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Anohni, born 1971 in Chichester, West Sussex is an English artist, composer and singer, widely known as the lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons. The artist’s body of work includes drawing, collage and sculpture alongside critically acclaimed music, both which are marked by intuitive and accumulative practices that reflect a shared visual and psychological vocabulary.
Anohni has had solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2012) and the Isis Gallery, London, UK (2009). Additionally, the artist’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Living Rooms at the Louvre, Paris (2013) and The Cut at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (2013). In 2014, the artist collaborated with Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady, and Sierra Casady on Future Feminism, an exhibition and performance series at The Hole in New York, NY and in 2015, curated the exhibition, Josef Astor: Displaced Persons, at Participant Inc., New York, NY.
In 1997, the New York Foundation for the Arts awarded Anohni a Fellowship in the Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work category and in 2015, was inducted into its Hall of Fame. Antony and the Johnsons received the UK’s Mercury Prize in 2005 for their album “I am a Bird Now”, also named Album of the Year by Mojo Magazine. Anohni has also collaborated with Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, filmmaker Charles Atlas, and Björk.
Anohni currently lives and works in New York, NY.