Born Belgrade, RS, 1979
Nationality RS/NL

zdjelarkatarina@gmail.com
www.katarinazdjelar.net

Katarina Zdjelar houdt zich bezig met de productie van video- en geluidsfragmenten, boekprojecten evenals platforms voor speculatie, opbouw en uitwisseling van kennis. Identiteit, autoriteit en gemeenschap staan centraal. Haar videoproductie 'Rise Again' werd gemaakt met een groep mannelijke Afghaanse asielzoekers in het voormalige Joegoslavië. Via een combinatie van allegorische beelden en elementen van vechtsporten, gespeelde scènes en documentairebeelden, ontwikkelt 'Rise Again' een structuur waarin deze mannen verschijnen in een omhulde transformatie. Door verschillende rollen en betekenissen uit te dragen, verbinden ze onverenigbare historische en geografische scenario's.

The practice of Katarina Zdjelar consists of making video pieces, sound pieces, book projects and platforms for speculation, knowledge building and exchange. Her work explores notions of identity, authority and community and revolve around individuals who challenged by simultaneous inhabitation of different languages, perform themselves through practicing, remembering or reinventing themselves.
Her video work 'Rise Again' is made with a number of male Afghani asylum seekers in former Yugoslavia. By combining allegorical imagery with martial arts elements, played and documentary scenes, the video 'Rise Again' develops a structure in which these men appear in enfolding transformation; while resonating different roles and meanings, they connect incompatible historical and geographical scenarios. 'Rise Again' is comissioned by Frieze Foundation for Frieze Films.
'Rise Again', 2011, HD video 'Rise Again', 2011, HD video

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2004-2006
Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, NL (MA Fine Art)
1999-2004
University of Arts Belgrade, Faculty of Applied Arts, RS
2001-2002
CENPI, Centre for Contemporary Theatre and Performance Art, Art Theory, Belgrade, RS

Residencies
2010-2011
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Amsterdam, NL
2008
VIVID, Birmingham, GB
2007
ISCP, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (NY), US
2007
Platform Garanti Centre for Contemporary Art, Istanbul, TR
2007
TICA, Tirana Institute for Contemporary Art, Tirana, AL

Fellowships and stipends
2010
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds - Ina van Doormaal Fonds, Amsterdam, NL
2009
Fonds BKVB, NL, project grant
2008
Fonds BKVB, NL, starter stipend
2008
DKC, Rotterdam, NL, Research Grant
2005
Nuffic, The Netherlands State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, NL
2005
Fund for Young Talents, Serbian Ministry of Education, RS
2005
Felix Meritis Foundation, Mitra scholarship, the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture & Science, NL

Awards and nominations
2010
Nomination for Prix de Rome Visual Arts, Amsterdam, NL
2009
The 50th October Salon Award, Belgrade, RS
2007
Nomination for De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2007, Amsterdam, NL
2007
Nomination for the B.M.W. Award 2007, CBK Zuid Oost, Amsterdam, NL
2007
Winner of Dimitrije Banisevic Mangelos Award, Belgrade, RS
2006
Winner of Promotieprijs Award 2006, for the advancement of practice, Rotterdam, NL
2004
Winner of the Aleksandar Tomasevic Award, University of Arts Belgrade, RS

Solo and duo exhibitions
2011
CIRCUS Gallery, Act i, ActII, Berlin, DE
2011
City Museum, Tobacna 001 Gallery, Today's motto is 'Do one thing passengers that one helps', Ljubljana, SI
2011
Centre for Contemporary Art Celje, Katarina Zdjelar-Stepping In-Out, Celje, SI
2010
Centre d’Art Contemporain, I think that here I have heard my own voice coming to me from somewhere else, Fribourg, CH
2010
CIRCUS Gallery, Katarina Zdjelar-One or two songs, Berlin, DE
2010
ar/ge kunst Galerie Musum, Katarina Zdjelar& Michael Hoepfner, Bolzano/Bozen, IT
2010
Galería Valle Ortí, video room, Katarina Zdjelar-Shoum, Barcelona, ES
2009
TENT., Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Katarina Zdjelar-Parapoetics, Rotterdam, NL
2009
CAV, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, PT
2009
The 53rd Venice Biennial, Serbian Pavilion, But if you take my voice, what will be left to me?, Venice, IT
2009
LOOP 09, Mirta Demare Projects, Shoum, Barcelona, ES
2009
SKOR, The Precarious State project, Edition #3, Amsterdam, NL
2009
Salon of Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Katarina Zdjelar- Speaking through each other’s mouth, Belgrade, RS
2008
VIVID, The Perfect Sound, Birmingham, GB
2008
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Katarina Zdjelar-Everything is Gonna Be,  Amsterdam, NL
2008
Anne de Villepoix Gallery, Everything is gonna be, Paris, FR
2008
LOOP 08, Mirta Demare Gallery, Barcelona, ES
2007
CASCO, Office for Art, Theory and Design, Another Project, with Renee Ridgway, Utrecht, NL
2007
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bez prevoda, Pancevo, RS
2006
Mirta Demare Gallery, Back to back by heart, Rotterdam, NL
2006
Hedah, Center for Contemporary Art, Would that be alright with you if I bring my cat along, solo exhibition, Maastricht, NL

Group exhibitions and screenings
2011
Schaulager, When the Day‘s Loud Voices Do Not Keep Quiet, video screening, Basel, CH
2011
52nd October salon,It’s Time We Got To Know Each Other, The Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrad, RS
2011
Frieze Foundation, Frieze Film, Rise Again, London, GB
2011
Galeria Fernando Santos, On not to, Porto, PT
2011
Slovak National Gallery, Iron Applause, Bratislava, SK
2011
MNAC, Museu do Chiado, Poetic Things That Are Political, screening program, Lisboa, PT
2011
CAME, Your center is my periphery: Lost in translation, Tallinn, EE
2011
Kunsthaus Dresden, is that true? possibilities of (non-)knowledge, Dresden, DE
2011
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Rearview Mirror, Toronto, CA
2011
Hilger Brot Kunsthalle, 255 804 km², Young art from the former Yugoslavia,  Vienna, AT
2011
Seeing the Capital, Perla-Mode, Zurich, CH
2011
SMART Project Space, Prix de Rome, Amsterdam, NL
2011
Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, The Curious Case of Ifs and Whens, Novi Sad, RS
2011
Kunsthalle Basel, How to Work, video screening, Basel, CH
2011
11th Go-East Filmfestival; Spoken Words and Misheard Lyrics, video screening Wiesbaden, DE
2011
Husets Biograf, Dutch Punch, video screening, Copenhagen, DK
2011
CNEAI, Centre National de l'Edition et de l'Art Imprime, Shoum, Paris, FR
2011
Labor, Lets talk about nationalism.Between Ideology and Identity, video screening, Budapest, HU;
2010
ACF, Austrian Cultural Forum, Serbia: Frequently Asked Questions, New York (NY), US
2010
ISCP, There Has Been No Future, There Will Be No Past, New York (NY), US
2010
ATELIERFRANKFURT, Fremd, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2010
Fondazione Morra, Palazzo delle Sperimentazioni, Il Ventre di Napoli, Naples, IT
2010
Open Space Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Not Where from but Where to…, Wien, AT
2010
NCCA, National Centre for Contemporary Art, VoTh, Ekaterinburg, RU
2010
CRAC, Centre Régional d’art Contemporain, Memoria, Sete, FR
2010
The Invisible Hand Politics, group exhibition at Y-gallery, Tartu, 
2010
Pera Museum, Dutch Punch, WORM’s screening program, Istanbul, TR
2010
III Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, screening of Shoum, BR
2010
-OR- changes of art,  group exhibition at Likovni Salon Celje, Celje, 
2010
For the Birds, group exhibition at Site Gallery, Sheffield, GB
2010
Indefinite Destinations, The Red House-Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia, BG
2010
255.804km2, Gradska Galerija, Ljubljana;
2010
Waiting for Political Moment, video screening, Wolphaert project space, Rotterdam, NL
2010
Gestures, Postures and Beyond, video screening at National Gallery of Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius
2010
>50% image, video screening at the Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL
2010
Remote viewing. The best of LOOP, group exhibition, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, ES
2010
For the Birds, group exhibition at SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
2010
Borrowed time, group exhibition, Vienna Art Fair, Vienna, AT
2010
Art Sheffield 2010: Life-A User’s Manual, group exhibition, Sheffield, GB
2010
International Film Festival Breda, Breda, NL
2010
Vital Signs, Courtisane Festival, screening, Gent, BE
2010
Second Scénario, la Box, group exhibition, Bourges, FR
2010
Searching Songs, group exhibition Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, JP
2010
Try different keywords, group exhibition, Barcelona, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, ES
2010
Let’s Talk about Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity, group exhibition, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, EE
2010
Lost&Found, screening program, Theatrum Anatomicum, Amsterdam, NL
2010
39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2010
Esemplasticism: The Truth is a Compromise, group exhibition organized by TAG, The Hague in collaboration with CTM (Club Transmediale), Berlin, DE
2010
Almost there, group exhibition, Regis Center of Art, Minneapolis, US
2010
Lecture Performance, CZKD, Belgrade, RS
2010
Indefinite Destinations, DEPO, Istanbul, TR
2009
Morality. Act II: From Love to Legal, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL
2009
Сучаснае галандскае мастацтва, video screening at YGallery, Minsk,
2009
Never Dance Alone, Le Fresnoy, FR
2009
Galerija Nova Skola, Posao, Obitelj, Zagreb, HR
2009
Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.v ,.move,., Halle, DE
2009
The 50th October Salon Circumstance, Belgrade, RS

