Approved: 20.12.2007

Margareta Kern

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Approved: 20.12.2007

Margareta Kern (b 1974, Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a London based artist using photography, video and performance to explore ways in which personal spaces and narratives are influenced by the socio-political movements.

A graduate of Goldsmiths College (1998), Kern has shown her work nationally including the Tate Modern, Impressions Gallery, Djanogly Gallery and Castlefield

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Margareta Kern (b 1974, Croatia/Bosnia-Herzegovina) is a London based artist using photography, video and performance to explore ways in which personal spaces and narratives are influenced by the socio-political movements. A graduate of Goldsmiths College (1998), Kern has shown her work nationally including the Tate Modern, Impressions Gallery, Djanogly Gallery and Castlefield Gallery, and internationally including the recent solo exhibition at the renowned PM & Bacva gallery in Zagreb, Croatia. Her projects have received support from the Arts Council England, the British Film Institute, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb, and most recently she was awarded the photography bursary by the National Media Museum, Bradford, and was an artist-in-residence in Berlin funded by the British Council. "My works have always negotiated between the outer boundaries of identity, its socio-political context and the inner, subtler workings and needs of the self. I explore a relational way of working, where the site of engagement with the personal narratives, becomes the context within which the process of art making takes place. In my recent projects I have used clothing and textiles as a way of opening and entering issues linked to gendered constructions of identity and its social, political and cultural contexts. My experience of migrating from one culture to another, rather abruptly at the beginning of the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, quietly underlines my work and interest in stories that resonate with unresolved questions of place, belonging and home."

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2010 - MA Southeast European Studies/Anthropology, University College London, London 1998 - BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths' College, University of London, London Solo exhibitions 2009 - Clothes for Living & Dying, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK 2009 - Clothes for Living & Dying, Kunstverein Worms, Worms, Germany 2009 - Odjeca za zivot i smrt/ Clothes for Living & Dying, Galerija Ruzic - Likovni Salon Becic, Slavonski Brod, Croatia 2008 - Clothes for Living & Dying, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans, UK 2008 - Clothes for Living & Dying, PM Gallery & Gallery Bacva, Zagreb, Croatia 2007 - Clothes for Death, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath Group exhibitions 2009 - Cities-Methodologies, The Slade School of Art Research Centre, London 2008 - odavde/from here - otuda/from there, Cecile Hunt Gallery, St Louis, USA 2007 - Dislocation of the Gaze/Dislokacija Pogleda, Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2007 - International Territories, Arts Picture House , Cambridge, UK 2007 - Make it a Better Place, Holden Gallery, Manchester 2007 - The Lives of Girls and Women , Renoir Cinema, London 2006 - Making Journeys, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham 2006 - Pure Screen 07, Bureau Gallery, Manchester 2005 - 600/60/6/6 , Great Eastern Hotel , London (Bankok/Berlin/Los Angeles/Manila/Saigon) 2005 - KnotWorks, The Blue Elephant Theatre, London 2005 - Necessary Journeys, Tate Modern, London 2005 - When in Rome V, Third Floor Art Centre, Portsmouth 2005 - When in Rome Vl, Midland Art Centre, Birmingham Live/Performance 2008 - God is the biggest Artist, St Donat Church, Back to Heritage residency, Zadar, Croatia 2008 - Short Hi-story of My Family, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK 2008 - Short Hi-story of My Family, Tramway - Performing Rights, NRLA, Glasgow 2007 - Betseys Couture, Betseys Salon, London 2007 - Tailoring/Krojacki Salon, Live Art Development Agency, London Residencies 2009 - Berlin Residency - Journeys with No Return, British Council, Berlin, Germany 2008 - Utopian Island, Back to Heriitage, Artist initiative, Zadar, Croatia Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Photographic Bursary, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK 2005 - Neccessary Journeys, Arts Council England and BFI, London, UK