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 About Alma 
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Mother of djevina, goddess of disobedience and ultimate pleasure    

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The overall purpose of my work is to participate in collective feminist emancipation and the continuous development of my artwork towards multiplex visual forms.

Alma Gačanin is a visual artist, poet, and feminist based in Sarajevo. She holds a Master's degree in Fine Arts Education from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, specializing in Art Education. Alma works with different mediums, including drawing, photography, performance, and video. In 2022, she received ZVONO Award as the best artist in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  She represented Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Bienalle of Young Artists from Europe and Mediterranean in Milan, 2015. Her work is based on exploring the specificities of labour and the precarity of certain occupations, with a particular focus in the position of women in capitalism and gendered division of labour. She identifies a s a feminist in her personal life and in the roles she assumes as an artist-worker. Her recent role as a flight attendant in the Middle East was tackling the nuances of precarious work and questioning the concept of the good life through something we perceive as a dream job. Alma is a member of CRVENA Association for culture and art. Her poems are published in magazines, collections, and web portals in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in the region.

 

*djevina: one name, many manifestations.

HOW WELL DID YOU PERFORM TODAY?/Kako dobro si se odrezala danes?

Performance play, performed with Gal Oblak and Grega Močivnik, 24, 25. and 26. of January, SMEEL, Ljubljana, 2024;

Residency at the NGVU Podgorica- August 2023

HOW WELL DID YOU PERFORM TODAY,

Tehnički muzej Nikola Tesla, July 6th 2023 19h

Exhibition opening at Nova BAZA 20h, RADI GRUBO, IGRAJ NAPORNO

6.7.-23-7.2023

(afterwards available by appointment)

Winner of ZVONO Award 2022-YVAA The Young Visual Artist Award for young visual artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina up to the age of 35. The ZVONO Award for the award winner consists of a two months residency in New York at Residency Unlimited.

HOW WELL DID YOU PERFORM TODAY?/Kako dobro si se odrezala danes?

Performance play, performed with Gal Oblak and Grega Močivnik, 24, 25. and 26. of January, SMEEL, Ljubljana, 2024;

Solo Show

NGVU Podgorica

May-June, 2024

My Categorical Imperative is to Serve

Manifesto Gallery, Sarajevo
October, 2023

Mysteries of Orgasm

Collaborative Performance,

Ljubljana, September,2023

 

Personal Best

Apoteka Space for Contemporary Art, Vodnjan
September, 2023

Horoscope

SunSagittarius1°06'  I ASCScorpio9°46'

Home

Sarajevo, BiH

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RADI NAPORNO,

IGRAJ GRUBO 

(WORK HARD,

PLAY HARD)

Nova BAZA

July 2023

 

FAMILIAR FANTOMS

Group Show

Residency Unlimited,

New York, USA,

May, 2023

 

DRAGE DRUGARICE,

Billboards project with Jelena Fužinato and Milena Ivić, produced by CRVENA

(Sarajevo, Banja Luka & Mostar)

October 2022

 

Exhibition of the finalists of ZVONO Award 2022 (Winner)

Group Show

KRAK, Bihać

October, 2022

 

NOVI TALASI

Group Show (Winner- The Best Young Artist Award)

Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

September, 2022

 

ECONOMY OF WOMEN'S WORK

Group Show

Zanatski Centar, Pristina

​August-2022

 

​UNDER YOUR GAZE,

Group Show

U10, Belgrade  
July- 2022

UMETNOST ANTI-RATA
Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju, Group Show, Curator: Ana Simona Zelenović, Belgrade  
April  2022


NE SPORAZUM

Historical Musem in Sarajevo, Manifesto Gallery, Group Show, Curator: Adna Muslija; 
December 2021

UMETNOST ANTI-RATA

 Historical Museum in Sarajevo, Group Show, Curator: Ana Simona Zelenović;
September 2021

Youth Biennials, Belgrade, Good Life (billboard project), Curator:Senka Latinović;
July 2021

2022           ZVONO Award Winner-YVAA The Young Visual Artist Award for young visual artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina up to the age of 35.

