November 12, 2010

Exhibition in Portland

By Way of Introduction
November 12, 2010, 12 PM PDT (9 PM CET)
PNCA | Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1241 NW Johnson St | Portland | Oregon | 97209

Zoran Poposki's project BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION is a food installation and happening aimed at collective participation and focuses on creating dialogue between individuals from different cultural backgrounds through food, web applications for communication, and music.
With: Damon Ayers, Marija Barisin, Nadia Buyse, Ivana Dragsic, Mitko Gogov, Aleksandar Grozdanovski, Apostolova Ivanka, Vladimir Martinovski, Julia Naskova, Stefan Ransom, Timothy Stigliano, Filip Stojanovski, Goran Taleski, Michael Welsh, Tessie Word.
Tasty home-made Balkan food, engaging one on one conversations on skype between individuals in Portland, Macedonia, France and US, beautiful poetry, and a fantastic flash mob - this happening has it all.
The show marks the completion of Zoran Poposki’s month-long artist residency at PNCA, as 2010 ArtsLink Fellow.

By Way of Introduction

October 25, 2010

NYC - Screening at 30 ft x 16.5 ft

Zoran Poposki's video has been selected for the OthersToSpecify playlist of 50 videos curated by SpecifyOthers, out of a total of 781 entries, to be shown on a big public screen in New York.

OthersToSpecify will be presented on October 25th, 5-9 pm at BIG SCREEN PROJECT, 6th Avenue and 29th Street in New York, with reception starting at 7 pm.

An interactive screening of 100 jury-selected videos will be held November 2nd, 12-10 pm, and November 3rd, 11-7 pm; with a roundtable discussion on November 2nd at 7 pm, at WHITE BOX in NYC.

The Big Screen Project is an innovative presentation model for video, film, live and interactive content. It consists of a large 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen located at the 10,000 sq. ft. public plaza behind a new 54-story multi-use building on Sixth Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City. The vision is to expose the general public to fresh cultural content and to raise awareness for inspirational aims on subjects ranging from the ecological to the humanitarian.

October 06, 2010

ArtsLink Fellowship

Zoran Poposki is a recipient of the 2010 ArtsLink Fellowship, awarded by CEC ArtsLink, an international arts organization based in New York.
The ArtsLink Residencies program offers artists and arts managers from Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus a five-week residency at an established non-profit arts organization in the US. Host organizations are selected by CEC staff from an application process open to US non-profit organizations in all fifty US states. ArtsLink Residencies incorporate the visiting professional into the host organization’s activities and provide interaction with local artists and organizations.
As a 2010 ArtsLink Fellow, in October-November 2010 Zoran Poposki will be artist in residence at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. At PNCA, Poposki will hold a number of public talks and lectures to students in the graduate program in Visual Studies, and exhibit at PNCA's gallery.

September 22, 2010

At the City Art Museum in Ljubljana

Zoran Poposki's work is featured in the exhibition "Curatorial Workshop" by Goranco Gjorgievski, at the City Art Museum Ljubljana, from 23 September to 17 October 2010.
In the exhibition, Poposki is represented with video and photo documentation of the performative tryptich "Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker", co-produced by Goranco Gjorgievski. In this performative tryptich (composed of the performances "Thesis", "Sweet Movie", and "Working Class Hero"), Poposki reflects on his artistic practice focused almost exclusively on public space as a place for representation and discursive action.
"Curatorial Workshop" is a project by Goran Gjorgievski, curator at the National Gallery of Macedonia - Mala Stanica. The project is focused on the complex role of the curator in artistic production and brings together a number of works by artists from the wider region of former Yugoslavia, including Irwin, Zero, Uros Djuric, Zaneta Vangeli, etc.

September 02, 2010

Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context

Artist and theorist Zoran Poposki will be speaking on critical artist interventions in public space at the international conference on Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, on 8-10 September 2010.
The interdisciplinary conference Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context inquires about the impact of social changes in post-socialist societies since the 1980s on theatre, cinema, contemporary art and new media. In particular, the conference seeks to explore such questions as: How have cultural space, identity and national iconography been reconfigured in post-socialist societies? What common patterns of change, if any, can be identified in post-socialist theatre and/or contemporary art and new media? How is cultural memory being performed in post-socialist societies? What are the implications of globalization and international (global) markets for contemporary art, theatre, etc., in post-socialist societies?

