Anneke Kampman (b. 1986, Edinburgh) is a London-based artist and musician working at the intersections of writing, performance, music, and the moving image. Operating as theories, fictions, or framing devices, her works draw from her own experiences as a musician alongside the methods and arguments of critical theory and infrastructural critique, re-staging the techniques of the cultural industries in an “immanent critique” of pop. Key to this is an investment in questions related to the technological mediation, standardisation, and asset management of the artistic ‘personality’ (broadly understood). Kampman’s practice engages technologies of sound (re)production - including microphones, speakers, synthesizers, drum-machines, and digital watches - as active participants, examining the histories of fidelity, time, economy, and models of desire these instruments program or manifest. Recent video and performance works explore the politics and multivalent histories of popular music’s global circulation via visual media such as music-video. She completed a practice-led PhD at the School of Fine Art in 2023, under the supervision of prof. Jon Thomson, prof. David Burrows and Benedict Drew. Anneke was an associate artist at Open School East (2016-2017) and resident artist at Somerset House (2018-2021) with the artist collective Common Study, where they facilitated a regular research programme.

Her work has been presented at San Mei Gallery, LUX Artist Moving Image Festival, Pump House Gallery, South London Gallery, Glasgow International Festival, Jerwood Space, Somerset House, La Monnaie De Munt, Café Oto, Mayday Rooms, Chapter Arts Centre, and BBC Tectonics Festival.

Contact: annekekampman@gmail.com



Solo Exhibitions

2023 An Endless Archive · San Mei Gallery · London

2019 Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal · The Pump House Gallery · London

Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2023 Science and Technology · Slade School of Fine Art Postgraduate Degree Show · London

2020 Dead. Air. Management · ‘Hanging Out’ LUX Artist Moving Image Festival cur. Emmie McClusky, Ima-Abasi Okon & Kimberley McNeil · Tramway · Glasgow

2020 Solo screening programme of my work and Q&A · Filmhuis Cavia · Amsterdam

2018 A Public Library of and for Listening · Group exhibition and events programme organised with Cannach Macbride · Glasgow International · The Mitchell Library · Glasgow

2018 Dead. Air. Management · ‘We Are Having a Little Flirt’ · Group exhibition w/ Erica Scourti, Monica Espinosa & Adam Christensen · The Pump House Gallery · London

2018 Spin the Bottle · Installation and workshop series for children and families · ‘We Are Having a Little Flirt’ · Cur. by Ned Mc Connell & Paula Zambrano · The Pump House Gallery · London

2017 Songs for Another Voice · ‘These Rotten Words’ · Cur. by George Vasey · Group exhibition w/Anna Barham, Johann Arens & others · Chapter Arts Centre · Cardiff

2017 Songs for Another Voice · ‘Laboratory of Dark Matters’ listening Session w/Evan Ifekoya and Rachel Finney · Guest Projects · London

2017 What the Voice Wants · ‘Open Return’ · Open School East · London

Performances & Broadcasts

2022 TEST-CARD · 24-hr online broadcast developed and hosted w/ Nastassja Simmensky · Featuring work by myself and Simmensky, Benedict Drew, Esther Leslie, Sam Dolbear and others.

2020 Ella · Performance and film screening · Somerset House · London

2020 Slogan of the Living Person · Performance as part of Christof Migone’s ‘Mixer’ · South London Gallery · London

2020 Slogan of the Living Person · Performance · PEER Gallery · London

2017 The Song Stayed on The Air For A Few Weeks · ‘Undoing Listening’ · Transmission Gallery · Glasgow

2017 Figures. Figure. Stuck · Solo performance · ‘Undoing Listening’ · Transmission Gallery · Glasgow

2017 Figures. Figure. Stuck · Live online broadcast · Mira Calix/Warp Records ‘WEPortal’ at the V&A · London

2017 Instructions for A Speculative Synthesizer · Broadcast on Radiophrenia · CCA · Glasgow

2016 Where Blips of Light Called Players Disintegrate · Performance w/ Gery Georgieva & Molly Palmer Staging Series: ‘Blend the Acclaim of Your Chant with the Timbrals’ · Cur. by George Vasey · Jerwood · London