2022        Politička škola za umjetnike (i sve zainteresirane), [BLOK] - Lokalna baza za osvježavanje kulture, Zagreb;

 

2019        Video Art Forum, First Video Festival in KSA, Damam;

 

In parallel, Group Show, Galerie Centrum Graz, May;

 

Live performance, SKLOP, Sarajevo-Graz, FB live event, May;

2016          Public Art- Performance “Painting”, collaboration with Art Group ZVONO, Festival of Street Art, Sarajevo;

 

Group exhibition, Festival Sarajevska Zima, Ars Aevi, Sarajevo, March;

 

Chouftouhonna, Feminist art festival, Tunisia, May;

 

ZVONO Award finalists exhibition (top four finalists) in Duplex 100m2, Sarajevo, May;

Dislocation, Group Show of young artists in Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, May;

 

Contemporary Refresh, a group show of the young artist, Gallery Brodac, Sarajevo, July;

 

CREATORS exhibition of contemporary art, Charlama Depo, Sarajevo, August;

2015           Factory of Memories, project of Tirana Express and Association for Culture and Art CRVENA;

 

Workshop of literature and Multimedia, CK13, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, November;

 

The Images of Our Time, group exhibition, Pera Musezi-Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, September-October;

 

Group Exhibition BJCEM 17, Fabrica del Vappore, Milano, October;

2013         Art in public space, Sound Installation in public space, ''Aural Stimuli'' (By Alma Gačanin and Melisa Vreto), Project Bauhaus Goes South - East Europe „City Lab Mostar 2013“

2012         GEMMAKUNSTSCHAUN 2012, International Art Biennale in Villach, Austria;

 

Best graduate student, Education in Art Department Award, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo;

2009         EYCI Art Exposition at the Gallery of Roman Petrovic, 2nd prize for creativity and        innovation;

 

 

MY CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE IS TO SERVE

Manifesto Gallery, Sarajevo
October, 2023

RADI NAPORNO,

IGRAJ GRUBO 

(WORK HARD,

PLAY HARD)

Solo Show and Performance

Nova BAZA, Zagreb

July 2023

ABECEDERIAN,

performance,

Residency Unlimited, New York

May, 2023

 

I needed to cool down,

performance,

KRAK, Bihać,

October, 2022

 

DEAR BOSS

SOLO SHOW and performance,

Alma Gačanin and Anastasija Pavić

Galerija Novembar, Belgrade
August-2022

WORKOUT

Solo Show,

ZVONO Gallery, Sarajevo 

July, 2020      

 

I Will Do What I Want

ZVONO Gallery, Sarajevo,

July, 2018

 

Ne podliježe selekciji

Performance,

Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo,

April, 2018.

  

2022       SELFI Magazine, Belgrade, Serbia;

 

2019       Bona, Magazine for contemporary art and theory, drawing from the series Workout, Lion Pose, Sarajevo, B&H;

2018       Rukopisi 41, Poetry and Prose Anthology for Youth from EX-YU countries, Dom Omladine Pančevo, Serbia;

2017       Bona, Magazine for contemporary art and theory, Interview about artist Alma Gačanin and her work, Sarajevo, B&H;

2016       Sanjatorijum ili ko još sahranjuje mrtve ptice, Novi Sad, CK 13;

Rukopisi 39, Poetry and Prose Anthology for Youth from EX-YU countries, Dom Omladine Pančevo, Serbia;

2015       Rukopisi 38, Poetry and Prose Anthology for Youth from EX-YU countries, Dom Omladine Pančevo, Serbia;

               Fanzine for NAZOR, Association for Contemporary Art NAZOR, Sarajevo, B&H;

2014       Tinted Art Magazine, Croatia;

 

2013       Tracing the public, MFA Program ‘’Public Art and New Artistic Strategies’’, Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar in collaboration with: Academy of fine Arts University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Education- Department of Fine Arts, University ‘’Džemal Bijedić’’ in Mostar, Faculty of fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade;



 


 

 

 

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