Organized by Marina Grzinic, PCAP-Post Conceptual Study Program (IBK).
Đejmi Hadrović (Slovenia)
Zahida is a Feminist
The goal of my art work explains Đejmi Hadrović was to try to present Bosnian’s women through another aspect, an aspect that has not been dominated by the eyes of others. In the last few decades Bosnian’s women were presented through only 2 images, of a victim or a housewife. I wanted to break down the stereotype of ethnicity that I think defines me the most because of my cultural habitus.
CV: Đejmi Hadrović’s art work is inspired by culture. Her constant intention through her art works is to demolish social norms and conventions. She is creating her works as platforms of contemporary art with using media such as video, photography and performance.
Bojana S. Knežević (Belgrade, Serbia)
Sweet Conceptual Artist (2013-2017)
Sweet Conceptual Artist (Slatka Konceptualna Umetnica; Süße Konzeptkünstlerin) comes from former Yugoslavia, from the country in transition that changed its name three times during its lifetime that was filled as well with wars and hardships. After years of efforts and two successful exhibitions in Serbia, Sweet Conceptual Artist finally got the opportunity to reside in Western Europe and try her luck in Vienna.
CV: Bojana S. Knežević is interdisciplinary artist and art journalist, active in the field of audio-visual installation, performance, video, film, radio and sound art. She got her BA and MFA degree (New Media Arts) at the Department of Fine Arts, at the Academy of Arts Novi Sad (Serbia). Currently she is finishing her Ph.D. research on the topic of Virtual artistic identity and its real effects in culture, at the Interdisciplinary studies (Digital Art), University of Arts in Belgrade. She is co-founder of the association, radio show/podcast and art/media project Femkanje.
Svetlana Mircheva (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Images of the word, Soundscapes and Space dogs
In her solo exhibition Images of the word at Un Cabinet D’Amateur Gallery in Sofia, 2014, Svetlana Mircheva presented four series based upon chance meetings with things and words. From rebus to cosmic constellations, and from twisted slogans to computer explorations, these are all possible intrusions of visual art in the infinite world of language.
CV: Svetlana Mircheva graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. In 2003 she took Olafur Eliasson’s summer class in IUAV, Venice, and in 2004 was awarded the International Media Art Award of ZKM, Karlsruhe, for her project Mistakes. In 2010 she was among the finalists for BAZA award, and in 2012 she was nomination for Henkel Art Award (Bulgarian nominee). In 2012 her solo exhibition Possible Exhibitions took place in Brooklyn, New York, and in 2015 she was one of the artists presented at Focus Bulgaria at Vienna Contemporary. Her works have been exhibited in Sofia, Plovdiv, London, Venice, Basel, Berlin, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Vienna, Salzburg, Moscow and New York.
The presentations are possible thanks to the Artists-in-Residence program of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria.