Anna Burel is a London based artist working in drawing, collage, photography, sculpture and textiles. She completed a Master’s degree with Distinction in Fashion Cultures at University of the Arts London in 2011.

She has exhibited in London and throughout Europe including the Barbican Arts Centre and Biagiotti Progetto Arte. She regularly takes part in residencies abroad.

Anna Burel’s work is an interrogation of the body and particularly the female body under medical scrutiny. Her practice is a study of human emotions, fears and desires that constitute the fabric of everyday life, looking into the banal to reveal the absurdity and beauty of the mind.

She is currently working on a collaborative project entitled Conceiving Histories with academic literary historian Isabel Davis, senior lecturer at Birkbeck University, exploring the history of trying to conceive.


Anna Burel

Bow Road Studios
181-183 Bow Road
London, E3 2SJ


Exhibitions and Artist Residencies

Fertility Fest, Bush Theatre, London , 8th-13th May 2018

Conceiving Histories, Peltz Gallery, London, 8th November-13th December 2017

London Creative Network, Artist development programme, [ Space ], London, June-November 2017

 Ends, Hundred Years Gallery, London, 7th - 24th July 2016

 Dark: Festival of the Unseen, Jill Rock, Hundred Years gallery, London, March 2016

 Mnemonic City Lisboa, Roundabout, Magma Collective, Lisbon, 24th 29th September 2015

 The Landing, Roundabout, Magma Collective, Lisbon, 5th September 2015

 Interfaces, Barbican, Fish island LabsMagma Collective, London, 21st -23rd August 2015

 Citta Mnemonica, Magma Collective, Art Residency Santa Reparata, Florence Italy, 28th June-10th July 2014

 Monnalisa Day, Magma Collective and Gattarossa artists at the ex convent Leopoldine, Florence, Italy, 12th-15th June 2014

 Magma Collective, Biagiotti Gallery, Florence, Italy, 2nd-5th June 2014

 Whiteout, Jill Rock, Hundred Years Gallery, London, December-January 2014

 Edge Of The Land, Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton, London, June-July 2013

 Mnemonic City: Moving streets, Magma Collective, Doomed Gallery, London, April 2013

 Cuidad Memoria, Magma at Espacio Islandia, Madrid, Spain, November 2012

 Plato’s Cave, Magma Collective, Doomed Gallery, London, September 2012

 Direction and Production of ‘The Visitation Of The White Wolf’, Short film, London, 2010  



Modern Families by Fertility Fest, National Theatre, London, 26th February-2nd March 2018


Public Talks

Visualising Reproduction, De Montfort University, Leicester, 4th June 2018

Fertility Fest, Unpregnancy: Infertility before IVF, Bush Theatre, London , 13th May 2018

Being Human Festival 2017, Conceiving Histories, Behind the Exhibition

Arts Week, Conceiving Histories, Birkbeck, School of Arts, London, 17th May 2017

Arts Week, Conceiving Histories: Urine, Academic-artist collaboration, Birkbeck, School of Arts, London, 16th May 2017

Fluid Physicalities, Conceiving Histories: The pregnant archive, Birkbeck, School of Arts, London, 10th March 2017

Being Human Festival 2016, Conceiving Histories, Senate House, London, 23rd November 2016

Conceiving Histories: An Introduction, Hundred Years Gallery, London, 21st July 2016

Art and Medicine: A Passionate Relationship, roundtable discussion with Dr Sonia Bhatt, Sisetta Zapone and Paula Garcia Stone, Hundred Years Gallery, 14th July 2016

Arts Week, Conceiving Histories: The Pad,  Birkbeck, School of Arts, London, 16th May 2016



Stylist, 10 May 2018, Meet the artists exploring the invisible struggle of infertility, Moya Crockett

Times Higher Education, 16 November 2017No.2,332 p.11 Research and art combine to explore 'history of trying to conceive', Matthew Reisz

The Kings Review 2017, Extremes, photography accompanying  Helen Charman’s Parental elegy: language in extremis



MA with Distinction, Fashion Cultures, 2009-2011,  UAL, London

Diploma is Fashion Design , 2004-2007 Atelier Chardon-Savard (equivalent to a BA), Paris

Foundation Course in Fine Arts, 2003-04, Atelier Hourdé, Paris