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, focused on applying the principles and philosophy of permaculture to living environments and social art projects. Cofounder of Permaculture for Refugees (P4R) and the Italian Association Con MOI, she is experienced in strengthening social and human bonds with refugees through participatory workshops and activities. Kahrl stimulates responses to cultural changes using models, tools and relational objects.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at La Triennale di Milano 999: A collection of Questions on Contemporary Living (curated by Stefano Mirti, Milan 2018), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Villa Croce (curated by Ilaria Bonacossa & Marco Scotini, Genova 2016) Parco Arte Vivente with Marjetica Potrč (curated by Marco Scotini, Turin 2016) University of Nottingham and HKE Art Museum, Ningbo, China 2014, Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea (Turin, Italy 2104), 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