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 About Alma 

Mother of djevina, goddess of disobedience and ultimate pleasure    


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 an artist, poet, and feminist based in Sarajevo. Completed her master's (2016) and bachelor's (2012) degrees in Education in Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. Alma works with different mediums, including drawing, photography, performance, and video. In her works and work experiences, she deals with the position of women in capitalism, problems of the new working class, class stratification and labor, rights, precariousness, and overall critique of capitalism and its structural part, the goddamn patriarchy. ZVONO Award winner in 2022, as the best artist in Bosnia and Herzegovina under the age of 35.  Represented Bosnia and Herzegovina in Mediterranea 17, Young Artists Biennale in Milan, 2015. Guest artist in First International Video Art Forum in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, 2018. Alma uses her social roles to emphasize the difficulties and problems that workers experience. 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. 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.


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.

Centar za kulturnu dekontaminaciju, Group Show, Curator: Ana Simona Zelenović, Belgrade  
April  2022


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


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

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


Group Show

U10, Belgrade  
July- 2022


Solo Show with Anastasija Pavić, Curators: Ana Simona Zelenović and Maja Petrović, Galerija Novembar, Belgrade
August-September, 2022


Group Show, Curator: Adna Muslija, Mini Studio, Priština

August, 2022


NGVU, Belgrade  
November - 2022

SunSagittarius1°06'  I ASCScorpio9°46'


Sarajevo, BiH

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;

2018        Como resistir no mundo de hoje?,Group Show, Galeria Canizares, Salvador, Brazil, March;


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

2017         Panel and exhibition Art against Patriarchy, Kriterion, April;


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


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

In parallel, Group Show, Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, September;

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;


City of Lights Festival, Public art, work Alice wouldn’t like it here, Mostar;


PITCHWISE, collaborative and solo work, Festival of Women’s Art and Activism, Sarajevo;


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


Promotional exhibition of Association NAZOR, Kriterion, Sarajevo, March;


Group exhibition of BJCEM 17 candidates, IPC Galerija, Sarajevo, May(selected as a Bosnian representative for the category of Visual Arts)


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;

2011         TRANSFORM 2011 – International Students’ Exhibition, The National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria;

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


2020       WORKOUT, Solo Show, Galerija ZVONO, Sarajevo, July;

Mothers and Daughters/Night Shifter, Historijski muzej, Sarajevo, September, Pitchwise, Solo Show;

2019       Art Talk, Saturday Night in The Studio, Berlin;


2016       Solo Show Drugi mi nedostaje, Gallery Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, May;


Performance “Hoću vraga/I Will In Fuck”, ZVONO Café Gallery, Sarajevo, July.


Exhibition “Ja ću raditi šta ja hoću/I Will Do What I Want” of a 30 days performance piece (1st-30th June), ZVONO Café Gallery, Sarajevo, July.


Performance ''Ne podliježe selekciji'', Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, April.

2014       Solo Show ‘Aural Stimuli’ in Gallery BlackBOX

2013       Solo Show, Gallery of Raiffeisen Bank in Sarajevo, as an awarded student in cooperation between Raiffeisen Bank and Academy of Fine arts in Sarajevo;


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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