Annie Abrahams was born in 1954 in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands.
Since 1985 she lives in France. She has a doctorate in biology (University of Utrecht) and is a graduate in fine arts (Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Arnhem).
Most of Abrahams's work is featured on her site "Being Human / Etant Humain" (www.bram.org): a big interlinked universe that explores ways of interpersonal relations on the net and concentrates on the possibilities and limitations of communication. The site, voluntary low tech and not immersive has been shown in numerous festivals and expositions all over the world : Skopje, Mexico City, Tallinn, Seoul, Atlanta, Montreal, Athens, Clermont Ferrand, Tokyo, Bristol, Seattle, Split, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Chicago etc. http://www.bram.org/info
Her videos have been presented at the 9th Festival international d'art vida of Casablanca, in Maroco, 'the 8th International Festival of New Film', Split, Croatia, the International Film festival of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 12th International Parnu Fideo and Vilm Festival, the Moscow International Film Festival 2006, and Imagespassages 13th anniversary, Annecy France 2007 .
In 2005 she has initiated and curated the provi&testi sessions in Monoquini, Montpellier and she started +++plus+++ editions. In 2007 together with panoplie.org she organised and curated the "Breaking Solitude" net performances and the "InstantPortrait" series.
Annie Abrahams was born as a farmer's daughter in a small village in the Netherlands in 1954. When she starts high school for the first time, she stays mute for three days, the time necessary to learn to express herself in manners other than the local dialect. Having obtained a doctoral in biology in 1980 she left her post as an assistant researcher at the university because her colleagues didn't appreciate that she read Dostojevski in her spare time. Annie taught biology at the high school level and obtained a diploma in painting at the art school in 1986. In 1987, with a two years grant from the Dutch government for young artists she moved to France, where she stays until now.
There she learns to use a computer to help her to construct and to keep trace of the installations she makes with her paintings on complexity. When in 1996 she creates a "meeting place" in a show in Nijmegen, Annie uses the computer to be present from a distance. Since than she produces net specific work and starts being human, her most important web work.