©Anieka van Leeuwarden

©Anieka van Leeuwarden

Born in 1989 Helsinki, Finland. Based in Amsterdam

Academic background

2012-2016    School for New Dance Development, SNDO. Choreography BA, Amsterdam,

2011-2012    Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, SEAD. Salzburg, Austria


2017        Nominated for Forum van de Regisseurs, Nederlands Film Festival

2017        Nominated for QueerArt competition, QueerLisboa

2017        Nominated as “Promising Talent of 2017, Tanz Magazine

2017        Nominated for the BNG Bank Nieuwe Theatermakersprijs

2017        Winner of The Prix Jardin d’Europe

2017        Nominated for DOX:AWARD with Craigslist Allstars

2017        1 -year working grant from The Finnish Cultural Foundation

2016        Winner of André Veltkamp Award with Cock, Cock.. Who's There?

2016        DanceWEB scholarship, Impulstanz, mentor Tino Sehgal

2014        Winner of visual art competition “Blooom Awards”, Art.Fair Cologne with Four Kings

Film Festivals

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Nederlands film festival, Utrecht (Nominated for art film competition)

2017 Craigslist Allstars, QueerLisboa, Lissabon (Nominated for QueerArt competition)

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy, Helsinki

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Open City Documentary Festival, London

2017   Craigslist Allstars, DokuFest Kosovo, Prizren

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Encounters, Cape Town

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Docs Against Gravity, Wrocław + Warsaw

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Cinedoc Tbilisi, Tbilisi

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Beldocs, Belgrade

2017   Craigslist Allstars, DokFest Munchen, Munich

2017   Craigslist Allstars, nominated to DOX:AWARD, CPH:DOX 2017, Copenhagen

2016   Craigslist Allstars, IDFA, International Documentary festival of Amsterdam

2015   Four Kings, Official selection of Doc outlook international market, media library of Visions Du Réel. 

Selected Exhibitions/Performances

2017 Craigslist Allstars, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2017 Exhibition The Young and The Willing, The White Chapel Gallery, London

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Spider Festival, Ljubljana

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There? & Craigslist Allstars, Homo Novus, Riga

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There? Black Box, Oslo

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There? & Craigslist Allstars, Impulstanz, Vienna 

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Santarcangelo Festival, Santarcangelo

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Hango Teaterträff

2017 Cock, Cock… Who’s There? , & Craigslist Allstars, The EYE film museum, Amsterdam

2017 Exhibition The Young and The Willing, FLAM festival, Amsterdam

2017   Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Spring Festival, Utrecht

2017  Craigslist Allstars, Spring Festival, Utrecht

2017  Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Radical Jung theatre Festival, Munich

2017   Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Festival Extra Ball, Paris

2017   Craigslist Allstars, Motel Mazaique festival, Rotterdam

2017   Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Campo, Ghent

2017   Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Something Raw festival, Amsterdam

2017   The Ukrainian, Baby I like it Raw -exhibition opening, Czech Center, New York

2017   Four Kings, Art.Fair Rotterdam

2017   Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Mad House, Helsinki

2017    The Young and The Willing, Third Space Gallery, Helsinki

2016    The Young and The Willing, Veem House For Performance, Amsterdam

2016    Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Les Urbaines, Lausanne

2016    Cock, Cock… Who’s There? + Artist talk, NU performance Festival, Tallinn

2016    Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Frascati theatre, Amsterdam

2016    Cock, Cock.. Who’s There?, Theater Aan Zee, Ostende

2015    Solo exhibition: Craigslist Allstars, Mitsume Gallery, Tokyo (http://mi-tsu-me.com/event50/)

2015    Four Kings, Black Circus, NDSM Amsterdam 

2015  The Ukrainian & Suck My Disc, Art/Life Institute, Kingston, New York

2014    Four Kings, Blooom Award, Art.Fair, Cologne

2014   Death Instructions, New Horizons, Rotterdam science Festival


2017    Essay What I saw and how I lied for a book "Post-Dance" by Mårten Spångberg, Danjel Andersson, Mette Edvardsen

2016   “Stranger Odyssey”, for Belgian art magazine Rektoverso (issue on gender/women in the arts) 


2017      Superbalist

2017      HS.fi

2017       Cineuropa Interview

2017       Before After interview

2017       News week Serbia interview

2017       Volkskrant interview

2016       Het Parool interview

2016       IDFA "film of the day"

2016        IDFA

2016       i-D magazine recommendations

2016       Vice recommendation for IDFA

2016     fem-fem recommendation for IDFA

2016       Het Parool recommendation for IDFA

2016       ars-baltica

2016        postimees

2016        De Morger recommendation for Theater Aan Zee

2016        Knack Magazine, solo article “Ik wil heel veel geven aan mijn publiek”

2016       Theater aan Zee interview

2016        we-heart interview

2014        Highsnobiety


2017      ***** Craigslist Allstars, Soundvenue.com

2017        ***** Cock, Cock.. Who’s There?, theaterkrant.nl

2017        **** Craigslist Allstars - Theaterkrant.nl

2016        **** Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? - Knack Magazine

2016        standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160805_02413752