Annie Bielski


Annie Bielski is an artist and writer whose work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Philadelphia, Portland, and elsewhere. Bielski’s visual art, performances, and writing have been covered by Art News, Hyperallergic, MTV, Whitehot Magazine, and The New York Times. She is a longtime collaborator of Jenny Hval, and recently contributed album art and videos for Hval’s latest Classic Objects. She has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from The State University of New York at Buffalo. Bielski lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is represented by September Gallery in Hudson, New York.

Since 1967


Annie Bielski is presented at Insomnia Festival as part of the new project LYRA – for young listeners.

In collaboration with the Latvian festival Skaņu Mežs, Insomnia has started to work on LYRA – a project aimed at kids and teens that is supported by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants funded by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.

The project aims to introduce kids and teenagers to experimental music and to get them involved in its creation. As it is democratic and non-hierarchical in essence, experimental music gives trained and untrained kids the chance to take part in making music. Since the project crosses social and ethnic divides, it is also socially inclusive.

For the first phase of the project, Norwegian artist and composer Jenny Berger Myhre together with artist and writer Annie Bielski has interpreted the fairy tale ‘The Grinder’.