2009
HISK, After All, Everything Is Different In The End, Gent, BE
2009
29th Graphic biennial, Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SI
2009
Henie Onstad Art Centre,To be Heard is to be Seen, Høvikodden, NO
2009
Jan van Eyck Academie, Voice weekend, Maastricht, NL
2009
MACBA, The Uncertainty Principle / How fast does an idea travel?, Barcelona, ES
2009
SUPERNOVA, Non Museum, video screening as a part of Museum Night event, Riga, LV
2009
Etablissement d’en Face, Resonant Voices Bodies Memories, Brussels, BE
2009
De Appel,Keep it to yourself, video screening as a part of book launch of F.R David, Amsterdam, NL
2009
Foundation 3, 14, Soft Manipulation or Who is afraid of the new now?, Bergen, NO
2009
Le Fresnoy, VIDEOS EUROPA, Studio national des arts contemporains, Lille, FR
2009
Artprojx Space, Farewell Lemaitre, screening, London, GB
2009
ARCO 09, Expanded Box, Madrid, ES
2009
Tallinn Art Hall, Happy together. Critical reflections on collective identities, Tallinn, EE
2009
Piet Zwart Institute, Resonant Voices Bodies Memories, video screening, Rotterdam, NL
2008-2009
Casino Luxembourg, Soft Manipulation or Who is afraid of the new now?, Luxembourg, LU
2008
Rawabet Theater, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, video screening, WHW, Cairo, EG
2008
Human Rights Film Festival, The Right To Stay For All, Vienna, AT
2008
Norsk Kulturråd, video screening curated by Maria Bustnes, Oslo, NO;
2008
Art Forum, LOOP at Art Forum, Berlin, DE
2008
Art Laboratory Berlin, Subjective Events, Sometimes Recorded, DE
2008
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, The Right To Stay For All, AT
2008
Privremena zenska Mjesna Zajednica ELEKTRA, Dobre, hrabre, slavne, video screening, Zagreb, HR
2008
49th October Salon, Artist-Citizen. Contextual Art Practices, Belgrade, RS
2008
TINA B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, FORMS OF ENGAGEMENT, curated by Blanca de la Torre, Prague, CZ
2008
SPAPORT Annual International Exhibition, It is raining outside but I don’t believe that it is, Banja Luka, BA
2008
Galerie Cortex Athetico, Le musee des recontres, Bordeaux, FR
2008
Halle fuer Kunst, Some things never change, screening, Lueneburg, DE
2008
Magacin, YVAA, Belgrade, RS
2008
LIAF 08, Towards a Future Present, Lofoten, NO
2008
CAM, The Chelsea Art Museum, The Promised Land, curated by Blanca de la Torre, New York (NY), US
2008
Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Visibility Works, Budapest, HU
2007
MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerpen, If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution, Antwerp, BE
2007
Finnish Museum of Photography, The nature of evil, Helsinki, FI
2007
ABC No Rio, Coexistence, New York (NY) US
2007
PARALLAX. A View from a Different Angle, New Visual Tendencies Festival, Belgrade, RS
2007
CBK Zuidoost, group exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
2007
Open Studio, ISCP, New York (NY) US
2007
Fries Museum, Buro Leeuwarden, Wolkom in it Heitelan, Leeuwarden, NL
2007
Kontekst Gallery, Mangelos Award exhibition, Belgrade, RS
2007
SAT Gallery, Audio Lab, Oklahoma City,  CA
2007
52nd International Venice Biennale, video program, IT
2007
SC, Centrifugal, Zagreb, HR
2007
Mirta Demare Gallery, Art Athina fair, Athens, GR
2007
TICA, Tirana Institute for Contemporary Art, Everything we want to know but didn’t dare to ask, Tirana, AL
2007
SMART Project Space, Tijdelijk Museum, group exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
2007
Platform Garanti Centre for Contemporary Art, Open Studios, Istanbul, TR

