Valentina Karga

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Valentina Karga, born in Chalkidiki, Greece, is an artist and architect based in Berlin. After she got her masters in architecture from the University of Thessaly, she has been a fellow at the Graduate school, University of the Arts Berlin (UdK). Valentina’s projects encourage engagement and participation, facilitate practices of commoning, and are concerned with sustainability. Working beyond media, and often inviting the public to contribute in the work, one can say that Valentina’s work lays somewhere between conceptual art, architecture, and socially engaged practice. Sometimes, together with the participants, through dialog and building prototypes in a DIY manner, they end up imagining alternatives for societal structures, such as economic and pedagogic institutions. She is also a founding member of Collective Disaster, an interdisciplinary group that works in the interstices of art, architecture, and the social realm. Among others, her work has been shown at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, transmediale festival, the Athens Biennial, Kiasma Museum, and in a major exhibition curated by Whitechapel Gallery. Besides, she has been awarded the Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research 2015.

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