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Vesna Pavlovic

BIOGRAPHY


Vesna Pavlovic (Serbia/US) obtained her MFA degree in visual arts from Columbia University in 2007. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University where she teaches photography and digital media. Her projects develop as anthropological studies, analyzing different cultures and their visual representations through particular phenomena. Issues of taste, desire and expectation, the friction of performance, set in different contexts, are prevailing themes in her work. Either presented as a photographic print, or as a projected image within installation, her work challenges the issues of photographic representation, and reveals the layers that constitute the image. She has exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Museum of History of Yugoslavia in Belgrade, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. She has been featured with a solo presentation at the Untitled, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011, and in group exhibitions at the Le Quartier Center for Contemporary Art in Quimper, France (From Closed World to the Infinite Universe), Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (Conversations), Serbia, Tennis Palace Art Museum in Helsinki, Finland (Situated Self, Consfused, Compassionate, Conflictual), Photographers' Gallery in London (Mediterranean, Between Reality and Utopia), Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, UK (Rear View Mirror), and FRAC Center for Contemporary Art in Dunkuerqe, France (De-Collecting). Vesna Pavlovic is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Fellowship at Vanderbilt University, and Copenhagen Artist-in-Residence grant in 2011. Selected publications include: Office Taste, co-authored with Casey Smith, Belgrade, Skart, 2005 and An Idyll on the Beach, Belgrade, Samizdat, 2001.

Http://vesnapavlovic.com

EDUCATION
 
2007 MFA School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York
2002 Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Belgrade, B.F.A.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS ( Selected):

2014
PARTICIPANT, G Fine Art, Washington DC, USA INTERSECTIONS, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, USA

2013
FABRICS OF SOCIALISM, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
PICTURES WE WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE // IMAGENES QUE ESPERABAMOS TOMAR Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires, Argentina
REFLECTIONS ON IMAGES, Museum of Contemporary Art Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
REAL IMAGES, Seed Space, Nashville, TN, USA

2012
REAL IMAGES, InLight Richmond 2012 Festival, 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA, USA HIDDEN NARRATIVES, With Maria Finn, Raum 58, Munich, Germany
HIDDEN NARRATIVES, With Maria Finn, BKS Garage, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
SEARCH FOR LANDSCAPES, Zeitgeist gallery, Nashville, TN, USA PROJECTED IMAGES, G Fine Art, Washington, DC, USA

2011
VESNA PAVLOVI: PROJECTED HISTORIES, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, USA

2010
SEARCH FOR LANDSCAPES, Mylos, Photobiennale 2010, Thessaloniki, Greece
VESNA PAVLOVI: TRANSPARENCIES, Space 204 Gallery, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN USA
SEARCH FOR LANDSCAPES, with Nicholas Nyland, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

2009
PATCH DYNAMICS: SIX NEW INVASIONS TO THE FIELD, Lawrimore Project Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA


ü2006
COLLECTION/KOLEKCIJA, Gallery Fusebox, Washington DC, USA

2005
WATCHING THE SACRAMENTO KINGS, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA

2003
SCULPTURE GARDENS, Gallery Fusebox, Washington DC, USA
WATCHING 01, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

2002
HOTELS, Museum of History of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Yugoslavia AN IDYLL ON THE BEACH, Artget Gallery, Belgrade, Yugoslavia HOTELS, Gallery Fusebox, Washington DC, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS ( Selected):

2015
FOUND IMAGE, The New Art Gallery Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom

2014
16th PAN EVO BIENNIAL, Timelines: Documents from 1981 TO 2012, Pan evo, Serbia
SCORE: Artists in Overtime, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA
ALTERED CONNECTIONS: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SERBIA, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, USA

2013
WORKS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION, The Hirshhorn Museum and the Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
ALIVE ARCHIVE, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil
ART OF SPORT , CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
TWELVE VARIATIONS, HATCH ARTISTS IN CONTEXT, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL, USA SPECTATOR SPORTS, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA
ARCHETYPE DRIFT: A Call for New Methods of Photographic Making, Johalla Projects,
Chicago, IL, USA

2012
BUCHAREST BIENNALE 5, TACTICS FOR THE HERE AND NOW, Bucharest, Romania RE: NOUN, EXHIBITION OF PERSONS, PLACES AND THINGS, The Old Academy, Westabou Festival, Augusta, GA, USA
FROM THE CLOSED WORLD TO THE INFINITE UNIVERSE, Le Quartier Center for Contemporary Art, Quimper, France
CSART - COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART, BNA Airport, Nashville, TN, USA