The conference is organized in conjunction with STEP - Project on European Theatre Systems

July 28, 2010

Spaces In Between

Zoran Poposki is featured in the exhibition "Spaces in Between: An International Exhibition from the Transart Collective" at ConcentArt in Berlin, Germany, opening on August 1, 2010.
The exhibition focuses on the individual perception of liminal spaces (be it physical, psychological, spiritual, sociological, or political), as a demarcation point or a threshold to be crossed, as a space marked by indeterminacy, openness and ambiguity, by mobility, transition, or even disorientation.
The exhibition brings together the work of more than 20 artists from the UK, Malta, USA, Israel, Canada, Egypt, Austria, Macedonia, and the Philippines.

July 23, 2010

City Tour 2000-2010

In Zoran Poposki's latest project, entitled "City Tour 2000-2010", the artist hires a licensed tourist guide to give him a tour of the cultural landmarks created during the last decade in Skopje, the city he has lived in since his birth.
The tour of the new icons of the urban cultural landscape is set out against a background of massive economic and social transformation of public space in this post-socialist city, resulting in an increased need for interpretation of this new topography of meaning.

Photo documentation of the tour can be seen here.

July 11, 2010

Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker

Straight from artist Zoran Poposki's living room, and co-produced by curator Goran Gjorgievski, comes the latest performance in urban public space in Skopje, entitled "Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker".
In this performative tryptich (composed of the performances "Thesis", "Sweet Movie", and "Working Class Hero"), Poposki reflects on the nature of immaterial artistic labor as paradigmatic in the post-fordist economy, as well as on his own artistic practice focused almost exclusively on public space as a place for representation and discursive action.

Poposki's performance is realized as part of "Curatorial Workshop", a project by Goran Gjorgievski, curator at the National Gallery of Macedonia - Mala Stanica. Curatorial Workshop is conceived as a project where the curator is photographed with the artist in the context of his/her work.

July 02, 2010


Zoran Poposki is featured in the 3rd international videoart festival
PROYECTOR 2010, a the Espacio Menosuno in Madrid, Spain, on 9 July 2010. Curated by Mario Gutierrez Cru, the 2010 PROJECTOR festival's intention is to present a small but varied sample of national and international video art, by inviting several curators to present their latest projects and organizing a cycle of round tables where the artists will also exhibit and discuss their work.
Poposki is represented with
Different (video performance, 2009), a work that explores the limits of identity and difference.
The selection for the festival was made by Ivana Vaseva and Jovanka Popova, as part of the
DVD-Project, an international project for videoart organized by Stichting Idee-fixe (Holland) with the aim to show emergent and experiental videoart and to create a democratic and accessible platform mostly for young artists.

May 26, 2010

At the National Gallery of Macedonia

Artist and theorist Zoran Poposki will be speaking on "The Right to the City: Public Art and Activism" at the National Gallery of Macedonia in Skopje, on May 27, 2010. With Nika Grabar (Slovenia), Marko Golub (Croatia); and Stevan Vukovic (Serbia). Moderated by art historian and curator Nebojsa Vilic, the panel will discuss the complex intersection of ideology, politics and ethics through the relation between (state commissioned) public art and public space.
This public debate is part of the Forum Skopje 2010.

May 07, 2010

At the City Museum in Skopje

Zoran Poposki, transdisciplinary artist and author of Prostori na mokjta (Spaces of Power), will be speaking on "Public Space and Democracy: Public Art as Ethical Practice" at the City Museum in Skopje, on May 8, 2010. With Nebojsa Vilic, art historian and curator; Elizabeta Avramovska, School of Architecture; and Nikola Gelevski, publisher. Moderated by Ivana Dragsic, the panel will discuss the growing usurpation of public space and modalities of its (re)contextualization.

April 30, 2010

ZWISCHENRAUM für Kunst & Migration

Zoran Poposki's Border Project is the feature of the month in the Galerie ZWISCHENRAUM für Kunst & Migration, an online project of the Berlin-based Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Through video, performance, digital prints and objects, the Border Project explores the personal experiencing of borders (psychological, geographic, political, etc.) and their (im)permeability and arbitrariness in a globalizing world.
Guided by Homi Bhabha's concept of a "third space", Galerie ZWISCHENRAUM für Kunst & Migration presents new perspectives and artistic and literary forms of communication and expressing that deal with key issues related to diversity and explain migration from its various aspects of cultural identity, cross-border mobility and creative self-positioning.

February 13, 2010


Poposki-right to the City

At the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje

Zoran Poposki is featured in the biennial exhibition "Dr Global and Mr Local: 13th Winter Salon of DLUM" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia, from February 10 to March 1, 2010.
Poposki exhibits digital prints from the Abstract Politics series.Drawing on a wide array of strategies traditionally used by abstraction, this series of digital prints recontextualizes and translates them into the language of new media.
The exhibition is curated by Tomur Atagok (Turkey).