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Sonja is an independent curator and cultural producer based in Berlin. Upon completing her Curatorial Masters at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, she was awarded a two years Fellowship for Cultural Innovation and currently works as Robert Bosch fellow in the context of Tirana and the region of South Eastern Europe. Prior work and curatorial experiences include art institutes such as BookWorks Ltd., Tate Britain, or most recently the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. In the course of the last years, her work has increasingly tackled questions of site- and context-specificity, such as in “Ri-Pikturim” (National Gallery of Tirana; 2008), a revision of Socialist Realism, or “TRY…AGAIN…BETTER. Cornelius Cardew / Korneljus Kardju in Tirana” (National History Museum; 2012), a symphonic concert and aktion in collaboration with artist Christian von Borries, from which derived a more thorough research into political music.