Anna Raczynski (b. 1986, London) is an artist filmmaker, working primarily within the field of expanded documentary art practice. Her moving image works are often informed by socially engaged art practice and the collaborative element of the projects takes precedence within the creative process. She is increasingly concerned with how artists approach documentary practice, and how narratives and hierarchies can be challenged within conventional documentary filmmaking.
She received an MA in Intermedia from the University of Arts, Poznan, Poland (2013) and is a recipient of the Jerwood Visual Arts bursary for emerging artists in the UK (2017). Her film ‘The Movie Makers’ (2018), about members of an amateur filmmaking group in East Lancashire, was commissioned by Jerwood Arts as part of a touring major group exhibition ‘Survey’, presenting 15 emerging artists from across the UK. Her work has most recently been shown at Jerwood Space, g39, the Bluecoat and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art as well as Galeria Studio in Warsaw, Poland.
Left: The Movie Makers (Anna Raczynski), 2018, HD Video Still, Jerwood Foundation, courtesy of artist
Right: Empty State (Anna and Karolina Raczynski), 2014, HD Video Still, CK ZAMEK, courtesy of artists