Nadia Kalara is a visual artist. She holds a PhD from the School of Architecture, University of Thessaly, an MA in Fine Arts from School of Art and Design of the University of East London and a BA in Painting from the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. From 2003 until 2012, she taught at the Schools of Architecture of the Universities of Thessaly, Patras and the NTUA. From 2014 she teaches at the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Architectural Design and Visual Arts, where she is currently Assistant Professor. She is a member of the coordinating committee and teaching staff of the Postgraduate Program “Advanced Design, Innovation and Transdisciplinarity in Design” and a member of teaching staff of the Postgraduate Program “Philosophical, Pedagogical and interdisciplinary Anthropology” at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Her activity includes the realization of solo exhibitions and installations in Greece and abroad, the participation in group exhibitions, teaching and participation in international, interdisciplinary art and architecture workshops, artistic residences, actions in the public sphere and conferences. Her recent work deals with the fragment as art, the experience of the ruin, history and its representations, stereotypes of national identities, the interchangeability between the original and its copies, repetitions, reconstructions and simulations. Her practice runs through multiple media. In her shows, she often attempts to create a complex perceptual situation of vision, contemplation, physical visit and literal/metaphorical reading. Her work encourages viewers to refigure spatiality and meaning. Ultimately, her work aspires to constitute a comment on the nature and condition of representation.
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