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Maria Dundakova
The Swiss artist Maria Dundakova seeks in her work to express the dialogue that takes place between events in nature and those in urban spaces. All her projects foster and celebrate the interaction between people, media and moments in time. As the unseen mistress of the atmospheric, she works outside the art business on cyclical projects that embody a "form in flux". Her environmental installations evoke Heraclites' belief that "Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed". In her land-art projects and urban interventions every contradiction resolves itself, everything changes. Her work assumes an ecological position, and an awareness of the environment, in accordance with the motto "Respect for Life". Maria Dundakova establishes in her artistic work an interaction between man and his living space, a choreography of life that celebrates life's natural rhythms.
Text: Paolo Bianchi
1939 in Sofia, BG

Lives and Works in
Basel, CH


1969-1970 Body Language and Performance Art Course with Jerzy Grotovski in Polish Laboratory Theatre, Wrozlaw, Poland.
1968 Scholarship for textile design at University for Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
1960 -1967 National Academy of Art Art Sofia, Bulgaria, Master Class: Public Art, Art and Architecture Space. Diploma Master of Art