Silvina Der-Meguerditchian

Artist

The artist is the granddaughter of Armenian immigrants to Argentina and was born in Buenos Aires in 1967. Since 1988 she has lived in Berlin. Her artistic work deals with issues related to the burden of national identity, memory, the role of minorities in the society and the potential of a space "in between". Her work uses a very heterogeneous language (installation, video, sound installation, rugs). She is the initiator of the platform for Armenian artists and curator of  “UnderConstruction”  (www.underconstructionhome.net), the first representation of the Armenian Diaspora at the 52nd Venice Biennial. Since 2010 she has worked as artistic director of Houshamadyan (www.houshamadyan.org), a project which reconstructs Ottoman Armenian town and village life. She works closely with the ballhausnaunynstrasse theater, the Gorki Theater (Berlin) and the Anadolu Kultur. She is currently a fellow at the Kulturakademie Tarabya in Istanbul, a residency program of the German Foreign Ministry.