Tatjana Macic 

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Tatjana Macic
Born in Nis in former Yugoslavia, now Serbia
Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Founder of Urgent Matters / Srettam Tnegru, an initiative for art, research, dialogue and exchange.

EDUCATION

2009-2011

MFA Master Theory and History of Contemporary Art (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
Research thesis: Curatorial practices in The Other Europe - Critical analysis of curatorial practice in turbulent times
Pioneering research about how the shift of paradigms and social turbulence influences curatorial strategies and trajectories -while taking into account Bourdieu's concept of the agent in the field of cultural production and rhizome theory of Deleuze and Guattari. Case study: Yugoslav socialism (1945-1991), Milosevic’s regime (1991-2001) and Transition period (2001-2010)

2007-2009

Pre-Master Theory and History of Contemporary Art, University of Amsterdam
BA research thesis: Social- political turn in the early works of Marina Abramovic

2004

Digitisation of Cultural Heritage, Dutch Ministry of Culture, Education and Science

1999

New Media Expert, Utrecht School of the Arts and Amsterdam Top Centre, NL

1992-1994

BFA Academy of Fine Arts and Design, AKI / ArtEZ, Fine Arts Painting and Drawing, NL

1988-1990

Art school 'Djordje Krstic' (highschool), Fine Arts Department, Nis, RS


SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS SELECTION

2016 -

Feeling Space (working title)
Research about monuments in public space in Amsterdam, in which I focus on the spatial, performative and the ritualistic value of the public space. The underlying themes of interest are performativity of neo-colonialism, race and gender in public space.

2012 -

Unfolding Now
An on-going interdisciplinary research in which I relate to visual art primarily in the context of space, text and politics of signifiers of power.

2009

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Memories, Stories and Invisible Treasures

2009

Red Line, research project in public spaces in Eastern Europe

2004

Gallery Arttra, Amsterdam, NL

1998

Culture Centre de Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, NL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES AND PROJECTS SELECTION

2017  How to unfollow the red herring, performance lecture, Crisis Art Festival, Italy
2016  Performance lecture The Impulse to Write Images, The International Conference on Artistic Research
2016  Perfromance lecture Performing Crisis, Crisis Art Festival, Italy
2016  Kunst10Daagse, Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands
2016  Performance lecture The Impulse to Urgent, Brainwash Festival, Schouwburg, The Hague, NL
2016  Digital God, digital art instalation, Bring Your Own B, The Wrong - New Worldwise Digital Art Biennale
2015  Jubilee exhibition, Arti et Amicitiae 1945-2015
2015  Salon, Arti et Amnicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2014  OLE.01 Internazionale della Literatura Electronica, the Royal Palace, Naples, Italy
2014  Solidarnost, Galeria Tvrdjava, Nis, Serbia
2014  Vakantiewerk, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2013  New Horizons, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2012  Sintici, FAD, Barselona, ES
2012  Snapshots Balkan Film Festival, Amsterdam, NL
2011  Museum collection on the street, an intervention in public space, Museum Hilversum, NL
2011  Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA), USA
2011  Cabinet Gallery, New York, USA
2011  Mecena Prize Circus, De Nieuwe Liefde, University of Amsterdam, NL
2010  Kunst Vlaai, The Evolution of Spectacle, Westergasfabriek Amsterdam NL
2010  White on White, Master Piece auction, De Zwarte Ruyter, Rotterdam, NL
2009  53rd Venice Biennale Eventi Collaterali, Virtual Mercury Poetry Shuttle Landing on Second Life, curator Catarina Davinio
         Performance in virtual space with artist’ poem in Dutch ‘Armen benen’
2007  Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art (LACDA), USA
2006  Artist Project Space de Overslag, Eindhoven, NL
2006  Centre for Contemporary Art, Negotin, SRB
2006  Artist Initiative Het Voorbeeld, Amsterdam, NL
2005-06 Scryption Museum, Tilburg, NL
2004-05 Club 11 at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Curator: Sandberg Institute- One Minutes
2004  Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2004  Cultural Centre The Hague and Art Centre Utrecht, NL
2003  Grote IndustriĎle Club, Amsterdam, NL
2002  Cultural Centre Kunstzaak, Amsterdam, NL
2002  Former Museum of Dutch Shipping, Rotterdam, NL
2001  The World Art Collection travelling trough Nederland, Korea and Japan
2001  New Holland Festival, Amsterdam, NL
1999-2000 Allard Pierson Museum, Animation film ‘Myths, people and music’, NL
1996  Royal Dutch Institute of the Tropes, Amsterdam, NL
1995  In Jezuitov, Cultural centre, Poznan, PL
1995  De Villa Project Space, Enschede, NL
1995  Artists Project space Klopjeshuis, Borne, NL
1994  Overlevingspakket (Survival gear), Art Centre, Enschede, NL
1994  GATE Foundation Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
1994  Academy of Fine Arts and Design AKI, Enschede, NL
1993  Amazone, feminist art gallery, Amsterdam, NL
1990  Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2009  Vratna, Negotin, RS
2006  Artist Projectspace De Overslag, Eindhoven, NL

ACADEMIC AND LITERARY PUBLICATIONS

2013

Positioning the Art Gallery, book review in Tubelight, in Januari / Februari 2013

2012

Artistic avant-gardes and the great shift - the psychoanalytical model of Hal Foster, in: Odgovor, art journal, RS

2011

MFA Research thesis: Curatorial practices in The Other Europe - Critical analysis of curatorial practice in turbulent times, Library of the University of Amsterdam

2010

Dusan Rodic, short critical essay, catalogue Gerrit Rietveld Academy

2010

Performance interrupted: death and the other fabulous nonsense, HTV de IJsberg, NL

2009

Abject performing body, virtual palm trees and mental pictures. HTV de IJsberg NL

2009

PSWAR's Intuitive practice and theoretical framework. HTV de IJsberg

2009

Ivan Grubanov: Artist as an agent of change. HTV de IJsberg

2009

Curatorial Contradiction- interview with Dieter Roelstraete. HTV de IJsberg

2009

Limeni pas u suturenu, poems, Odgovor, art journal, RS

2006

Short stories, publisher ALMA, RS

TEACHING AND OTHER EXPERIENCE

2014-now

Tutor Artistic Research, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands

2016-now

Head of Research and Discourse (with Maarten Cornel), Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

2017

Teacher Exhibition Research Workshop, Lectorate Art Theory and Practice, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL

2016-now

Researcher Artist' Studio Policy (Atelierbeleid) at Platform BK

2017

Guest Lecturer: Theory, Artistic Practice, Rhizome and Urgency, at Accademia dell'Arte, Toscany, Italy

2016

Teacher Exhibition Research Workshop, Lectorate Art Theory and Practice, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, NL

2014/15/16

Chair Jury Thesis Prize, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

2016

Re-under-standing Artistic Research, lecture at Conference on Artistic Research, ArtEZ University of the Arts

2015

Guest tutor Utrecht School of Arts (HKU), Utrecht, NL

2015

Guest lecturer University of Amsterdam Master Artistic Research

2015

Guest lecturer at Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL

2014

Guest lecturer, Artist as a Writer, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

2013

Organiser symposium and panel member
Organiser of the symposium, Tot elkaar veroordeeld? - Friendly Enemies in the arts- together with Ann Demeester (key note speaker) and Lars Ebert. Panel members: Maria Pask, Frederique Bergholts, Maria Barnas, Danila Cahen, Alexander Mayhew, Popel Coumou and Tatjana Macic. The symposium was a collaboration of de Appel, Castrum Peregrini and Arti et Amicitiae

2010-2013

Adviser, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

2012-2105

Member of advisory committee for artistic vision, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2008-2013

Member of committee CAWA, committee for artist studios and project spaces in Amsterdam, advising city assembly and major.
(Commissie voor Ateliers en Woon/Werkpanden in Amsterdam).

