Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, lives and works in Berlin. In her artistic work, she deals with questions of the burden of national identity, the role of minorities in society and the potential of a “space in-between.” Reconstructing the past and building archives are a common thread in her artistic research. Among her most important group exhibitions are Fokus Istanbul (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2005), Armenity (Armenian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale), which was awarded the Golden Lion for the best national representation (2015), and Hello World. Revision einer Sammlung (Hello World. Revision of a Collection) (Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, 2018), a critical examination of the collection of the Berlin National Gallery and its predominantly western orientation. At the 2020 Sharjah International Film Festival she received a special award in the documentary category for her film The Wishing Tree. In 2021 she was awarded the Falkenrot Prize. In January 2021, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna, published her first comprehensive catalogue.
Silvina Der-Meguerditchian was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from May to October 2014 and from September to October 2015.