Photo by Zarko Culic.
Ivanoska and Calovski have collaborated non-exclusively since 2000 creating works that often address historical and theoretical hypothesis as context-based scenarios. While at Hyde Parl Art Center, Hristina and Yane have initiated the first set of ‘Building Sessions’, a number of situational encounters, organized and also impromptu conversations that feed ‘Open/Formed/Unbuild: Oskar Hansen’s Museum of Modern Art’ – the latest stage of their ongoing collaborative, site-specific and context-based work initiated in 2007 and shaped by Hansen’s ‘future-perfect’ museum proposal for Skopje drafted in 1966.
This dialogue will be moderated by Residency & Public Programs Manager Ariel Gentalen.
The residency has been supported by a grant from Trust for Mutual Understanding.
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Yane Calovski (1973, Skopje) studied Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1992-96) and the “‘confluence’ of sculpture, literature and architecture via drawing processes” at Bennington College (B.A., 1997). Calovski was a Researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academy (2002-04) and the CCA Kitakyushu (1999-00), and has received an ORTung Fellowship (2012), Allians Kulturstiftung Award (2004) and Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2001), among other recognitions. His graduate work was completed in ‘Culture and Media Production’ from Linköpings Universitet in Sweden (2010). He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Euro-Balkan Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in Skopje. Calovski’s context-oriented installations, publications, and curatorial projects, combine modernist archives concerned with architecture with empirical ideas situated in the site-specificity of different cultural, social and political geographies. He has exhibited, screened and published internationally including Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Modern Art in Krakow, Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Kunsthalle Bregenz, Akbank Art Center, Tate Britain, European Kunsthalle, The Nederland Media Art Institute, Konshallen Brandts, Baltic Art Center, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, The Drawing Center – New York, and others venues. He has exhibited at Macedonian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial (with Hristina Ivanoska, 2015), the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014, D-0 ARK Underground 2012, Manifesta 7 (2008) and Manifesta 3 (2000). In 2012 the Zorlu Center Art Collection published Yane Calovski: OBJE’CT, a monograph edited by Basak Senova. His work has been presented at FRIEZE London, Art Basel, Vienna Art Fair and Istanbul Contemporary.
Hristina Ivanoska (1974, Skopje) completed her B.F.A. (1997) and M.F.A. (2013) at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje. Currently she is a PhD-in-Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Ivanoska works with objects, texts, drawing, video, performance and installation, often interdisciplinary and as a critical investigation into the experience of present-day social and political systems and their relationship to theory and history. She has exhibited at Museum of Sculpture – Królikarnia Palace, Warsaw (2017), Research Pavilion, 57th International Venice Biennale (2017), Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland (2017), MUMOK, Vienna (2016), Abbaye aux Dames (Salle des Abbesses), Caen, France (2015), National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje (2016, 2014), Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (2013), National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest (2013), State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica (2012, 2004), Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (2017, 2014, 2012, 2011), Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (2011), Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin (2011), Open Space – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna (2010), <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz (2009), Konsthall C, Stockholm (2008), Magazin4 – Bregenzer Kunstverein (2008), Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2007), Foundation for Women’s Art, London (2006), Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (2005), and other venues. Ivanoska has been an artist-in-residence at Flutgraben e.V. Watchtower Schlesischer Busch, Berlin (2014), Cité International des Arts, Paris (2011), IASPIS, Stockholm (2008), ArtsLink Residency Program, New York (2004), and Stiftung Künstlerhaus Boswil, Switzerland (1998).