photograph: Carter Peabody
Marguerite Kahrl is an artist, permaculture designer and educator. Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, USA, she has been living and working in Italy since 2002. She has fifteen years of design experience, which is focused on applying the principles and philosophy of permaculture in living environments and social art projects. In her sculpture, she approaches systems thinking from a playful angle, manipulating messages and media in order to stimulate social engagement.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at Manifesta 9 in the Parallel Events program (Vennestraat: Hidden Places and Identities, curated by Michela Sacchetto and Francesca Berardi, Genk, Belgium, 2012), and in shows at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (with Marjetica Potrč, Venice, 2010), the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (curated by Anne Marie Russel, Tucson, Arizona, 2010), the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (curated by Lucy Lippard, Boulder, Colorado, 2007), the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art (Portland, Maine, 2004), and the New House Center for Contemporary Art (curated by Olivia Giorgia, Staten Island, New York, 2001).
Sarah Schuster, Living Green: Examining Sustainability. Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 2004
Quaranta, Domenico (translated from Italian) “Marguerite Kahrl – Noble Savages”, Exibart on Paper, Florence, November/December 2005, p 40
photograph: Maurizio Montagna