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Maja Ćirić is an independent curator and an art critic from Belgrade, Serbia. She is curating projects transnationally (a selection): Mediterranea 18, Young Artists Biennial, Tirana, Albania, (2017); Aryan Zebra: Hesselholdt&Mejlvang, Revolver Publishing (2016); Debatable Screenings, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California (2016); Observations From the Edge, Belgrade, Serbia (2016); Within One’s Grasp, Àngels Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (2015); Los Privilegiados, El Salón, Madrid, Spain (2015); Displacement of All Places, UQBAR, Berlin, Germany (2015); Stone, Wood and Paradise Syndrome, 1933 Contemporary, Shanghai, China (2013); We’re Everything to Each Other, LGP, Coventry, Great Britain (2013); The Power to Host, ISCP, New York, USA (2011); I Am What I Am, 25th Nadežda Petrović Memorial, Čačak, Serbia (2010); Beyond Theory, Kunsthalle Exerngasse, Vienna (2008); Mobile Studios, Belgrade, Serbia, (2006) etc. She was the curator of the Serbian Pavilion at 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia and the Commissioner of the Serbian Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. She worked as a cultural developer in Dubai, UAE. She gave lectures about curating and the curatorial at the Universities such as the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China; Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany; Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, Israel; NABA, Milano, Italy and in self-organized schools such as the New Collection, Belgrade, Serbia. Her speaking and writing engagements in 2018 were for Centre Pompidou (Paris), MNAC (Bucharest), MOCA (Skopje). She hold a PhD in Art Theory, University of Arts, Belgrade, dissertaion title “Institutional Critique and Curating”. Her curatorial practice, based on terms of criticality and post-globalism, complements the mainstream cultural production and produces alternative knowledge about social, political and aesthetic transformations. Her theory and practice are challenging the dominant curatorial geopolitics.
The Organism is a series of three collective shows that will emerge over the next couple of years: no1. Yet Another Effort to Understand if it Really Emerged from Nowhere!?; no 2. Rerouted Viruses; and no 3. Rejuvenated Mt. Verità.read more »