Ksenija Zdešar (*1988 in Ljubljana) studied architecture at the University of Ljubljana and the Technical University of Munich. She was a member of the European Architecture Students Assembly (EASA) before she started working for Muck Petzet Architekten in Munich and Berlin in 2014. The cooperative “a team” she created with Duy An Tran and Lukas Beer contributed to the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. From 2017, Ksenija Zdešar has freelanced in Finland and Ireland on experimental 1:1 projects built with natural materials. Since 2021 she works freely associated with c/o now.
2022: c/o now as Host "Work in Progress - Part II", HafenCity University Hamburg & University of the Arts Bremen [Two-Day workshop format happening in 3 different cities & hosted by 3 different practices w/ Sara Lusic-Alavanja, Daniel Springer, Tim Simon-Meyer; beside Ruangrupa and Summacumfemmer]
2021-: Collective Guest Professorship "c/o now" [Studio Urban] at "Die Architektur", Kunstuniversität Linz
Texts and Contributions:
2021: "Baunetzwoche Shortlist 2022. c/o now, Berlin: Solidarisch auf zwei Hochzeiten" in: BaunetzWoche #589 [Interview with c/o now conducted by Dorit Schneider-Maas]
2016: "Enter the Void", in:Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt (Ed.): Heimat in der Freme, Berlin, 2016 (w/ Ksenija Zdesar & Lukas Beer)
2020: “Arhitektura Inventura 2018_2020”, Cankarjev dom Ljubljana, in co-operation with the Architects Society of Ljubljana
2016: "Enter the Void & Enter the Pavilion" in the Finish Pavilion at the 15. Venice Biennale of Architecture (w/ Ksenija Zdesar & Lukas Beer)