Aneta Panek was born in Warsaw. She studied art history at the University Paris 4 Sorbonne, where she particularly worked on the questions of transmediality in arts and on artistic exchanges between the three countries; France, Germany and Poland – in the framework of her master memoir entitled “On the use of photography in the work of Alain Fleischer” and her DEA dissertation about “Geometric abstraction in France, in Germany and in Poland in the fifties”, both with Prof. Serge Lemoine as supervisor. From 2007 until 2012 she was responsible for the artistic program of the Polish Institute in Berlin. Since 2005 she works for the German television as author of films and reportages. Her documentary “My Heaven is Full of Music” was enclosed 2011 in the collection of the Museum Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. From 2011 until 2014 she worked as a member of a research project “To each his own reality. The notion of real in art in France, West Germany and East Germany and Poland from the 1960s to the end of the 1980s.” in Paris.
At present Aneta Panek lives and works in Berlin, as art historian, curator and film maker. She prepares a PhD dissertation entitled „Alchemy of Punk. Transmutation, Subversion and Poetry in Punk Avant-gardes since François Villon!“ with Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski as supervisor, at the Universität der Künste Berlin, Institut für zeitbasierte Medien und Variantologie and with Alain Fleischer the director of the FRESNOY (Tourcoing, France), as an artistic supervisor. An experimental movie about punk scenes in Paris-Berlin-Warsaw and a philosophy of rebellion linked to it, should be the result of this artistic research.