Maga Berr

Artists in Residence
16.05.2019 - 31.07.2019

Born in Lima (Peru), lives and works in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Witnessing diverse power struggles for emancipation in her country of origin has influenced her practice. Her goal at the moment is to carry out the project “A house for the un-known”, which will be developed within the Despina Residency Programme and in the city where she lives, Amsterdam (within the residency context of CBK Zuidoost).

In this project, Berr is interested to observe the social inequalities within the urban systems of housing, urban planning and design. How do people get excluded or included? And why? Part of the problem is due gentrification,  mostly a consequence of our unequal societies. In her artistic practice, she usually explores and challenges social or historical inequalities through a sculptural process. To develop her project in Rio, she connected with people who were positively or negatively affected by this situation of urban inequality. During the process, she used found materials in combination with her own constructions. Berr also coordinated a sculpture workshop with residents of vulnerable areas of the city, the result of which was shared at Despina’s space along with the final showcase of residences.

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This residency project is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and the Stichting Stokroos Foundation.


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