jan Bernabe in 2016. Anno also published a photograph in Harper’s Magazine and Utne Reader in 2013.

Recently, Anno founded: Wild Projects, a non-profit whose mission is to “collaborate with communities world wide through fearless art, film, and performance productions that inspire resiliency in the face of adversity.”;

Professor, Painting Drawing
Professor, Fine Arts

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute