Annabel Kanaar (b.1990, NL) Living and working in Amsterdam (link)


2018-2019 Mondriaan Fund, Stipend for emerging talent

2012-2014 Royal Conservatory The Hague, MA Artistic Research (nominated KABK Department Prize Master Award)

2008-2012 Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, BA Fine Art



Docent kunsteducatie voortgezet onderwijs “Experimentele documentaire”, Paperwave Media, NL

Eye Mama Project (Eye Mama Book long-list nom), USA


Space Scribbles, USA, online exhibition

Art for Relief via The Auction Collective, UK


Prospects & Concepts Mondriaan Fonds, Art Rotterdam (link)

Museumnacht010, Kunstuitleen Rotterdam (link)


At least they tried, All star fine and recorded arts Minneapolis, Minnesota

Leiden Arts in Society Blog (link)

Too much here and barely there, Amsterdam (supported by Mondriaan Fund)

ARIM Residency, Amsterdam

I’d like to melt down when you do, Amsterdam (supported by Gemeente Amsterdam)


2018 and prior

Afterimage, Amsterdam / Show What You Want Show, Bart Invites Amsterdam / Hors Lits Amsterdam / Dit is alles wat ik weet, De Nieuwe Regentes Den Haag / Survival, Pand Paulus Schiedam / Platvorm Platform Magazine, Amsterdam / The Ongoing Conversation: We don’t always want what’s right, met Sands Murray-Wassink en G.J. de Rook, Galerie 1646 Den Haag / Un Sentiment de Comme Si, Galerie GEMAK Den Haag / On: Sound I (Sound I to IV are interdisciplinary evenings, at which art meets science in the form of Q&A sessions, lectures and performance) Het Nutshuis Den Haag / Something Happened, But Nothing Practical ii en iii, performance met Aline Weyel, OUTPOST Amsterdam / Learning Utopia(s), Kunstvlaai Amsterdam /  Mourning Papers, UHM Collectief Den Haag / Dynamics of Performance Collectief, Expanded Performance, STROOM Den Haag / There will be wine, MAR Den Haag / Situation normal all fucked up, MAR Den Haag

















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  1. Dear Annabel
    I would like to invite you to take part in the Art on a Postcard Winter Auction to culminate a year of celebrations marking 20 years of The Hepatitis C Trust
    The Trust was started by Charles Gore in 2001 as a response to being diagnosed with hepatitis C and not being able to find any reliable information. What started out as an information resource quickly turned into a lobbying and advocacy group and is now front and centre in the national elimination process.

    Key milestones in the Trust’s history include

    • The Trust taking over the Secretariat of the first All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hepatology of MPs and Peers – 2005
    • Leading on the first audit of hepatitis C care across the UK – 2006
    • World Hepatitis Day is adopted by one of only seven official World Health Organization (WHO) days to be held annually on the 28th July – 2010
    • The Trust launches its first mobile testing van for hepatitis C – 2011
    • Successful lobbing by The Trust leads to national commissioning of hepatitis C services – 2012
    • 194 countries commit to eliminating hepatitis C by 2030 – 2016
    • NHS England announce a unique elimination deal – 2019

    I started working at The Trust in 2006 after making Louie, Me and Hepatitis C – a film about my treatment of hepatitis C. We were a tiny team back then and we all had to pitch in and do a bit of everything. I’ve seen The Trust grow enormously and continuously punch above its weight which I believe has dictated the impressive results our organisation has had. The other significant change I’ve seen is the old treatment which was less than 50% successful and entailed up to a year of an invasive chemo style treatment has now been replaced by a few pills which work in a matter of weeks and have over a 95% success rate. I made a follow up film (it’s only 4 minutes) detailing my own successful treatment with the new drugs & the challenges we still face, . We are still working to find and treat the people who don’t know they have hepatitis C. The money from this auction will go to the very important work we do on our helpline and the part it is playing in the current Infected Blood Inquiry – as well as our ultimate goal of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030.

    Art on a Postcard has been running as a fundraiser since 2014. Artists who have taken part in our auctions include Damien Hirst, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake RA, Grayson Perry RA, Larry Clark, Michael Craig Martin RA, Chantal Joffe RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Joan Snyder, Wolfgang Tillmans, Paula Rego, Julian Opie, Hassan Hajajj, Cecily Brown, Harland Miller, Marina Abramoviç, Florine Démosthène, Labaina Himid and Jeremy Deller.   

    We want to make this year’s auction really special and include many of the best artists who have taken part over the years as well as new and emerging talent to celebrate 20 years of The Hepatitis C Trust.

    The Postcards 
    Please provide us with your address and we will send you a pack of 4 10x15cms postcards with our logo and space for your name and signature on the back. You send back your original artwork on the cards. Please do not feel obliged to use all four cards.

    Returning the Work 
    We will provide a stamped addressed envelope for returns. If you are overseas you will be able to claim the postage back from us. The deadline for artworks to be returned is 24 Sept

    Here is a link to press coverage of our last auction

    Kind regards


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