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Birth year
1974

Lives in
Hong Kong

Website

Schools
DUK/TI, 2008, MFA
EUBA, 2013, PhD

Tags
exhibition/performance, digital, photography, conceptual, performance, video-art, mixed-media, abstract

Statement

Zoran Poposki (PhD, MFA) is an internationally acclaimed transdisciplinary artist, art educator, and researcher based in Hong Kong.

Poposki explores cultural translation, liminality, identity, and public space through printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, performance, video, and publishing.

His work has been shown in 70 exhibitions, screenings and festivals worldwide, including: Art Basel Hong Kong, 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Asia Contemporary Art Show, SOHOinOttakring and Thyssen-Bornemisza 21 Art Contemporary Vienna, Museu da Vila Velha Portugal, The Danish National School of Performing Arts Copenhagen, National Museum of Montenegro, Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center St. Petersburg, City Art Museum Ljubljana, Museo de Arte de Ponce San Juan in Puerto Rico, National Gallery of Macedonia, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art Ptuj, University of Sharjah, etc. His public art projects have been presented on urban LED screens, video billboards, posters and billboards in NYC, Skopje, Dublin, Hong Kong, etc.  

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

Awards include: CEC Artslink Award (NYC), ID+consonni Sondika (Spain), VSC Artist Grant, etc.

His work is 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. 

   
 

EXHIBITIONS - GROUP

2016

  • Asia Contemporary Art Show, The Conrad, 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
  • 13th Festival of Contemporary Art ARTSTAYS, Ptuj, Slovenia
  • Translating the City, Videotage, Hong Kong (curated by Zoran Poposki and Laurence Wood)
  • Vo prvo lice, National Museum Bitola, Macedonia
  • 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

2012


2011 


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
  • TrajectoriesWooLoo New Life Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Sixten Kai Nielsen and Martin Rosengaard)


2007 

  • 30 Macedonian artists, Culture Center Ohrid, Macedonia


2006 

  • Alpan InternationalAlpan Gallery, Huntington, Long Island, NY (Juror: Prof. Donald Kuspit, SUNY at Stony Brook)
  • 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, HKIEd, Hong Kong
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 Politics
Tocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia
2007 The Border
Tocka 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 Hush
Tocka Culture Center Skopje, Macedonia
2004 Culture Center Marko Cepenkov, Prilep, Macedonia
2003 Journey of Desire
Tocka Culture Center, Skopje, Macedonia


LECTURES AND TALKS

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

2013 Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant
2011 DAAD/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität ProArt Scholarship, München, Germany
2010 CEC ArtsLink Award, New York
2010 DIA Beacon, New York, 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
2016 Winner, 1st Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Drawing
2015 The Guardian's Art about human consciousness, chosen by Wellcome Collection curator Emily Sargent
2015 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, artslant.com
2014 Winner, 6th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract, artslant.com
2014 Winner, 5th Artslant Artist Showcase Competition: Abstract, artslant.com
2012 Winner, Artslant Artist Showcase: Mixed Media, artslant.com
2009 Saatchi Online Top 10 New Media Artists, saatchionline.com
2007 Best of 123Soho 2007 Art Show, 123soho.com
2006 Digital Color Artist of the Month, digitalconsciousness.com

 

Recent Exhibits

zoran poposki participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2016 Asia Contemporary Art Show
Conrad Hong Kong Hotel
 
Jul, 2016 14 Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art 2016
Festival ARTSTAYS
 
Mar, 2016 Videotage Media Art Collection
Art Basel Hong Kong
 
Mar, 2016 Us, Them & You
Studio Place Arts
 
Jul, 2015 13th Festival of Contemporary Art ARTSTAYS
Festival ARTSTAYS
 
Jun, 2015 Translation(s) II: Translating the City
Videotage
 
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