© by Iva Kontic
 

Iva Kontic was born in Belgrade in 1982. ​Currently, Iva lives in Belgrade and Milan where she teaches Digital Video at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.

Education

Ph.D. in Multimedia Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Arts in Belgrade (mentor: Zoran Todorovic)

MA in Art Practice, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Academic Diploma in Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan

 

Exhibitions, Festivals & Public Performances

Biennale Giovani Monza, Italy | AGIT-PROP-FLASH-MOB (or The Worker’s Dance into the Twilight), U10, Belgrade (solo show) | THE END OF NEW, Villa Manin/Villa Ottelio-Savorgnan, Udine | New People, Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade | In The Land of...: A VASA film series by documentary based artists' from former Yugoslavia, VASA, Vienna | ConTENporary words of art, IED - Institute of European Design, Sala Santa Rita, Rome | Project_7, MaximiliansForum, Munich | 6 PM Your Local Time, LINK Art Center, various locations in Europe/ www.linkartcenter.eu | Walk with the Artist: Dream Catching in Dormitory, Associazione 22:37 & Beo_Project, Belgrade (public performance) | AGIT-PROP-FLASH-MOB (ili Ples radnika u suton): Beograd, Dom Omladine, Belgrade, AGIT-PROP-FLASH-MOB, Marienhof, Munich/ Trg Republike, Belgrade/ Banco de Espana, Madrid (public performances) | Video in Progress 5: Reflections of the Past, CUK Kino Šiška/ Atrij ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, Slovenia | COLLABORATION_7, ROTONDA, Belgrade Design District, Belgrade/ Abart, Corovica kuca, Mostar | SUONI E VISIONI. quasiAperto, 89/A & freeUnDo, Casadegliartisti, Milan | NUVOLE: Independent Voices, SEM & Beo_Project, Palazzo Beneventano, Scicli | Periskop #29-30, Vetomat, Berlin / The Boem Gallery, Vienna | The New Contemporary: The School of Happiness Award, VIENNAFAIR, Vienna | THE SOCIAL: Encountering Photography. Wideyed Periskop, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Allenhead | QUEST EUROPE 9th International Shortfilm Festival, Zielona Gora, Polonia | Cologne OFF 2013: Georgia, Contemporary Art Center Tbilisi, Tbilisi | Periskop #026, Podmornica, Belgrade | LAVORO/ WORK/ VORE, SPAC, Villa di Toppo Florio, Buttrio | CEC 2013: Carneval of e-Creativity, Sattal | Flash Art Event. Intimate Landscapes Project, Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan | SETUP #1, Autostazione, Bologna | Mechanical Dream, Beo_Project, Belgrade (solo show) | Short Sharp Blow to the Head.../Iva Kontic, Trade Gallery, Nottingham (solo show) | 29th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel | New Technologies: I Know Who You Are, but Who Am I?, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Centro Culturale di Pančevo, Pančevo | Out of Place_an ongoing archive, CORPO 6 Galerie, Berlin | I spy with my little eye, Kunsthaus, Essen | Platform0, TEA Tenerife - Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, Santa Cruz | Sedicicorto International Film Festival: MOVIE competition section, Forlì | ExDox: Experimental Documentary Film Festival, Cologne Art & Moving Images Award, CologneOFF | Coordinate Ellittiche, Careof DOCVA, Milan | PerAspera #4: Italia/Serbia_Crossing, Villa Adrovandi Mazzacorati, Bologna | Nis Art Foundation Award, Museum of Serbian Post, Belgrade | MADATAC 03, Museo di Reina Sofia / MATADOR, Madrid | Espacio Enter International Festival of Creativity Innovation & Digital Culture, TEA Tenerife, Santa Cruz | 24. EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL: Hard for Money, Osnabruec | Mikser Festival: Visual Art Zone, Zitomlin, Belgrade | Samvaad, FICA Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art, New Delhi / Shanthiroad Studio Gallery, Bangalore | S. A. G. S., The Woodmill Project, London | D'EST: Home. a collection of young Serbian artists, Palazzo Forti, Verona | Site of Flash and Stone, Simotas Binasi, Istanbul, Turkey | Premio Cairo 12, Museo della Permanente, Milan | The Scientist International Festival of Video Art: There is no place like home, Ferrara | Mladi 2011, Nis Art Foundation, Nis / DIN Gallery, Belgrade / Museum of Serbian Archive, Novi Sad | Elephants at the Woodmill, collaborative project with Nicolas Party, The Woodmill Project, London | Cose Cosmiche #2, ARTRA Gallery, Milan | ULUS annual show of new members, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade | A Place of..., Osart Gallery, Milano, Italia | Chelsea Arts Club Trust Special Project Award, Chelsea Arts Club, London | Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Tamtam 8, Berlin | Goldsmiths MFA Show, Goldsmiths College, London | Catodica5 Video Art Festival, part of Trieste Film Festival, Stazione Rogers / Alpe Adria Cinema, Trieste | Women Painters from 5 Continents, Osart Gallery, Milan | Pause and Eject 2, Shoreditch Town Hall, London | ART OFF FAIR: Bologna Art First 10, Palazzo dei Congressi, Bologna | Biennial Tehran: Urban Jealousy in Belgrade, Magacin u Kraljevica Marka, Belgrade | REAL/UNREAL, NEON>campobase, Bologna | PAUSE AND EJECT, Rag Factory, London | Videoart Yearbook IV, Chiostro di Santa Cristina, Bologna | VeronArt 09: Videoart Yearbook selection, Regional Archive Center for Videoart, Verona | House of Chocolate, Windows of Marmalade, Arte&Altro, Gattinara | Germinazioni. A new breed, Palazzo della Penna, Perugia | My Still Lives, Galleria Radar, Venezia | La Nuova Figurazione Italiana, Fabbrica Borroni Fondation, Bollate | Premio Michetti: Nuovi realismi, Michetti Foundation, Francavilla al Mare | Anatomical Signs, BaoQutang Gallery, Hong Kong | Human@rt, Le Ciminiere, Catania, Italia; 15 volte 1 volto, Spazioinmostra, Milan | Una mano per Ail, Christieʼs & Associazione AIL, Milan | Bilješke/Beleške, Obraz, Milan | Giungle esistenziali, CRT Teatro dellʼArte, Triennale, Milan | Bologna FlashArt Show, Sofitel Hotel, Bologna | Premio Lissone, Civica Galleria dʼArte Contemporanea, Lissone | Italian Factory Prize, Superstudio Più, Milan | Lo stato nellʼarte, AUS18, Milano | Salon Primo, Museo della Permanente, Milan

 

Awards & Grants

Biennale Giovani Monza Award (winner), 2017

Grants for the project AGIT-PROP-FLASH-MOB issued by the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Munsterkulturreferat, Munich, 2015

The School of Happiness Award - ViennaFair (nominated), 2013

Nis Art Foundation Award (finalist), 2012

Premio Cairo (finalist), 2011

La Cité des Curiosités (finalist), 2011

Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award - Goldsmiths College (winner), 2009

Premio Michetti (finalist), 2007

Premio Lissone (finalist), 2005

Italian Factory Prize (winner), 2004

Grant for undergraduate and postgraduate studies issued by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, 2004

 

Residencies, Workshops, Conferences & Presentations

The 4° Annual Conference: Interweaving Cultures: Theory and Practice, conference, University of Malta, Valletta, 2017

FilmForum, presentation & artist talk, moderator Stevan Vukovic, Students' Cultural Center - SKC, Belgrade, 2017

IAS Summer School: Performing Politics/ Politicising Performance, seminar, University of Warwick, Warwick, 2016

Prime Time Nationalism: The Role of Television Broadcast/Archives in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Wars, conference & workshop, Donald & Vera Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), Central European University, Budapest, 2016

New People, workshop organised by the artist collective Chto Delat, Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, 2016

Project_7, one-month artist residency organised by Collaboration_ & MaximiliansForum, MaximilansForum, Munich, 2015

Program Creative Europe 2014-2020, seminar & workshop, the Serbian Ministry of Culture, Palace of Justice, Belgrade, 2014

VISIO European Workshop on Artist’s Cinema, workshop, visiting professors: Isaac Julien, Heinz Peter Schwerfel and Mark Nash, Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, Florence, 2012

New Technologies: I Know Who You Are, But Who Am I, presentation, moderator Marko Suvajdzic, Cultural Center of Pancevo, Pancevo, 2012

The Woodmill Project, one-year artist residency, The Woodmill, London, 2010-2011

Chelsea Arts Club Trust Award, presentation, Chelsea Arts Club, London, 2010

Premio San Fedele, artist-talk, moderators Chiara Canali & Angela Madesani, San Fedele, Milan, 2007

Uno Uno Prima: European workshop for debuts, workshop, visiting professors: Emir Kusturica, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Sebastiao Salgado, William Klein, Fondazione Raghianti, Lucca, 2005

 

Curatorial Projects

Ciclo de Cine Serbo Joven, film festival curated together with the director Boris Kozlov, part of “Semana de Cultura Serbia” organised by Associazione “Ivo Andric” & Foundation SGAE, Casa de Lector, Madrid (sponsored by the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information, and sustained the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Madrid), 2014

COLLABORATION_7 in Belgrade, exhibition project organized together with the art collective Collaboration_ (Munich),  the artist Mihael Milunovic & the curator Maja Kolaric, ROTONDA, Belgrade (supported by IFA Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen, Bavarian Ministry for Cultura & Stiftung Federkiel), 2014

MARATHON/, online exhibition project curated together with the artist Lucia Barbagallo, www.marathon.artproject.tumblr.com, 2014

I spy with my little eye, exhibition project curated in collaboration with the artists Sandra Setzkorn (Berlin), Alexis Milne (London), Chun-Teng Chu (Taipei) & Burcu Yagciouglu (Istambul), Kunsthaus, Essen, 2012

PAUSE & EJECT, exhibition project curated together with the students in MA Art Practice and MA Curating from Goldsmiths College, Shoreditch Town Hall / Rag Factory, London, 2009-2010

 

Associations

ULUS - Association of Serbian Artists, Belgrade, 2011-present

Hispanic-Serbian Cultural Association “Ivo Andric”, Madrid, 2014

Chelsea Arts Club (honorary member), London, 2009-2010

 

 

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