2016 Instructions for A Speculative Synthesizer · Performance Lecture · Guest Projects · London

2016 Labyrinthine · BBC Tectonics Festival · City Halls Glasgow

2016 Labyrinthine · w/Jane Dickson & Lucy Duncombe ‘The Self the Other Festival’ · Qo2/La Monnaie De Munt · Brussels

2016 ANAKANAK with Tsembla & F. Ampism · Café Oto · London

Lectures & Presentations

2024 Figures of Capital: Music-video as Immanent Critique · Lecture · Marxism in Culture seminar series, Institute for Historical Research, University of London · 31 May 2024

2023 Artist talk · San Mei Gallery · London

2021 Sprinkles in the Mix · Performance lecture · Terre Thaemlitz Study Day organised by Mayday Radio (Larne Abse Gogarty & Sam Dolbear) · Mayday Rooms · London

2022 Re-structuring Feeling: Form as Contradiction in Rosalia’s ‘Motomami’ · Lecture · Goldsmiths Music Research Series · London

2021 Negative Product Media · Presentation · ‘Sonoridades Fronteiricas’ · Brazil

2019 Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal · Presentation · EARN Conference · Leeds School of Art

2016 Inside and outside the institution: Women Pioneers of Electronic Music · ‘Working in Music’ · Organised by the Musicians Union · Mitchell Library · Glasgow

2015 Labyrinthine · Presentation · Q02 · Brussels · Belgium

Workshops & Reading Groups

2022 Chapel FM · Workshop with young people from Leeds Art Gallery collective and Chapel FM to produce soundwork for radio broadcast · Leeds Art Gallery

2019 Confronting the New Conservatism · Seminar by Morgan Quaintance organised w/ Common Study · Somerset House · London

2019 Promises of Non-Illusion · Theodor Adorno’s ‘Aesthetic Theory’ reading group organised w/ Common Study · Slade School of Art · London

2018 Saying Yes to No · Event series organised w/ Common Study including seminar on ‘Enduring Time’ with Lisa Bariatser, ‘The Nightcleaners’, screening at the Dog and Bell Pub and ‘Background Noise’ Sound Walk · Deptford X Festival · London

2018 Reproduction, Art, Struggle · Reading group w/ Common Study · Somerset House Studios · London

2017 Wrestle a Lot Harder · Music Recording Project for young people based in East London (10 – 18) included sessions led by Mira Calix and Charles Haywood · Open School East · London

2017 Soul-Less-Ness · Curriculum for sound, voice and performance · Included workshops, listening sessions and other interventions with invited participants such as Holly Pester, Sally O’Reilly, Andrea Arnold and Chris Jones (Ultrared) · Open School East · London


2023 Visible-Music: Monopolated Light and Power · Public discussion studying the visible relationship of aesthetics and politics in contemporary music-video with Paul Rekret, Edward George, Ash Sharma, and Louis Moreno · Hosted in dialogue with An Endless Archive · San Mei Gallery · London

2019 Experiments in Standard Time 1 & 2 · Two evenings of performances hosted with OH featuring Lisa Busby and Gabriel Bohm Calles, Anneke Kampman and Katie Hare, Mike Brooks and Carlos Perrea-Milla and WINDOWS · Hosted in dialogue with Labour’s Own Sounding Ideal · Pump House Gallery · London


2015 Talking Shapes · Conquering Animal Sound · Chemikal Underground Records

2013 On Floating Bodies · Conquering Animal Sound · Chemikal Underground Records

2012 Ageold · ANAKANAK · Gizeh Records

2012 Places and Spaces · Haftor Medboe & Anneke Kampman · Fabricant Records

2011 Kammerspiel · Conquering Animal Sound · Gizeh/ Chemikal Underground Records

Press (selected)

2017 Lizzie Lloyd, These Rotten Words, Art Review, May 2017

2017 Niki Russell, These Rotten Words, Art Monthly, May 2017, No.406

2017 Ned McConnell, Artworks London Profile, July 2017

2017 Holly Williams, The Woman Who Could Draw Sound, BBC Culture, May 2017

2014 Chris McCall, Talking Shapes Review, The Skinny

2013 Mike Diver, On Floating Bodies Review, BBC Music

2013 Nicola Meighan, On Floating Bodies Review, the Quietus

2011 Mike Diver, Kammerpiel Review, BBC Music