Ania Bas is an artist, writer and arts project programmer who works across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange. Through her work she explores ways of working, making and thinking together that challenge modes of participation, bring together people from diverse communities and make art relevant in everyday life.
Her work has been commissioned by the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Art on the Underground, Yorkshire Artspace. Ania is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group (2013 - ongoing). She is Open School East Alumna (2013- 2014) and Faber Academy Alumna (2018).
She, as a writer, is represented by Ben Dunn at Dunn Literary.
Footnotes, Outdoor Activities, text based artwork, commissioned by Coventry Biennial (2020)
Reasons, 2 digital posters, design by Rose Nordin. Commissioned and supported by Heart of Glass and New Art West Midlands (2020)
The Walking Reading Group on Care, (2017 - ongoing)
Gen Z, a lifestyle magazine co-created with young people from Gravesend, commissioned by Cement Fields (2018 - 2020)
Art UK Home School, on-line learning resource (2020)
Selection of recent works:
A New Career In A New Town is a creative writing manual, a diary and a selection of experimental texts that respond to the context of a new town being built on the banks of the Thames in North Kent, developed through DIY with Live Art Development Agency and Whitstable Biennale (Kent, 2019)
Three Walks, performative walks on the isle of Portland, commissioned by b-side festival (Portland, 2018)
An Edible Portion of Truth, an audio work composed of six chapters of lively narratives exploring childhood, sexuality, the hardships of adulthood and troubles of getting old. Commissioned by Cubitt as part of their Going Places programme funded through Arts Council England’s Celebrating Age. (London, 2018)
Photograph by Rosie Lonsdale