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Azra Akšamija is an Austrian artist and architect based in Cambridge, USA. Since fall 2004 she has been affiliated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Architecture (History Theory and Criticism Section / Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture) and as a Graduate Affiliate at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS).
Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1976, she graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University Graz, Austria in 2001, and received her M.Arch from Princeton University, USA in 2004. Her work has been widely published and exhibited in venues such as the Generali Foundation Vienna (2002), Biennial de Valencia (2003), Berlin Art Fair (2003), Graz Biennial of Media and Architecture (2003), Gallery for Contemporary Art Leipzig (2003), Liverpool Biennial (2004), Witte de With Rotterdam (2005), Sculpture Center New York City (2006), Secession Vienna (2007), and Manifesta 7 (2008).
She is currently researching her dissertation on contemporary mosque architecture in post-socialist Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Lecture 3: MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies Lecture Series
as author at MIT 4.367 Studio Seminar in Public Art - Spring 2006,
together with: Kyong Park,