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Katarina Zdjelar | CBKR - Rotterdamse Kunstenaars

Katarina Zdjelar


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  • Kunstbeeld, no 12/1 2009
  • Metropolis M, no 3 2009


Katarina Zdjelar (born in 1979 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is an artist based in Rotterdam. Her works focuses on language, belonging and cultural identity. Katarina Zdjelar’s video works deal with language through the prism of its social, political or psychological connotations. Zdjelar is particularly interested in aspects of voice, speech and translation, and puts anemphasis on an analysis of how ‘one’s act of speaking is situated in the body of a speaker who is a member of a particular community in a defined environment. Her work is comprised of meticulous preparation and on-site research, which is sensitive to the social differentiation of the community she is taking into account. Concerned with ideas around foreignness her projects often evolve around individuals, who, confronted with realities beyond their familiar perimeters, perform themselves. Her work thus deploys the inhabitation of regulated systems (knowledge, language, ideology) by non-authoritarian voices (amateurs, foreigners, children), which challenge the context they appear in, in terms of ethics, value, and currency. The dialectic of individual and community, of ‘I’ and ‘we’, is at stake in Zdjelar’s work. She articulates this theme in the rift between a universally valid, abstract language and a concrete, always physical voice. She appears to be thinking quite consciously about this relationship from two different angles. On the one hand, in speaking a given language, her protagonists are inevitably being spoken by it; on the other, Zdjelar is always also pointing out, that a voice can jolt and alienate, and that it is constantly engaging in a creative appropriation of language as it is being updated. An almost defiant zone of freedom is created. And this openness–which cannot be experienced without the risk of exposure and vulnerability– also gives rise to the fragile and moving beauty that sets Zdjelar’s work apart.

erkende vakopleiding(en) in Nederland
periodenaam instellingstudierichtingdiploma
2004 - 2006 Rotterdam - Piet Zwart Instituut MA Fine Arts2006
andere opleidingen in Nederland of (erkende) vakopleidingen in het buitenland
periodenaam instellingplaatslandsoort opleidingdiploma
1999 - 2004University of Arts BelgradeBelgrade Servië en Montenegro BA, Painting2004
workshops of cursussen ter ondersteuning van de beroepspraktijk
jaarnaam instellingplaatssoort opleiding
2011Rijksakademie van beeldende kunstenAmsterdam
2010Rijksakademie van beeldende kunstenAmsterdam
werkt zowel vrij als in opdracht
tentoonstellingen & presentaties
jaar  expositieruimte  plaats land soort
2016 Dolf Henkes Prijs 2016 Rotterdam Nederland groeps
2016 Busan Biennale Busan Zuid-Korea groeps
2016 Between the sounds, Museum Sztuki Lodz Polen solo
5th Marrakech Biennale Marakes Marokko groeps
Into the interior, SpazioA Pistoia Italië solo
Of More than One Voice, Museum of Contemporary Art Artium Vitoria Spanje solo
Time, Trade, Travel SMBA, Stedelijk Museum Buro Amsterdam Amsterdam Nederland groeps
Towards a further word, Kunstverein Bielefeld Bielefeld Duitsland solo
jaartitelomschrijving / samenwerking metlocatieland
2016AAA (Mein Herz)video pieceWarsaw Polen
2016Untitled (A Song)video pieceBelgrade Servië en Montenegro
2014Into the interior (The last day of the permanent exhibition)video pieceBrussels België
2014In the wildness with CHvideo pieceRotterdam Nederland
2013Stimme video pieceVienna Verenigd Koninkrijk
2012My lifetime (Malaika)video pieceAkra Ghana
2010Act I, Act IIvideo pieceAmsterdam Nederland
starteindinstelling / opdrachtgeverplaatsland
20082008ISCPNew York
20072007Platform Garanti Center for Contemporary ArtIstanbul
20072007Tirana Institute for Contemporary ArtTirana
jaarbedrijf / instelling / collectie
2012Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2011Museum Sztuki
2009Museum of Contemporary Art Belgarde
2008MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona
2008Jean-Conrad and Isabelle Lemaître
jaar titel uitgever soort uitgave
2015Towards a Further WordKunsverein Bielefeld monografie
2013For More Than One VoiceArtium Museum monografie
huidige nevenactiviteiten / toegepaste activiteiten
periodeomschrijving instelling / opdrachtgever
- docentschap e.a. kunsteducatief werk
jaarinstelling / opdrachtgeversoort
2012 Mondriaan Fonds research grant
2011 Mondriaan Fonds research grant
2008 FONDS BKVB Startstipendium
2008 DKC Rotterdam research grant
2007Dimitrije Banisevic Mangelos Award, Belgrade
2006Promotieprijs Award 2006, Rotterdam