Jovana Popic

Multimedia Art

“The art of Jovana Popic is based on a modus operandi that occupies different positions in different moments. Her installations are heterotopias – that is to say, they are based on a navigation across a universe of signs and meanings, and inhabiting the spaces in between, rather than occupying any single place.” Maja Ciric, art historian

 

Our spatial perception is always influenced by architecture, but also always an expression of an inner thought process. Jovana Popic explores in addition to the specified location the transcendent level of existence. Because even unspoken thoughts often remain, the young artist dares working to make the energy of a place visible. Extremely impressive in its facilities is the intimate interplay between material space and the fleeting acting work, which is composed of drawings, objects and phosphorescent polyester, videos or sound installations. The focus of her productions is the man who must get involved with his or her feelings and thoughts and then can trace the artistic devotion by Jovana Popic to culture and history of the place, but also of nature.

 

Jovana Popic got the grant of the United Kingdom of Norway and thereafter studied from 1999 till 2003 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade with the Serbian State Scholarship for Science and Art Talents. Furthermore, she got the Friedrich Naumann Foundation´s grant for gifted people in 1999 and 2006. She has been represented at the 50th Venice Biennale already during her studies. In 2008 the artist received the Award of Ulrich and Burga Knispel Foundation. After further studies at the University of Arts in Berlin, she finished her degree as a master student in the class of Rebecca Horn and was awarded with the president´s prize of the University of Arts Berlin. Also in 2009 she got the scholarship of the Goethe Institute and went to Novosibirsk, which was followed by a grant (“Medea Electronique-Mixmedia Lab Residencies”) in Athens and Sellasia, Greece. In 2010 she got the grant of the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V. Berlin and was recently awarded with the Codice Mia Award and Sennheiser´s „FUTURE AUDIO ARTIST“ Prize. Jovana Popic followed invitations to exhibit her work throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia as well as USA and Japan.

Artist Info

Jovana Popic


Biography


Born in 1977 in Croatia
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education

2008-2009

University of Art, Berlin, Multimedia, master class Rebecca Horn, Master of Fine Arts

2003-2008

University of Art, Berlin, Multimedia, master class Rebecca Horn, Bachelor of Fine Arts

1999-2003

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting

Awards and scholarships

2016

Winner of Sennheiser´s „FUTURE AUDIO ARTIST“ Prize
Codice Mia 2016 Award, Winner, Milano/IT

2010-2012

Studio Grant provided by “Karl Hofer Gesellschaft”

2009

“Meisterschuelerpreis des Präsidenten”, Award of the University of the Arts, Berlin/DE

2008

“Ulrich und Burga Knispel Preis“ Award of the University of the Arts, Berlin/DE
Scholarship of Goethe Institute Novosibirsk/RU (part of “sibSTANCIJA_09“)
“Medea Electronique – Mixmedia Lab Residencies“, Artist in Residence Scholarship in Athens and Sellasia/GR

2006-2009

Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Scholarship

2001

Academic Achievement Scholarship of the Kingdom of Norway

1999

Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME/USA
Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, CA/USA

1999-2003

Serbian State Scholarship for Scientific and Artistic Development

Selected solo shows

2017

Archaeology of Knowledge, Allgemeiner Konsumverein, Braunschweig/DE (upcoming)
Inner Migrations, Poola Gallery, Pula/CRO (upcoming)
What Do You Want To Forget? Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU), Zagreb/CRO

2016

Destruction, Subtle and Abstruse, MIA 2016, Milano/IT

2015

Neither Here Nor There – Topology of Identity, Goethe Institute, Belgrade/RS

2014

TERRITORY, Gallery Greta, Zagreb/CRO
Take a place, WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE

2013

URBAN INCUBATOR: I am not my body, Spanish House Pavillon (supported by Goethe-Institut), Belgrade/RS

2012

Choregie Festival for New Music, WHO´D HAVE THOUGHT THAT SNOW FALLS – Performative Installation with Voice, Maribor/SLO
Kunst im Bauhof, Winterthur/CH

2010

Navigating Bodies, Gallery Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin/DE

2009

The Route of Vanish, State Museum of Arts in Novosibirsk/RU

2007

Lunik, Gallery Mel Factory, Vienna/AT

2004

The Flow, Gallery Stara Kapetanija, Belgrade/RS

2002

Long Distance, Gallery Zvono, Belgrade/RS

Selected group shows

2017

Digital/ Analogue, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow/UK
Testimoni – Truth or Politics, Galeria Boccarena, Trento/IT
Objects, Macura Museum, Novi Banovci/RS
Inner Migrations, National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje/MNE
The first Encounter, Konzack Collection, Berlin/DE
Mia Photo Fair, with Podbielski Contemporary Gallery, The Mall – Porta Nuova, Milan/IT