2007
Mirta Demare Gallery, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2007
Freud Museum, Paranoia, London, GB
2006
PSWAR, Beauty Unrealized, Amsterdam, NL
2006
IAO Gallery, Upgrade!, AudioLab, Montreal, CA
2006
TENT., Center for Visual Art, Wherein certain persons…, Rotterdam, NL
2006
HVCCA, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, The Peekskill Project, Peekskill (NY) US
2006
Artstore, Rotterdam International, Rotterdam, NL
2006
Focal Point Gallery, Paranoia, Southend, GB
2006
Leeds City Art Gallery, Paranoia, Leeds, GB
2005
De Appel, Centre for Contemporary Art, Radiodays, Amsterdam, NL
2005
Prodajna galerija Beograd, Belgrade in the Past and Present Belgrade, RS
2005
Het Wilde Weten, How to send a message, Rotterdam NL
2005
Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Orientations out of gender, Belgrade, RS
2005
PSWAR, Relocated identities I. Overexposure, Amsterdam, NL
2005
Museum of Applied Arts, Think performance, Belgrade, RS
2005
Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Round trip, Rotterdam, NL

Book projects
Editorial
2010
Parapoetics Reader, published by TENT., Rotterdam, NL
2009
Resonant Voices Bodies Memories, co-editor, PZI & Revolver by Vice Versa
2007
Another Publication, co-editor, PZI & Revolver

Contributions
2009
TIME BOOK, TIME Festival, Gent, BE
2009
NOA, published by Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TR
2007
The lost moment is the lost moment is the lost moment…, contribution to the book project by Bik van der Pol and Fatos Ustek, GfKFB – Kunstfabrik, Berlin, DE
2005
Black Friday, Revolver Books, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt, DE and PZI, Rotterdam, NL, edited by Christoph Keller

Platforms and curated screening programs
2010
Waiting for the political moment, artists program, NL
2010
Parapoetics, screening program, TENT., Rotterdam, NL
2009
Resonant Voices Bodies Memories, screening program co-curated with Anke Bangma, Deirdre M. Donoghue and Lina Issa, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, NL and Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels, BE
2007
Guide of the reading group On voice in cinema and visual art, W139, Amsterdam, NL
2006
TENT., Center for Visual Art, Being here two, film/video program curated by Katarina Zdjelar, Rotterdam, NL
2005-2006
Pink Duck, co-initiator of a reading group at WDW, Centre for Contemporary Art and TENT., Centre for Visual Arts, Rotterdam, with Renee Ridgway, Thomas Michelon, Siebe Tetero, Bart van der Heide and Simon Ferdinando
2005-2007
Workin’ Progress. Open Call for a Closed Meeting, series of discussions initiated by Katarina Zdjelar at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL; Platform Garanti Centre for Contemporary Art, Istanbul, TR; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, RS

Performances, theatre and radio projects
2007
CASCO, Office for Art, Theory and Design, India Song, performance, Utrecht, NL

2007
Huis en Festival a/d Werf, India Song, performance, Utrecht, NL
2005
Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Thuiskomen, with and by Renate Zentschnig, Katarina Zdjelar, Gabrielle Uetz, Evelien van den Broek, Anne Karin ten Bosch, Rotterdam, NL
2005
FIST01, Wardrobe, as drama writer and audio&video setting, Belgrade, RS
2004
Serbian National Theatre, Crave, Sarah Kane, stage design, Belgrade, RS

Lectures, presentations, symposiums and seminars
2011
AVA, lecture, Ljubljana, SI
2011
MA Artistic Research, guest lecturer, Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague, NL
2011
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2010
Waiting for the political moment, seminar, BAK Utrecht & Wolphaert project spaces Rotterdam, NL
2010
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2010
Mentor at the kiss – Kultur in Schule und Studium Die Siemens Stiftung, Hamburg, DE
2010
Public lecture at Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
2009
Lecture at the KABK, Den Haag, NL
2009
Public presentation and talk-Mladen Dolar and Katarina Zdjelar, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, SI
2009
Lecture as a part of APENT FORUM, Art Academy Oslo, NO
2009
Voice day, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
2009
MONTE VERITA 2, seminar, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2008
Public lecture at PAN Museum, as part of Il Ventre di Napoli project, Naples, IT
2008
Public lecture as a part of MONTE VERITA 1 program, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2008
VIVID, Birmingham, GB (presentation)
2008
Hungarian University of Fine Arts, workshop, Budapest, HU
2007
ISCP, International Studio and Curatorial Program, presentation, New York (NY) USA
2007
If I can’t dance I don’t want to be your revolution, symposium, De Balie, Amsterdam, NL
2007
You can’t judge a book by its cover, symposium, CASCO, Utrecht, NL
2007
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2007
Kontekst Gallery, Belgrade, RS
2007
HGKZ, Zurich Art School, Zurich, CH
2007
Academy of Arts Tirana, AL
2007
Platform Garanti Centre for Contemporary Art, Istanbul, TR
2006
Z of Art, Cultural Centre Rex, Belgrade, RS
2006
Piet Zwart Intitute & University of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, NL
2006
Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
2005
PSWAR, Amsterdam, NL