Bio

Zoran Poposki (PhD, MFA) is a transdisciplinary artist, art educator, and researcher. He explores cultural translation, liminality, identity, and public space through printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, performance, video, and publishing.

Work shown in 70 exhibitions, screenings and festivals in USA, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and China. Public art projects on urban LED screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in NYC, Skopje, Dublin, Hong Kong, etc. 


Education: MFA New Media (Donau Universitat Krems, Austria and Transart Institute NYC), PhD Cultural Studies (EUBA Skopje).


Artist residencies include: School of Visual Arts (New York), Wooloo (Berlin), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), Vermont Studio Center, etc. 


Awards: CEC Artslink Award (NYC), Artslant Prize Juried Winner, VSC Artist Grant, iD+Consonni Special Mention, etc. 


Collected in the Luciano Benetton Foundation Imago Mundi collection, archived in the AUP archive (a project of e-flux in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery London), and featured in Saatchi Art collection. 

Author of a book on artist interventions in public space.
Researcher in the fields of visual semiotics, practice-based research, civic art, and immaterial artistic practice.




EXHIBITIONS - GROUP

2016
5th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Woolloomooloo/Moonshiner, Taipei, Taiwan (as part of Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers)
Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Exeter Phoenix, Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre Leicester, and Fabrica, Brighton, UK (curated by Isaac Leung and Jamie Wyld)
Both Sides Now III: Final Frontiers, Boom, Hong Kong (curated by Isaac Leung and Jamie Wyld)
Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
14 Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia 
Making Art with the Community, Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Hong Kong (curated by Zoran Poposki)
Videotage Media Art Collection, Art Basel Hong Kong
US, Them and You, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT, USA

2015
DMZ Pilgrimage International Art Festival, South Korea
In the First Person, Museum Bitola, Bitola, Macedonia (curated by Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska)
13th Festival of Contemporary Art ARTSTAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia
Translating the City, Videotage, Hong Kong (curated by Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
In the First Person, National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje (curated by Maja Cankulovska Mihajlovska)

2014
Net/Rrjet 6, Art Gallery, Faculty of Art, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Videopoetry, .gif - Encontro de Artes Visuais, Museu da Vila Velha, Vila Real, Portugal
Experimental drawing: DLUM, Palac Lucerna, Prague, Czech Republic
Translation(s): Artstays Export and Preview, Gallery 3D, Mestre, Venice, Italy (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)
Videopoetry Internacional Fonlad Festival, Pavilhao Centro de Portugal, Coimbra, Portugal (curated by Mario Gutiérrez Cru)
Videopoesia: Charla-Encuentro con Artistas, Evento Preparatorio V Festival Internacional de Videopoesía - VideoBardo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (curated by Mario Gutiérrez Cru)

2013
Interruption: 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, MGLC-International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curated by Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, NYC)
NotFestival2013, The Danish National School of Performing Arts (Statens Scenekunstskole), Copenhagen, Denmark
Translation(s), Chazou Art Gallery, Kamloops BC, Canada (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)
11th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia
Twenty-fourth International Juried ExhibitionViridian Artists Inc. Gallery, New York City (juror: Elisabeth Sussman, curator at the Whitney Museum, NYC)
Curatorial Workshop PACNational Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje (curatorial project by Goran Gjorgievski)
Translation(s), Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Hong Kong SAR China (curated by Laurence Wood and Zoran Poposki)

2012
No-Festival of Video-art and Animation, Ufa, Russia
Urban Dreams, Centre for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
NOT Festival, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark
10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia (part of European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012)
Connecting the Dots, Kamloops Art Gallery and Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops BC, Canada (curated by Tricia Sellmer and Craig Willms)
Video in Progress 3: Fields of the Performative, Koroska galerija likovnih umetnosti (Koroska Art Gallery), Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (curated by Kolektiva)

2011
Hacked Places / Hacked Faces, City Museum/Open Graphic Studio, Skopje (curated by Ivana Vaseva and Jovanka Popova)
Interference-Schaduwspel, Breda, Netherlands 
Not so Distant Memory, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington DE, USA (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
CYBERFEST 11 International Cyber Art Festival, Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
6 AKTO Festival of Contemporary Art, Bitola, Macedonia
9 Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia (curated by Jernej Fabrici and Marika Vicari)
Festival Internacional de Videoarte Proyector, Off Limits, Madrid, Spain
Skopje: between science and fiction, Open Graphic Studio/City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia (curated by Jovanka Popova)
The Joy of Living, Art Pavilion, Podgorica, Montenegro
The Joy of Living, City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia
Brief Histories, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (curated by Fawz Cabra and Isak Berbic)
Upstart public art campaign, Dublin, Ireland
College Art Association CAA 2011 Annual Conference Media Lounge, New York, USA (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
Not So Distant Memory, Center for Book Arts, New York, USA (curated by Bosko Boskovic)
MYSELF: A Survey of Contemporary Portraiture, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA (curated by Marjorie Vecchio)

2010
III Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Camaguey, Cuba
SpecifyOthers, Sanctioned Array/Big Screen Project (public screening on 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD Format LED screen, 6th Ave and 29th Street), NYC (curated by SpecifyOthers)
Curatorial Workshop, City Art Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curatorial project by Goran Gjorgievski)
Spaces In-between, ConcentArt, Berlin, Germany
Proyector 2010, Espacio Menosuno, Madrid, Spain
DLUM Biennial: Winter Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia (curated by Tomur Atagok)

