I was born in Budapest [Hungary], grew up in and around Dresden [Germany] and have lived, studied and worked for many years in London [UK]. I have recently relocated with my family to Berlin for a new chapter.

Key to my enquiry is the conflict between our desire for freedom and control in frameworks put forward by institutions. My practice develops through personal experience and is reflecting on evidence from formative sites such as the family, school or workplace. I’m looking at how navigating rules and norms in turn calls for imagination - both as child and adult. I'm making context-specific sculptures, videos, photographic work and use found objects. I’m always interested in art’s seesawing between didactic and playful formats.

Besides, I'm making props, functional objects and furniture bespoke on commission, for events and workshops with children.

Email me: annamaria@akardos.net

2018 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London
2013-14 Alternative artist-led MFA (AltMFA), London
2008 BA Fine Art (First Class Honours), Central Saint Martins College for Art and Design, London
2003 Art and Design Foundation, Mary Ward Centre, London
1995 Masters-Degree Business Economy, University of Dresden, Germany

2018 Goldsmiths MFA Fine Art Show, Goldsmiths University, London
Problem Solver with Jack Brown, Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, Deptford X // Testbed Alice, Winch Gallery, The Old Waterworks, Southend // Mothership, Bruton Arts Factory
2016 MOTHERSHIP, The Sawmill, London // Art:Language:Location 2016, Cambridge //
I always play for strangers, hARTslane, London // MFA 2016 Interim show, Goldsmiths University
2015 L’Intru [Intruder], RichMix, curated by Ana Mendes, London // AltMFA Jamboree, GUEST PROJECT, Shonibare Studio, London // HECKLE, FeltActs, Bosse & Baum Gallery, London // DISTUR-BANCE, Atom Gallery, London
2014 Art:Language:Location, Cambridge // AltMFA Feed for Artlicks, London Bermondsey // Test taking: every, never, none, VERB, Federation House (Castlefield Gallery arts space), Manchester // In Search of Miraculous, Floating Island Gallery, London // DEBRIEFING, Westminster Art Reference Library, London
2013 Q-Art 5th Exhibition, APT Gallery, London // Title Art Prize, Blank Media Collective, Manchester //
Art:Language:Location, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge // ACAVA Open Studios, London // VERB 12HRS#2 BLANKSPACE, Manchester // POPPOSITIONS art fair, George Major.com, Brussels, Belgium //
Ordinary, Nomadology, Systems & Strategy, Departure Foundation, London // SCORE, Catalyst Arts, Linenhall Arts Centre, Belfast, N.Ireland // OPEN PLAN, Departure Foundation, London // CueBOpen, CUEB gallery, London
2012 Seeing in the Dark, The Fletcher Centre, Rye // Zeitgeist Open, ZAP, Bond House Project Space, ASC // ALAS autumn residency exhibition, Matt Roberts Arts, London // Orchestrated, Studio One Gallery, Cato Hall / ACAVA, London
2011 Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, Project Space, London // Cryptic, The Crypt Gallery, London 2010 Deptford X, Core Gallery, London // Hornsey Library, Site-specific project (CEOS), London
2008-9 SITESHOW, transitional space, Little Venice London // The Bunker Gallery at NEXT Chicago Art Fair, U.S. // Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins College, London
2006/7 In Between, Solo show, The Window Gallery @CSM, London // X H I B I T, Annual show across UAL, The Arts Gallery, London // Landmarks, Lethaby Gallery, London // Stock Taking, Da Vinci House, London Clerkenwell

Title Art Prize 2013, shortlisted, Blank Media, Manchester 2012 Zeitgeist Open, London 2011 Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, selected by Robert Lecky (Gasworks)

2015 HOAX issue 5 2013 State of the Art – 3D and Sculpture, Bare Hill Publishing 2013 Park [ART] magazine, issue #04, pp 20-24, Portugal 2011 Park [ART] Magazine, issue #2, pp 86-89, Portugal

2015 AltMFA at Guest Projects, Shonibare Studio, London // SAMPLES, short film festival co-curated with Maru Rojas 2013/14 Artist-in-residence, Westminster Art Reference Library, London // Departure Foundation, OPEN PLAN project space, London 2012 AGENDA, Micro-residency, UCL, Institute of Archeology, London // ALAS autumn residency, Matt Roberts Arts, London // Micro-residency, Drama Teaching Centre, Redbridge