Alanna Lynch is a Berlin-based artist and researcher working with living entities, organic materials, smell, and performance – examining the politics of affect, questions of agency, and the stickiness of feelings. She draws on diverse studies, activism, as well as her own embodied experiences.  She has exhibited and performed internationally and was a recent artist in residence at the Banff Centre (Canada).  She was a founding member of the artist collective Scent Club Berlin, and her work has been supported by grants from Germany, Canada, and Sweden.  In 2018 she was awarded the Berlin Art Prize.


2013-15   Master of Fine Arts, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2010-13   Master of Library and Information Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
2006-09   Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2005-06   Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Canada
1997-01   Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Psychology, Queens University, Kingston, Canada

2022  Banff Centre for the Arts, Marshall M. Williams Endowment, Banff, Canada
2022  Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTART KULTUR-Stipendium, Germany
2021  Canada Council for the Arts, Explore and Create, Concept to Realization Grant
2020  Stiftung Kunstfonds, NEUSTART KULTUR-Stipendium, Germany
2019  Canada Council for the Arts, Explore and Create, Concept to Realization Grant
2019  Studio Grant, BBK, Berlin, Germany
2018  Berlin Art Prize, Germany
2018  Canada Council for the Arts, Residencies Grant, Arts Abroad
2017  Nominated for the Grand Hans-Purrmann-Award (Longlist), Speyer, Germany
2016  Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin, Germany
2015  Eric Ericson Foundation Grant, Gothenburg Sweden
2015  Eva and Hugo Bergman Scholarship, Sweden
2015  Otto and Charlotte Manheimmers Grant, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014  Otto and Charlotte Manheimmers Grant, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009  Ada Lovelace Award, Studio XX, Montreal, Canada

2022   Anwesenheit, Galerie Historischer Keller, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2021   Dissident Matter, Kersnikova Institute Module Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (solo)
2018   Sticky Feelings, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada (solo)
2018   Viscous Bodies, Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany (duo with Sarah Hermanutz)
2015   Contagious Affections, Vasagatan 33, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)
2008   From the Bottom of the Hamper, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Canada (duo)

2023  Reciprocity Muscles,, Berlin, Germany
2022  Fragile Soil, Fertile Souls, United Nations System Staff College, Turin, Italy
2022  Holy Children, Museo del Hongo, Berlin, Germany
2022  chthonic spoil, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
2022  Zeitraum für Zweifel, TOP e.V., Berlin, Germany
2021 (Un-)Heimliche Finissage, Galerie Historischer Keller, Berlin, Germany
2021  The Forage, Sculpture Route in Moabit, Berlin, Germany
2019  Fermenting Feminism, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2019  1000 Ecologies, Le Commun, Geneva, Switzerland
2019  Ritual, Globe Gallery, Grabowsee, Germany
2019  Gather Here Together, Whose Museum x KRETS, Malmö, Sweden
2018  Berlin Art Prize, The Shelf, Berlin, Germany
2017  Nonhuman Agents, Berlin Art Week, Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany
2017  Gut Feelings, Performative lecture and workshop. Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany
2016  Fraud, Fake and Fame: Goldrausch 2016, St. Johannes-Evangelist, Berlin, Germany (catolog)
2016  Tempting Failure, Festival of International Performance Art and Noise Art, London, UK (performance)
2016  Connecting Identities, Montag Modus, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany
2015  Transition / Omvandling, Gothenburg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden (catalog)
2014  A Temporary Roof, Kalv, Svenljunga, Sweden (catalog)
2014  Shame, KNIPSU, Bergen, Norway (performance)
2013  Not Everybody is a Painter, Rotor 1, Gothenburg, Sweden
2013  Par Armour, Articule, Montreal, Canada
2011  6th International Biennale of Contemporary Textile Art, Xalapa, Mexico (catalog)
2010  Hard Twist 5: Chroma, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada
2010  Movimientos Migratorios, La Casona de los Olivera, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010  Traversée/Traversia, Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, Canada
2009  7th Annual Graduation Exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2009  Combine, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2009  Reprise au coton / Darn!, Diagonale, Montreal, Canada
2009  You’re too Close: Body Politics, Spatial Relations, Art Mur, Montreal, Canada
2008  Less is More (plus ou moins), Diagonale, Montreal, Canada
2008  The Goods, Galerie Espace, Montreal, Canada
2007  Resistance, Diagonale, Montreal, Canada

