Bettina Allamoda is a Chicago born German-American artist working in Berlin since 1982. The foundation of her practice involves the exposure/uncovering of the politics and strategies of visibility inscribed in popular cultural phenomena, challenging the social role and even the function of art itself today. Allamoda seeks to expand the representational systems of art, architecture, fashion, design, politics, and history, with an emphasis on spacial research, yet also considering the analysis of material and bodies in space. Her extensive body of work has been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions for over three decades and includes major works of sculpture, reliefs, installations, collages, documentary photographs, silk-screens, drawings, video and performance, as well as artist‘s books, text publications and curatorial projects. She has been awarded with several grants and scholarships including Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, Berlin Arbeitsstipendium and has received the Rome prize Villa Massimo of the German Academy Rome.
Bettina Allamoda is a resident at the Tarabya Cultural Academy from February until May 2024.