About

Iskra Dimitrova

1965, Skopje, Macedonia. Currently lives and works in Macedonia.

Education

Faculty of Philosophy, University “Cyril and Method ” – Skopje 1984-1988
Faculty of Fine Arts, University “Cyril and Method ” – Skopje 1985-1990

Solo exhibitions:

2019
@Traces, National Gallery of Macedonia, curated by Lazo Plavevski and Vladimir Janchevski

2016
Minimalism for Dogs: Portraits, interactive performance for dogs, National Gallery of Macedonia, curated by Ana Frangovska

2008
Plumbing, video installation, Gallery and Museum Stip, Macedonia

2006
historyofasexuality, Press to Exit Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia

2004
The Children Committee, Yokohama Museum of Art Gallery, Japan, curated by Naoko Shoji and Hiroshi Hiramatsu

2003
Narcissus and Echo, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Hiroshi Hiramatsu

2000
The Last Supper, University of Hamburg, Germany
Contact Binary, CIX Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia

1999
WC (Wonderful Creatures), Unofficial presentation of Macedonia at the 48th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy, curated by Nebojsa Vilic

1998
WC (Wonderful Creatures), CIX Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia

1997
Memento mori , Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, curated by Liljana Nedelkovska

1996
Thalamos, Rochdale Gallery, Manchester, England
Thalamos, Gallery “Miroslav Kraljevik”, Zagreb, Croatia
Thalamos, Pharmacy on the Steps Gallery, Vrsac, Yugoslavia, curated by Nebojsa Vilic

1994
Brazen bowl…, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje, Macedonia

1993
Spider Mother, Old Firehouse Gallery, Madison, USA
Female disorder…, Art Gallery “Skopje”, Skopje

1992
Multi media project, Festival Cultural Summer of Skopje, Kursumli an, Skopje

1991
Saransaka, Fortress Kale, Cultural Summer of Skopje, Skopje

Selected group exhibitions:

2016
Transfiguring, Contemporary Artists from Macedonia, Imago mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Treviso Museum, curated by Ana Frangovska

2014
Solidarity – an incomplete project: permanent exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje, Macedonia, curated by Zoran Petrovski, Liljana Nedelkovska and Marika Bocvarova Plavevska
Transfiguring: Macedonian Contemporary Art, Czech Centre Prague, curated by Ana Frangovska

2013
Demoralised Idealisim, Varg e Vi, Center for Contemporary Art, Gnjilan, Kosovo, curated by Ana Frangovska

2011
Fragments: macedonian art scene 1991-2011, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje, Macedonia, curated by Marika Bocvarova Plavevska

2010
Permanent Acquisition for US Chancery in Skopje, Macedonia, ART in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, curated by Virginia Shore

2009
Gender Check, Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria, curated by Bojana Pejic
Synesthesia, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje, curated by Viktorija Vasevska
Crucial in selection, Flemish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brussel, curated by Ana Frangovska
Urban ID, curated by Ognen Marina

2008
Venezia via MKC, MKC, Skopje, Macedonia, curated by Sonia Abadzieva

2007

Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York, curated by Linda Nohlin and Maura Reilly
super(h)EROS, Macedonian National Gallery, Skopje, curated by Sonia Abadzieva
Inquiry into Reality, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia, curated by Goran Petrovic

2003
Vernacular Spirit, Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Japan, curated by Makiko Matake

2002
Transformations 2: Modalities of Macedonian Modern and Contemporary Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje, curated by Sonia Abadzieva

2002
Intercontinental Meeting, Contemporary Arts Center, Larissa, Greece, curated by Elli Kokkini Kaplani
Urban Gene, Tachikawa International Art Festival 2002, Tokyo, curated by Hiroshi Hiramatsu
Tik tak tok, Dundee Visual Art Center, Dundee, Scotland

2001
Radiations, Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Sonia Abadzieva

2000
Tik tak tok, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje

1999
Onufri ’99, Pyramid, Tirana, Albania, curated by Edi Muka
After the wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, curated by Bojana Pejic
Art Colony, Posavski Museum, Brezice, Slovenia
Narcissisms, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia, curated by Sonia Abadzieva
Brown sugar – Macedonian art between the Two Wars, KunstHaus, Nuremberg, Germany

1998
Selection ’97, Macedonian section of AICA, Art Gallery Strumica, Macedonia
1111 Portraits, Art city, Skopje
Radiations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, curated by Sonia Abadzieva

1997
Europe et Humanism, Selestat’Art Biennale d’Art Contemporain 1997, Sélestat, France
Women Creators between the Two Seas, Thessalonica, Greece
Liquor amnii, Convergence Festival, Providence, USA

1996
Natura mortua, 5th International Triennial The Ecology and The Art, Umetnostna galerija Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia, curated by Meta Gabershek Prosenc
Liquor amnii, Cifte amam, Skopje, curated by Suzana Milevska
Cifte amam II, Cifte amam, Skopje

1995
Icon on silver, Duplo Gallery, Skopje
Expedition/Exhibition, Art pool, Budapest, Hungary
9.1/2, New Macedonian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, curated by Zoran Petrovski
Cifte amam I, Cifte amam, Skopje
Image box, Cultural Center “Mala Stanica”, Skopje
Art as ritual, ritual as art, International Festival, Sofia

1993
Biennial of Young Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje

Public Commissions

2013
Faith, Hope, Love, urban installation, Skopje, Macedonia

2011
Autumn: children coming back from school, urban installation, Skopje, Macedonia

Workshops and lectures:

Brooklyn Museum, New York, Lecture, 2007

Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan, Lecture, 2005

Tachikawa Art Festival, Showa Kinen Park, Tokyo, Japan, Workshop, 2004

Tachikawa Elementary Schools, Tokyo, Japan, Workshops, 2004

Yokohama Museum, Japan, Lecture, 2004

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan, Lecture, 2003

Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan, Workshop, 2003

Tachikawa International Art Festival 2002, Tachikawa Elementary Schools, Tokyo, Japan, Workshops 2002

Mobius, non profit artists-run organization, Boston, Lecture, 1997

Faculty od Fine Arts, University Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia, Lecture, 1995 

Smith Zimmerman Museum, Madison, USA, Lecture, 1993

Iskra Dimitrova 1999-2019

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