I was born in Budapest (Hungary), grew up in and around Dresden (Germany) and have lived, studied and worked for many years in London (UK). I have recently relocated with my family to Berlin for a new chapter.

Key to my enquiry is the conflict between our desire for freedom and control in frameworks put forward by institutions. My practice develops through personal experience and is reflecting on formative sites such as the family, school or workplace. I'm looking at how navigating rules and norms squeezes and teases imagination - both for children and adults. I make performative sculptures, text-based interventions, prints and photographic installations that seesaw between didactic and playful formats.

I hold an MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths University and BA from Central Saint Martin’s College for Art and Design, London. My work was shown in group exhibitions, nominated for art prices and included in publications. I have been part of residencies with cultural and educational institutions, alternative spaces and have self-initiated projects. More here

contact: annamaria@akardos.net

Besides, I’m a maker - I reclaim, twist and colour. I rework junk or bog-standard furniture and turn it into colourful objects ready to function. I make graphic murals and text interventions. Objects are available on commission. Some works are here. I have experience in making props for school and community events and running creative workshops with children. More here

I'm a member of the Berufsverband Bildender Künstler*innen Berlin e.V.