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Born in Manila, Philippines in 1965 where she lives and works. Josephine Turalba holds an M.F.A. degree in New Media and Digital Arts from, Transart Institute, New York and Donau-Universität Krems, Austria, and a B.A. in Psychology from University of the Philippines, Diliman. Josephine is an interdisciplinary installation artist who incorporates video, sculpture, performance and sound into her artworks. She received her MFA in New Media from Transart Institute at Universität Krems in Austria in 2009. Her works take a visceral approach to the politics of violence focusing on the dynamics of infliction, trauma, depicting traces and spaces, a place where empathy translates into healing. Her videos and sculptural installation works have been shown at the Santorini Biennale, Greece, 2012; The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2012; La Cinematheque Francaise, Paris, France 2012; Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin, Germany, 2012; École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, 2012; The Yuchengco Museum, Manila, 2011; South Hill Park, Bracknel, UK, 2011; KIT Kunst-im-Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2011; The 12th Cairo Biennale, Egypt, 2010; Malta Contemporary Art Center, 2009, Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2007 and 2009 and the Lopez Museum, Manila, Philippines in 2013, 2007 and in 1992.