2016

Who wants to die?, rk Galerie, Berlin/DE
Zentih is not Dada -100 Years of Cabaret Voltaire, Macura Museum, Novi Banovci/RS
Berliner Liste art fair, Berlin/DE
LITHOMANIA EDITION, Schaufenster, Berlin/DE
Dada 2, Macura Museum, Novi Banovci/RS
Mia Photo Fair, Milan/IT
Inner Migrations, Duplex100m2, Sarajevo/BA

2015

Inter Nation Art, HDLU – Croatian Association of Artists, Mestrovic Pavillion, Zagreb/CRO
Art Market Budapest, with WHITECONCEPTS, Budapest/HU
Deutschland unter die Haube, Museum ships MS Stubnitz and Cap San Diego, Hamburg/DE
Hitchhiker´s guide to the galaxy, Schau Fenster, Berlin/DE

2014

The inner wealth, Conference of the visionaries, Berlin/DE
ZEHN STIPENDIATINNEN DER ULRICH UND BURGA KNISPEL STIFTUNG, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin/DE

2013

Art Market Budapest art fair, with WHITECONCEPTS, Budapest/HU
La Grande Migration, Millenaris Park, Budapest/HU

2012

Never Ever Ever Land, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York/USA
Ausstellung 6, Berlin Art Junction, GIZ, Berlin/DE
Vice Versa, Miami/USA
Vice Versa, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin/DE
DMY, International Design Festival, Berlin/DE
The universe is built on a plan, SAVVY Contemporary in cooperation with WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE

2011

ICH BIN EIN BERLINER, Schauhalle Dezer, Miami/USA
PREVIEW AFTERSHOW, WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE
PREVIEW Berlin, with WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin/DE
The End of the Dream, WHITECONCEPTS@MicaMoca, Berlin/DE
Drawing the Line. Schaufenster, Berlin/DE
Westwendischer Kunstverein, KUNSTkammer, Gartow/DE
KunstAktienausstellung, Uferhallen, Berlin/DE
Fundacja Forum Krasków/PL
Krasków Palace, Marcinowice/PL
Art Junction, GIZ Haus, Berlin/DE

2010

Die Grammatik des Buches, Artotheque – Municipal Gallery, Munich/DE
Situs Inversus, University of Fine Arts (UdK), Berlin/DE
Real Presence, Gallery Zvono, Belgrade/RS
Hipernatural, Artcampus Heidestraße, Berlin/DE
Gute Karten, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin/DE

2009

Medeaelectronique, Kinitiras Studio, Athens/GR
Lucid Dream, Gallery Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin/DE
Wish You Were Here, University of the Arts, Berlin/DE

2008

Schein, Gallery Birgit Ostermeier, Berlin/DE
Beware the Aftereffects, Infernoesque Project Space, Berlin/DE
Offbeat: Look and See the Violence Against Women, Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS

2006

Tiger im Loewenpalais, Starke Foundation, Berlin/DE

2005

100th: Half Eternity, Sophiensaeale, Berlin/DE
Medical Treatment and Art, Hiroshima University Hospital, Hiroshima/JP
Devenir: Becoming Minor, Gallery of the Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
April Meetings – Film Works of the Class of Rebecca Horn
Gallery of the Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
Fotografija Project, Crosspoints Gallery, Belgrade/RS
Fliehende Bücher, Old library, University of Arts, Berlin/DE

2004

Oh Tender Sailorman, Turboplex Gallery, Berlin/DE
Mitternacht Tage, Starke Foundation, Berlin/DE

2003

50th Biennale di Venezia, Performance with Marina Abramovic’s “The Independent Artists Group“, Venice/IT
4 Zeiten des Jahres, University of Fine Arts, Berlin/DE

2002

Achi – Young Architectural Thought, Centralny Dom Hudozhnika, Moscow/RU

2001

Real Presence, Tito’s Museum, Belgrade/RS

2000

30th Exhibition of Drawings and Sculptures, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade/RS
Belgrade Youth Cultural Centre, Belgrade/RS
Move – Project for the Cultural Awakening of Serbia, Center for the Presentation of Youth, Arilje, Zrenjanin/RS