The unifying theme of Anikó Sáfrán’s work is an exploration of the space between perception and reality and between the sign and the signified –especially in terms of the active engagement with the social, political, and natural worlds. She often uses distortion to explore these relationships. Her most recent work has been focusing on the perceptions and realities of motherhood. Her practice includes photography, video, sound, installation, performance, painting, and writing. Her work has won multiple awards and has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States, including The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.
Anikó holds a BA in Film and New Media Arts and a BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and a minor in Arts & Technology from the University of Utah. She is currently an MFA candidate in the interdisciplinary studio arts program at James Madison University. She is a recipient of a 2020-2021 VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship.
Born in New Jersey to Hungarian immigrants, Anikó Sáfrán’s sensibilities come from straddling, balancing, and sometimes falling in-between her two cultures. She continually seeks to learn more about both of her cultures and how her biculturalism defines her.