Anita Kroo is a Hungarian visual artist currently based in Berlin. She received her first MFA in Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (2011). In 2015 she was awarded the Merit Scholarship of Pratt Institute, which enabled her to complete her second MFA in New York City (2017). She has received numerous grants, among others, the Hungary Initiatives Foundation Study Scholarship, The Artist Grant of The Hungarian Academy in Rome, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Award, the Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and The Nerken Scholarship Award of the UJA-Federation of New York. She has participated in exhibitions in Budapest, Rome, New York City, and Berlin. Bordering on abstraction and figuration, her artwork consists of drawings, paintings, artist’s books, and intaglio prints. Through her themes of the subconscious mind, sexuality, anxiety, and pleasure, she questions the controversies of the socially legitimized representations of female sexuality. Recently, she was awarded an artist grant by the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. In her most recent exhibition she presented a selection of paintings at MODEM, Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art in Debrecen, Hungary.
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