Annie Kurz is a Hungaro-German interdisciplinary artist and designer currently working and living in Süßen, a small town near Stuttgart, Germany. Born in 1980 in Satu Mare Romanian, she holds a degree in textile and fashion design and an MA in Design, Fine Art Conception from Reutlingen University and studied art history and philosophy at Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen in 2011.
In 2005 she moved to London to take her first job as a knitwear designer for a small company. In 2006 she moved to New York to work in design. Here she cut her teeth for ten years working at corporate fashion houses - amongst others at Anna Sui, Nicole Miller and Sweetface. In New York subsequently she founded INIMA, an independent womenswear collection.
Since 2012 she has been collaborating with SkypeLab, an art and research project investigating human perception in the digital age. SkypeLab is a collaboration between Reutlingen University and the RMIT, Melbourne, Australia and is supported by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. Since 2014 Annie Kurz has been coordinating research at SkypeLab as well as worked as graphic designer and artistic director on major SkypeLab and Skypetrait publications and exhibitions. She co-curated 1000 Pixel Berlin, exhibited at the Embassy of Baden-Württemberg in Berlin 2019/20.
Since 2017 she has been teaching a basic design course (Gestaltungslehre III) at Reutlingen University.
Currently she works as a freelance graphic and textile designer and is a PhD candidate at the HfG Offenbach am Main, Frankfurt. Her research is preoccupied with human-technology relations as defined by Don Ihde’s concept of Postphenomenology.Pictured: "Frauenbewegungen, Ludwigsburg", performance still (2018)