Nico King was born in 1984 in Austria. She is a researcher, artist, and landscape designer. She is pursuing her PhD in Art History, Theory & Criticism with a concentration in Art Practice at UCSD. Her research focuses on speculative landscapes, materialism, and landscape as a theory of utopia. She studied landscape design at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna and at Cornell University, as well as critical studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. King has worked as a landscape architect in Vienna & Berlin. She was a research associate in landscape history of the 20th century at the Institute of Landscape Architecture (2012–2015). She was an editorial trainee and staff member of the urban research magazine "dérive." In 2014, she co-curated the exhibition "The 1964 Vienna International Garden Show—Green Post-War Modernism" at the Museum of the City of Vienna. Among the awards she has received are the Schindler scholarship and residency at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles and the START grant for young architects and designers by the Austrian Federal Chancellery. She has published articles in dérive, Stadt + Grün, Garten + Landschaft, and IUAV Giornale dell’Ateneo, and book chapters on post-industrial mining landscapes; the ready-to-plant leisure garden in the cultural industry; memory in the landscape; concepts of wilderness and nature; as well as the return of the political in park design.
01 / Jun / 19 - 22 / Ag / 19