Anna Livia Löwendahl-Atomic

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Anna Livia Löwendahl-Atomic is an artist.

Born in Stockholm in Sweden, Löwendahl-Atomic studied in England at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, graduating in 1995. She is best known for A Selection of Interesting Secrets from Various Stages in my Life, a conceptual artwork in which Löwendahl-Atomic sells her secrets one by one, the buyer having to sign a non-disclosure agreement to the effect that he or she can never reveal the secret to anyone.[1] The work was exhibited at the Uppsala Art Museum in Sweden in 2000.[2] Anna Livia has also exhibited with Decima gallery.

In 2003 a dispute over an alleged relationship between Löwendahl-Atomic's earlier work and a later work by another conceptual artist, Carey Young, shortlisted for the Beck's Futures prize arose. Young's contribution to the show was entitled Non-Disclosure Agreement. The exhibition sponsor had to sign a non-disclosure agreement promising not to tell about an art work by her which only he has seen. Young denied copying Löwendahl-Atomic's work.[3]

Lowendahl-Atomic also uses the name Ana Dinextra for her work as a vocalist and lyricist. In 2007 she founded the Art rock band Where Everything Falls Out” together with the Swedish composer Kenneth Cosimo. They have since started a collaboration with Graham Lewis, bassist and vocalist in the legendary art combo Wire


  1. ^ Wade, Alex. "Can You Own An Idea?". The Guardian. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Henry Lydiate, Art Monthly, Dec 2000, p61
  3. ^ BBC News 24 website, Tuesday April 29, 2003.

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