Ana Anakijev is an art historian and independent producer from Belgrade. She has graduated art history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Ana is engaged in research on theory and history of light art, new media and visual experiments in contemporary art practice, lighting and stage design. She also has a master degree in project management from the Faculty of Organizational Science, University of Belgrade. Simultaneously with developing curatorial and artistic concepts, she is adapting her knowledge in project management to not-for-profit organizations, cultural projects, and events.
In 2015 Ana became the project coordinator in the organizational team of the festival Belgrade of Light. She is an active member of Belgrade Lighting Detectives – branch of the Transnational Lighting Detectives based in Japan and member of the Serbian Society for Lighting. Her text “Light Art – beginnings and development” was published by Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art in January 2017, as part of the publication “Light in Development of Society”.
As production assistant she was involved in many projects and exhibitions - Guitar Art Festival, EU projects 'Frontiers in retreat' in European center for culture and debate GRAD, ‘Fade In 2: ext. Modernist Home – Night’ in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade and the Swiss Institute in New York, ‘Orientation in 100 Revolutions’ with visual artist Siniša Ilić and theatre director and performer Bojan Djordjev, etc. Currently, she is working on the development of the project ‘What Could/Should Curating Do?’ and the programme for the next edition of the Belgrade of Light.