Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
New York

Azra Aksamija

  • 20130128185830-flocking_mosque
  • 20130128190349-kunstmoschee_04_s


Sarajevo, BH

Birth year

Lives in
Boston, MA

Works in
Boston, MA


exhibition/performance, sculpture, installation, conceptual, mixed-media


Azra Akšamija is a Sarajevo born artist and architectural historian, currently Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts at MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Program.  She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from the Technical University Graz, Austria (Dipl.Ing. in 2001) and Princeton University (M.Arch. in 2004), and received her Ph.D. from MIT (History Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture / Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture) in 2011.  In her interdisciplinary practice, Akšamija investigates the potency of art and architecture to facilitate the process of transformative mediation in cultural or political conflicts, and in so doing, provide a framework for researching, analyzing, and intervening in contested socio-political realities. Her recent projects focused on representation of Islamic identities in the West, spatial mediation of identity politics, and cultural pedagogy through art and architecture.  Akšamija’s academic inquiry informs her ongoing artistic explorations.  Her artwork takes shape though different types of media, including clothing, video, performance, sculpture and/or new media. Her interdisciplinary projects continue to be widely published and exhibited in leading international venues such as at the Generali Foundation Vienna (2002), Valencia Biennial (2003), Gallery for Contemporary Art Leipzig (2003), Liverpool Biennial (2004), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (2005), Sculpture Center New York (2006), Secession Vienna (2007), Manifesta 7 (2008), Stroom The Hague (2009), the Royal Academy of Arts London (2010), Jewish Museum Berlin (2011), and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini as a part of the 54th Art Biennale in Venice.

Recent Exhibits

Azra Aksamija participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Letters to the Mayor
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Feb, 2013 Open call: Museum of Arte Útil
Queens Museum of Art
Is this your profile?
Click here to claim your profile
Main-addtags-e34eec31c32d9b3d6d0f704be2c1d8be add to mylistEmail forward by emailWarn16_1-74f74bcef3e4988600cddc35e070bc1e report abuseMain-help-a4a5bbe5ed1f90845e14fcde7ee9776a contact us for help

Copyright © 2006-2012 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.