Anke Mellin (Hamburg)

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About my work

When I get invited to do some work I start researching what was going on earlier, about peculiarities of the place, the history, about stories, etc.

Then I design something that should invite, to stay there and to get involved in the situation.

I believe that only through experience, it is possible to change our behavior. Through the experience that everything in nature is somehow linked to each other, and an action causes a reaction, a change in consciousness of nature may be initiated. That is why I develop projects that make this experience possible.


born 1941. Studies of Fine Art at Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg and Academy of Fine Art in München. Studies of Anthropology at University of Hamburg. Three children. Travels to Ghana, Nepal, India, S.-Korea, Japan, Yemen, USA and several European countries. Field of works: Land Art, AtSite Installations, Interventions, Filming, Photography, Performance. My work focusing on environmental topics started 1982 and lasts until now. Since 1992 I curated and organized exhibitions focusing on Land-Art, Nature Art and Eco Art in Asia and Europe. 2010 I began to work with filming. Now I am working on a film about the village I live in, with a focus on landscape and the threat of the changing climate.