2023  Triologie des Un-Heimlichen Catalogue, Galerie Historischer Keller, Berlin
2022  Gut Feelings and Interoceptive Touch, Multimodality & Society, 2(3), SAGE
2021  Olfactory Art and the Political in an Age of Resistance, book chapter, Routledge
2021  Fermenting Feminism (Hunter’s Moon), Laboratory for Aesthetics & Ecology
2019  Musings: Stories with Food, Feminism, Fermentation
2019  Emotional Agent, Berlin Art Prize Reader
2017  Proceedings of Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science, Ionian University, Greece
2016  Potentials, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin, Germany
2015  Here and After, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014  A Temporary Roof: Processes, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014  A Temporary Roof: Dialogues,Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
2011  Catalogue of the International Biennale of Contemporary Textile Art, Xalapa, Mexico
2008  Diagonale 01: Le Statut de la Fibre en Art Actuel. Montreal, Canada
2004  Good Girl magazine, 6, Summer / Autumn, Toronto, Canada

2022   Visiting Artist, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada
2021   Visiting Artist, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada
2021   Culture² Conference, Toronto, Canada
2021   Roundtable: Olfactory Art and the the Political, Uncommon Senses III, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2020   Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science conference, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
2019   Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2019   Le Commun, Geneva, Switzerland
2019   NexUs Culture, Patan, Nepal
2018   Hands.on.Matter,, Berlin, Germany
2018   Fermenting Feminism, Medical Museion, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018   La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Canada
2018   Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany
2017   Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory, International Conference, Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany
2017   Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin, Germany
2016   Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science, International Conference, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
2016   SPEKTRUM, Berlin, Germany
2015   Gothenburg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009   FOFA Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2009   Diagonale, Montreal, Canada

2023         Conjuring Stench workshop, Matter of Flux Festival, Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany
2022         Residency, Material Transformations, Banff Centre, Canada
2021         3-day Workshop, CIPke, Kersnikova Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2019         Residency, Queens Collective, Marrakech, Morocco
2019         Residency, Whose Museum, KRETS, Malmö, Sweden
2019         Residency, Utopiana, Geneva, Switzerland
2017         Residency, Utopiana, Geneva, Switzerland
2017         Visiting Lecturer, Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin, Germany
2015-16    Curatorial Assistant, Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2007-13    Fibre Structures Technician, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2012         Artexte, Visual arts research & documentation centre, Intern, Montreal, Canada
2011         Residency, Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
2008-09   Art Instructor, DDO Centre for the Arts, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada
2007-08   Assistant to Professor Barbara Layne, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2007-08   Assistant to Professor Mary Wong, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
2006-07   Research Assistant, subTela lab, Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2023  Deadpan the Aesthetics of Black Inexpression. NYU Press
2023 “Bridging Science and Art: Five bioartists you should know about.”
2021 “Self Optimizers or a Benefit to Society.” Naratek
2021 “In the Name of the Mother.”  Stir World
2021 “Interview”. Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
2019 “Fermenting Feminism at Access Gallery.” Comparative Media Arts Journal
2019 “Five artists who bring Art and Design to life with Yeast. Unbore
2019 “Fermenting Feminism.” Art the Science
2019  “Ecologie et art, puissance mille.” Le Courrier. Geneva, Switzerland.
2018  “Winners of 2018 Berlin Art Prize Announced.” Artforum
2018  “Gewinner des fünften Berlin Art Prize stehen fest.” Monopol
2018  “A Glance at the Berlin Art Prize Exhibition.” Berlin Art Link
2018  “Die Nominierten für den Berlin Art Prize im The Shelf.” Tip
2018  Chronique menstruelle, CKUT, Radio
2018, Canada
2017, Germany
2016  INCIDENT Magazine, USA
2014  STT, May 14, Sweden
2014  Borås Tidning, March 16, Sweden
2011  The Globe and Mail, Jan. 8. R. M. Vaughan, Canada
2010  Vie des Arts, 218, “Place à la Fibre!” J. de Julio-Paquin, 52-53, Canada

2021   Luftpost, OK Centre, Linz, Austria
2020   Collaboration with Florian Fischer, Geister, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Bochum, Germany
2019   Collaboration with Anna Virnich, Hyperdrüse, Schering Stiftung, Berlin, Germany
2018   How Can We All Make it to the Future?, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
2018   Outbound, KuLe, Berlin, Germany
2018   Project Space Festival, SPEKTRUM, Berlin, Germany
2018   Welt ohne Außen, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2018   Guided Smell Tour of Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2018   Smells Like Home, Wir! Eine Welt Gemeinschaft, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Berlin, Germany

2018  Cashmere Radio
2018  Paper Magazine
2018  Berlino Magazine
2018  Culture Trip