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Studio Visiting Speaker Series: Biljana Ciric


The Studio Visiting Speaker Series is pleased to present its second artist talk of the term with Biljana Ciric, an independent curator currentl based in Shanghai.

The artist talk will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in BV 340. The talk is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

Biljana Ciric's Biography:

Biljana Ciric graduated from East China Normal University in Shanghai with an M.A in Art History. She was the director of the Curatorial Department at the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art and the China networking curator for the 2006 Singapore Biennale. Her ambitious ongoing project Migration Addicts was presented as a Collateral Event at the 52nd Venice Biennale in the 2007 and in the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture. Her exhibition projects include Strategies from Within–Contemporary Art Practices in Vietnam and Cambodia (Ke Center of Contemporary Arts) and a major retrospective of Yoko Ono (Ke Center for Contemporary Art and the Guangdong Museum of Art). Ciric was the curator of the public art project intrude 366 in 2008 and History in Making: Shanghai 1979-2009, 30 Year Retrospective of Shanghai Contemporary Culture in 2009. Her recent projects are Contemporaneity–Contemporary Art of Indonesia presented at Shanghai MoCA and Body as a Museum at the Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm. Ciric initiated the project Taking the Stage OVER an ongoing, one-year investigation related to performative aspects of art, presenting the work of Bestue Vives, Tino Sehgal, Antti Laitinen, among others. She was co-curator of Asia Triennale Manchester 2011.

Her recent book contributions include Playing by the Rules: Alternative Thinking/Alternative Spaces published by Apexart NY, as well as a series of publications related to Shanghai contemporary art from 1979-2009. The first book in the series History in Making: Shanghai 1979-2009 Artists Interviews and Work Archive was published by Shanghai Peoples Fine Arts Publishing House in 2010. Upcoming publications include Shanghai 1979-2009: History of Exhibitions in English and Institution for the Future, co-edited in collaboration with Sally Lai and published by the Chinese Art Centre (Manchester) with contributions from Tino Sehgal, Dorothea Von Hantellamann, Joao Ribas, Jens Hoffmann, among others. Ciric is also a regular contributor to Broadsheet, Yi Shu Journal, Flash Art, Independent Critic and other art publications. Ciric has been nominated for the 2012 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award. She currently works as an independent curator based in Shanghai.

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