2011
UNTITLED (12th ISTANBUL BIENNIAL) 2011, Istanbul, Turkey
SPACESHIP YUGOSLAVIA, THE SUSPENSION OF TIME, NGBK - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
URBAN LANDSCAPES: IN AND OUT OF THE MARGINS, Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, USA
BELGRADE - MOMENTS IN ARCHITECTURE, Vienna Insurance Group, Vienna, Austria
üLEFT BEHIND: SELECTED GIFTS FROM THE HEATHER AND TONY PODESTA COLLECTION, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA
TOPOI. PHOTOBIENNALE. SITES, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
10TH ANNUAL JOYCE ELAINE GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION, Texas Woman’s University, School of the Arts, Denton, TX. USA
THE A.I.R. GALLERY 9TH BIENNIAL, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010
WHAT ARE THEY DOING IN THERE?, Recent Work by the Department of Art, Fine Arts Gallery, Cohen Memorial Hall, Nashville, TN, USA
RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, USA
THE LAST KODACHROME, RayKo gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

2009
PATCH DYNAMICS: SIX NEW INVASIONS TO THE FIELD, Lawrimore Project Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
ON NORMALITY: ART IN SERBIA, Katzen Arts Center, American University Museum, Washington DC, USA
LAND OF PROMISES, CONTEMPORARY SERBIAN PHOTOGRAPHY, Galerie ArtPoint, Kultur Kontakt, Vienna, Austria; Espace Apollonia, Strasbourg, France

2008
OST LOCKT, Galerie Roemer Apotheke, Zurich, Switzerland
DE-COLLECTING, FRAC Nord Pas De Calais, Dunquerque, France; Idem+Arts, Maubeuge, France; De Garage Mechelen, Belgium

2007
HISTORY STARTED PLAYING WITH MY LIFE, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel
2006
ELEMENTS OF NORMALITY, Cultural Centre Babel, Utrecht, Netherlands

2005
ON NORMALITY. ART IN SERBIA 1989-2001, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
AKTUELLE FOTOGRAFIE AUS SERBIEN, Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria SITUATED SELF: CONFUSED, COMPASSIONATE, CONFLICTUAL, Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland; The Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

2004
REAR VIEW MIRROR, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK MEDITERRANEAN, BETWEEN REALITY AND UTOPIA, Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
ALMOST REAL, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2002
RETROSPECTIVE, OCTOBER SALON 1960-2002, Museum of May 25, Belgrade, Yugoslavia RECONSTRUCTIONS, IV BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Cetinnie, Montenegro NEW BALKAN PHOTOGRAPHY, Arts Workshop, Thessaloniki, Greece
üARTPOINT, Miami, Florida, USA

2001
42ND OCTOBER SALON, The Belgrade City Museum, Sekuli Legacy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia FREEDOM AND VIOLENCE, Krolikarnia, Warsaw, Poland
KONVERZACIJA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
DOSSIER SERBIEN, Museum of 25th May, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Akademie der Bildenen Kunste, Vienna, Austria; Akademie der kunste, Berlin

2000
INNOCENT LIFE, Center for Contemporary Art, with Zoran Naskovski, Vilnius, Lithuania MOVING WALLS, The Open Society Institute, New York, USA

1999
STIRRING, STREAMING, DREAMING, Forum Stadtpark Graz, Austria
GARDEN OF EROS, with Zoran Naskovski, Palau de la Verreina, Barcelona, Spain; Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
UNION-REUNION /LOVE, LUST AND ROMANCE, The Contemporary, Atlanta, USA

HONORS, GRANTS AND AWARDS:

2014
Contemporary Art Foundation Emergency Grant, New York, NY, USA Littlejohn Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

2013
Innovation Grant, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

2012
Art Matters Foundation Grant, New York, NY, USA
US Embassy Belgrade Travel Grant, Belgrade, Serbia
City of Copenhagen Artist in Residence Award, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Support Grant, Nashville, TN, USA Undergraduate Research Supervision Grant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA Summer Stipend, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

2011
Contemporary Art Foundation Emergency Grant, New York, NY, USA
Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Support Grant, Nashville, TN, USA
Vanderbilt University International Office Project Development Grant, Nashville, TN, USA Research Scholar Grant, Vanderbilt University, Nasvhille, TN, USA

2010
Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Vanderbilt University International Office Exploratory Grant, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Artist in Residence, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA, USA

2006
Artist in Residence, NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
üDragomir Nicolitch Trust Grant, San Rafael, CA, USA
Schepp Foundation Grant, New York, USA
Arthur Foundation Grant, New York, USA
Agnes Martin Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, USA Glasier Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, USA

2004
Artist in Residence, Artist House, St. Mary’s College of Art, Maryland, USA

2003
Artist in Residence, Location One, New York, USA

2002
Ministry of Culture and Media of Republic of Serbia Research Grant
Ministry of Culture and Media of Republic of Serbia and Tourist Organization of Serbia Research Grant

INVITED PRESENTATIONS:
2014
Visiting Artist Talk, George Washington University Department of Art and Art History, Washington DC, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, Webster University, Department of Art, Design and Art History, Saint Louis, MO, USA

2013
Artist Panel with Vesna Pavlovi, CENCIA, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA Art and Sport, University of Buffalo symposium, Buffalo, NY, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, Watkins College of Art, Film & Design, Nashville, TN, USA Visiting Critic, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, Center for Photography, Belgrade, Serbia

