Public Art and the Politics of Collective Memory
Event: Public talk
Location: NEC conference hall
19 January 2012, 17.00 – 19.00
Art historian, critic and curator
Dr. Bojana Pejić studied History of Art in the Faculty of Philosophy at Belgrade University. From 1977 to 1991 she was a curator at Belgrade University’s Student Cultural Centre and organized many exhibitions of Yugoslav and international art. In 1971 she began to write art reviews and worked as an editor for the art-theory journal Moment in Belgrade (1984 to 1991). In 1995 she organized an international symposium, The Body in Communism, at the Literaturhaus in Berlin. She was chief curator of the exhibition After the Wall – Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe, organized by the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1999), which was also shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Ludwig in Budapest (2000) and at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (2000-2001). In 1999 she was one of the co-curators of the exhibition Aspects/Positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Ludwig in Vienna.
She was chief curator of the October Salon in Belgrade in 2008, and organized and curated the major exhibition Gender Check – Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, which was shown at MUMOK (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien) in 2009-10.
Bojana Pejić has been living in Berlin since 1991.