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Artist Bio

AnnaMaria Pinaka works across video, live performance, drawing, painting and writing. She has exhibited, screened and performed her work widely, most recently at the 6th Athens Biennale (GR), Mimosa House, London (GB), Centre for Sex and Culture, San Francisco (US), and Lily Robert, Paris (FR).

Focus of her work is the use of life material in art, and the relationship between sex, sexuality and image making, selfhood, auto-ethnography and performativity. Using the self as a source of performance, she creates a visual language that borrows from the rhetorics of pornography, but which relates also to the domestic realm, the mundane, banal and lived ordinary.

The methodologies she uses are those of diarism, and what she has come to term as ‘porno-graphing’ in her practice-led PhD thesis: Porno-graphing: ‘dirty’ subjectivities & self-objectification in contemporary lens-based art (2017, Roehampton University, London, UK).

Pinaka teaches her research at the MA course Visual Culture and Post- Contemporary Practice at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures of AKV|St.Joost (NL). Since 2019 she has been lecturer in the Department of Moving Image, at AKI, ArtEz, Enschede (NL) and visiting tutor at the Fine Arts Department (BEAR) at ArtEz, Arnhem (NL).

Selected Shows Performances & Screenings


Ushers, w/ Deniz Unal, Liquid Lunch, Mimosa House, London(UK)


1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 mural, ANTI 6th Athens Biennale, Athens (GR)

The Running Water, Arcadia, De kunstilijn, Sociëteit Vereeniging, Haarlem (NL)

The beginning of my quest to impose structure on your formless genius, The Ballroom, Amsterdam (NL)

I Feel Like Everybody Is Watching, Eagle Amsterdam and Rozenstraat a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam (NL)


The malignancy of Stupidity Lily Robert, Paris (FR)

Know It All: Paola with AnnaMaria & Greta, w/ Paola Revenioti & Margaret Haines, Ύλη[matter]HYLE, Athens (GR)


Screenings of Modern Family vol.1, Greek Trash Deep Trash, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (UK)


Where the Flow Is, Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam (NL)


Daddy, I am Man! presentation as part of Collaborative art  residency with Lo Liddell, funded by a-n, The Artists’ Information 

Company (UK), at Echtenstein Studios, Amsterdam (NL)

Like a Record Baby, w/ Lo Liddell, Deep Trash Italia Eurosex Edition no.2, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London (UK)

Tastes Like Cherry Cola. Sessantanove, Valencia (US)

To Have and To Hold Expanded, X Marks the Bökship, London (UK)

Like a Record Baby, w/ Lo Liddell Queeristan, Amsterdam (NL)


Doing Your Dirty Work Centre for Sex and Culture, San Francisco (US)

On the Job, for Whitechapel Gallery, Art Car Boot Fair, London (UK)


Fictional Realities and Transformations, 2nd Çanakkale Bienniale (TR) 

Peachy Coochy Toynbee Studios, London (UK)      

Lady Fest, la Tabacalera, Madrid (SP)

To Have And To Hold, Transition Gallery, London (UK)

Where is My Privacy?, La Casa De Belle Arte, Istanbul (TR)


Long Live Romance Presentation as part of Live Art residency curated by Ron Athey and Franko B, hosted and funded by the Academia Belle Arti di Macerata, Macerata (IT)

Selected Publications

(2019) ‘Porno-graphing: “dirtiness” and self-objectification’, in Thomas Waugh & Brandon Arroyo (eds) I Confess!: Constructing the Sexual Self in the Internet Age. McGill Queen`s University Press, with contributions by Ken Plummer, Susanna Paasonen, Tom Roach, and Shohini Ghosh. Montreal (CA)

(2019) ‘Finish your plate, bro! On resisting politics of redemption and satisfaction’, for Ann Hirsch: Jason’s Room, Krieg Gallery, Hasselt (BE)

(2019)‘Blue Tape : Exercises in Porno-Graphing’, in Justin Gajoux (ed) Kathy Acker, 1971-1974 Éditions Ismael, Lyon (FR)

(2018) ‘The Running Water’, in Liza Prins (ed) Tales of Witches: A Collection of Creative Essays, De kunstilijn, Sociëteit Vereeniging, Haarlem (NL)

(2017) Pornographing: What do ‘dirty’ sexual subjectivities do to art?Onomatopee, Eindhoven (NL)

(2016) Survival is the best Revenge: Art Blacklist, with Sands Murray-Wassink, Side Room, Butchers’ Tears, Amsterdam (NL)

(2014) Tastes Like Cherry Cola. Art publication, Valencia (SP)

(2012-14) To Have and To Hold. Arts Journal co-editor and contributor London (UK)