Anika Am born 1998, is a Boston based artist.
Through forms of collage, video, photography, and installation she explores notions of
memory, human connection, ephemerality, and her own vulnerabilities. Navigating through the
world as a young woman, she creates work from diaristic experiences, in search of identity and
comfort in a world where everything is moving quickly, fleeting, and with uncertainty.
Often, she questions and challenges who and what photography is for. Examining photography
as a heavily strict, and technical art practice with a dominant white-male origin, she challenges
the medium as a woman of color as she adds to the conversation. By creating work with techniques
and tropes that are often belittled- such as using instant photography, bouncing between
digital and analog mediums, manipulating imagery through hand done processes, repurposing
of found and made images, repetition of symbolism, and strange color palettes. To further this,
she passionately explores the limits of what imagery could be in forms of installation and video.
By being open about her experiences, and emotions she hopes to inspire others to share their
own vulnerabilities in a world that is often cold and disconnected.
Am is currently a BFA candidate at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Photography