Nosbaum Reding Projects is a programme of guest-curated exhibitions showcasing young emerging artists from around the world.

Guest curators: Alberto Garcìa del Castillo, Agata Jastrząbek, Sophie Jung, Eglė Kulbokaitė

4, rue Wiltheim L-2733 Luxembourg
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 - 18:00

  • Anna Krieps

  • Training / Qualifications

    2012 - 2015

    Master in art direction / ECAL, Swiss

    2011 - 2011

    Exchange to the "graduation class of Photography" / MassArt, Boston

    2008 - 2012

    Bachelor of Applied Arts specialized in photo and film / ARTEZ, Netherlands

    2007 - 2008

    Studies in Science of the film, theater and media / Uni Wien, Austria

    Exhibitions (Selection)


    Iconographie, Nosbaum Reding Projects, Luxembourg
    quick and dirty 2
    , Luxembourg, Bonnevoie

    Beaufort Festival, Luxembourg

    An Image is an Image, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg 

    Anna Krieps, Schungfabrik, Tétange, Luxembourg  


    Cosmic Dream, Galerie Bauchhund, Berlin

    Cosmic Dream, Der Salon, Berlin

    Jet Lag/Out of Sync, Triennale jeune création, Rotondes, Luxembourg,


    Cosmic Dream, Centre culturel et scientifique de Russie à Luxembourg, Luxembourg


    Presentation, Recyclart, Brussels

    Space Mariniers, Brussels


    P ///// AKT, and 160 Lauriergracht, Amsterdam

    the motorcycle Showroom, Bristol


    Triptychon, Osnabrueck

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design MassArt, Boston

    L'Art-Rochette, Château de Larochette, Luxembourg

    Other Experiences



    Artbox, RTL, Reportage, February

    Stilbruch RBB, Photos Vicky Krieps, January

    RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg, Interview, January  


    LAC website, August


    Art Work Circle website, October

    Café Crème Revelations - Portfolio platform, Luxembourg, April


    Luxemburg, CNA Portfolio Night, February


    Art academy, EEA European Exchange Academy, nomination "PPEEA" / Berlin


    Scholarship by K. Sieverding for "international summer academy" / Salzburg, class I. Dujak


    International summer academy / Salzburg, class Katharina Sieverding



19.9.2019 - 19.10.2019

For her first exhibition at Nosbaum Reding Projects, Anna Krieps looks at the representation of women in art to initiate a broader reflection on the place of the female body in the collective imagination.


In the series Iconographie, the Luxembourgish photographer summons famous paintings such as Edouard Manet's Luncheon on the Grass (1863), Sassoferrato's Virgin in Prayer (c.1640-1650) or Velásquez's Toilet of Venus (c.1647-1651) to question the image of women shaped and promoted by western artists. Venus or courtesan, Hetaira or Madonna: since the Renaissance, painters have cultivated a binary vision of women, shown as archetypes without a name or identity.

The model in Krieps's re-enactments, on the contrary, is recognisable and has a name: her sister Vicky, who is taking the place of the famously infamous female models, is an internationally renowned actress. By choosing an actress to incarnate the women depicted in these masterpieces of Western (male) art, Krieps achieves a double result: on the one hand, she uses her sisters notoriety as a means to highlight the anonymity of the original sitters, while on the other hand attracting attention to the status of women in the broader context of contemporary image production, of which film is one of the most potent vehicles.

By intertwining two pictorial planes - the photographed scene and the painted backgrounds - Krieps's oneiric compositions furthermore operate a mise en abyme that invites viewers to challenge the difference between dream and reality, or artifice and authenticity : a question that has been haunting art since the dawn of time, and never more so than in the digital age.