2012
Visiting Critic, Photo-media, University of Washington, School of Art, Seattle, WA, USA Visiting Critic, Photography and Film Department, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, “Photographic Moment”, Photography Department, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, “Photographic Moment”, School of Communications and Art, University of São Paulo Brazil
Visiting Artist Talk, “Hidden Narratives”, Faculty Library of the Humanities, within “Negotiating (In)visibilities” conference, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Visiting Artist Talk, Watkins College of Art, Film & Design, 4D Design class, Nashville, TN, USA
Visiting Artist Talk and Workshop, “Photographic Installation”, Archer Gallery, Interdisciplinary Arts, Clark College, Vancouver, VA, USA

2011
Visiting Artist Talk, “Artist’s Perspective: Vesna Pavlovi”, The Frist Center for Visual Art,
Nashville, TN, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, “Beyond Photography”, Culture and Creativity Workshop, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
üVisiting Artist Talk, Beyond Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Interdisciplinary Arts Department, Chicago, IL, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, Freshman Seminar, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, “Artist Perspective: Vesna Pavlovi”, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, USA
Visiting Artist Talk, “On Photography’s Expanded Field”, Tyler School of Art, The Architecture Department, The Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2010
Visiting Artist Talk, School of Communication and Art, University of São Paulo, São Paulo,
Brazil
Visiting Artist Talk, Modernism in Yugoslavia: Architecture, Politics, and Everyday class, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, USA
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2013
Presenter, "Iconography of Spectacle: Reproduction of Photographic Archives", Fourth International Conference on the Image, The Everyday Image, The reproduction and participation, October 18-19, 2013, University Center Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Panel co-chair, [meta] Mentors: Hybrid Practices, ArtSpace, 2012 College Art Association Conference, New York, NY, February 13-16

2012
Panelist, The Tunnel, The Secret of the Siege of Sarajevo, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA Panelist, paper title: Real Images, SECAC Annual Conference, “Where Past Meets Present”, Meredith College, Durham, NC, October 17-20
Panelist, Colloquium on Tourist Photography, Raum 58 Gallery, with Maria Finn, Annette Schemmel, and Mika Hannula, 25.11.2011, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Panelist, Photography in Post-medium Condition, Seminar, BKS Garage, Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark; with Maria Finn, Kassandra Wellendorf and Katya Sander, June 26, 2012

2011
Panel chair, panel title: Conversations: Sculpture, “Text and Texture”, SECAC Annual Conference, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA
Panel co-chair, panel title [meta] Mentors: Great Art Cities, ArtSpace, 2011 College Art Association Conference, New York, NY
Speaker, Image Makers category, paper title: Vesna Pavlovic: Anthropological Studies, 48th SPE National Conference, “Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image”, Atlanta, GA, USA

2010
Panel chair, panel title: Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Photography, SECAC/MACBA Annual Conference, University of Virginia, Richmond, VA, USA
Panelist, paper title: Search for Landscapes, panel: “ Cartographies of Seduction, Devotion, Tourism and Seductions of Difference” Conference, Culture Research Network, Lisbon, Portugal
Panelist, Transparencies, Society for Photographic Education South Central Conference, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA

ü2009
Panelist, paper title: Extended Photography Practice, panel title: “Newest Generation of Artists Educators”, SECAC Annual Conference, Mobile, AL, USA

PUBLISHED PORTFOLIOS
2014
Artist Portfolio, Print Performance, Esse magazine. No. 81, 2014
Artist Portfolio, Fabrics of Socialism, Five Points A Journal of Literature & Art, Vol.16 No. 1, 2014 Artist Portfolio, Vesna Pavlovi, Search for Landscapes, Reforma # 4, 20142012
Liceulice Magazin # 13, 2012, Women in Black photographs, portfolio
Artist Portfolio, Plum Velvet # 5, Hidden Narratives, Ed. Maria Finn, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Artist Portfolio, Vesna Pavlovi: Fotografija arhitekture: Palata Federacije 2004-05, Forum, asopis Saveza arhitekata Srbije i Društva arhitekata Beograda, # 55, 2010

2009
Artist Portfolio, Plum Velvet # 4, Every Landscape Tells a Story, Ed. Maria Finn, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
Artist Portfolio, Camera Austria magazine, No 99, September

2002
Artist Portfolio, An Idyll on the Beach, Katalog, Vol.14, No 3, Fall issue

2001
Artist Portfolio, Refoto Magazine No 6, August
Magazine editorial, Das Geheimnis Des Hotels Moskva, Die Zeit Magazine, Hamburg, Germany, March 1
PUBLICATIONS

2005

OFFICE TASTE, with Casey Smith, Samizdat, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro

2004

THE BOOK PROJECT, European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2002

WOMEN IN BLACK, WE ARE STILL ON THE STREETS, Women in Black, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

2001

AN IDYLL ON THE BEACH, Samizdat B92, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
THE LAST DECADE, Media Center, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
PUBLIC /PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (Selected)
Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC, USA Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA
Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, USA
Heather and Tony Podesta Art Collection, Washington, DC, USA

Paul and Gloria Sternberg Photography Collection, Nashville, TN, USA Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia