Sanja Kojić Mladenov
Curator of the EVROVIZION project
Sanja Kojić Mladenov is, together with Sabina Klemm, the curator of the exhibition of the EVROVIZION project. She has curated numerous exhibitions and projects in Serbia and abroad. She conducts research in the field of recent artistic practice, new media and gender. She curated the Serbian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale.
SANJA KOJIĆ MLADENOV (b. 1974, Novi Sad/RS) is a curator, art historian and researcher in the fields of recent artistic practice, media and gender. She graduate of the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade/RS and has master’s and PhD in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Novi Sad (ACIMSI). She was director (2013–2016) and is senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad/RS since 2006, where she heads the Department of Current Art Exhibitions and the Center for Intermedial and Digital Art. Kojić Mladenov was the curator of the Serbian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennial of Contemporary Art in 2011 and of the exhibition Light and Darkness of Symbols: Dragoljub Raša Todosijević, which was the winner of the UniCredit Venice Award. She was the winner of the prestigious Lazar Trifunovi Prize for best critical art practice in 2016, as well as the award of the Society of Art Historians of Serbia for the best author exhibition in 2013. She is the author and curator of many thematic exhibitions and research projects in Serbia and abroad, as well as international and EU projects (Performing the Museum, Risk Change, Missing Stories). Kojić Mladenov lives and works in Novi Sad/RS.
Kojić Mladenov is the author and curator of many thematic exhibitions and research projects in Serbia and abroad, as well as international and EU projects (Performing the Museum, Risk Change, Missing Stories). She has presented author’s exhibitions and projects at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung/TW; the Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona/ES; Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg: H2- Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg/DE; Museum of Conteporary Art Zagreb/HR; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka/HR; National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje/ME; National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje/MK; Kunsthalle, Kosice/SK; Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka/BA; Tirana Art Lab, Tirana/AL; Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec/SI; RIXC, RigaLV/; ACE KIBLA, Maribor/SI; ZINC Marseille/FR; Cultural Network of Towns, Graz/AT; TOKI Art Space, Tokyo/JP. She has curated projects with Oleg Kulik, Róza El-Hassan, Breda Beban, Grayson Perry, Damien Hirst, Sigalit Landau and others.
Kojić Mladenov has published more than a hundred critical essays, exhibition reviews and scholarly articles. She has published monographson Dragoljub Raša Todosijević, Bogdanka Poznanović, Igor Antić, and the book LEAP AND DIVE –Discourses on Gender in Art. Identity of Artists in (New)Media Practice. She is a member of the international associations AICA, ICOM and CIMAM (scholarship holder, 2011).
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2020
The Kunsthalle Bremen presents ten promising positions in contemporary art. Renowned curators such as Johan Holten, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Bettina Steinbrügge have nominated ten artists from German-speaking countries, whose works can be seen in an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen from August 29 to November 1, 2020. The nominees included also artists from the EVROVIZON project: Janine Jambere, Henrika Naumann and Nevin Aladag
Selma Selman - Risk Change
*In 2018, I was part of the third international interdisciplinary art exhibition Personal, as part of the project Risk Change for which I received the White Aphroid Award for my works Dangers of the Body, The Body in Danger, Viva la Vida We Who Are Dreaming of. As part of the Risk Change project, my work was a part of My Art Is My Reality exhibition at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (CR), curated by Sanja Kojić Mladenov. The Risk Change project gives a chance for those artists who genuinely GIVE so much attempt for change of society while using art, technology, and mobility. Therefore, it allows us to think outside of the box and make sure that we can have a better future if you all respect those categorized as others. *Selma Selman
Emilija Škarnulytė at Kunsthaus Pasquart
EMILIJA ŠKARNULYTĖ – Sunken Cities at Kunsthaus Pasquart, 3 July – 29 August With Sunken Cities (2021), Emilija Škarnulytė creates an immersive film environment in the Galeries, in which the different rooms function as a time-line. She produces the effect of total immersion in a multi-dimensional landscape in which our gaze is duplicated by the mirrored ceiling and we simultaneously become witnesses of a future, contemporary and past world. The artist opens the perspective with this black, reflective surface, allowing us to experience it as a visual horizon that looks like an ocean of liquid oil.
Nevin Aladag, Kunstforum, Bd. 262
Kunstforum, Bd. 262 Borderlines **Nevin Aladağ** Mustergültiges für unsere Zeit Ein Gespräch von Sabine Maria Schmidt Nevin Aladağ gehört aktuell zu den international gefragten Künstlerpositionen aus Deutschland. 1972 geboren im türkischen Van, ein Jahr später umgesiedelt nach Stuttgart, ausgebildet in München, ansässig in Berlin, steht sie für eine Position, die fern politischer Identitätsdebatten freie künstlerische Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten findet. In zahlreichen Werkserien untersucht sie die Kraft und den Erfindungsreichtum von kulturellen Transfers. Ihre Arbeiten handeln von Selbstbestimmung, Rollentausch, Fremdwahrnehmung und Multiperspektivität. Klischees und vorgeformtes Wissen werden grundlegend hinterfragt. Und sie nutzt die Poesie von Stimmen und Klängen, die sie unterschiedlichsten Körpern und selbstgebauten Instrumenten entlockt.