Karin Šerman, Croatia selector for the Venice Architecture Biennale

place: Croatia
organiser: Ministry of Culture
Karin Šerman has been appointed via call by the Croatian Ministry of Culture as a selector for 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice which is set to take place in 2014 under the guidance of Rem Koolhaas covering the subject titled 'Fundamentals / Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014'. Šerman proposed the concept  'Culture of abstraction: Croatian architectural modernism 1914th - 2014th '.

She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1989 and went on to take her MA at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1996. She obtained her PHd at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 2000. Since 1990 she has been  an employee of the Faculty af Architecture in Zagreb, and since 2010 Head of Chair for Theory and History of Architecture. Since 2007 she has been Associate Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Geodesy in Split.

She is the author of numerous scientific and professional papers and articles in Croatian and international scientific journals, collaborating on architectural projects and participating in many international conventions and architectural workshops (Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; Harvard University, Cambridge, USA;  ETH Zurich; Hamurgische Architektenkammer; etc.). She is a  member of the editorial board for „Prostor“, scientific journal for architecture and urban planning, and for scientific journal INDECS. Her work concentrates primarily on research of certain aspects of architectural theory. In 1996 she received the Gerald M. McCue Medal at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

(D.H., 22.07.2013)