Tatjana Macic is deploying her artistic practice as an agency to blur boundaries between visual art, art theory, exhibition-making and language.
Born in Nis in former socialist Yugoslavia she is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, and a Master of Arts in Theory and History of Contemporary Art from the University of Amsterdam (with hounours). Informed by the theories of Bourdieu and Deleuze, in thesis research she focused on curatorial practices, innovation and politics in turbulent times.
Critical thinking about power structures, collective memory and mythology are recuring interests in her work. Her eclectic and hybrid practice manifests in an array of disciplines and media. Resulting in for example: paintings, drawings, artistic archives, lecture-performances, collages, installations, interventions in public space, internet art and graphic novels.
Her artwork is widely shown for example at: the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the 53rd Venice Biennale Collateral Events, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Gallery of Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina, Royal Dutch Institute of the Tropes in Amsterdam, The Wrong Internet Biennial, Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, Cabinet Gallery in New York, USA, Scryption Museum in Tilburg, Centre for Contemporary Art in Negotin, Serbia, FAD in Barcelona, Spain and Kunst Vlaai in Amsterdam.
Tatjana Macic teaches Art & Research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where she is Head of Research and Discourse
together with Maarten Cornel.
She also teaches various masterclasses, workshops and reading groups.
For example the Exhibition Research Lab, at the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice and the Leiden University. She is a guest lecturer at the ArtEZ University of the Arts, the Sandberg Institute, University of Arts Utrecht, University in Linz in Austria, Accademia dell'Arte in Tuscany in Italy and the University of Amsterdam.
Parallel to her practice as visual artist, she writes poetry and prose, focusing primarily on innovation of syntax, simulacrum and the power of image in the context of language. Literary works often relate to image, or are part of spatial installations.
Tatjana actively engages in the fields of Arts and Culture. For example as an advisor for the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts - AFK, advisor for the City of Amsterdam as a board member for the Commission for Art spaces in Amsterdam - CAWA, researcher at Platform BK and contributing editor to several magazines such as HTV de IJsberg in the Netherlands and Odgovor in Serbia. Recently Tatjana founded Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru- an initiative for art and research, which questions conditions and forms for artistic practice, research and critical thinking.