2009
Video in Progress 3, Center for Urban Culture Kino Siska and Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curated by Kolektiva)
The beautiful city will rise again, DLUM/Skopje Summer Festival, public installation, City Square, Skopje, Macedonia (curated by Maja Cankulovska)
Open Call, Brina Thurston for Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London (curated by Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado)
Refresh: Projections of new media at MAP, Museo de Arte de Ponce, San Juan, Puerto Rico (curated by Maria Arlette de la Serna)
Contemporary Macedonian Artists, Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
Young Visual Artist Award YVAA Denes, City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia
Identitetet, Kosovo Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo
Identities, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (curated by Mira Gacina)

2008
DLUM Annual Exhibition, City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia
MFA Exhibition, OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria
Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, USA
Kargart Uluslararasi Video Festivali, Istanbul, Turkey
Borderlands, South Seattle Community College Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
Trajectories, WooLoo New Life Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Sixten Kai Nielsen and Martin Rosengaard)

2007
30 Macedonian artists, Culture Center Ohrid, Macedonia

2006
Alpan International, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, Long Island, NY (Juror: Donald Kuspit, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Art History, Philosophy, State University of New York, USA)
Open Studio, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, USA
Multimedia Cultural Center Dialma Ruggiero, La Spezia, Italy


EXHIBITIONS - SOLO

2015 Translating Hong Kong, CCA Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China SAR
2010 By Way of IntroductionPacific Northwest College of Art, Portland (OR)
2010 Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Worker, public performance, City Square, Skopje, Macedonia
2008 Abstract PoliticsTocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia
2007 The BorderTocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia
2007 The Border, Il Ramo D’Oro – Napoli, Italy (with Michele D’Alterio, IT)
2007 National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
2006 Hush, Gallery24, Berlin, Germany
2006 Culture Center Grigor Prlicev, Ohrid, Macedonia
2006 Hush, Gallery Twenty-four, Paris, France
2005 HushTocka Culture Center Skopje, Macedonia
2004 Culture Center Marko Cepenkov, Prilep, Macedonia
2003 Journey of DesireTocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia


LECTURES AND TALKS

2016 Artist Talk: Zoran Poposki, Slovenski Trg - Oder, Ptuj, Slovenia
2015 Memento: Visual Memory and Monumental Amnesia, Faculty of Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong
2015 Invited Guest Speaker: Translating Hong Kong, Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong
2015 Visualizing memory and history: a multimedia translation of Dung Kai-cheung's Atlas, English Language and Literature Department, Hong Kong Baptist University
2013 Translation and Transcoding in Contemporary Artistic Practice, Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education
2012 Art in Translation (Translation Seminar Series), Centre for Translation, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
2012 Making Public: Civic Art and Public Discourse (OxTalk), Ox Warehouse, Macau, China
2012 Artistic Praxis as the Open Pursuit of Questions (in Place of Conclusions): A Transdisciplinary Colloquium, Institut für künstlerische Forschung, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (HFF) "Konrad Wolf," Potsdam - Babelsberg, Germany (with Victoria Hindley)
2011 Spaces of Power, Art Stays Summer Academy of Contemporary Art, Dom Kulture, Ptuj, Slovenia
2011 Working Conversation: Performance Lecture, SOHOinOttakring and Thyssen-Bornemisza 21 Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (with Victoria Hindley)
2011 Architecture of a Divided City, Panel, Museum of the City of Skopje
2010 Art and Social Practice, MFA Art and Social Practice, Portland State University, Portland
2010 Beyond Relational Aesthetics, MFA CAP/Studio, Portland State University, Portland
2010 Faculty of Languages, Cultures and Communications, South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia
2010 Truth-telling: Public Art as Parrhesia, TransartCollective, Tanzfabrik, Berlin, Germany
2010 Usurpation-Public Space-(Re)Contextualisation, City Museum, Skopje
2009 Art-Text-Discourse, Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Philology, Skopje University


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016 Juried winner: ArtSlant 9th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase [jury: Chelsea Guerdat (Director of Operations, Apexart), Andrew Lee (Assistant Director, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York), and Agustina Ferreyra (director and owner, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan]  
2013 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, USA
2011 DAAD/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ProArt Scholarship, München, Germany
2010 CEC ArtsLink Award, New York
2010 DIA Beacon, New York, USA, residency
2009 Young Visual Artist Award DENES 09, Contemporary Art Center Skopje & Civil Society Foundation New York, finalist
2009 iD+consonni Sondika 09, Spain – Special Mention/Z+E+M Collective
2009 Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje Best Young Artist Award, shortlisted
2009 Publication Grant (Monograph), Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
2008 WOOLOO, Berlin, Germany, residency
2007/08 Foundation M Scholarship Award, Austria
2007 National Fellowship for Talented Young Artists, Ministry of Culture of R Macedonia

OTHER

2017 Featured in The Guardian's Outside the Box, chosen by Tate Modern photography curator Shoair Mavlian
2016 Winner, 1st Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Drawing
2015 Featured in The Guardian's Art about Human Consciousness, chosen by Wellcome Collection curator Emily Sargent
2015 Featured in The Guardian's In the flesh, chosen by Tate curator Flavia Frigeri
2015 Winner, 6th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Drawing
2015 Winner, 4th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract
2014 Winner, 6th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract
2014 Winner, 5th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract
2012 Winner, Artslant Artist Showcase: Mixed Media
2009 Saatchi Online Top 10 New Media Artists
2007 Best of 123Soho 2007 Art Show, 123soho.com
2006 Digital Color Artist of the Month, digitalconsciousness.com