2012-2014

Member of admission commission, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

2012 

Panel member, round table conversation for performance festival FLAM in Amsterdam
With Marco Paolo Rolla and Natasha Ginwala.

2012 

Lecturer, Forms of ownership former Yugoslavia', de Meent, NL

2008 - 2012 

Contributing editor and final editor at HTV De IJsberg, art magazine.
Collaborated for different issues with various artists and institutions i.e. Jan van Eyck Academy, de Appel and Incubate Festival.

2008 

Jury member Uppergroundfestival / art prize for young talent, Amsterdam, NL
An award for the young artists from master institutes in the Netherlands Jan van Eyck Institute, Arnhem Fashion Academy, Sandberg Institute etc.

2007 

Researcher and visualiser, project Future perspectives, University of Maastricht and TU Delft, NL

2005 

Board member, Techinika Tien Amsterdam (feminist foundation for promoting interest in science in young woman), NL

2003 

Advisor, member of cultural diversity committee, Phoenix Foundation in Rotterdam.

2000 

Guest teacher Utrecht School of the Arts, NL

CURATING

2017

It is sort of a thing, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

2016

Exhibition research exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL

2012/13/14

Nieuwe Leden, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

2012/13/14

Salon, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL

2009 

Curator at Galeries.nl, online art archive, NL
Featured one artwork per day during month of October.

2004

Van Azerbeijan tot Stadskanaal,with Johan Breukhoven and in collaboration with AIDA Nederland, in Culture Centre Hague, Culture centre Utrecht and Arti et Amicitiae.

CATALOGUES AND PUBLICATIONS

2011 

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Cabinet Books, New York and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA), USA

2009

Virtual Mercury Poetry Shuttle Landing on Second Life, book and DVD, IT

2004

Van A tot S, catalogue with 35 posters, available at Nijhof and Lee, Amsterdam, NL

2001

The World Art Collection, Inter-Ko, Seul, Korea

2000

Agenda 2000-2001, Amnesty International

1995

Overlevingspakket, Enschede, NL

1994

Graduation catalogue, AKI, NL

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014  Arti et Amicitae, travel grant, NL
2009  Ministry of Arts and Education, SRB
2006  Art Fund of Province Noord-Brabant of The Netherlands
1994  University Assistant Fundation Grant, NL
1994  First prize art competition, University Assistance Fund, NL
1993  Culture Fund, Municipality Enschede. NL
1992  Academy for Arts and Design, stipend, NL
1990  Young Talent Award, Art Schools Yugoslavia encouraging award, RS
1986  Young writers encouraging award, RS

PRESS SELECTION

2012  What Can Art Do For Real Politics? J. Warsza, Artur Zmijevski, 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
2009  TV interview, Art TV Negotin, SR
2006  City Radio Nis, program Kultura, interview, SR
1994  Volkskrant, interview, NL

Additional workshops, masterclasses and interests

2016  The spatial, the social and the sensorium, University of Applied Arts Vienna
2008  Masterclass 'Management in cultural diversity', at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
2008  Building Stones by Netwerk CS, Dutch Heritage (Erfgoed Nederland) and Dutch Ministry of Culture, Education an Science
2007  Legal liability of board members in Arts & Culture, by Mr. C.L. Koppenol
2006  Master class Sound and Movement, Artists Project Space de Overlsag, Eindhoven, NL
2004-06  Cultural Governance, Diversity in Art Governance, by PhD. Giep Haagoort, HKU/ Binoq - Atana
2006  Performing Arts in the Balkans, Dragan Klaic; European Culture Foundation
1995-97  Fancing, University of Twente, Fancingclub Gascogne
1988-89  Youth theatre ensemble Treca Polovina, Nis, Serbia

Member of
AICA Nederland, International Association of Art Critics
Atana / Binoq, network of board members in the Dutch Cultural Institutions

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Centre for Contemporary Art- Negotin, Serbia, Allard Pierson Museum- Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Museum Het Valkhof- Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Scryption Museum- Tilburg, The Netherlands








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