Dec. 4th 2018 - Artist talk at Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway
My works “Reenactment/Process” and “Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response)” are part of the exhibition “Avskygniger” at Kristiansand Kunsthall until Dec.22nd. On Dec.4th I will be speaking about these two works with writer Mirjam Kristensen. The talk takes place at Kristiansand Kunsthall, 6 PM on the 4th of December.
For more information, please visit: http://www.kristiansandkunsthall.no/arrangementer/kunstnersamtale-1
Nov. 22nd 2018 - “Reenactment/Process/Reprise/Response” - Solo presentation at Entreé Gallery, Bergen, Norway
“Reenactment/Process” 2016 and “Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response)” 2018, will be shown in a solo presentation at Entreé Gallery in Bergen. The works will screen Thursday-Sunday at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm and the show is open until Dec 2nd. The show is curated and organised by Randi Grov Berger and Andrew Amorim.
For more information, please visit: http://www.entreebergen.no/indexhibitv070e2/
Nov. 21st 2018 - “ On War, Language and Inter-generational Trauma: An artist talk by Damir Avdagic” at The Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen, Norway
I will present my practice at The Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen on Nov.21. In addition to the talk, I will screen my piece “Prevodenje (Translation)” from 2014 and give an introduction to the body of work which will be presented at Entree Gallery, starting Nov. 22nd.
The talk will take place on November 21st, 2018 at 4.30 PM at Knut Knaus auditorium, KMD, Møllendalsveien 61, Bergen. The talk is open to the public.
For more information, please visit: https://kmd.uib.no/en/Calendar/Public-Lectures/damir-avdagic
Nov. 17th 2018 - Group Exhibition “Planning Future” at Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel, Germany
My work “Prevodenje (Translation)” from 2014 will be presented in the exhibition “Planning Future” at Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel, Germany. The exhibition opens on Nov. 17th and will be on view until Dec 9th.
For more information and updates, please visit: http://atelierhaus-im-anscharpark.de
Sept. 22nd 2018 - Group Exhibition “Avskygninger” at Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway
My works “Reenactment/Process” from 2016 and “Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response)” from 2018 will be presented at Kristiansand Kunsthall in the exhibition “Avskygninger” The exhibition explores interdisciplinary practices, focusing on the relationship between visual arts and literature. The exhibition will be on display until Dec. 22nd.
For more information, please visit: http://www.kristiansandkunsthall.no
Aug. 23rd 2018
I am thrilled to be participating in the summer school seminar "Chasing Utopia; Eastern European Avant-gardes and their Legacy" at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The seminar is organised by Boris Groys and Zdenka Badovinac. My participation is made possible through generous support from the Office of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway and the Danish Cultural Council, Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more information about the seminar and the museum, please visit: http://www.mg-lj.si/en/
May. 5th 2018
I am happy to announce that I will be presenting alternate versions of my works "Prevodenje (Translation)" from 2015 as well as "Reenactment/Process" from 2016 at the exhibition Østlandsutstillingen at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium in Vestfossen, Norway. The exhibition opens on May 5th and closes on the 12th of August.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ostlandsutstillingen.no
Apr. 1st 2018
I will present a small work on the online exhibition space for sound "iLyd" on April 1st 2018. The piece will be comprised of material from my two latest projects "Reenactment/Process" and "Repriza/Uzvracanje (Reprise/Response)" The sound will be available for one month.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ilyd.nu/ilyd
Nov. 24th 2017
I have written a piece about my work and project based practices in Objektiv Journal, titled Subjektiv Part 2. The magazine will be published at the opening of the exhibition "Subjektiv" at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Norway on November 24th. The magazine is available for purchase all over Norway and Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen and Galleri Image in Aarhus, C/O Berlin, The Photographers Gallery, London, Librairie Yvon Lambert, Paris and Printed Matter in New York.
For more information about Objektiv Journal, please refer to their webpage: http://www.objektiv.no
Mar. 7th 2017
My piece "Citanje (Reading)" from 2013 is part of the video exhibition "En Ny Verden" at the museum Nivaagaards Malerisamling in Nivaa, Denmark. The exhibition opens on March 7th at 5 PM and will run through June 30th. For more information about Nivaagaards Malerisamling, please refer to: http://www.nivaagaard.dk/en-ny-verden-i-verdens-mindste-kunstbiograf/
Nov. 4th 2016
Please join me and my fellow residents for Open Studios at the International Studio and Curatorial Program. This event is a two day exhibition, featuring the work of 38 artists and curators from 22 countries currently in residence at ISCP. Open Studios will be taking place on Friday, Nov. 4th, from 6-9 pm and on Saturday, Nov 5th, from 1-8 pm. For more information, please go to: http://iscp-nyc.org/event/fall-open-studios
Nov. 4th 2016
My piece "Citanje (Reading)" from 2013 will be presented at the exhibition "The Origin of Species" at Noysky Projects in Los Angeles. The exhibition is curated by Marco Hermosillo and opens on Nov 4th.
For more information, please go to: http://noyskyprojects.com/exhibitions/
Sept. 21st 2016
The article "On War, Language and Intergenerational Trauma; A conversation with Damir Avdagic" can now be read on "The Balkanist" The article was originally posted on Contemptorary.org.
Sept. 1st 2016
I am happy to announce that I will be participating in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, from September 2016 until August 2017.
June 6th 2016
In "Contemptorary" you can read a conversation between Gelare Khoshgozaran and myself about two of my recent projects. Contempt-orary is an online magazine started by artist and writer Gelare Khoshgozaran.
The interview can be read here: http://contemptorary.org/on-war-language-and-intergenerational-trauma-a-conversation-with-damir-avdagic/
May 28th 2016
My work "Retelling#1" will be presented at the exhibition "PRESENT: Recollection" at Godsbanen in Aarhus, Denmark. The show opens on May 28th and runs until June 29th.
The project "PRESENT" is a series of 5 exhibitions, each inquiring into what it means to be a product of one's time. The second exhibition in the series, "PRESENT:Recollection" is curated by Julie Søgren Jensen and Maria Odgaard.
For more information, please go to http://present-godsbanen.tumblr.com
Mar. 31st 2016
My MFA thesis show will open on Thursday March 31st (5pm-8pm) at the New Wight Gallery, Broad Art Center, UCLA. The exhibition will be on view until April 8th. I will be presenting new work.
For more information, please go to http://www.art.ucla.edu/gallery/2015-16/MFA2.html
Jan. 31st 2016
Please join me for an artist talk at "analog dissident" on January 31st at 6 PM. I will present old and new work, as well as one project which I am currently working on. Please come to 1218 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Parking is available on North Boylston Street.
For more information, please go to http://temporaryartreview.com/analog-dissident/
"Prevodenje (Translation)" will be shown at the MFA preview show on Oct 29th, 2015 at The New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
For more information, please go to http://www.art.ucla.edu/gallery/2015-16/MFA2016.html
Oct. 22nd 2015
"Prevodenje (Translation)" is part of the exhibition "Voices" which opens on October 22nd, 2015 at KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, California.
Please go to http://www.kala.org/exhibitions/current.html for more information.