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Petra Karadimas is interested in seemingly banal, everyday situations, i.e. construction sites, billboard ads or shrubbery. These scenes are anything but idealized versions of reality. The subjects and themes are a point of departure for investigating the difference between artificiality and reality.

Born 1967 in Stuttgart. 1987-1991 B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), summa cum laude, 1992-1995 M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts), Hunter College of the City University of New York. 1995 Nancy Ashton Memorial Fund Award. 1997 Faculty, International Center of Photography (ICP), New York. 1998 Stipend, Senate für Science, Research and Culture, Berlin. 2001 Stipend, Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Exhibitions (selection)
2008 Figur des Koerpers, loop - raum fuer aktuelle kunst, Berlin; Fernbeziehung, Kunststiftung Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart. 2007 Treize (with Matthew Burbidge), espace surplus, Berlin; MFAH Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2006 Sexy Helden starke Action, Galerie Brotfabrik, Berlin (S).  2005 Goethe Institut, Toronto, Canada (S).  2004 Berlinskaja Lazur, Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, Haus der Fotografie Moskau, Pavillon de l’Arsenal Paris (C). 2003 No. 1, loop – raum fuer aktuelle kunst, Berlin (S). 2001 berlin_london, ICA, London; hyper, loop - raum fuer aktuelle kunst, Berlin (S);  Das gute Leben, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden. 2000 Z2000, Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin. 1998 Biennale, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Pusan, Korea. Digital Salon, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid. 1996 The Alternative Museum, New York; Art at Home, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea.
Catalog (C), Solo Exhibition(S)

Collections, i.e. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, DZ Bank, Messe Frankfurt, Landesbank Berlin