Margareta Kern

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." read full statement

Location London