Anike Joyce Sadiq (*1985) lives and works in Berlin.
Her artistic practice unfolds along performative-poetic and minimal-conceptual approaches. In multi-layered installations she combines video, sculpture, sound, music and text-often within a single work. In her works she interweaves questions about marginalized positions within the dominant society with the specific historical, social and spatial conditions of the site. She explores the various dimensions of representation, both artistically and politically, for example, by examining politics of the gaze, the right to opacity, and the right to withdraw within her work. It is about embodied knowledge and an examination of the role of image-making in and as politics.Her work is also engaging with the ways in which social dynamics, intersectionality, and perspectives of difference are (not) negotiated within institutional structures. An important part of her practice is the cooperation with other artists, musicians and performers (Laurie Young, Andrea Scrima, Judith Hamann, André Mulzer, Sinethemba Twalo, among others). 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 realized the permanent installation „Straßenlaternen – wir waren draußen drinnen“ at Stadtpalais Stuttgart, which questions the museum as a „space accessible to all“.
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. In 2022 she had her first major monographic solo exhibition at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. In the summer semester of 2024, she will again have a teaching assignment at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.