Zoran Poposki (PhD, MFA) is a transdisciplinary artist, curator, and art educator. 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. 

He has exhibited alongside some of the major names in contemporary artistic production, including Gerhard Richter, Nam Jun Paik, Allora and Calzadilla, Xu Bing, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jenny Holzer, Olafur Eliasson, William Eggleston, Thomas Ruff, Robert Cahen, Sebastiao Salgado, etc. His works have been selected for juried and curated exhibitions by prominent international curators and critics, including Donald Kuspit (Professor Emeritus of art history and philosophy, SUNY), Elisabeth Sussman (Curator, Whitney Museum, NYC), Deborah Cullen (Director and Head Curator, Gallery of the Columbia University New York), etc.

Education: Executive Certificate in International Leadership in Visual Arts Management (New York University, University of Deusto, Guggenheim Bilbao), PhD Cultural Studies (EuroBalkan University Skopje), MFA New Media (Donau Universitat Krems and Transart Institute New York). 

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's Imago Mundi collection (Italy) and Videotage Media Art Collection (Hong Kong), archived in the AUP archive (a project of e-flux in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery London), and featured in Saatchi Art collections. 

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.


Join The Dots / Unire le distanze, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy 
Translation(s) I-III: Translating New Territories, Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong (curators: Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)

Crossing Border/ Border Crossing: International Festival of Intermedia, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong (curators: Andrew Lam (Hong Kong), Wang Jing (New York-Shenzhen) Donna Yuen Man Hei (Hong Kong))
Silk Road Wold Imagination Journey Exhibition, Xi'an Art Museum, Xi'an, China (curated by Andrew Lam)
Intermediae, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
Film Focus: Translation(s) III; Bodies in Transit, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK
15 Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art, Ptuj, Slovenia
Face to Face: Imago Mundi Exhibition, Bosnian Cultural Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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)
VAFA International Video Art Festival, Oriental Foundation, Macao, China
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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

30 Macedonian artists, Culture Center Ohrid, Macedonia

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


2017  Theoria, National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
2015 Translating Hong Kong, CCA Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China SAR
2011 Working Conversation: Performance Lecture, SOHOinOttakring and Thyssen-Bornemisza 21 Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (with Victoria Hindley)
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


2017 The Moving Homeland: Reimagining Hong Kong Culture While Translating Macedonian Poetry, Kowloon City Book Fair, Hong Kong (with Marija Todorova and Huang Yu Heidi)
2017 International Forum on Crossing Border | Border Crossing | International Festival of Intermedia 2017, JCCAC, Hong Kong
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 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


2018 Rise Art Prize, Shortlisted, London [Jury: Audrey Yeo (Founder and Director of Yeo Workshop Gallery, Singapore), Emilya Colliver (Founder and Director of Art Pharmacy Consulting and Art Pharmacy online, Australia), Nathalie Johnston (Founder and Director of Myanm/art, Myanmar), Amelia Abdullahsani (curator, art advisor and collector, CEO of the advisory firm Ameliorate International, UK), Alice Russotti (researcher, Singapore), Mandy d'Abo (Founder and Director of Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong), and Vicky Xu (Founder and CEO of Areteos Art Consultancy, Hong Kong)]

2017 Global Art Awards Finalist, Painting Art Award, Dubai 
[jury: Mahmood Bin Karam Al Farsi (UAE, Commercial Director Arab Fashion Council, Manager for Abu Dhabi Media. Jury Member of the UAE Government. Film Producer at Keller Edde Studios, Los Angeles, California), Sophie Neuendorf (USA, Artnet Director, Gallery Network & Partnerships), José Ignació Ruiz Caparrós (China, President at Anacart & Caelis Gallery), Cristoph Noe (Hong Kong, LarrysList / Art Collector Society Contributor at Forbes, Art & Culture), Joobin Bekhrad (Toronto, Award-winning writer, Founder and Editor of REORIENT, Guest Editor of Columbia University’s Columbia Journal), Daryl Goh (Singapore, Founding Curator at NPE Art), Jean Minguet (France, ArtPrice Head Economist & Art Market Analyst), Ghada Kunash (UAE, Founder of The Workshop - Dubai. Art Gallery owner Fann - A' - Porter)]

2016 ArtSlant 9th 2016 ArtSlant Prize Juried Winner, Los Angeles 
[jury: Chelsea Guerdat (Director of Operations, Apexart, New York), Andrew Lee (Assistant Director, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York), and Agustina Ferreyra (director and owner, Galeria Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan] 

2016 57th Venice Biennale, Macedonian National Pavilion (shortlisted)  

2013 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, USA

2011 DAAD/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ProArt Scholarship, München, Germany

2010 CEC ArtsLink Award Winner, New York, USA

2010 DIA Beacon, New York, USA, residency

2009 Young Visual Artist Award DENES 09 Finalist, Contemporary Art Center Skopje and Civil Society Foundation New York

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


2017 Featured in Saatchi Art's Color Story: Millennial Pink Collection, curated by Jessica McQueen, Associate Curator of Saatchi Art
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,
2006 Digital Color Artist of the Month,