Margareta Kern is a visual artist and lecturer in photography at Falmouth University, based in London and Cornwall, originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina. Working at the intersection of artist moving image and documentary, her research-led practice explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics, making visible contestations and contradictions involved in its interplay. Kern often collaborates with other artists and works within collectives developing strategies of engagement that challenge the dominant neo-liberal consensus.
Kern holds BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College and MA in Visual Anthropology, UCL. Her work has been presented across international gallery and educational contexts, including Tate Modern, The Photographers Gallery (London), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Spacex (Exeter), SC Gallery (Zagreb), Impressions Gallery (Bradford), INIVA (London), Shedhalle (Zurich), Photomonth Krakow, Muscarnok (Budapest), 54th October Salon (Belgrade) and many others. Kern is a recipient of several project grants and awards, including from the National Media Museum, BFI, Arts Council England and most recently an international 54th October Salon Award, from the Cultural Centre Belgrade.